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Old 05-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re: crazy thought for the 914

300,

Since you didn't mention it, I'll conclude you are referring to the B18C motor. But any of the 1.8s (A, B, or C) would be a nice fit for the 914, especially since the car weighs less than 2400lbs. Kennedy Eng. Products list of 914 adapters appears to include Acura Integra 1990+, but I'd contact them with engine specifics to verify. This would be a good mate for the 914 transaxle since the torque is well below the 300ft/lb limit.

The first step is to get the dimensions of the engine front-rear (including drive & accessory belts back to the rear mounting face), dimensions top-bottom (including intake down to bottom oil pan). Also note any jogs in the oil pan profile since the stock engine bar runs side-to-side underneath it. Engine width shouldn't be an issue since the engine bay is very wide - more than enough for a V6, V8, or factory flat-8.

If you can get a sketch of the engine with the dimensions mentioned, I have a CAD model I can do a quick fit-check for you.

If you choose to go this route, avoid purchasing the 1.7L or 2.0L 914. Choose instead the least desirable 1.8L model - plus the cost will be less.

I'm currently doing a V6 transplant in my fourth 914 (1.8L). I bought a rough one so there's plenty of body work involved. Take a look if interested.
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