Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Which drivetrain to choose, so many choices, 4-cyl? 6-cyl? NA? Turbo?
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Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Tony » 09 Dec 2016, 07:56

Just like the title states, just wondering if anybody has attempted using a v-tec b18c1 out of a Acura Integra GSR?

I'm asking because I have a complete 1996, that could easily be converted to obd1. It is fairly fast in its stock form and with the weight reduction midlana has over an integra I think it would be a great platform.

Add in all the knowledge on this engine and the availability of cheap parts, it would be very easy/cheap to make more power down the road if the want arises.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Midlana1 » 09 Dec 2016, 09:17

In short: not that I know of, simply because there aren't that many builds yet.

All your reasons listed are exactly why it should be considered though. Parts are cheap, the engines are cheap, and best of all, there is a HUGE aftermarket for go-fast parts. It's physically smaller and lighter than the K20/24, so fitting it in is a no-brainer. I list it in the book as a highly-recommended drivetrain, so yeah, give it a go!

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by dpkilty » 09 Dec 2016, 09:22

The b series isn't far off from the k series anyway so you may be able to use everything in the book as is only having to possibly change a few motor mounts... But isn't the intake and exhaust "flipped" as compared to the k series? That may be the only issue you have to sort out.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Tony » 09 Dec 2016, 09:33

Yes, sort of, if that's how you want to look at it. The entire engine/ transmission are reversed compared to a k-series, on a b-series the engine is on the drivers side.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Midlana1 » 09 Dec 2016, 13:18

Doesn't matter, it'll fit either setup.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Tony » 09 Dec 2016, 14:36

Yea, I know it is doable. I think it would be a very fun car even with a stock setup. And tuning it would be very cheap and easy in the future. I was just wondering if it had been done yet. I think I saw a guy putting a b18b in toas midlana though, so that would still have helpful mounting info perhaps.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Angrypotatoe » 10 Dec 2016, 06:45

I think "steve o's build" in the build section is using a b18, but I don't recall if it was the vtec iteration.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by steveo » 14 Feb 2017, 05:01

I'm using a B18B1 as (a) it's cheaper and (b) I have an eye on a turbo later on.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Def » 14 Feb 2017, 10:50

Given what a "plain jane" K24 goes for these days, it'd be really really hard to go with a B series now. The newest B series is getting up on 16 years old now, most are more like 20-25 yrs old. The K24 is going to be a fresher engine, probably no more expensive, or only marginally so, and likely lighter.

Then you can always slap the "good" K series head on your 2.4L bottom end and gain a huge amount of power right there.

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Re: Has anybody tried using a b18c1?

Post by Tony » 08 Dec 2017, 11:30

Well this might be one step closer to a reality after getting rear ended the day before thanksgiving. The silver lining being that I now have zero reason not to steal the drivetrain out of my work beater. The insurance company offered me less money for tthe whole car than the battery I put in it two months ago cost me, so I decided to keep it for the drivetrain.

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