can I swap the internal parts from a warped VTECH head into a non VTECH head? and will it work the same way?


Asked by Jun 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM about the 1996 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 96 honda civic that origainaly had a VTECH, the guy that I bought it from had a
non vtech put in because he was unable to find the right engine, I have the old vtech head
that is warped unfortunatly, can I swap the vtech sylinoid and internals of the head to turn
the non into a vtech?

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It is possible, that is called the MINI ME conversion. If you look online specially honda-tech you can see that people do this conversion alot. You MUST also resurface the head and also have the machine shop make sure it is still use able.


I have actually see quit a bit about the mini conversion, but they all swap full heads, what I'm wanting to do is just swap the internals, ie. cam and valves from the warped vtech head into the non vtech head, I've already pulled the cam out of the non vtech head and didn't really want to go any further until I found out for sure if this would work. I know that I will have to get the frost plug out of the side of the head where the vtech solenoid goes, but do I still need to have it machined?

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