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Old 06-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Ok as of now im running a 1.6 turbod at 12 psi with a 14b, megasquirt pnp full exhaust/frontmount 460's ect. basically a nice somewhat reliable set-up. All of this is on a somewhat high mile 1.6 so this winter im looking at rebuilding it with decent rods/pistons, studs and maybe some headwork and a evo 16g and moving up around 15psi. Just wondering what everyone recommends. Iv read some build threads and everyone seems to have different set-ups. im not lookng for crazy horsepower just a strong bottom end with a slightly built head.
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pistons?
rods?
studs?
bearings/seals?
cams?
springs and retainers?
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Really did you do any research at all? All Im gonna say is that if youre building an engine I would say go for a 1.8 and dump the 1.6. Add a 99-00 head, I wouldnt waste money or time on a 1.6 head. Done.
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thats the thing i wanna stay with the 1.6, put some rods/pistons in with some new cams etc. nothin crazy
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Dont worry man, im still a believer in our 1.6's
If your looking for a tough forged build you could go this way:

Flyin miata's 9.1 wiseco pistons
M-tuned rods
ARP hardware, head studs, main studs.
Boundary engineering billet gears or fully built oil pumps
A company called Calico makes teflon coated bearings which are great but a little pricey, I got them for my rods to help a little incase oil starvation happens but stuck with ACL bearings for my mains.
As for seals, i would only go OEM for the rear main and the rest can be generics from you local auto parts store or ebay.

HKS cams in 256 at most if you want your idle to be normal

About head work, i got lucky and picked up a worked over (ported) head. stock valves and all, freshly resurfaced and all by a Rebello racing.

I would try some DIY porting and get your typical 3 angle valve job and clean and resurface the head and call it a day.
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if OP would have done even a little bit of reading he'd have found at least 10 threads with that /\ good advice in them...


but yeah
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i did... but as i said everyone seemed to have different set-ups so i just wanted to sate exaclty what i'm aiming for and see what some opinions were. settle. Thanks railz for saying something productive
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depending how far you go with your build I'd also recommend looking into a 1.8 6-speed transmission and a 1.8 rear end if you haven't got that handled...most people overlook the big picture, that more power needs to be put down and held down the right way.
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