Viva Ha Engine swaps?

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Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby spaceman41 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:40 am

Hi,I would like to know what's the easiest replacement for a 1057cc engine ? Something a little pokier maybe ?best regards,spaceman41
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby 1972nail » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:40 am

1256 from a HC Viva is probably the easiest. Others can comment on gearbox options to suit.
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby pbottomley » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:12 pm

1057cc engines fit best, as for more poke? Buy a faster car and drive that :D
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby spaceman41 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Thanks for the info :)and hey I have a Vauxhall 1.7 turbo van 02 plate that goes fairly fast ;)
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby pbottomley » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:42 pm

Thats would be a good fit on a RWD gearbox, but as the tunnel is so low on a HA and the rear axle not able to handle that sort of tourque it would be a full rebuild of the running gear all custom throught. Hense me saying a 1057 fits well :wink:
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby spaceman41 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:15 am

Ah no I'm not thinking of taking the engine out of my van !!! Lol !! .Just saying I have a second vehicle for work and longer trips etc.Okay so how far can the 1057 be updated?.Like cams and piston upgrades etc?.Rebore maybe?
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby spaceman41 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:44 am

I'm going to leave car as it is.The engine will be fine and it would be a shame to change anything as these are getting rare.I typed into howmanyleft.co.UK and it said there was 36 of which 14 are scorned.Not sure how accurate that is?.By the way I'm no Barry boy racer either I'm an HGV driver and I see lots of crazy drivers out there on a daily basis
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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby bedfordbad » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:11 pm

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Re: Viva Ha Engine swaps?

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:44 pm

Good sense prevails :P - are you in the mood now to join the Club - or have i already done that :oops: membership application attached :lol:
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