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Hello, I'm writing in hopes of some help or a point in the right
direction. I just purchased a (manufactured 12/92) 1993? Honda Civic DX
Hatchback for $ 600.00 it had been babied until it was hit on the front
divers side in a parking lot.This is what needs to be fixed:left side
fender,left side lights,front bumper cover,wheel, shock and stirring far as most of the things i've looked for just replacement
parts and have only found regular civic parts in that year model. MY
first question is what years of civic parts are the same ? The engine
is very strong but it has around 160,000 (regular maintenance records)and
i was told the timing belt is due to be changed soon, so i was wondering
about an engine swap and have read about a few but it is all very
confusing to a newbie.The stock engine that comes in my car is it a
good engine (b16,b?) to be fixed up or should i look for better engine
(b20/b18 a,b,c ?/b16 ?/ ZC ?/ VETC ??) and if i should find a better
engine what kind and what year model and do i use the same tranny and
axels that come with the engine i find. i know this is a lot to ask but
i would really be grateful if you could help if not direct info maybe a
site or book, anything. Thank you very much for your time. AL


I wanna be sedated
You've got a D15B7,not really worth build IMO.You can swap in a number of engines.Almost all the B series H series or a D16Z6 from the si.You need to use the parts from the series motore you use,tranny,mounts,shiftlinkage,etc...Look around a bit more you can find answers,your question is a bit broad.


Senior Member
You can do everything John said, but a mini-me will yield better results then just swapping the whole d16z6. You take the z6 head/im/tb/injectors and stick it on the d15 bottom end. There are various ways of building a mini-me, some are good for around 145-150 (crank hp) it various depending on setup.
Engine Performance

Yes, it's one book.....It has been one of the best purchases I've made to learn about Honda cars. There is a complete swap section(what engines fit best in what cars and what's needed to make it happen). Plus, sections on engine building, building for nitrous, turbo, supercharged, N/A....Tells strength's and weakness' of d,b, and h series motors. Fairly in depth and it only costs about $20. Got mine at Barnes & Nobles......You might be able to find it on Good Luck!!
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