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Old 05-10-2013, 12:31   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by davalav View Post
Awesome thread mate. So what's involved to build a VVC 1.6?
Just basically a standard 1.6 block, I just used a 1.4 block though as I already had it and some 1.6 pistons and liners and I was rebuilding the bottom end. Then just stick a vvc head on that, need to use a manual tensioner and 1.8vvc timing belt. Had to change the engine loom to a vvc one for the extra plugs and I converted to a pg1 close ratio box as well. You also need to change the front subframe to a 160 one so the exhaust clears. Oh and the mount on the back of the sump needs to be changed for a 160 one as the pg1 box causes the engine to sit on a different angle. For anyone with a 1.6 already the job could be done in less than a day.

Originally Posted by Phill Ellis View Post
Where bouts are you from mate? pretty sure i seen you driving in throckley past sainsburys?
You'd be correct, I live and work in throckley, are you from round there and what do you drive?
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