What to do with my Laser?

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What to do with my Laser?

Postby sparks » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Hey guys, it’s that time of year again! Those long cold nights in the garage are raining in!!

I’ve been thinking of late about what to do with my 1.6 Laser.

She’s currently in a completely dismantled state for those who are not aware

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After being at the NEC this weekend and gawping over some of the Capris from CCI and other clubs and speaking to one or two people I’ve come to a difficult decisison.
So..

I have a 1.6 pinto, but I also have a 2.0 205 block pinto.

I would like to keep it completely original and have been told it would be great to see it original as you don’t seem to see many people around with 1.6’s that haven’t been converted to 2.0’s.

But. Can i gain much more power/performance from a 1.6 or should I look to upgrade to the 2.0 :headscratch:

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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby 340truck » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:08 pm

2ltr cam, 32/36 dgav Weber, decent exhaust and manifold......and your 1.6 will out perform a std 2 litre. Beyond that, you need to start with your 205 block 2 litre and go from there
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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby D366Y » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 am

340truck wrote:2ltr cam, 32/36 dgav Weber, decent exhaust and manifold......and your 1.6 will out perform a std 2 litre. Beyond that, you need to start with your 205 block 2 litre and go from there


:agree: This is exactly what I've done on my 1.6, had it rolling - roaded and was pushing 103bhp so well worth it!

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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby sparks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am

Sweet! That’s actuslly quite doable as I already have a 2.0 cam and that carb to hand!!

What exactly is required to change the cam over or is it a simple replacement?

Many thanks!

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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby D366Y » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 am

sparks wrote:Sweet! That’s actuslly quite doable as I already have a 2.0 cam and that carb to hand!!

What exactly is required to change the cam over or is it a simple replacement?

Many thanks!


As far as I know its just a straight swap, set the valve gaps and you're away - but don't take my word for it :lol:

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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby sparks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 am

Sounds good enough to me! I’ll have a crack and see what happens!

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Re: What to do with my Laser?

Postby dan the capri fan » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:34 pm

That's the same set up on my 1.6 pinto thanks to Dave "340truck" who built the engine a few years ago. I'm planning on purchasing a 4:2:1 manifold and system next year to go on it. :)
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