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Civic SOHC in a Yugo?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by thumper1989, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. thumper1989

    thumper1989 New Member

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    I am likely coming into possession of a 1986 Yugo GVX. The "sport" model with a 1300cc engine and 5 speed trans. The engine is a piece of junk from sitting outside, and it only made like 54hp to begin with. So my brother wants to see a Honda engine swapped in.

    Would the effort of converting the car from cable to a hydraulic transmission setup be worth it? I have an extra hydro trans.

    Should I use a carbed Honda engine, or how much of the wiring would I need from a fuel injected Civic would I need? The Yugo is carbed.

    Is there an easy way to figure out the mounting of an engine? Just get the axles straight and make mounts to hold it there?

    I KNOW custom axles will be needed, but WHO is best to go to for this?

    I have connections of sorts to get stuff from a junkyard cheap, already own an extra D series engine, trans, exhaust and ECU, engine hoist and I have a welder to fabricate any mounts I need.

    Any suggestions will at least be considered.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    theres one of those car in my local area that has a b18b in it so it can be done. but everything will have to be custom made.and i would just keep it cable tranny.
     
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    Is there really any advantage to cable trans though? I'm not trying to argue, but I'd rather not buy another trans unless I have to. Or could I convert the hydro trans to cable?
    I would need another cable anyway, since the Honda trans sits on the passenger side instead of the driver's side like the Yugo.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    it like ford vs chevy. i like them both equal there is not one better than the other that i know of
     
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    i might be wrong, but seems hydraulic needs more maintenance, tho it is cheap maintenance.
     
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