So I am thinking on picking up a black 1998 civic w/ 145k miles. Now im thinking on doing an engine swap and swapping in a B18C1 engine... Not only because it has less miles,but more horsepower and it would seem to make a nice project for me and my dad to do this winter! (note: the total cost of the civic and motor should be around [possibly under] $4,000) Here are a few specs on the motor: DOHC Vtec B18C1 GS-R engine Complete w/ harness Older Skunk2 Intake Manifold 90K miles Brand new Distributor King dist., (lifetime warranty) NGK Plugs NGK Wires Heres my questions -would buying that motor for $1,000-$1,500 be a good deal? -would the B18C1 engine drop right into the engine bay of the civic and use the same mounts? or would i need different mount? -would the B18C1 bolt right up to and work well with the stock transmission that the original motor was hooked up to? or would it cause problems? -lastly, about how long would it take to this swap? or would it just be better to take a look at a 1995 Acura Integra GSR for about $4,300 w/ 110k miles? (yes i know this is the civic section, but im sure you guys will help me make the best decision) thanks in advance for the help!