I have a 99 civic ex coupe. I was reading a forum that said you could put a b16a1 into the 99 civic because it is easy to switch from obd1-obd2. Is this true and would this be a good engine ? what else would need to be done if this engine will work ? And also, sorry, my buddy said since I blew my sohc d16y8 (i didn't sieze up) he could build it, with better pistons and stuff (I obviously know nothing about engines) and could make it faster. Is this true ? I'm just short on cash right now and the person that was supposed to be getting me another engine (mycivic8u) is a total flake.