I recently purchased an 89 Civic Lx with what would appear to be a 1.5L engine (D15B2 I believe). It's treated me well over the time I've spent with it, but the stock 92 horse that it had just isn't are thrilling as it once was. Basically, I'm asking for recommendations on a full engine and tranny swap. I also heard something about an underdrive pulley system? Also, I refuse to drive an automatic transmission (I love my standard, there's just something infinitely more fun about being able to slide into neutral and rev for the ladies (I might be a taken man, but I can always make them jealous ^_^)) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I was planning on purchasing the new engine and tranny, keeping it up on a hoist for a month or two and redoing all the internals (pistons/rods, cams, valves, etc) to handle a stage 3 turbo and a shot of NOS (I realize that by the end of this, my car will probably kill me, but anythign worth doing...is worth doing right, right?) Money isn't entirely an object, I'm starting an instrumentation apprentiship in about two months and I'll be pulling in about $4000 a month (No bills or anything, I live with friends and more or less clean their house and such instead or paying rent). So basically, I'm looking for something with good power, that'll fit in my tiny little car, that I can buff up a bunch more. Then there's my tech issue: I was monkeying around with the trim on the distributor, and set it too far forward, and whenever I put my foot to the floor in first, it would kinda do a massive shudder (not a bunch of small ones like when you stall out, but a huge version of one of those small ones). At first I thought I'd maybe screwed somethign valuable, but then I set the trim back a bit and it worked nice. Recently however, it's been doing it again. One of my friends suggested maybe my throttle cable was sticking, but I'm not sure how a guy would get at it to fix it.