Ultimate Honda Odyssey Engine Swap + Restoration Ep. 1

Ultimate Honda Odyssey Engine Swap + Restoration Ep. 1


[Music] a portion of this video is sponsored by LastPass we bought this snowmobile early winter and playing all along was to take the engine out of it and put it in the Odyssey we got it super cheap it’s pretty thrashed all the way around but it runs great so we had our fun with it all winter now we’re gonna take it out for one last rip obviously looks the snow has gone but have a little bit of fun with it and then we’ll tear it apart and [Music] [Music] right quick stop that’s for sure yeah well that was the old arm Ches last run as a snowmobile [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] and there she is very used and abused it’s slightly modified Odyssey oh yes this is good this is the first time we’ve had them next to each other yeah yeah this poor Odyssey has been lengthened by apparently a plumber or specialty that’s galvanized pipe and these tubes got water in them and split throws and split so those are gonna be need to be new one of these here yeah this one is rusted all the way through so we’re gonna have to do some new stuff there and replace all this ugly lengthening stuff but we’ll see how long we want it to be first like see how well the engine fits and whether or not we need it to be long or wanted to be it’s probably gonna want to be a little bit longer so that it doesn’t just tip over backward we wore it thinking tonight [Music] the old rmk is a empty tub of loneliness I just haven’t setting in there right now it’s too wide to fit down in there but I’ll just cut this frame member out fit the engine where we need to and then I’ll reinforce it afterward there’ll be a lot of that get everything we fit we’ll try to get the engine as low as possible like all the way down to the frame here the lower the center of gravity the better all right we’re gonna take a quick break from building to talk about the sponsor for this video last pass last pass relieves the burden of remembering your passwords stop getting locked out of your accounts and let LastPass fill 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to come out so yeah step ones grind hard yes [Music] [Music] Ethan’s making some room for the engine here it’s pretty dang long you know the symptoms only over twice the size of the original one not physically but displacement wise yeah it was originally at 350 now is a 800 so a little bit larger [Music] this roughly where it needs to go just have to figure out what I’m going to do for the motor melts it’s got this giant a little bit inflate underneath it that originally everything mounted to I actually turned it around this used to be the back of it just it fits better with the brake rotor back there that way yeah I’ve got some motor mounts from the snowmobile these will rubber rubber dealies so it doesn’t vibrate too bad and then just got to get it nice and straight to everything so that you know this is lined up with this and all that about ready to be mounted i think i’ll mount it I’ll lean it up just a little bit from where it’s at now so there’s a little more space for those air filters that one’s just kind of in there so I can see what kind of space they’ll take up [Applause] [Music] oh it’s getting exciting I mean all I’ve done really is two motor mounts but I’m really pleased with how low the engine is I mean the very top of its like barely above these frame rails and we put some slightly larger tires like the top of the tires will be almost inside of the engine so they’re really really stable in terms of rolling it yeah which is good because it’s gonna be fast yes yeah I know I just have to figure out what I’m gonna do for the rear motor mouths part of the plate with the original motor mounts in the snowmobile this part was broken off when I took it apart so you know that’s always a good sign [Music] you can see there where it’s broken off so I’ll try to well back back on soon but first a little weld on the motor mount number three then we’ve got the long-awaited spool gun I just tested it on a piece of scrap it’s pretty straightforward basically like make welding steel but a little more sensitive so just tack it on there first [Music] that happened in like two seconds yeah not too bad ought to flip it over and weld the underside to grind it out and weld the underside but work [Music] before we run it I’ll do some reinforcements on the engine mounts obviously but it’s quite solid the way it is and it’s nice and level and square and straight and solid so we’ve got the oil and coolant overflow tank and fuel pump there’s a lot of stuff all in this one unit but that all can go kind of right about there which is more or less where it was relation to the engine originally well we have our donor and our project side by side we basically did everything we could do without steel so that’s the next step we just wanted to go over the full plan and everything we want to do for this build I mean key factors suite chassis obscene amount of horsepower that’s that’s the basis of it basics right there it looks like we’re gonna keep the chassis about as long as it is which is about that much longer than it originally was obviously we’re not going to keep those extensions they’re terrible we’ll replace these bars are really rusted right here so we’ll replace them all the way from there to there the cage will probably end up actually moving this section forward because right now if you sit in there your heads kind of like sticking out here which is no good so we’ll move the cage forward to be over the driver we would shorten it back up but there’s just no room with this gigantic exhaust pipe like it could be rearranged a bit but it just it takes up a lot of space so we’ll keep it long it looks kind of cool and it’ll be you know more stable that way that’s the first step is get it going and driving and test it out and see what else we need to reinforce or replace and then once we’ve got it running good we’ll strip it all down and clean it up and make it pretty and then if there’s still interest we could long travel it turbo it oh yeah because as long as you guys keep watching I’ll just go as far as I can go it’s clearly a hundred and thirty horsepower and this is not enough I mean we’ve got to have more than that so you know turbo [Music]