Up to this point, Leroy’s progress has been moving fairly slowly, but with the footwork and cabin fairly well-sorted it’s time to add some power! “Finally” I can hear you thinking. Keeping in mind this car is being built on a measly editor’s salary and the car needs to remain street-legal, a killer K-Swap was out the question, and so I opted for the next best thing—the legendary B18C from a JDM Integra Type-R.
Putting out around 200hp at the flywheel the ITR swap should provide roughly double the power of the worn-out single cam. After doing some shopping around I eventually picked up a clean ’96-Spec swap from Moshi Moshi Motors in Gardena, CA. So without further delay, follow along as I transform the JDM motor to CA smog compliancy and stuff it in Leroy!