I got a few n00b questions to pop at you oldtimers out there Recently my 87 Fiero that was going to be a 3800 SC swap was stolen, after recieving the insurance money I have been shopping for what I should have bought off the start. A 5th gen civic. When looking at possible mods alot of questions landed in my head, given I don't know a whole lot about 5th gen's, swaps, or car tech at all for that matter. I want to buy the right car and do the right swap the first time, and not end up getting my rear bumper kicked by a guy that made the right choice. That being said. Does it matter (towards my swap abilities) at all what trim of civic I buy(LX,DX,Si)? Secondly, money is a small issue, but performance is my target. The b18b, b16c5 and h22 seem to be the target market for swaps. But I also know money saved on a cheaper engine may land a better turbo/head package/ecu reprogam etc. What engine would haul the best 1/4's? Would the price be drastically higher then one pulling nice times? What engine provides the most potential if the money was put to it? Thirdly, a mint 92HB landed in my local paper, unfortunately it's an auto. When doing a swap I change tranny/engine/ecu/shift linkage anyways... would doing an auto to manual swap(at time of engine swap) be much more frustrating and/or expensive? Well that about sums up my first set of questions, any help would be terrific, especially any regarding that auto to manual job, cause if it's not to hard on me or my wallet, I wanna get that auto HB before it goes.