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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 11:27 PM
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Question on motors and their power. I have a 1.3 and of course I'm not too happy about the low power. It has a weber carb and a header. Question is will a midrange cam really help alot or how much better is the 1.6 8 valve as far as power goes. I like the Sammy but it is my DD and I drive it to Gainseville at least once a month. I'd like to know if there are instructions anywhere on how to do the swap, good years for the motor and if I'll need to change the wiring harness around also. I've never done a motor swap so I was thinking the 1.6 8 valve would be easier and still give good power for the Zuk. If putting a cam in would help bunches and put it close I'd rather do that as the 1.3 in there now runs very soundly.(except that it for whatever reason brakes the timing belt every year)

I'd be grateful for any information, thank you all.

It' a 86 Zuk on 30 * 9.5 tires . Oh, and how much would it impact if I dropped the tires down to like 27's or so. Would that help gas mileage or improve 5th by alot?

Thanks again.

Tom from Ft. Laud.

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The tire size is your main killer. If you had a second set of daily driving tires you'd notice a large performance increase.
Going from my 29 swampers to the stock 205 (26" or so) was night and day, 80mph no problem with those little tires on a tired engine running on 3 cylinders. I'd like to try some stock tires on my samurai now one day, hehehehehhehehehehehehehehhe.

Built engine and t-case gear reduction, LOTS of power!!!
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