Those preludes are really good cars.Fwd cars are good considering traction.
Swaping in a newer engine will not be a straight and easy process, you will have to make shafts, mounts and many other things if you are considering a b series.If you would want an even larger engine( 9o up accord and 92 up prelude) you would priobably need tubular strenghtening for the chasis, not to mention brake upgrades and stuff.
I have heard there are certain prelude engines that do fit but im not sure on what prelude it is, it is suposed to be from an 84-87 prelude, but dont know the combination of mounts, positioning or details( nor the people of 1stgencivic, ive asked before because these cars ,1stgencivics have the same engine mounting as these preludes, also 1stgenaccords).I will surely ask again and will let you know if i get some info
This is he url of the civic that has the prelude engine im talking about, but heavent contacted the owner personally to ask( dont know his username).This should be what you are looking for as these engines also came in fuel inyection( as oposed to the one in that civic).
http://www.1stgencivic.org/1stgeneratio ... c.html?009
yes its says its an 86 prelude engine, but the details of mounting is not incuded, that what i will try to find.
You should be able to find any carb to FI how to if you google it, its basically some houses, fuelpump, filter, lines, computer and some other stuff i might be forgetting.
You will only be able to interchange engines from 76-83 accords or other preludes that are the same as yours; you can also investigate which engine is the one that fits, but you would have to make alot of measurements ; though it can be done, youl just need some inspiration.
The emergency brake cable is no big deal, you should be able to find one in many of the early honda forums just as:
-this amazing site
Go get that car, they are amazing in my opinion
, the good thing about them is that they are 4x100 wheel pattern configuration, so many cool rims will fit.
Hope most if not all of your questions are answered, if not feel free to ask.
As a side not, i dont own one of these YET( heavent beenable to find one here) but im a proud owner of one 77 cvcc civic(not picture worthy yet).
Talk about a large post