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'03 Civic HX 5-speed swap (questions)

Discussion in 'Civic - EP, FA, FG' started by mechanic58, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. mechanic58

    mechanic58 New Member

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    New to your site, looks like a great deal of information here. Better than any of the other sites I've checked out so far. I am hopeful that someone here can help me.

    I have searched - just can't really find any threads that specifically address my query.

    I have an '03 Civic HX, 1.7 with that horrid CVT transmission. It is perhaps THE most un-interesting car to drive that I have ever driven. It belongs to my son. He complained about it from the beginning, but I never drove it much. He's been gone for a few weeks visiting family and I have been driving it while he's gone. Now I understand why he hates it so much.

    I have a nice shop at my house and I am a very accomplished mechanic - been doing swaps of all kinds for many, many years. I just haven't even hacked on any Hondas. Converting this car to a 5-speed will be a breeze for me - however I don't have a clue what to look for in a donor vehicle. I have a suspicion that a very wide range of other Honda cars would willingly give up their parts to make this swap happen. I just need someone to point me in the right direction.

    Do I need to get all these parts from another 7th gen Civic or will (some) earlier model stuff work? I have access to a complete, running and driving 6th gen 5-speed car for about $500. If only some of the parts will work, which ones won't?

    Looking forward to the help.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    7th gen only for this swap.
     
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    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the quick answer.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    no problem, ever so many years honda puts out what we like to call the bastard years, and the 7th gen is one of those lol.
     
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