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mcroutt
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« on: May 27, 2016, 06:58:27 AM »

I have a 93 Civic SI with stock 127 HP engine and would like to switch from D series engine to maybe a 1.8 liter B engine. Any recommendation on where to get this done and where to obtain engine. Found Acura engine from "Jtec site for $800. Unfortunately my Honda mechanic doesn't do engine swaps.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 03:30:06 AM »

You could talk to J-Spec Auto for a motor and trans (you'll need a trans, too).  I assume you're looking for a B18C out of a GS-R?  The B18Bs only make like 140hp, so I'd skip them.

This swap is pretty simple and there is a ton of info/support online (like this guide).  I'd consider doing it yourself if you have somewhere to work on it.  If not, there may be a coupe folks at the autocrosses you could talk to.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 01:11:15 PM »

J-SPEC can supply you with everything I think, including the ECU and axles. Justin is right, you may as well get the engine with the most horse power, if not, you'll be wishing that you did later on.
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