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#16 Kam

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

picked up my honda today the engine code on the vin plate is F182b by eny chance do you now what that is it looks massive fills the honda bay will upload a pik later asso it looks like it got a realy big bell housing onit


I've never come across the F series, popular ones tend to be B or D series, however all is not lost

F series

Usually the 1.8 lot would be a B series (b18c) so you might have a first F series mini? It might be a derivative of the B18 family but still F is not D =]

The size of the lump your saying is a worry though, in a honda they look small with loadsa space, in a mini they look bigger with no space! :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:44 PM

pulled the engine out today it looks allot smaller on the floor but the block is still allot fabber then a B looks like it could fit but the gear box is wrong as it was bables on the top and the starter on the front i could make the cables work but the starter would be in the way and the head dousent have the holes i need to put the altinator on the back

drove the car yesterday and it didnt seen like a TRUE VTEC i couldnt feel no kick lol i got a mate who is busting to buy it off me £300 for his civic think i mite let him have it and try and find a proper b18 or b 16 dohc

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

  • European Market Civic'1.6i-VT'(EE8)(EE9)
  • Displacement: 1.6 liter (1595)
  • Bore×Stroke: 81.0×77.4 mm (3.19×3.05 in)
  • Compression: 10.2:1
  • Power:150 hp (110 kW) @ 7600 rpm
  • Torque: 106 lb·ft (144 N·m) @ 7100 rpm
  • Redline: 8100 rpm
  • VTEC engagement @ 5200 rpm
  • Transmission: Y2
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ok admited my mistake the engine was no good sold it on to my mate and have picked up a b16a1 wich looking at the spec should be a good motor in a mini

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

That should make a really nice drivable mini , wich subframe did you go for in the end?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

i would have hunted down the kids that did this and knocked them out lol.was a lovely car and if your doing a vtec conversion put a b16a2 dohc vtec engine in it as they are light and have 167bhp standered :)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

going for the mini tec wen i have enough to buy it :( was only 300 sort but then i bort the rong car wih was a set back and now i bort this new engine i only have like 300 left lol but i will scrap the car as its a big chunk of metel and i got 3 dead mini engines in the boot and its full of scrap i also got 2 cats to way in so should be back on track soon "

yea i neva did find out who did it but the day i do think i mite get locked up

i did look for a a2 engine but think they are more rare to find as every 1 wants them i will be happy with 150bhp as my old engine was only around 50 and twice as heavy



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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

The main difference between the a1 and a2 is the gearbox, a1 is cable driven and a2 is hydro, I'm sure the gearbox side mount is in a very very slightly different position to an a2 one, on an allspeed frame this makes a difference but not on a minitec frame

Check out page 16 onwards for a list of what fits, seems like your safe

http://superfastmini.../MTB2MANUAL.pdf

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

yeah that is the difference the gear box, a2 as easier to get than a1 as they were in the ek9 civic aswell as the eg6 :)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:13 AM

Little question for anyone who knows... surely regardless of engine, if its got a y21 box, then its hydro and fine for the allspeed kit? I've got a b16a, with y21. it'll fit, right?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:26 AM

Have you had anyone round to check your shell as it has been fire damaged its likely a lot of the structural integrity has been lost and i wouldn't like to be in there if its gets rolled and subsequently squashed.

Don't to rain on your parade, just something to think about :)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:29 AM

Have you had anyone round to check your shell as it has been fire damaged its likely a lot of the structural integrity has been lost and i wouldn't like to be in there if its gets rolled and subsequently squashed.

Don't to rain on your parade, just something to think about :)


I was thinking that - it would be worth getting it in a jig and checking it's still all straight, as some of the panels may of warped!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

the fire damage wasnt to bad if i remember rite it was only on fire for around 10 minits wich is long enough basicly it buckeld the roofs shape and destroyel the dash seats carpet wasnt burned but was scrap i have been carefull wen doing the shell i welded sars in the doors wen i took the roof skin off but i didnt compleatly remove it i left around an inch of the old roof and seem welded on th new one the quater panels where all ok but as its an mpi they suffer with rust so i replaced them and the front as that had been kicked in think it should be structualy ok i will be fitting a full cage for extra safty

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:49 PM

Little question for anyone who knows... surely regardless of engine, if its got a y21 box, then its hydro and fine for the allspeed kit? I've got a b16a, with y21. it'll fit, right?


I'll reply on yours at it'll be easier to follow

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

bit of good news engine and box will be hear and i have enough for the mini tec subframe so should order that next week then i can get sum progress i did want it on the road for the summer but it dont look like that will hapan unless i get a move on

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

bit of good news engine and box will be hear and i have enough for the mini tec subframe so should order that next week then i can get sum progress i did want it on the road for the summer but it dont look like that will hapan unless i get a move on

Remember to order the right hand drive conversion kit when u order the kit because you will definately need it




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