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Whats the best swap for 85 civc ?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by Wilberbeast, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Wilberbeast

    Wilberbeast New Member

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    Hi,


    Well i got a 1985 civic dx and i was just wondering what easiest/best engine swap would be.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    A 1988-newer civic.



    Seriously, if you have to ask, you aren't capable of building your civic to its full potential.
     
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    i second that... ANY swap into an 85 civic is going to be a major project. is that what you want?? huh?? a MAJOR project?????

    if so, yeah anything newer would be a nice improvement. i personally have always liked the idea of taking a d16a6 and its suspension to an older civic.... :)
    ...not that i have actually done this.

    do a search on your year and model and see what other people are doing. several MAJOR older civic projects on this site. :)
     
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    hatukazi ambitious...but rubbish

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    Hasport Performance Inc.

    http://hmotorsonline.com/shop/sc2000search.cgi?what=page&item=30001

    there's a start for you, it might help to know how much $$$$ you can spend.
    using pre-made mounts with the engine/tranny/ECU/axles and a lot of wiring you will be spending around $2500 or more to get it done right.

    if you tackle this project, which will be sweet when you are finished take a lot of pics and start a thread to help others and get the help you need.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    Browntop ZC or 86-87 D16A1 (Integra)

    you'll need:
    (obviously) a browntop motor
    matching trans
    ECU
    86-89 Integra front spindles (complete)
    86-89 Integra axles
    86-89 Integra shift linkage
    a combo of your stock mounts and 86-89 Integra mounts
    84-87 Civic/CRX Si or 86-89 Integra resistor box
    84-87 Civic/CRX Si or 86-89 Integra engine harness
    84-87 Civic/CRX Si or 86-89 Integra fuel pump (becasue you're going from carb to FI)
    84-87 Civic Si fuel lines (or run your own)
    some basic wiring skills...the Si's and Integras have a 3 wire ignition vs. your 2 wire. The extra wire is for the fuel pump relay, you'll need to either change out your ignition and add the relay or you can use the stock ign. and add a couple toggle switches and relays (thats what I did with my 85 HF)

    I'm probably missing something...but thats the "easiest" swap for the 84-87 Civic/CRX's
     
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    daveholiday Do work

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    daveholiday Do work

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    Oh? Wow, I guess I didn't know that. Bet those still cost a pretty penny though
     
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    Yeah, the mount kit costs about $600, and then you'll need axles, distributor, ECU, and of course the engine and transmission itself.

    I guess that's pretty typical for a full set of Hasport mounts though.
     
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    daveholiday Do work

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  11. calmoc9

    calmoc9 C.E.L. 4LIFE

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    set aside a whole afternoon and go to redpepperracing.com. go forth and learn, grasshopper. dont let them tell to just get a newer car. there is just as much potential in an 85 civic. like others have said, it'll take time, research, and of course money.



    scott
     
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