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PostSubject: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyTue Feb 23 2010, 18:39

i have a 1.3 mk2 golf carb engine not gti, just want to know for the distant future what would be the best engine to throw in it? taking into account money is tight for me nowadays
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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyTue Feb 23 2010, 22:09

depends what kind of performance you want...
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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyTue Feb 23 2010, 22:23

if money is tight keep it as it is best engine conversion? 460227
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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyTue Feb 23 2010, 22:30

mk2 1300 lil dubber wrote:
i have a 1.3 mk2 golf carb engine not gti, just want to know for the distant future what would be the best engine to throw in it? taking into account money is tight for me nowadays


Well if you go for something bigger then you'll need the gearbox to suit the new engine.

As your car is carbed, maybe stick to something else thats carbed like a 1.6 or 1.8.

To be honest though, you could pick another mk2 up with a bigger engine for about the same as buying seperate parts(engine, box, loom etc). Doing a conversion to the mk2 pictured in your avater would'nt be cost affective IMO mate.

Save a few hundred quid and buy another car thats running right then fit your wheels and suspension over to it best engine conversion? 51732

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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyWed Feb 24 2010, 10:02

but im guessin you want to keep your project car...due to the amount of time and effort youve put into it.

a question that needs answering is; does a 1.6 or 1.8 driver engine drop straight in? or do you have to swap looms etc???

a carbed engine would be the easiest due not having to route fuel lines etc etc for a gti engine.
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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyWed Feb 24 2010, 12:58

any small block engine will bolt straight in, so the biggest you could go to easily would be a skoda 1.6 engine, or some mk3s came with a small block 1.6, they are common polo conversions, polo GT engine might be a good one for you as its still a 1.3 but you will get multi point injection etc or even better would be a 1.4 from a mk3 on polo gt management, loom and injection setup, possible to make 100hp relatively easy 8k rev limit for fun revs and almost gti power from a little 1.4. Good times.
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PostSubject: Re: best engine conversion?   best engine conversion? EmptyWed Feb 24 2010, 18:49

Tiz wrote:
polo GT engine might be a good one for you as its still a 1.3 but you will get multi point injection etc or even better would be a 1.4 from a mk3 on polo gt management, loom and injection setup, possible to make 100hp relatively easy 8k rev limit for fun revs and almost gti power from a little 1.4. Good times.

Verv easily and a little more with a bit of head work !

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