I saw this guys build thread on j32a.com. I figured I would share it since it's interesting and unique.
Originally Posted by diversat
Well I guess its time to start a build thread since its finally starting to look like something. I purchased my 2002 S2000 in October 2009 and bought the J32a2 two weeks later. Both the car and motor were bought just for this swap. My main thought behind the idea was to have a s2000 with some much needed torque. FYI, the idea was before the HFP j37 Blue CR(the released pic anyway)! I will try to keep the updates not too far apart, but I only work on the car about once a month.
Construction of mounts
Motor and tranny together with temp. wooden adapter plate
with mounts tack together and ready to install in mock-up car
Rev4 template of adapter with starter location
Cutting a knock out in the oil pan for the starter and checking fitment
Material for the final adapter plate
Adapter Plate, spacer, and flywheel
Starter shim and modded pan
Stepped dowel pins (thanks to turtle @ EVO IND) are an adapter plate's best friend
...going back in to continue the fab stuff
Meanwhile, the reason my S2000 was so cheap was it was wrecked at one time. Most of the damage was cosmetic, but needed to be fixed.
Back to project. Just a few pics of fit and clearance
I had to make a spacer like this so I had clearance between my drive plate and my rear seal cover So it would sit right compared to the cls drive plate. If not the 3.7 crank will not work in a auto.
It's stepped the same way just much smaller.
Last edited by richardparker; 01-16-2012 at 07:34 PM.