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1.5 To A 1.8

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Viper, May 7, 2003.

  1. Viper

    Viper Junior Member

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    I have an 85 Honda CRX with a 1.5 that I race. A fellow racer has an 85 Prelude with a 1.8. The engines look very simular, except for the fact he has dual carbs.
    My question is, do the two engines share the same block? Can I turn my 1.5 into a 1.8, and still pass it off as a 1.5? Is it just a matter of different crankshafts?
    Anyone know? :blink:
     
  2. somethinwikd

    somethinwikd Junior Member

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    i h ave similar questions about the 85 crx. i am not new to the intg scene but this is the first crx i have decided to do... easy to build a gsr motor and drop it in my old teg... but here i sit with a motor noone makes parts for that i can find... what about getting parts to drop a b18 into it??? mainly mounts axles and hubs... i dont think the crx units will work...so where do i go to get the stuff i need... besides a lite car like this with a turbo gsr motor aught to scream...
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    i'd be willing to bet money that the 1.5 and the 1.8 are not the same block at all.

    what are the engine codes off both?
     
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    Spoon-Hatch Junior Member

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    It would be better for you to drop in a true gsr and slap on a turbo.
     
  5. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    you trick people into racing you by changing displacement(they think you have 1.5L and you really have 1.8L). for a 1.5L to go to 1.8L you need a stroker kit and rebore it.
     
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    whatdahieu Senior Member

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    hasport makes a motor mount kit with all the necessary components
    the prelude is a b series but the bastard b series and the crx is the e series so no but you could swap a d series from a 86-89 teg
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    since a B16 is 103lb.s heavier than a D15, i'd say the B18 has a very different block than the D15....so IF you can get 1.8 liters out of your D15, then you can still pass it off as a 1.5 and blow everyone's mind :D
     
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