Had a fruitful day discussing the pros and cons of various ways to make the IMA motor separate from the engine for a true eV mode.
Also got top compare a gen 3 civic IMA motor with an Insight which was very interesting.
The two types of IMA motor aluminum castings were virtually the same bolt patterns.
The civic is a bit thinner in the casting thickness but a lot of extra depth beyond the casting is filled with the deeper coils so it was not possible to mat it with the Insight block there is also a different center point of the rotor which would be the biggest obstacle to overcome.
The civic has a position transducer similar to the Prius instead of the 3 proximity sensors used in the Insight for position feedback.
close but no cigar.