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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 2:25 pm 

Joined: Sat May 13, 2017 2:16 pm
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Location: BC
Vehicle is $200. New CVs, timing belt, water pump, lots of work done. And a 5apd!

Worth it to strip it down and fix up, or better doing a swap? From what I understand there is no easy swap to the 1.6/1.8 from a 3cyl starting point. eBay has full rebuild kits for $250.

Well maintained Firefly for $450 said and done. Seems good to me?

Just curious on the general consensus. I'm no Ff virgin, had a 91 and lived that thing. Rebuilt the g10a in an afternoon.

Am I biting off more than I can chew rebuilding a g10a? Does the price of a rebuild make sense compared to a swap or buying a running model?

I like this because I'll know it's good to go!

Also parts. eBay rebuild kit? Better alternatives? Any way to squeeze some more power while I'm in there on a budget? Seems all the performance cylinders and whatnot are for the 4bangers only.

My Jeep gets 12mpg and I commute a lot.

Also great to see this forum still kicking!

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Location: texas houston
Welcome to teamswift. To answer your question, what are your intentions with the car?.. If you want economy, just rebuild it. If you want a project you will need to find a donor car and spend a good day stripping every thing you need. There are plenty of threads here.

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:19 pm 
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Just do the rings, rod bearings, and go through the head. You can do it with the motor in the car.

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