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Buy it or keep looking

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Remedy, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Remedy

    Remedy New Member

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    I came across a 94 Del Sol with a blown B16A3 and about 160k mi. I was thinking about buying it and dropping a new engine in. Trouble is I can't match up that engine for a replacement. The closest I can find is the B16A SiR 2. I want to replace the engine with an equivalent and drive it... no racing. So here is the question, what is the easiest and/or most cost effective replacement that makes sense? Do all swaps require a new tranny and modified axles?

    The guy wants 3k for the car and the pix I saw show a good looking car with loads of money dropped on "rice" (CF hood, custom paint, fenders/ bumpers, rims). It looks nice but since it doesn't run it is hard to say what its worth. I figure if it ran it would be worth 3-4k. What should I offer or should I just pass? Heres some pix
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Humm.. I would offer maybe 2-3k max... Then get a motor, after all, u need to find the motor and tow the car to your place.. just my thoughts.. Nice looking car though
     
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    You said it yourself, the money he spent on 'rice'

    I'd pass, find a running D16Z6 car identical to to that for the same Price I'm sure.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    never ever ever pay more than $1200 for a car with no engine unless it has a $1000 suspension and other expensive, functional mods.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    An SiR2 motor will work, and should pretty much be a drop-in replacement. A B16A2 from the 99-00 Si will work also, but you would need an OBD conversion harness.
     
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    Thanks for the advice so far.

    On a side note there is a local importer called Rising Sun engines. Has anyone had a good/bad experience with them?
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    I bought a transmission from them.. they're a little on the expensive side, but didn't have any issues with the tranny.
     
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