Re: swapping motors
I figure that the heads, intake, exhaust, etc. should be the same. Computer should take care of most the differences between 5sp and auto tranny. My main concern was that there was a different in bolting to a flywheel or flex plate. I was going to try to get the harness just in case I ran across a Sami with a bad motor for cheap; plan would be to put the bad 16 valve motor in the Sami after rebuilding it.
Presently the owner couldn't get the thing start because the wires in the dash were hack from someone ripping of the radio and a few other things. I plan on a compression test but was hoping to hear it run before I take the plung but that may not be an option.
If I get it, I'll plastic gauge the rod, crank, and cam bearings as well as do a leak down test before it's installed.