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Old 06-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #21
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they list it for the Y8 which is the VTAKK but I have the Y7 which is the 106hp shlomo version. are the exhaust manifolds similar?
Yep, about 99% of D series parts will work for all D series motors!! If you take out the oil squirter in the block you can run a D16y8 "VTAKK" head/ECU. Thats a common swap good for a few ponies and pretty cheap too! Search "mini me swap".
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I had a chance to buy a black 98 Acura 1.6EL with a turbo kit on it for $3000.00
beautiful car... its like a civic with more bells and whistles.
I love it... never got it though, the guy ended up keeping it, it was pretty quick with the D-series turbo though...220whp
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #23
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Hell, some D series parts work on B series engines too. I was using the original D16A6 distributor on my B series in my CRX (and the original ECU too if you ignore that I had it re-formatted...).
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they list it for the Y8 which is the VTAKK but I have the Y7 which is the 106hp shlomo version. are the exhaust manifolds similar?
They are all the same from inception on. I used a D15B2 (DX motor) short block for my HF because the crank/rods in the D15B6 (HF motor) are different and rare. The rods are apparently wider.... So I rebuilt the B2 shortblock and just strapped on the B6 head.

As far as turboing on the cheap, get the stock HF manifold and bolt a t3 onto it with a cheap adapter plate. Then just fab a dp that connects to the stock exhaust. If you play your cards right you can do it all for sub $1k. Then just chip an ecu and get someone to tune it.

The interchangablility of parts on honda motors is astounding!
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Then just chip an ecu and get someone to tune it.

The interchangablility of parts on honda motors is astounding!
The chipable ECU is a OBD1 92-95 P28 I think.
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It's only rare because it was not sold in the U.S. It's not rare in Canada.
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The chipable ECU is a OBD1 92-95 P28 I think.
almost all of the odb1 ecus are chippable.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:47 PM   #28
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sadly i need OBDII for nothern va
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So I bought the car.

Since buying it I've:
- fixed the noisy tranny bearing
- polished the headlights
- put in poly shifter bushings
- modified the AC by adding a resistor to the t-stat to make it colder
- Seafoamed it
- adjusted the valves
- inspected the (new) timing belt
- cleaned the engine bay

Am I weird? I have a 320 whp M3 and this cheap and cheerful car warms my heart.
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So I bought the car.

Since buying it I've:
- fixed the noisy tranny bearing
- polished the headlights
- put in poly shifter bushings
- modified the AC by adding a resistor to the t-stat to make it colder
- Seafoamed it
- adjusted the valves
- inspected the (new) timing belt
- cleaned the engine bay

Am I weird? I have a 320 whp M3 and this cheap and cheerful car warms my heart.
Not weird at all. My previous toy was a 600plus rwhp turbo mustang, this mazdaspeed miata is far more enjoyable. My domestice car friends don't get it.
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