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Project low budget B18

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by stealth2, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. stealth2

    stealth2 New Member

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    I never thought I would try this, but it looks like I'm coming over into the Civic tuning world. I've been a RWD/ mid engine guy my whole life, and well it's time for something new. Actually this project just kind of fell into my lap so I couldn't turn it down. Oh and before anything I just want to thank everyone before had for any help you can give me, also don't get pissed if I ask a stupid question or two....this is my first swap.

    So heres a little history on the project: A co-worker of mine has (well had now) a 95 Civic EX Vtec coupe, stick, that he was looking to sell. I wasn't looking for another car, but after he told me the price, well lets just say I have another car now. Overall it's in good condition, a faded red paint job, blown struts, and a little bit of "Honda rust" on the left quarter. But other than that it drives great.

    Well on the other side of town a friend of mine was going to do a B18C1 swap into his CRX. But after changing his mind and deciding he wanted a boosted D series, the B18 went up for sale. After talking to him we struck a deal that we would trade motors (he takes the D from the Civic and I get the B, plus I gave him some cash). What made the deal sweeter is that he had a host of goodies with it and the engine and computer are all ODB1 (sweet!). So now I have a car and motor.

    Next is the trans. The transmission he had on the motor was a cable from a B16...not going to work. Luckly my friend's co-worker had a freshly rebuilt LS trans that he was looking to unload. And before you make fun of me for getting an LS trans, I picked it up for well under half it would of costed me for a used GSR trans. So now I have all the major componets, it's the details I need help with.

    First off what axles/half shaft do I need that'll fit a LS transmission and into a 95 EX hub? I'm looking to save as much money as possible so spending $350 on hasport axles is out of the question (unless thats the only one's that'll fit). Second off mounts? What kind do I need to fit this motor and trans into the shell? I think with those two items taken care of I will have everything to do the swap.

    I'll keep this thread updated with pictures and write ups as I go along (and probably a lot more questions).
     
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    colombian_jam New Member

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    any integra LS GS GSR will fit in that tranny and u dont have to get hasport 94-
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this will help some:

    And BTW, welcome to Honda. Please keep your hands and legs in at all times, and enjoy the ride!
    :p
     
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    I thought You needed 94+ Teg Axels with an B18C? I'm prepping for this swap still to if I keep my car and am working on documentation... and don't you need the shiftlinkage from the Teg as well?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    94+ integra axles are what you need.. i just happen to be selling some also.. check sig
     
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    thanks, but I have axles on order already. The only piece I'm missing now is a half shaft and rear mount. If anyone has either of them I'm looking. Once Everything comes in the fun will begin, hofully I can get started this Saturday on it.
     
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    Civic Gsr New Member

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    Im selling a half shaft for your swap. pm me if you still need it.
    I could also get you the half shaft.
     
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    Im working on the same swap, but i wasnt lucky enough because I have a DX, i need to wire up the vtec witch sounds like a b@#$@ch. I also for the budget have a LS tranny.
     
  9. stealth2

    stealth2 New Member

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    PM sent
     
  10. killercannible

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    actually you can use 90-93 axels as long as you use a 90-93 half shaft. Its not a big deal to change half shafts, especially since the half shaft that probably came on the motor is for cable integra trannys 93 and under. If you need a 90-93 half shaft they are all over the place and may save you some money in the long run on 94-01 axels.
     
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    The motor didn't come with any half shaft or axles. I have 94+ integra axles already so I need a 94+ half shaft now. I just can't find one for a decent price around anywhere.

    Oh and an update, I pulled the motor out on Saturday so now I just have to clean up the engine bay a little bit and get the final parts to put the car together. I'm hoping to have it up and running in 3 weeks. :D
     
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    killercannible Senior Member

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    Half shafts are expensive, thats because they usually go with the motor they came on. Keep checking ebay and look on HondaMarketPlace. Ebay will be more expensive but the honda-tech forums honda market place usually has some good deals.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i've seen half shafts for $30 on H-T
     
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