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1997 CX Hatch + B16A2=A decent car

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Kahulia, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Kahulia

    Kahulia Junior Member

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    Well, after the Turbo Del Sol was stolen a few months ago, I got stuck with a 1997 CX hatchback. And I'm sure many of you know that the stock D16Y7 leaves much to be desired. I've decided to stick with all motor until I graduate from college and stuff a B16A2 into the ol' CX and boost it sometime down the road. But, I have a few questions...

    1. As my last car was OBD 1, I'm completly unfamiliar with any kind of OBD conversion. I realize the easiest thing to do would be keep everything OBD II and find a 1999-2000 Civic Si engine, but those are hard to come by. If I was to stick with an OBDI engine what would I need to do to make everything run properly? (Electronically I mean...)

    2. Whats a reputable B-series motor store online? I'm always looking at Hmotorsonline.com, but i'm just trying to find a place of similar quality with "competitive" prices.

    3. Is a NA B16A2 actually worthwhile at Denvers altitude? I'm not asking the typical "DooD! While diz shiz be phatty fast y0z?!" I've just never been in a B series car at altitude, only Turbo D's, so I really don't have anything to compare it to.

    Thanks for all the help and I look forward to an exstensive post count on a new forum!

    Matt :)
     
  2. lswhitecivic

    lswhitecivic Senior Member

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    I've always worked with OBD1 so I can't really help you a lot on your first question.

    I don't really think there is any place for find motors online with the reputation and quality of hmotorsonline. Most of the other places that I've heard off all have a bad rap. If you can wait a little longer to be able to afford a motor from hmotors, I would do it.

    Yeah the NA motor is going to be worthwhile at altitude. Just as a gauge, NA motors at Bandimere normally run about a second slower than they would at sea level. A b16 in a Civic CX is still gonna give you plenty of power for now. You won't be stuck at 30 driving up in the mountains anymore thats for sure.
     
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    no swap any b16 in use a conversion harness and run a p28 obd1
     
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    If you want to stick obd2 its really not that hard, just get an obd1 b16 , like an sir2 or a del sol vtec, and rewire it for obd2, most of your cx junk will work like your harness and your injectors. Its not that bad but smog legality would be a problem. Also finding an obd2 p30 is impossible and gsr p72's will throw a code. Your best bet is to get an obd2a to obd2b conversion harness and get a civic si ecu. OR just say fuck it and go obd1, more options that way, have fun buddy.
     
  5. Kahulia

    Kahulia Junior Member

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    So I could easily swap in a B16A2 (from a 92-95 SiR or Del Sol VTEC B16A3) either one being OBDI and convert the wiring with a harness, find some axles and shift linkage and I'd be good to go? That seems a little too easy... Is it possible to run the SiR2 engine on a OBDII ECU from a Civic Si?
     
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    Check out nipponmotors.com for the motor. I got my dohc zc from there adn it was beautiful, great customer service, and the way they ship the motors is perfect(protected and stable)
     
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