ls/vtec isn't in your 3k budget so thats out h22 into a civic... maybe if you plan on doing the work yourself...hey i was wondering what is your opinion on which motor should i put on my Ek???
LsV ls with b16 head with Valve train done
H22 with B series tranny
or any other options Don't Want Boost Or K series
have a budget of like 2000 or 3000
let me know....
k24 swap is your best bet unless you want to go with a b18b or c.