I have a 1996 honda accord LX. Four door. it has an automatic transmission that has 5 gears... I was told they only had four, but theres no mistaking that mine has five. Ifk if it has a newer trany or what but its working fine for now. bolted to it is a 1996 2.2l NON-Vtec engine. I recently blew the motor bad enough it smokes, hard af to start, has gas n coolant in the oil n no power. So im justing going to rrplace the engine. Im accuraly about hafe way done pulling the engine n trany. but I cant find another 2.2 non vtec engine thats any good were I live, so im thinking about putting a vtec engine into it, block, intake, and head. Ik about the vtec silinod, and distributor different (dustributor is easy so that doesnt concern me). However what does is this Vtec ststem. Im poor, in high school, n working at mcdonalds so im sort on cash, n just simply need my car to get me a few miles each day. I cant afford the ecu for the vtec yet. Do I have to go with the vtec ecu or can I use a toggle switch, well my questions are, would the engine run without the vtec hooked up? (N would each 2 valves on the intake be opening, or just one without it hooked up?) AND is it technically posible for me to hook up a toggle switch for my Vtec system to kick in...? (I have every intention of buying the right ecu later after I recover for this set back, and am just looking for a way to get it running for now. thank u.