Ok so I figured I post this over here.
ok so I guess I will finally get around to start this. Been storing parts for about a year now...
So the little 1.6 in my car is finally starting to die so I am swaping to a 1.8.
99-00 short block (Thanks to Ben for hooking me up back when he was at MazMart
94-97 head (Thanks to Stephen)
a box of parts
So I still missing a few parts and plan to grab them in the next few weeks. I am planning for a swap either over the weekend of the 31st or 7th.
So i went to the pull a part today and grabed a valve cover off a ford and the little oil filter bolt, since my block didnt' have one.
here is the valve cover all dirty.
I have already cleaned, and started to prep it for the car. It is sitting in the garage right now with the second coat of paint. I also got the intake manifold all painted also.
As for the turbo. While working on it, I figured I would get the specs. So with some quick goggling and some help from Braineak. Got to love how MT.net comes up in goggle search.
The turbo is originally for a Pontiac Sunbird
specs out for a 250-270 turbo but some quick reading show that the exhaust housing is the weak point and I should be able to max out at 200-220 on this turbo. Not back for a small turbo that will spool by just looking at it.
Still have a list of little parts to find, but I got 99% if the big parts. Oh the gasket kit is ordered and on it way. Should be here by the end of new week or start of next week.
so I have some photos of the valve cover at 80% done
I still need to clean up the silver areas better. With the chrome VC bolts it should be just enough bling for my taste.
ah two steps forward and well two steps backwards.
I got the FM adapter mounted up today. That took a few quick trips to my favorite auto parts store..Home Depot
Did a quick mock up of what I have here:
Starting to look sexy I also picked up a piece of 26ga metal to make some kinda heat shield.
Then noticed a nice little issue
The only good new is that I was already planing on picking up a small box of nuts and washer to use for bolting the Intake and exhaust manifold already, so now I just need to either find 4 longer studs or just pick up 4 bolts.
Slowly she is coming together,