Project 81 Civic Part 4 – J Series and L15B7

Project 81 Civic Part 4 – J Series and L15B7… Will they fit?

By Brian Gillespie


Part 4 of the our Project 81 Civic series is finally out and it’s a doozy. We’re still searching for the ultimate engine swap for this car. This time the crew tries to stuff a J32 from a CL Type S into the front end of the tiny Civic. But wait, there’s more! Next we try an L15 turbo motor straight out of a brand new 2017 Civic Si. Seeing if they fit or more importantly, what needs to be done to help them to fit in this second generation Civic bring us one step closer to answering the question of “Que series?”



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Brian Gillespie
Technical Editor at VTEC Academy
Brian Gillespie fell in love with the Honda brand in 1974 when he owned and raced a CR 125 Honda Elsinore. Many Hondas later he started Hasport Performance with his brother Keith. The last 17 years have been spent developing all sorts of engine mount kits, paving the way for nearly every Honda engine swap that's since taken place.