1600 cvh

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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:37 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Alan SS1 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:44 pm
scimjim wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Sounds like it’s probably out of an XR2 originally - standard SS1 exhaust will bolt straight up.
would that not depend on the design of the 4-2-1 ??? ie how far down under the sump the 2-1 part was . . . . some had a twin pipe running down front of block and only became 'one' at sump level (in XR3 version)
You misunderstand - like Richard I have an XR 4-2-1 and it’s a massive job to make any of it fit - just use the original manifold and exhaust.
Jim , my original post was just making clear that the only thing that would fit is the gasket :shock: , ie as you say 'use the manifold from SS1' :D


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Post by unclebob1951 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:03 pm

I've got it! My engine is tired, with low compression on no.1 cylinder, and I thought this might save me some cost and bother. On rolling road it was putting out 70 horses vs. original 95.

Dizzy is at the back. I will sell on the gearbox, sump and exhaust manifold, and the rocker cover as I already have a Sierra 1.8 one.

Not sure about carb setup. Any advice on preference for my standard carb vs. tldm xr2 28/32 that came with it? Spark plugs were quite sooty, so some work probably needed to tune it.


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SS1 1.6 1985
Former SE6a owner

unclebob1951
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Post by unclebob1951 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:09 pm

FYI, took the head off and it's a lean burn one. Bottom end looks good, but will now have to think about swapping hemi head and pistons from old engine, with new rings. Everything I read says lean burn head loses about 5 horses. How tough are big ends and mains on these engines? Am i likely to need to change those?


Bob Powell
SS1 1.6 1985
Former SE6a owner

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