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Motor swap

Old 06-28-2006, 11:20 AM
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I've been looking up motors and it seems the ZC DOHC is a decent and easy swap for a 89 Honda civic hatch.. Is this true.. Are they good motors or would it be better to put a LS in the civic hatch.. I want to run 13's... I was thinking for now a ZC motor,Intake Manifold,Header,Intake,Exhaust,GSR or Type R Computer, Somekinda good tranny dunno?, Racing Flywheel, Racing Clutch... What would it run in a quarter mile??? would it be good times or what.. Any input on the ZC motors are they nice built upp.. What is needed for this swap??
Old 06-28-2006, 11:13 PM
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Not sure how easy an H22 will fit but that and a few bolt ons should get you in the high 13's I think. As for the ZC, you'll probably have to turbo it also.
Old 06-29-2006, 04:10 PM
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13's with an h22 stock is feasable also. the dohc sc swap is a nice easy swap. as long as your have mpfi you will have no problems. the dohc zc transmission is also a nice transmission. the 1-5 gearing is very close in comparison to an si tranny. but a zc 3-5/si 1-2 and si final will own.there was a link i was looking at last week about a 13 sec n/a carbed dohc zc with no bottom end mods. it can be a potent motor but depending on your finances you might want to consider the ls. the ls in the long run will be cheaper to get into the 13's. i however am a d-series fanatic and will take a d15 over an ls unless i find an ls for less than $100
Old 09-09-2006, 08:02 PM
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be careful about the zc, depending on where you live, they are not legal.
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