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    1974 Honda Civic

    I just purchases this car on Christmas eve for my wife. She loves the small Honda cars and I was able to get this one for a good price off Craigslist. Here are the pics:

















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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    She's a beaut mate! :tu: :tu:

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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoKP
    She's a beaut mate! :tu: :tu:
    thanks

    Im going to try to swap the engine this weekend.

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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    Lets see a picture of the replacement EB, I hope you at least hosed it off a bit for the wife :lol:

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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    That little car reminds me of Herbies

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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    We may try the other engine, or just throw the original on the bench and rebuild it and use the spare for parts. I think we will be keeping the eb2 engine and modding it for some extra ponies. So far I hear an eb3 head has better flow through the valves, and if a eb2 has low comp pistons, I could combine them with a tiny turbo. As for the rat rod look, It will be stripped and painted. Wife wants a bright racing red with black and grey micro swede interior. We started by cleaning the area around the car and, dug into the interior and some of the engine bay today. Floorboards are solid.







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    I bet that was a relief!

    Your on the right train of thought with the EB turbo idea. The EB3 head has 9cc more volume in the head with domed pistons to suite. That being said you could either put a EB2 head on a EB3 bottom end for (roughly) 11 to 1 compression or EB3 head on a EB1/2 bottom end for a nice low compression set-up.

    I have a really nice EB3 stock intake manifold. If you end up keeping a EB2 head it would be a nice upgrade if you put a weber on it and jogged out your intake ports 3mm

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    We took the head off. Looks like the HG was the thing that went on this one.



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    Re: 1974 Honda Civic

    Engine is out:





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    Wowzer. My "junked" EB3 is starting to look better and better! lol

    A word of advice, if you are planning on rebuilding ANY EB engine always always always check your oil pump for any signs of wear. and If there is any wear take it to a machine shop to have it checked. EB's have a bad reputation for having the oil gear seize up and either breaking the drive gear off of the camshaft or Breaking the camshaft in half.

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