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Old 09-18-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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I am looking to do an engine swap into my 1990 automatic civic hatchback. What are my options?

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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a vtec b18 of some sorts or a b18 ls if funds are low
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switch to manual and boost it and save about 1k lol..
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b20 vetec
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research...then decide what you want
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theres many options.
most people would recommend a 5 speed swap.
theres b, d, h, and k series for options. just depends on how much you want to spend, and what suits you best.

i chose the b18b1, LS motor. im very happy with it.
some people like the ZC's. d16z6 SOHC zc, some like DOHC zc.

look around and see which engine fits your needs and budget.
http://www.jdm-online.com/welcome
that is a pretty good site to look at motors..

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i for got the good old F series motors.
cant for get accord motors....
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Thanks for your input guys. My car has a good body, I've spent some in redoing the steering/suspension.
If I want to get into something like a B16A and convert to manual, is it wiser to find a rolling manual shell or can conversion to manual of my automatic be done without too much trouble?
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K-series ftmfw!!!!!
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K-series ftmfw!!!!!
K20 + K24 frankenstien.
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ha. sell ur auto car cause a trany swap really aint worth the time for your car or alot of cars . sell it and buy a 5-speed and start out with something worth a swap.
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f series



just kidding b series all day they give the best performance and are the least wrok from where your at right now...unless you wanna boost a d series...

it all depepnds on your budget you can get an ls vtec or a b20 vtec setup for around 1500 or cheaper
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