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Mini Me

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cxjon, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. cxjon

    cxjon Senior Member

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    what i need is a parts list and a short how to if anyone can be so kind.

    my car is a 92 Civic Cx with a d15b8

    things i have

    4-2-1 header
    cai
    60mm tb
    2 1/4 exhaust

    things i think i need...

    distribitor form a d16z6
    intake manifold from a z6
    z6 head
    z6 ecu

    things i have no idea about

    is there work needed to the block or the head to make it work
    what gaskets to use
    is my alternator going to work with it
    what belts are needed

    any help would be great
     
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    New head gasket (D15B8 or D16Y8 for compression bump)
    Timing belt from the year of your head or newer.
    I'm pretty sure you need a D16Z6 harness
    all i can think of.
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    just a social comment.....its not fair that i paid in excess of 7500 for my ek civic a few months ago,

    and some guy who has a dx civic (for less $$ ) can do the mini-me thing and come out with more hp...

    im not hating, i just wish i knew about it before i was in the market for my ex....i might have gotten a dx instead.

    oh well.

    good luck w/ ur mini-me conversion.
     
  4. cxjon

    cxjon Senior Member

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    i paid 1400 for my car :p


    anyone else? help please!!!
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    2' or so braided steel oil line with two female A/N fittings
    3/8inch NPT to A/N adaptor
    1/8inch NPT to A/N adaptor
    1/8inch NPT T-fitting ( two female sides one male)

    you will also need to plug the heads oil gallery
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    what is a npt and a/n fittings... where can i get em and how much
     
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    things i need...

    distribitor form a d16z6
    intake manifold from a z6
    z6 head
    z6 ecu
    New head gasket (D15B8 or D16Y8 for compression bump)
    Timing belt from the year of your head or newer.
    2' or so braided steel oil line with two female A/N fittings
    3/8inch NPT to A/N adaptor
    1/8inch NPT to A/N adaptor
    1/8inch NPT T-fitting ( two female sides one male)
    plug the heads oil gallery


    D16Z6 harness( i pretty sure i dont need this but would make it easier) i beleave i only have to add a few wires for vtec to make this work.

    is there anything else needed?

    i also need a new water pump
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    anyone else want to add anything?

    is this pretty simple do?
     
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    its easy to do put one together last summer and the car was beating b16a swaps in a hatch back like nothing keep up with a ls/vtec for first and second gear iam about to build a new one with some wild ideas will keep you posted :ph34r:
     
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    i want to do more right now but dont have the money you know what i mean... i want to do new pistons and cam and valve train but not sure what would go well
     
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    damn...

    how much did the entire mini-me process cost you?

    and how can it beat a b16 swap?

    what are the exact specs that allow it to be so quick?
     
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    anywhere from 350 to 1200
     
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    is there anything else that can be added to my list
     
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    do you have the vtec activation soinoid and the knock sensor
     
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    i m trying to buy a head with all that on it.... so does that sound like everything i need then
     
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    the knock sensor goes on the block
    when i get home i will double check all the needed parts for you
     
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    hey u work @ rs?
     
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    sweet! im not sure.... i m hoping its on the head... it noti think i can get it from the person i m working with
     
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    I believe all 92 Civics are wired for VTEC, even though some don't use it....look for 2 unused plugs near your distributor, one should be green, and the other should be gray I think. I have a complete Z6 IM for sale (see classifieds) You'll need a P28 ECU, a Z6 timing belt, Z6 head gasket (or y8 if you want more compression) I would replace the intake manifold and exhaust manifold gaskets while its apart. Once you take the head off of the B7, you will see an oil jet on the block, near the top. Throw that in the garage somewhere, you won't need it. Just make sure you have a shop manual or at least know the torque order and how much to torque it to.
     
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    i have a b8 not a b7.... i read somewhere and i heard of a few with the b8 bottom. b7 and b8 have the same piston part number so i m sure it will work
     
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