Two SC 61's = trouble
Join Date: Jul 2001
I wouldn't bother overhauling the 1600. A 2 Litre fits in sooo easy its not funny using existing gear box. A 2 lire Escort sump, change thermo housing angle, shift radiator further foward.With the right gear can be done in a day at home easy..The good thing with these motors you can buy them good for $100. still in good nick..
Are the 1600 spark plugs the right heat range? Chamion N9 is the std heat range. From my experiance with these motors if its fouling plugs it must be smoking or fuming real bad. Being bowl in piston anything not right in that area the engine is nearly non drivable. Are the plugs fouling often?? the same one?Have you checked the leads,cap,points. Runing too rich can cause this too.
Again I'd seriously consider a 2 Litre.. Lazzy performance!!!
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Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
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