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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by osmbr, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. osmbr

    osmbr New Member

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    Hey,
    i bought an 89 civic hatch si for 700 and it has a blown motor no compression (zc sohc non Vtec) and i wanna put a vtec head on it and replace pistons & rings were can i get good pistons and rings and a sohc vtec head.. if anyone can help please let me know. im trying to keep this 500-1000dollar project on the engine.

    here are some pics of the car i bought im changing the hood to Carbon Fiber and im getting the front bumper painted aswell and wiretuck on the car aswell im going to pull the motor repaint the bay and try and make this thing as clean as possible.

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  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Wow, that'll actually look pretty nice once it's painted! Get the side skirts reattached correctly too.

    Look around the classifieds here on the site- there are a few people with VTEC heads available.
     
  3. osmbr

    osmbr New Member

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    and i only paid 700 for the car

    no i just need to know what pistons and rings i need to get and which ones to get aswell anybody??
     
  4. civic94cpe23

    civic94cpe23 New Member

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    Nice man not bad for $700. I am pretty sure u can get a head and pistons for that budget. Atleast here I know you can.

    Also for like 500-600 you could probably get a complete motor ready to drop in. Anyway good luck with the build and keep us all updated.
     
  5. CAFROG

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    Good buy. I would just drop a new motor in too. If you're switching to OBD1 VTEC wiring, you have a lot of options.

    For your price range? D16Z6 would be my vote but that's if it hooks up to your existing trans (I think it does but someone may prove me wrong).
     
  6. osmbr

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    it has si tranny in right now were could i look for a good motor for around that price?? i looked at attarco used low mile zc 475.00
     
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  8. osmbr

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    650 is not bad at all now all i got to do is find a motor
     
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    damn nice find for 700! si tranny, si wheels, aem intake and a dc header all in a rust free si shell!
     
  10. civic94cpe23

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    Yea its not bad at all. Take your time and shop around youll find a deal... If u end up buying a motor from craigslist or some thing make sure you check it out real good.... I ended up buying mine from craigslist and the guy even wrote me a guarantee and every thing. So u can get good motors from craigslist.
     
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    best thing to do is just swap out that motor check out Ben's EF Resource for some swap ideas and other projects.
     
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