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97 civic EX ls swap NON-vtec

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by vord0014, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. vord0014

    vord0014 New Member

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    I have a 97 civic ex, just pulled the d16 out and planning to install a b18. I have some questions or concerns with doing this. First off I want to do it cheap, and still do it right. I was originally planning on getting a DA integra beater and pulling the motor trans and harness and thought that would eliminate costs on extra parts. Some issues I am aware of and considering how I will deal with are... 1 the DA has somewhat different shift linkage I think and its a cable clutch. 2 obd1/2?? not sure how this affects the swap yet, thought as long as I have the correct harness it wont matter? I know I would need a rear motor mount and also front lower mount. Any advice or suggestions on how to keep this project to a low budget and also do it right would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    also the DA is obviously older..im pretty sure your not allowed to swap in an older motor in your car.
     
  3. SiCivicCoupeF20B

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    If are wanting a b series swap the cheap way then you can put an older motor out of a da but it will be hard to find a v-tec motor. You will have to have mounts, linkage, and the right harness and u can use a cable tranny but you have to buy a special mount to mount your slave cylinder on your tranny. I would try to find an si car thats been wrecked our something your model to get the b swap. It might cost a little more but your going to spend some money either way. B series stuff is high but you can find good deals sometimes. But if you could buy a wrecked si everything is there u need. Its frustrating tring to find parts here and there. But if u just drive the car to work I would leave it stock.
     
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