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· Mark R-E
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Hmm. Get a roll cage - the best 150 quid you will spend on it - from memory (a mate did it to his car) the fuel tank needs to be taken out if you weld it in. And a decent set of sticky rubber, vented grooved discs and decent (EBC greenstuff) brake pads & braided lines. Don't rely on 15-20 year old rubber lines.

A cheap upgrade is to get hold of a BX 1.9 GTI 16valve. It will drop straight in. Keep the 1.6 gearbox as the ratios are shorter. Alot of weight can be saved by changing the side & rear glass for plastic.

After that lower it a bit and a cam, throttle boddies & mappable ign should provide enough to scare you...

Then there is the manifold, exhaust etc etc.

And run it on proper petrol (Optimax)

The best improvement you can make are the roll cage, tyres & brakes. This is a must BEFORE increases in power. Hopefully the brakes & tyres will stop you using the roll cage in the event of yours, or somebody elses mistake. Shouting Marshall aint gonna help!

Oh and b4 you go out put some black tape on the roof. Being put back in the green lane or brown (sand) won't be helpful


Otherwise have fun! Remember anybody can be quick in a straight line the corners are the fun bit.
 

· Mark R-E
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It is different as it uses pushrods from the cam

but it was found orginally was a Volvo lump from the 340-360 range.

Get the handling & stopping sorted before the power.

The 1.6 engine was considered by some a better engine than the 1.9. Less trouble and lighter.
 
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