this is a quote from another site.....what do you think? by the way tobi or anyone else that has a swap.....why did you go with that engine?.......in tobi's case the b18c in what was your red hb
Yes, an H22A engine will probably get you a very quick civic. With the engine swap alone into a civic you will get low 14's (high-mid 13's with a hatchback). With a good driver that is. However, you will have a car that handles like a turd. The H22A engine is very heavy, compared to it's B-series brothers. So if you don't care about stopping or turning, then go H22A.
Otherwise you can get the B18C5 (ITR) or B18C1 (GSR). Those swaps alone will put a civic into mid 14's (hatch into high 13's/low 14's). Again, with a good driver. A B18C series motor should cost around 2 grand for engine and transmission/ECU. make sure you get the transmission and ECU with any engine you purchase. And the B18C will bolt in easier than the H22A.