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1986 civic engine swap

Old 03-29-2017, 03:35 AM
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will an d17 v tec from a 2003 civic fit go into my 1986 honda civc dx ?
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:19 AM
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Yes, anything is possible. Will it bolt in? NO. Will it be a ton of custom work? yes.
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First lets look as some of the things we will need and things that will need to be done.

1. Convert from carb to fuel injection. To do this we will need a fuel tank from a SI as well as the main fuel line from a SI and a fuel pump.

2. Axles. The 1G axles will not fit properly in the D tranny, and the D axles will not fit in the 1G hubs. You will need the D axles and the outer cv joints of the 1G.

3. Mounts. There is no aftermatket kit for putting d-series engines in a 1G so you going to have to make custom ones. You will need all the mount from the d-series and the 1G to mix and match.

4. Shift linkage and stablizer bar. Get the ones for the d-series.

5. Clutch. the 1G has a cable clutch while the D-series is hydrolic. You will be making an adapter.

6. Wiring. Lots of wiring to do lots of choices to make on how to do it. At a minnuim you will need a MPFI engine harness and the correct ECU for your engine.

More here, but this is a good start

In fact this post is a bit obsolete : the d16a1 is A LOT less work.

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