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    Default Engine swap?

    I'm looking for a little advice, I want to swap my engine and box out for something with more power, the current 1200 engine is leaking from a few places and lacks grunt on the f10 box.
    I'm thinking 1.6 carb on an f13 box, but I'm open to any suggestions. I don't want a flying machine but just something that goes a little better than I have, with longer gears.
    I don't really want to go redtop, I'm looking for as simple a swap as possible.
    Also if anyone has an good engine / box for sale I'd be interested to know what you have and what you want for it.
    Cheers.

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    1600 16v straight out of a corsa straight into a nova with a couple of daft bits
    Probs cheaper to do than an 8v aswell

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    as above the 1400 or 1600 16v are cheaper than most 8 valve engines nowadays and are a straight swap
    e92 M3, S2000, VW T5, Nova c20let, Nova Gsi and another on TBs a.... All I need is some petrol.

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    Thanks for the replies, I've been afk all week.
    I'm still looking, and so is my brother in law (mechanic) for a suitable donor.
    So far the only engine I've found is a 600 mile round trip
    I'll keep looking....

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    I just thought I'd update this as its getting close to the time work will start on the swap.
    I bought a Zafira but that turned out to have a couple of engine issues so that was put to one side, then I bought this last week.

    1.6i, 66k, 1997, engine looks ok and drives well.
    Also got a set of speedlines on it too, even if they do want a refurb.

    Hopefully this will turn out to be the right donor, unless any of you lot know different?

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    X16xe I assume, should be fine mate

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