Introductions New Legend owner

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Vic Cardenas, Sunday 4th Jan, 2015.

  1. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hello, just joined up today. I live in the states... Utah, specifically. I own a 1991 Acura Legend coupe with a Type II 3.5L swap, a 1993 Legend sedan and a 2002 RL (another honda legend for you guys). Just wanted to say hi.
     
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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Hey @Vic Cardenas, welcome to the club - I'm guessing you spotted my post on the Acura Legend board :Laughing:

    I'm hoping to snatch myself up a Coupe soon, though likely going to go full J-Swap on it :Whistle:
     
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  4. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    My everlasting project...

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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    She's a beauty indeed :happycrying: What figures is she putting out, 210-220hp?
     
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  6. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. And yes, I am here because of your post! I've never dynoed her yet. The 3.5 gives quite a bit of extra torque over the stock 3.2 (this was a type I to start out) and the Type II cams and manifold, etc add quite a bit more horsepower but I would say 210-215 measured at the wheels would sound about right.
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    Once I clean that grease off the front bumper she will be even more beautiful! lol
     
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  7. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi, welcome along :Thumbup:
     
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  8. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I recently hand polished the Intake Manifold, Throttle Body and Valve Covers after the swap...

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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Nice one mate, I've read up extensively on the swap in the past - parts would be more of a bugger over here, hence leaning towards going the J-route. There's a number of 2nd Gens left in the country, but only around 10 Coupes!

    I really dig the IM look, we have a garage section on the site, if you add your Legend in there, a log post will be automatically created where you can list all the work on her as time goes on :Smile:
     
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  10. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks! Will do... J-swap? You'd be the first...
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    My logic behind it is that it's a way better path to reliable power, many would say a K24 swap would be a way easier path to the mid 200s, but a Legend deserves to stay V6 and I'd want that torque.

    I haven't got deep into the planning yet, but potentially I'd consider trying to go AWD and source parts from a TL - but there would be lots of custom fab work, so it may just stick to engine, loom, ECU and axles from a 4th Generation Legend, preferably a KB2 J37.
     
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  12. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    That would be one hell of a project but pretty sweet if you could actually pull it off. AWD J37 KA8 would be dream car for me but super expensive to fabricate something like that.
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Well, a few grand on a written off 4th Generation - and I'm most of the way there on the basic parts :Laughing: It's the fitment/mounts and the like which will be a bugger in unventured waters.

    How do you find the 3rd Generation compared to the 2nd? There's no doubting which wins on looks, but curious how they differ behind the wheel.
     
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  14. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It's big, heavy and slow compared to ka8 or even my stock type I ka7. But the interior is much more fancy and comfortable. Best road trip car I've ever taken a road trip in, that's for sure.
     
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  15. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    It's funny, but that's kinda how it looks like it would play out - the 3rd Generation looks more clunky and sedated, but nicely plush. I'm ever envious of the Acura line-up your side of the pond, while we have Legends, they're our only V6 Honda aside from the NSX.
     
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  16. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wow, I did not know that. I'm actually really surprised at that.
     
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  17. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Tell a lie, there's the 6th Generation V6 Accord Coupe too and a few forgotten rare relics :Laughing:
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Hi and welcome to HK @Vic Cardenas :welcome:
    Love your cars. :Niceone:
    Please pop them into the Club Garage. They will fit nicely!
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good stuff @Vic Cardenas, loving the polished intake manifold.

    Pop your cars in the Club Garage.
     
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  20. Vic Cardenas Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've been trying to put my car in the garage but it won't let me for some reason. I think maybe it doesn't recognize my engine code or something. Very frustrating.
     
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