Despite this being my first major modification, I've decided to go big and do it right. I recently purchased a wrecked 2003 Acura CL-S 6MT in upstate NY for $3000. Goal is to swap the transmission, engine, ecu, wiring, and all the necessary components into my 2000 Honda Accord Coupe. Hoping to give her some new life because my stupid automatic has been slipping. I am going to be doing all of this work myself, not at a shop. With the help of the many threads on here and tips and tricks from the 6GA community, I'm going to make this work and make it work right. A job done halfway just isn't worth it to me. Anyways, here are some pictures of my progress so far. I've been working on tearing down the CL-S for the past two weekends and getting everything out that I will need or that can be sold for some parts money. Let me know if anyone needs parts from a 03 CL-S!!! First weekend in the shop, ready to tear into it. Alternator bracket on the block was cracked, but I knew that and had a way to fix it. Got the wrecked part of the front end disassembled and out of the way. Getting the linkages and shifter assembly removed ECU and harness connectors Engine and transmission coming out! Up on the stand Heart removed and she's empty! Dad in background Interior getting stripped out Then I got to here and saw the true amount of damage I was working with. Unfortunately, I couldn't see this when I bought the car. If you look at this shot, you can see where the water pump housing is totally shot, but that's replaceable. If you look just beyond that, you see the problematic spot where the engine mount bracket bolts onto the block. The mount had a lot of stress put on it in the wreck, and this is the result. Yes, that is a piece of my engine block.....:'( So now comes the interesting part.....I will more than likely need a new block for obvious reasons. But, we can make this fun and turn a disappointment into an opportunity. I'm considering purchasing a J35A1/3/4 block to increase the torque, then use the CL-S pistons and J32 heads to go with it. Is the J35 block housing is the same as the J32? For example, will the 03 CL-S 6MT mount up to it, is the timing belt setup the same, and do the externals mount up properly? Also, if I do run this setup, will the stock ecu work or will I need a new computer to properly manage the engine? I'm currently looking at a J35A4 block for sale on J32a.com, but I want to get this info hammered out before I make any moves. I figure with the block already compromised, now is as good a time as any to do a proper build. Let me know your thoughts, opinions, and criticisms. Any comments are welcome!