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Old 14-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #1  
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Hi everyone A newbie here so please be gentle!
I'm sure this subject has been covered before but here goes anyway ...
Have bought a cheap SportKa with a dead engine so need to replace it
What options do I have to put something bigger in?
Thinking along the lines of a ST170 lump? Or would anything else be a better bet?
Looking around interweb it seems to point me towards a diff sump pan (zetec 1.8?) and some new engine mounts plus a bit of trimming of bodywork but real question is regarding g'box and the driveshafts?
Is it poss to bolt a bigger engine straight in and would I need major wiring/ECU mods?
Thanx for any help and like I say its my first time and it is Sun morning!?
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Old 17-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #2  
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An interesting thread for sure .

From my Ka days the 1.6 and 1.7 Sigma conversions were quite well documented with the 1.6 especially being known for fitting as if it were meant to be there . If I am honest it does make you wonder why Ford never used either engine in the great chassis of the Ka and seemed to used the leftovers from Brazil and Bridgend (I.e the RoCam and HCS/Crossflow (sorry, Duratec)) engine.

All being said, I do love the idea of a Zetec or a CVH under the bonnet. From the old days however, not many CVH turbo conversions worked in the long term ; heat was the biggest issue (overheating) in part due to the radiator not being able to fit with a T3 turbo in place. People tried to work around such issues (fitting a second radiator etc.) but you would always see the cars for sale and then come back to the owner in a strange twist of fate. A few were reliable with larger radiators but the owners seemed to compromise on the turbo size, thus seemed like 'losers' in the dick length competitions.

With that in mind (unless there has been proven to be a CVH Turbo has been reliable with regular driving and years of use) I would personally look into the Sigma engines and Zetec. Duratec is a great shout if the engine is not too tall .

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