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B16A in an '86 Civic?

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Old 02-03-2007, 04:02 PM
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i've got an '86 Civic Si Hatchback...i've been looking for motor mounts for my car to throw in a B16A finally found a site that makes them but they cost like 600 bucks!! anyone know of a place where i can get them cheaper? i am also currently looking for the engine... income tax is a wonderful thing!! hahaha the engine doesn't have to be in great shape i'll work on it from the ground up if i have to... Thanks
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 04:19 PM
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are you really willing to go through the headache of putting a SiR in a 3G? you would be better off selling the car and buying a new one.
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:09 PM
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alright man what the hell is 3G? i'm somewhat new to this... all i know is that my local tuner shop freaked out on my car and that it would be an awesome sleeper... i trust these guys because they helped me find parts for my car that regular parts stores couldn't even get ahold of... they didn't rip me off either... and it's only massive trouble if i wasn't raised in a family of mechanics.. hahahaha
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:22 PM
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3g is a 3rd generation civic. i think that swap is super worth it. a civic under 2000 pounds with about 140whp is a killer setup. www.hasport.comis the only site i know that sells them. but a 4th generation obd0 b16a swap (88-91) is the one you want, its obd0 and has a cable transmission, and i say spned the extra few hundred and get the lsd tranny.
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:24 PM
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is your car an si model? if its not fuel injected the swap to fuel injection is difficult and lots of wires
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:35 PM
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yeah my car is an Si model it is fuel injected and that's the site i was at that found the motor mounts but they are 600 bucks!! well that would be the next step to get the tranny but i need to get the engine first... well actually the motor mounts then the engine then the tranny one thing at a time though hahaha oh yeah the original question was what was the difference in the engines? any idea?
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:50 PM
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you can get the entire engine tranny wire harness ecu all together. thats the best way imo, but its more money to save all at once.

b18a - 1.8 liter non vtec 130hp obd0
b18b - 1.8 liter non vtec 140hp i think this one is only obd1 and obd2
b17 - gsr engine 1.7 liter vtec had 160-170hp, very rare
b16a - civic si, civic sir, del sol vtec engine. 150-160hp. obd0-obd2 vtec engine
b18c1 - gsr engine 1.8 liter vtec 170hp
b18c - jdm type r - 1.8 liter 197hp
b16b - civic type r engine 1.6 vtec 185hp
b18c5 - usdm type r 1.8 vtec 195hp
b20b or z - these are non vtec 2.0 liter engines non vtec and about 140hp. they are basically an overbored b18b, have good torque tho.

all these are swapable into your chassis with that mount kit, but hood clearance might be a problem with some. but the cheapest ones are the b18a and b because they are the most common. type r swaps can cost 3-7000 bucks
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:05 PM
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okay you are saying B18 but from what the shop dealers were telling me i wouldn't be able to do it... it wouldn't fit... they told me i'd have to have the frame redone and have my doors reinstalled further back!! hahahaha i've got money but i don't have THAT kind of money...
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:15 PM
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hey do i really need power steering? hahaha i've been driving around w/o it for like a year already in my civic... and i don't really think it's necessary... just another belt spinning to me... what do you think?
 
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:53 PM
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hey do i really need power steering? hahaha i've been driving around w/o it for like a year already in my civic... and i don't really think it's necessary... just another belt spinning to me... what do you think?
I doubt it. I'm running without powersteering on my B16A swapped 95 CX and it drives fine.
 

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