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How to put a Beta motor into an Accent

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Okay, I'm sure there's a lot more that goes into than this, but here's what I've been told so far about the swap. The info isn't in any particular order, but it's here.

<li>It is completely possible to keep the Accent ECU with the Beta motor, however, you will either need to get it piggybacked and/or reprogrammed to get the correct fuel mapping.</li>

<li>All the engine mounts line up other than the front mount as it is too thick. It will have to be re-manufactured with the Accent mount. Other than this, the engine will go right in and can still be tilted to allow for timing belt changes.</li>

<li>If you are keeping the Accent transmission, you will need the clutch out of a tranny for a 1.6L Beta motor, as it is a little stronger and still fits. You can also use parts out of an Scoupe tranny.</li>

<li>As for the ECU wiring, a few of the wires from the harness will need to be extended to fit, I'll try to find out which ones.</li>

<li>If a header is to be fitted, it is advisable to remove or relocate the air conditioner fan as it will get severly toasted by the heat of the header.</li>

<li>If you would like to keep the stock Accent airbox and/or air sensors, you will need to keep rubber pipe coming off the throttle body off the Beta engine and cut/fit it to the Accent pieces.</li>

As of a week ago, the Accent was back in the shop receiving the reprogramming and a Tiburon tranny, so I'll amend this when I get word back on that.

This is taken from HP.Com's South Africa rep. I'll try to get him in here for updates. My car will be going into the shop for the swap in a few months.

I drive a slow car.
0 to 60 in 11 seconds (look out!)
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Modification Update.
Had to fit Tib gear box.
Shortened side shafts by 6mm.
Replaced outter joins with 2.0/1.8 cv`s.
(accent ones 20 mm too short & they pull out on acceleration)
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I have been debating on what to do for a second car. This has been one of my thoughts. About how much should someone pay to do the engine swap including labor. If I did this I would want to make sure it is done 100% right so I would not cut any corners.

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You should be able to get the motor, tranny and ECU for ~$1000 USD. The axles wouldn't be too much more. For labor I wouldn't pay more than $500-$1000.

I drive a slow car.
0 to 60 in 11 seconds (look out!)
If anybody got the August 2000 super street it has a 95 hyundai accent from Puerto Rico that has a 93 Hyundai scope turbo engine and they kept the transmission running 9 in the 1/4 mile.Page 68<img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

R.Majarrez I think I know which accent your talking about. I remember seeing one called the "Flea" which was a 95 Accent with the 99 Accent tail lights. It had the Scoupe engine in it and was REALLY fast!

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yes that is the one i'm talking about I for got to add that the flea also had a 100 shot of nos but thier was another two i don't remember the month i have to look for it they where supercharge bolt on.
One of the July 2001 issue magazines has a accent in it. Street Rod? something like that. It belongs to Hector Torres who is seen over on hyundaituner's discussion boards often as well as fxtreme's boards.

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Found the "Flea"


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well that mean i have to go find the Street Rod today thanks <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
I finally found the two accent in the june 1999 sport compact car on page 162. If any have this issue the two cars look real good<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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