StanceWorks has, since day one, stood as a beacon for unique cars from around the world. From countless countries throughout the globe, a community has been built around affection for these machines, often oddities and rarities found nowhere else. One of our favorites of the last year is Kai Coor’s 1979 Honda Prelude: a unique take on an otherwise forgotten platform.
We’ve decided to move forward with disassembly, this time with the front end. There’s a ton of components that lie hiding underneath the car’s hood, and almost all of it can be permanently remove.
The AC system makes up a majority of what needs to be removed, along with heating components. There’s a heavy brass radiator that we’ve removed too. All in, we’re talking about just shy of 100lbs of weight removed, although some will have to go back in.
It’s often said that wheels can make or break a car. As one of the most important stylistic choices when it comes to a build, wheels are an aesthetic decision that can completely define an overall direction. Wheels can tell a story, illustrate a style, or provide balance. A choice of wheel, more often than not, is the most defining part of how a car looks, and how the owner wants their pride and joy to be perceived…
What is that one car that you can never, ever get out of your head? You know the type – maybe it’s a car that you didn’t expect to see modified, or a car with those dream wheels you’ve always wanted, or a car with paint so nice that you wonder what kind of wild magic the painter pulled off in the booth.
Today, we’re taking an overall look at where to begin with the engine mounting process. There’s a lot to consider: how does the chassis need to be modified, where does the engine need to be, and is there room for axles? The Honda K24, being a front-wheel-drive platform, has lots of similarities with the Ferrari 308 GTBi’s F106 engine with respect to layout: both are transverse engines with similar transmission styles.