I really wish I had a spare Nubira engine to check out everything....anyone want to sell me one
Was he trying to bolt up an automatic or a manual tranny?
The 5spd Lanos D16 and Nubira D20 (same as F16 and F20) have the same mount structure so I can't understand why the D16 wouldn't bolt right up to the T20SED.
I don't know anything about the automatics so I can't comment on them.
Given that the T20SED and C20E both have the same block (as proven by the pictures of the C20E 8V head and T20SED 16V head castings) I have to think that this swap should be fairly easy from a mechanical standpoint.
It's too bad your buddy Jason didn't know about the side engine mount before he went ahead with the center mount modifications.
The C20E mounts the air conditioning at the very bottom of the engine with a couple of brackets but I haven't seen a Nubira A/C system.
If any of you out there have a Nubira and a digital camera I would love to see detailed pictures of the engine ( you could email pics to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The biggest thing I need detailed pictures of is the area on the left side of the block (under the head) and the tranny mount bolts.( the bolts that screw the tranny to the block....not the tranny mounts in the engine bay)
It would be really nice to put this question to rest so we know what all is involved in the swap once and for all.