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December 29, 2017, 5:19pm Report to Moderator

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In the mid-90s I owned a honda ballade to which I had mounted a honda d16a9 engine. Now I live in Italy and in this country of honda ballade there are none. I had therefore thought about buying a triumph acclaim because what I could read on the internet is very similar. My question is':
Is it possible to replace the engine with some other Honda models?
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The Acclaim is basically the 1st generation Ballade which itself is a saloon version of the 2nd generation Civic. Was your Ballade the 2nd generation which was the Honda version of the Rover 213/216 range (codename SD3)? The 213 engine (also used in the 2nd generation Ballade) was similar to the EN4 engine so it might fit the Acclaim. Our resident Acclaim Guru (Barry McGrath) would be better able to advise.

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Engines on the 213 and second gen Ballade were based on the EN4 lump, but had more engine technology. I have seen a number of engine conversions over the years, all seem to have stayed with the anti clockwise rotating engines, unlike the rover 216 variants, which had a clockwise rotating engine and were fitted with a VW gearbox which was greatly inferior to the Honda Gearbox.
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