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1st gen engine swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by rbxbassist, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. rbxbassist

    rbxbassist Junior Member

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    Ok here is my question
    I have an 87 crx dx-hf, 1.5 d15a2 (carb)

    I found an 88 or 89 acura integra cheap as hell
    and it has b series swap in it but the body sucks ass badly and needs a lot of work


    i have heard that mounting a b-series engine into and 1st gen is very hard
    the only thing that concerns me is the wiring process

    How hard is mounting and wiring it in
    i am so tired of having a slow ass car
    so someone please help me out thanks
     
  2. racintweek

    racintweek Senior Member

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    yeah converting from carbs to PGMFI is gonna be some wiring
    get an 87 si engine and trans and get side drafts for it so you can stay carbed

    you can get the engine for next to nothing, a cam made for carbs for $300, and if you look in the right place you can find a set of carb manifolds for cheap
    the only thing that would be expensive are the carbs, which you dont want to skimp on
    get a nice set of webers or dellorto's

    dont go b-series keep it old school
     
  3. rbxbassist

    rbxbassist Junior Member

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    ok that sounds like
    a good idea
    so what exactly do u mean by side drafts
    never heard that before?
    sorry i guess u could say i am a newbie but oh well

    i know a little but about body work but nothing engine wise...

    where would bea good place to get a manifold at?
    if i decide to do it
    i want a b-series but what ever is for the better
    thanx
     
  4. racintweek

    racintweek Senior Member

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    side drafts look like ITB's but they are carbs
    muscle cars have downdrafts because the carbs flow down into the manifold

    side drafts, well you should get the picture

    redpepperracing.com is all about 3G civics and 1G crx's you should be able to find lots of info there

    with a b-series your car will move but you'll pay out the ass to do the swap
     
  5. Dysturbed_90dx_4dr

    Dysturbed_90dx_4dr Junior Member

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    http://hybrid2.honda-perf.org/tech/westech.html

    Here is a full write up on the swap you where asking about for the 87Integra D16A1 into a 1st gen CRX.
    Sounds like it's going to be kinda umm fun hehhe.
    Let me know how it goes im thinking about moving to this motor for my 4th gen.

    Dysturbed
     
  6. rbxbassist

    rbxbassist Junior Member

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    so where could i get this cam at
    and intake manifold???


    and i still don't really understand what exactly side drafts are
    but if they help out where could i get a set....

    And i have beenm looking for some struts or something to lower the front cuase i have been looking and looking and i can't find anything is there something that would workother then something for an 87 model
    cuase i think it looks stupid with the back lowerd and the front stock height
    thanx
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Side drafts are carbs that have the air inlet on the side instead of the top.
     
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