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Mini-me with D16A8 block - is it possible?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Bubba Zanetti, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti New Member

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    Sep 18, 2008
    Rijeka (Croatia)

    I am a new member from Croatia, and I recently bought 1992 Civic Lsi coupe.

    Right now in the moment, engine is std D15B7, and although it fulfills my momentarily needs for daily-driving, it certainly lacks of some excitement.

    I read quite a few articles about doing mini-me conversion, with various combinations of D-series engine blocks but I did not find any info about using D16A8 block (probably from Rover 416)- is it possible to use it in mini-me conversion together with D16Z6 head?

    I ask that because I have that block in my garage and few days ago I placed old D16Z6 headgasket on top of it - all headbolts holes aligned perfectly except one in the upper left corner:

    Except this one mismatched hole, all other holes are aligned perfectly...is it possible to enlarge slightly hole on D16Z6 head & headgasket, just so upper left headbolt can pass normaly and bolt to D16A8 block, without breaking into coolant gallery?

    This is top view of the whole D16Z6 headgasket on D16A8 block:

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