It’s an old topic but with Sean’s engine swap story elsewhere in this issue, we thought it would be a good refresher to show the main ingredients for a K- or B-series swap. While several years ago a K-series swap might have been new territory, today both swaps have been proven a thousand times over and over again. So forget worrying if it’s going to fit or be reliable. It will as long as you get the right gear and do some basic homework. If you’re new to the topic, it’s always best to consult your local Honda guru or the listed specialists below to ensure you have all the right parts to make your swap a success.
The best and cheapest way to find a K- or B-series is by checking out the sale ads on your favorite Honda forum. Also check places like Craigslist and local junkyards, too. For JDM motors, you can hit up importers like Zerolift Autolab (zerolift.com) and JDM Engine Depot (jdmenginedepot.com). But here are some other must-have engine parts you’ll need.
How Much: from $499.99
Source: bloxracing.com, edelbrock.com, goldeneaglemfg.com, skunk2.com
Pictured: Skunk2 Pro Series
How Much: from $275
Where: bloxracing.com; bwrusa.com; skunk2.com
Pictured: Blox Racing Billet
How Much: From $400
Where: aempower.com, bisimoto.com, bloxracing.com, buddyclub.us, dcsports.com, skunk2.com
The next piece of the puzzle is to make sure you have all the proper drivetrain components (if it already isn’t included when you pick up the motor). But remember, you’ll need the half-shaft, shift linkage and proper axles for the swap.
How Much: from $330
Where: driveshaftshop.com, hasport.com
How Much: from $379
Where: hasport.com, hybrid-racing.com
Pictured: hybrid racing
Shifter Mounting Kit
How Much: $125