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87' CRX DX engine swap

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by Chedder716, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Chedder716

    Chedder716 New Member

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    i recently bought this crx for $250, and i'm thinking about throwing in a B18C1 GSR VTECH DOHC engine, that i found for $600.
    that's a mouthful.
    my friend and i are gunna do all the labor, including wiring.
    i know i'll need engine mounts, that a given.

    anyways, i was wondering if any one had any helpful thoughts or concernes involving this.

    will i need a new axle?
    where can i find shocks for it?
     
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    oh, and i also wanted to know about headlights, like which models match.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    lets see...off the top of my head, you'll need:

    Engine
    Transmission
    Axles
    84-87 Civic/CRX B-series mounts (Hasport)
    Custom shift linkage
    ALOT of wiring know-how
    ECU
    a speedo w/a VSS
    86-89 Integra hubs
    85-87 CRX Si fuel lines
    85-87 Civic/CRX Si fuel pump
    85-87 Civic/CRX Si fuel tank


    only headlights that fit are the 84-85 recessed headlights and the 86-87 flush mount lights
    -the JDM/EDM lights have a black housing if you can find a pair




    good luck
     
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    i'm having a huge amount of trouble finding headlights.
    any suggestions?
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    They're kind of rare and usually expensive...best bet is finding someone on ebay UK or Autrailia (because they speak english) and see if they'll ship them to the US


    This is what they look like (headlights and EDM corners, pic of 1 of my old cars):

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    -and I took a pic of them next to the OEM ones (for comparison):

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    They use H4 bulbs, so you've got to splice in new pigtails, but you can get them from a 92-95 Civic
     
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    try here:

    http://car-part.com
     
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    Headlights

    Just wanted to let you know I have headlights, not cracked, tailights, and a hatch and some other parts from my 87 crx let me know if you are interested. markalan@mindless.com is my email
     
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    The headlights on the Straman are the 84-85 recessed setup

    you just need the buckets, brackets, and bulbs
     
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    B16 N a 87 sedan besides motor and mounts what do i need...
     
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    everything in the 3rd post
     
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    hey do ineed to change distributor connetion from an 87 si d15a3 to a d16a1
     
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