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Old 05-10-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Build! [UPDATE]

Hey guys,
So I'm kinda new to this whole forum posting. I recently bought an 89 CRX Si shell with an Si-R front end. I also had got a 94 B18C1 GSR from a tech at honda where I was working at for a while (not anymore ) lol. So I just started on this project and I'm hoping to get it running soon. Here are some pics of the car! Any help and advise on what to do or what else to put in would be nice. :bounce:

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-Si-R Front End :D
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-YS1 Short Geared Tranny
-ACT Stage 2 Clutch and Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
-OBD1 Chipped P28 ECU
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-Custom Shift Linkage with Energy Suspension Bushings
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-2 1/4" Piping with high flow cat!
-That's it for right now, More to come for sure

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When I first Got It!

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Haven't put the bumper signals on yet!

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So Loney

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Wire tuck was underway!

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With a homie's valve cover!

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My new valve cover

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ACT Stage 2 clutch is in

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Just need the tranny put in!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

Tranny put in? Oh mann.
Keep yo head up.

Nice start. Looking chill
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

Na not yet, I didn't have any bolts
But this week Ima put the tranny in and hopefully on saturday the motor is going in
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

for the owner of the crx
i actually cant really help u but i do have a question for you
did u notice the bottom front bracket that goes behind the radiator which originally holds a motor mount that holds the trasmition here s my question did u had to remove that because it seems that it might b a problem with the swap cuz am also doing something similar but am working on a b18b thanx
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

I'm like soooo jealous of that front end and motor swap.

Good lookin man!
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #6
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good start
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:33 AM   #7
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

Yes you have to remove that front motor mount. I haven't got around to it yet, but it should be coming off by this saturday. You also have to dent in the frame by where the alternator is going to go to have some clearance.
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sweet
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

imma start a small project like this. what wireharnes are you using? a6?
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #10
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I'm using a custom made harness.. It's a stock crx si one converted to obd1, didn't feel like going through all that hassle Lol
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Got My 5th Post Wooo.......You Paintin It? Or Leavin It Black?
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nice little project you got goin on, keep up the good work!
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Nice ride hopefully everything comes out perfect in ur build man
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good potential, looks good
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: 89 CRX Si B18C1 GSR Swap Project!

Haha I had to get my 5 to make this thread
Hmm I think for right now I'ma just leave it that color, after I do the swap It's gonna get a lil makeover

Gunmetal? lol
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The tranny is in
Motor goin in tomorrow!
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This is going to be awesome...great build so far
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nice build so far. i cant wait to put a ls in mine. o yea keep up the good work
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Tranny is in. :D
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:29 AM   #20
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Haha ya took me a while but I got real busy with some other stuff.
Well hopefully if tomorrow goes as planned, it will be in the rex lol.
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Took The Butterflies Out!

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The Motor Going In!

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Going UP!

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Finally In, What A Pain In The A$$!

That's It for right now, I just put in the axles and connected the wiring, more pics coming up
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This Pix Confuses me.
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Is that in the intake Mani?
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hi i just got my first honda, a 88 crx hf, i want to do a swap like yours but i don't no if i have enough money to do it. how much did it take you to buy all the part for the swap? (that means engine and everything)
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Is that in the intake Mani?
Ya That is in the intake manifold, I got a p28 ecu so it wasn't going to open up the butterflies so I took em out!
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Hmm well I bought the motor off of one of the techs I used to work with at honda. I bought it for 800 with engine, tranny, shift linkage, and mounts. It had two bent valves but it was no biggie. In total I say I've spent about 2000 so far, not too bad Lol.
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