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hey guys i'm planing on building a motor for my 87 tintop and was wondering if i would benefit any with the 1.6 head with the bigger valves or would there not be as good of cam choices . i have a new my side 2 just waiting to install and like i said in the title it will have the myturbo set up also,what are your guys input , 1.6head or stick with the 1.3, thanks
 

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sorry guys i'l do the search, thanks, this would prolly be a better question for myron since it will be his turbo, thanks again
 

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You can do a search if you want. Or I could just give you the answers you need.

Here is the thread you are going to want to read first:

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuki/639274-facts-suzuki-cylinder-heads.html

The simple answer is yes, you should do it if you can get one for a decent price. larger valves means more air in and out which can equate to more top end power. They also tend not to burn as easily as the 1.3 valves do because of better heat dissipation. The 1.6 8v cam is actually pretty decent at picking up any torque lost by the bigger exhaust valves. However, if you still want a different cam you can use a 1.3 cam as long as you also use the 1.3 distributor housing.
 

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You can do a search if you want. Or I could just give you the answers you need.

Here is the thread you are going to want to read first:

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuki/639274-facts-suzuki-cylinder-heads.html

The simple answer is yes, you should do it if you can get one for a decent price. larger valves means more air in and out which can equate to more top end power. They also tend not to burn as easily as the 1.3 valves do because of better heat dissipation. The 1.6 8v cam is actually pretty decent at picking up any torque lost by the bigger exhaust valves. However, if you still want a different cam you can use a 1.3 cam as long as you also use the 1.3 distributor housing.
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Wouldn't it be better still to just go to the whole 1.6?

Also, more than likely the 1.6 head will not have the provisions for a mechanical fuel pump.
 

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Wouldn't it be better still to just go to the whole 1.6?

Also, more than likely the 1.6 head will not have the provisions for a mechanical fuel pump.
It will not have the mechanical pump provision. but if he is putting a turbo on it I suspect he wouldn't be using the stock mechanical pump anyways.

As far as swapping the whole engine? There is still a cost difference involved. Like an adapter kit and possibly a starter. The cost of the complete engine or even vehicle v.s the cost of a head only and time to pull both the engines. For a %20 gain in HP it can be worth it. But also the 1.6 block is known to be a bit weaker so maybe with the turbo it wouldn't be best. Or just swap heads to the 1.3 block for minimal cost for a bit better flow with the turbo.
 

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Wouldn't it be better still to just go to the whole 1.6?

Also, more than likely the 1.6 head will not have the provisions for a mechanical fuel pump.
the 1.6 block i have has a window in it right next to the oil filter plus i want to stick with the 1.3 , thanks for all your input
 

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What size jets are you starting with? What will your timing setting be? How will you set your timing for initial start up? What brand AFR gauge do you have?
 

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aem afr guage and what ever Myron tells me to start with when i get his turbo kit
 
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