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looking for the right engine

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Old 08-06-2006, 01:25 AM
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hey everyone i got my civic about a week ago for $200 bucks,my girlfriend thinks im crazy but i love it,the body is in good shape,about the only thing i know for sure i will need is a new engine,i got about $700 bucks to use for the new or used engine,and i have a friend doing the labor for me so that wont run me much,my question is what kinda engine can i realy stick in my ride,its a 1986 hatchback civic an i think it has a 1.3 manuel tran in it,hope this helps gys thnx
 
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:41 AM
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Go to a junkyard and find one. The engine type should be stamped on the block and in the documentation with the car.
 
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:35 PM
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im looking to just put in a better engine maby a vtech or something i that i can add a turbo to later
 
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:57 PM
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like pwned said, a junk yard is gonna be your best bet just find a match.
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:06 AM
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Yeah a junkyard or even ebay would be your best bet. Is the engine still running now or is it finished? If not, I'd say ride it out and save up a little more $$$ because your going to want to buy a half decent engine with low mileage.. especially if your hoping to boost down the road. Now as for which engine to go with it all depends on how much whp you'd like to achieve. If your on a tight budget now I would say go with a D series - D16z6/d16y8 (125hp, sohc vtec) not sure which one will go best with your frame but you might need mounts for the engine to bolt up to your car which will be an added cost on your already tight budget.

TiCkEr
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: jaden28

im looking to just put in a better engine maby a vtech or something i that i can add a turbo to later
It's VTEC.
 
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:06 PM
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yeah thats right im looking to do an engine swap,but im not sure wich type of ingine will actualy fit into my car?
 
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:39 PM
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Well..you can put any motor in there with the right mounts. A d-series is the easiest/basic way to go. Look up "D15B" on ebay, they have full JDM D15B VTEC motors for $450 which is a great deal and motor.
 
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