Murphy’s ’92 B16a Turbo Civic

Long ago, on a Honda email list serve, I met Greg. He was a fellow Honda enthusiast. The first time we ever met in person (in the late ’90’s), after more than a year exchanging emails, was at an autocross in Indianapolis. Back then, he had a Civic coupe and later bought this CX hatchback. The original incarnation of his Civic was the red and white striped one in the pictures below. The first engine swapped into the car was a JDM SiR II B16a. Greg and I enjoyed autocrossing our Civics as well as a healthy amount of bench racing in the off season! As time went on, as with most, Greg wanted more. He had his Civic repainted and built a JDM B18C (GSR) with cams, rods, pistons, and more. Sadly, that engine met its untimely demise due to valve¬†float at high rpms which resulted in many broken parts. Not yet deterred by engine troubles, Greg pulled his B16a out of storage and fitted it with a turbo. Details below.¬†

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Engine Modifications

  • JDM B16a
  • GT28RSR Turbo
  • Thermal Exhaust
  • Home made Poly Urethane torque mounts
  • 330cc RC Engineering Injectors
  • AEBS Intake Manifold
  • Silver STR cam seal
  • Hondata S300 ECU
  • Vortec Fuel Rail
  • Vortec Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Moroso Spiral Core Resonator
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • 65mm JG Edelbrock Throttle Body

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Transmission Modifications

  • B&M Edge Shifter
  • Quaife LSD
  • Exedy Stage I Clutch
  • Exedy Lightweight Flywheel

Suspension Modifications

  • KYB AGX shocks
  • Eibach Sportline Springs
  • front upper tie bar
  • 16″ Rota Circuit 8 wheels
  • Complete Energy Suspension Bushing Set
  • Integra GSR Steering rack converted to Power Steering

Brake Modifications

  • 15/16″ Master Cylinder and Booster
  • Fastbrakes 11″ front rotor upgrade
  • EBC Red Stuff pads
  • Goodridge SS brake lines


Other Modifications

  • S2000 Aluminum Shift knob
  • Sparco Steering Wheel
  • One Piece Headlights
  • Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Carbon Fiber Duck-bill Spoiler
  • S2000 start button
  • Body work and paint (A Volvo color)