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Old 05-02-2007, 03:30 PM
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I have a '93 Honda civic DX. I'm planning on doing an engine swap. I know about the B series engines. I was thinking about going with a B18C1, 3, or 5. I would rather go with a B16 block and a B18C1 head. I saw it in another forum and wanted to know if this was possible. I don't know too much about cars. It seems like it would be less expensive and I'm not blessed with money. If i was to do this, what kind of transmission would i need? Also how much HP would i have if i did this swap? Thanks for your time
 
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:26 PM
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First, I have a B16 swap and if you did a B16 block and a B18 head you won't feel anything, but if oyu had a GSR block and a B16 head, well I am trying to figure that out now lol.

For tranny, I would say the B16 is the one I love the most, but you said you didn't know much about cars so I'll stick with the tranny and the same block.

for HP wise you'll see 170-180hp.

But you also mentioned that you was thinking about a B18C1(GSR) 3(older type R's 94-97?) 5(newer type R's 98+), and you did also mention you didn't know much so I would just go with a complete B18C1 change over. Since imo a GSR with little modifications here and there will be up to par with a Type R.
 
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:13 AM
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a GSR block with a b16 head would be the equivlent of a type R.
the b16 head is made from the same production line as the Type R head but the Type R head has more refinements from the factory.

basically its a poor man's type R.
 
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:51 PM
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B16 trans > GSR trans.
 
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: MY99SI

a GSR block with a b16 head would be the equivlent of a type R.
the b16 head is made from the same production line as the Type R head but the Type R head has more refinements from the factory.

basically its a poor man's type R.
He nailed it. There were some tech articles on building a poor mans Type-R in honda tuning a few months back. Check out their website.
 
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:49 PM
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well i did an h22 swap in my 95 civic man it was hell lol
 
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