If your motor is dead, and the other one is essentially free, take it. Get the tranny too. You should rebuild it, as with any used engine, you don't know how long it's been sitting around, and it's probably been a long time.
On one of my first CRXs I dropped in a dohc ZC and it did exactly that, run flawlessly. In fact, at 1800lbs with DC header and custom 2.25" exhaust in 40 degree weather on Nitto street slicks I pulled off a 14.4 sec quarter mile ET.Wasuri said:where are the stories of people dropping engines in and it working flawless?!
Thing is, you really can't rely on cold engine compression results. They will almost always be lower than they would once the engine is warmed up. I suppose if the results for all they cylinders weren't too far apart (no more than 30 psi) I would deem that acceptable.Wasuri said:I was wondering if I bring a compression checker and see if its still good and it cranks smooth, wouldnt that relieve some stress about he motor not being in good order.