Project 81 Civic Part 6 – No Mugen Power?

Project 81 Civic Part 6 – No Mugen Power?

By Brian Gillespie


DOHC D16 is Meh

The internet thinks our power plant choice is lame, so the engine argument continues. Which way do we go? Do we build a fast street car with a DOHC D16A1 or all out track monster with a J or K? And don’t forget we also have a turbo VTEC L15B7 from the new Civic.

Brian finds an ultra rare Mugen ZC engine to spice things up, but in a surprise move “no man” Carter says yes. Project 81 Civic takes a turn in a definitely twisted direction.


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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.