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1983 civic swap???

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Leon89Farlust, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Leon89Farlust

    Leon89Farlust New Member

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    I am new here and in a bind. My Em1 just toke a shit, and I can't find another one to save my life. I need to have this thing running before March because my work is giving me a promotion. I would love to do a motor swap, but I do not know what motor/motors will fit in this old thing. If you can't tell I am a Noob to Honda's. I know Datsun's but Honda's I have no clue. Can someone help???
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    em1 is a 2000 Civic SI

    dont know much about 83s, but there are a few guys here that do
     
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    Em1 is also the name used for the 1.5 engine in the 80-83 civic.
     
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    yes em1, and just look at my build thread, on the 83, any motor will fit just about but everything will have to be custom made
     
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    So I will have to have the motor mounts made? just in case this is a stupid question, I am sorry. But just about how much is that gonna run me? Also what would be the best motor to put in my 83?
     
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    Also all in all. How much should this whole thing run me?
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    7k. Fuck, this is gonna be fun. lol anyone know where I can get a used Motor for my car? I would rather put in a better Em1 then swap the Motor for something different. Money is a bitch right now.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    call every salvage yard you can find within driving distance, and cross your fingers.
     
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    ^pretty much, or buy a eg for under 1k lol
     
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    Lol at this point I might lol. Kinda thinking of letting go of it. I have see that people seem to want these. But I am not sure. I might hold on to it and make is a little sprint track car. Still not sure.
     
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    PM me. I have a couple of them. One rebuilt longblock and a bored out block.

    I'm near Memphis, give me your address (email) and I'll shoot ya some pics.

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