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Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 99MugenHatch, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. 99MugenHatch

    99MugenHatch New Member

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    Hey guys im new to the site ive owned hondas all my life, and i just picked up a 99 civic hatchback dx, with a knocking motor, im going to be doing my first swap, and need some input on a starting point and engine....have a choice between a b18c5, h22a, or should i do something different...im looking for a good power plant/play at the strip car but drive out n about to...so any help will be great please dont bash on me since im new, would love some good help..ty


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    Dual-500 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Welcome to the fourms Ty. My swap experience is with older models - you'll find plenty of help here from some of the other members.
     
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    ty very much. hope so this is my first like many other people and i want to do everyhting right and not rush into something and have crap lol.
     
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    You are most welcome. You came to the right place - that's a nice clean looking little car. Should build up real nice. Body looks nice and straight, no rust and no modifications. So, it won't be some chopped up POS with wiring issues like what I started with. :)
     
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    lol ty, yes it is very clean...just have to get the bay stripped of the motor, and get a list of parts i need to do this right. it will be a h22a or b18c5 for sure so any kinda list or starting point would help ty. is my 99dx a eg or ek?
     
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    There's plenty of guys on this site that can assist you - just give it a day or two to get going... One thing I can recommend is start shopping around for a catback exhaust - 2 1/2" should do well on this project. Also, use polyurethane hangers on the exhaust system.

    Also, what are your build objectives? What is your budget? Skill level / experience? Shop? Tools? Budget? That will be asked before recommendations can be made.

    I recommend you to start with a NA (naturally aspirated) build and mildly built and go from there. Use the search engine and browse around the site. Here's some links you may find useful. The last one is my build.

    http://hondaswap.com/auto-multi-media/new-dc4-build-first-one-documented-522635/

    http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-maintenance/exhaust-hangers-518065/

    http://hondaswap.com/prelude/what-does-exhaust-resonator-do-163942/

    http://hondaswap.com/civic-del-sol-eg-ek/b16s-time-trial-road-racing-del-sol-overhaul-thread-499811/

    http://hondaswap.com/auto-multi-media/brads-ej1-coupe-521145/

    http://hondaswap.com/auto-multi-media/ahhvtecs-2nd-gen-build-116579/

    http://hondaswap.com/hybrid-eg-ek-dc/cafrogs-k20-r-egg-519537/

    http://hondaswap.com/hybrid-eg-ek-dc/b18c1-obd1-into-98-civic-ex-help-variables-play-524718/

    http://hondaswap.com/auto-multi-media/matts96hbs-ej6-build-85658/

    http://hondaswap.com/auto-multi-media/zc-dohc-1991-hatchback-transplant-epilog-515235/
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    whats your budget, and what kind of power will you be happy with?

    throwing in a stock or near stock b series or even h22 is going to be your cheapest way to start having fun, so you are on the right track. if you really want to go fast i would stick with b series and think about going turbo. if you want to stay all motor, then the h22 or a K series swap would be much better. of course if you arent seriously drag racing it, lots of fun can be had with a b series as well.
     
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    looking to get the motor and evrything i need to get it in, its not going to be a fast swap i will be taking my time doing it right this is my first one to, i just want a opinion list of the thins i need to get it in the car like mounting it up, and what all i need to take off the car...some easy stuff first lol would like to do some cleaning in the bay area.
     
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    Welcome aboard.

    96-00's are ek's.
     
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    how about a short list of wat i would need to get it in and axles that sort of things anyone...mounts....wiring is really wat i need to know, and shift linkage..
     
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    What motor could i bolt in without the most work and have descent power still...
     
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    how about you get to reading?
     
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    im a noobie too

    I got on this forum hoping someone could help me.

    I have a 1987 4 door civic. it has the carbureted 1500 sohc D15A2 motor. I was wanting to swap it out for either an acura or another honda motor. I would like a motor that will cost the least to install and that can support a turbo. I have a goal to have the car built to 350 horse. i was wanting to turbo charge it, bore and stroke it out, new cams ect... all that good stuff. also id like dohc,or be able to support a dohc head. it doesnt have to be a vtec what would be a good motor that will fit in the car, with the lowest cost overall, and has sturdiest construction?
     
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    i have been alot....but doesnt hurt to ask......or does it i can just use another site.....
     
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    the problem is the data is all here. this is probably the BEST archive of honda data KNOWN TO MAN . but its up to you to find it and use it.

    i recommend a brown top ZC. or you can fab in a 92-95 D series that would also be cheap.

    Portal - Red Pepper Racing
     
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    well its either go cheap or i have to choices between the h22a or b18c5 really leaning towards the b18c5
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    the b18c5 will be easier for sure, and likely cheaper. even just a gsr b18c is a good place to start.

    i think Turbo got confused a couple posts back, and starting replying to that thread jacking noob.
     
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    Check the article's forums at the top of the main index page. there's a ton of swap info there with notes on wiring, mounts, linkages, etc etc.
     
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