86 teg swap to 88 civic hatchback

HI this is my first post ever. STPAUL MN REPPIN

I have an 86 integra with the d16a1 motor and 4 speed auto tranny. I also have a 88 civic dx hatchback with the d15XX motor and 4 speed manual tranny. I would like to do the swap beacause the integra motor is older but has less miles(d16a1=at 140,000) (d15XX=at 202,000) and more power than my civic motor. Would it be possible to do a swap with out buying a mount kit because I can not find any d16a1 mount kits. Once I know what to do to get the swap done then I can do other simple mods such as intake exhaust and ECU, maybe also use the best parts for those. I am truly a beginner at all of this but If someone can help me with the right route to take I would gratly appreciate the help. :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: ................................................................. :angry: :blink:
 

xj0hnx

I wanna be sedated
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By reading the reference section it would appear that it would be a straight swap.There is nothing that specifically mentions that swap but,I think they consider those(the teg)zc motors and those are direct bolt-ins.As far as the conversion to manual if you have both cars,you have all the parts so why not.
 

Jeef

NO MA'AM
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Disregard what 92b16vx said. That engine is like the zc but has different mounting positions. The teg engine will not bolt in directly. It will bolt into an 84-87 Civic, but not 88+. Also the teg engine uses vaccum advance distributors when as your civic does not. This swap might be illegal where you live becuase you are putting an older engine into a newer car. Can you do this swap? Yes, you can do any swap if you have the $$$, and if you want the pain in the ass of wiring this. If I were you I would sell the teg motor to someone with an 84-87 civic/crx that is fuel injected and use that money to buy a d16a1, d16z6, b16a, or a b18a.
 
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