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    B-swap discussion thread - Not your normal swap question!!!

    Hi, I'm new here. What engines can I swap into my 3g to give me more power?






    Okay, seriously though...

    (If this is TLDR, just jump to the bottom paragraph.)

    As some of you know, my car has sat unused for a few years now needing a brake overhaul . When I restored it, I spent an obscene amount of time combing through junkyards looking for parts to recondition and reuse. That was fun and all, but I'm way, way over it now. Every time I think about the car, I just think about all the old parts in it that are going to fail, and I have no way to replace them because we have ZERO aftermarket support. So I find more rewarding things to do than fix the car.

    I'm also thinking of all those cable car shows where they get an old muscle car, scoop out everything under the hood and replace it all with the latest and greatest. The idea has taken hold of my mind. When the time comes to restore my '86 crew cab, for instance, I'll simply call GM and order a brand new 600hp 502cu engine with matching Supermatic transmission. It will come complete with all controllers and harnesses so I can drop it in and drive.

    That's not really possible with a 3g, but I'm thinking along those lines of yanking the old A20 and dropping in a VTEC B18, for example. The swap is more difficult, of course, but still possible. What I absolutely don't want, however, is to drop a fortune into this car and end up with no parts availability in 10 years. I'd rather just sell the car, with all the old parts, to someone who wants to deal with all that.

    All that to ask: what's everyone's opinion on parts availability for, say, a B18C5 ('97-'01 Integra R engine) in 10 years? Will the aftermarket forget about those engines like they have about ours? If I do the swap, can I expect to keep getting parts for it? What's everyone's opinion? Driving this car is so much fun, but fixing it is not.
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    Re: B-swap discussion thread - Not your normal swap question!!!

    The Vtec B series will never die. They are the "Smallblock" from Honda.

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    Re: B-swap discussion thread - Not your normal swap question!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Hi, I'm new here. What engines can I swap into my 3g to give me more power?






    Okay, seriously though...

    (If this is TLDR, just jump to the bottom paragraph.)

    As some of you know, my car has sat unused for a few years now needing a brake overhaul . When I restored it, I spent an obscene amount of time combing through junkyards looking for parts to recondition and reuse. That was fun and all, but I'm way, way over it now. Every time I think about the car, I just think about all the old parts in it that are going to fail, and I have no way to replace them because we have ZERO aftermarket support. So I find more rewarding things to do than fix the car.

    I'm also thinking of all those cable car shows where they get an old muscle car, scoop out everything under the hood and replace it all with the latest and greatest. The idea has taken hold of my mind. When the time comes to restore my '86 crew cab, for instance, I'll simply call GM and order a brand new 600hp 502cu engine with matching Supermatic transmission. It will come complete with all controllers and harnesses so I can drop it in and drive.

    That's not really possible with a 3g, but I'm thinking along those lines of yanking the old A20 and dropping in a VTEC B18, for example. The swap is more difficult, of course, but still possible. What I absolutely don't want, however, is to drop a fortune into this car and end up with no parts availability in 10 years. I'd rather just sell the car, with all the old parts, to someone who wants to deal with all that.

    All that to ask: what's everyone's opinion on parts availability for, say, a B18C5 ('97-'01 Integra R engine) in 10 years? Will the aftermarket forget about those engines like they have about ours? If I do the swap, can I expect to keep getting parts for it? What's everyone's opinion? Driving this car is so much fun, but fixing it is not.
    No disrespect but A20a3 4life lol. But yeah man everything these days is K and b swaps pretty much. The question is is the frame the body worth putting another motor in and dropping that much money. Will they still have Parts 10 years from now of course you can get almost anything for the B Motors
    Last edited by Shane86; 10-30-2017 at 03:39 PM.

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