Originally Posted by chicksdigmiatas
Super necro! I found a full kia engine from a 95-97 sephia for 150. This is the right years, yes?
The way to know if it is the correct one is by looking at the oil pan.
The oil pan has to be aluminum, must have the angle at the bottom (not flat), and the linear or cross hatch grid on the bottom of the oil pan.
150 for a complete Kia engine is sweet.
If you want to restore the 1.6 engine, the engine from a Mercury Capri is the same. A friend used the cylinder head from a MC, just changed the water routing and that was it.
This is my current setup: (Note, this is on a fwd car)
Kia cylinder head
Forged internals (used to have Miata pistons)
Escort GT (or Mazda LX) engine block / BP
Mazda Miata flywheel and harmonic balancer (damper)
Rx-7 air flow meter / 550cc injectors
GTX Intake Manifold