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Old 21-08-2009   #16
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There is a Barchetta being broken on eBay now... might be worth a try.

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The bores seem ok, but the amount of metal I found in the sump was worrying. Where the best, cheapest place to get an HGT engine?

And I have no where near the skills to do this myself I need to save every penny, but would end up ruining the car if I tried
....you found metal in the sump?

That's a bad sign.

In that case you're looking at spending quite a bit.

Sorry mate.

Look online for websites which contact hundreds of scrap yards to find parts.
I have used this method and it was very useful indeed.

Do you have any friends who are mechanics?
Any local specialists in Italian cars?

Also try Steve's Idea!
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I had a look on eBay, but couldn't spot the auction.

Anyway, yeah, I go to the local specialist. He said, roughly, 1200 for engine and labor. I nearly fainted. Don't know where I'm going to get the cash from...

Anyhoo, I was thinking if I'm putting an engine in it anyway, it may as well be a 2.0. That way I can sleep at night, thinking I 'upgraded' :/
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I had a look on eBay, but couldn't spot the auction.

Anyway, yeah, I go to the local specialist. He said, roughly, 1200 for engine and labor. I nearly fainted. Don't know where I'm going to get the cash from...

Anyhoo, I was thinking if I'm putting an engine in it anyway, it may as well be a 2.0. That way I can sleep at night, thinking I 'upgraded' :/
For the extra money I wouldn't say it was worth the upgrade to be honest but it is your money.

Who was the specialist?
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Auto Veloce, Troon. Great bunch of guys there, extremely happy to deal with them. So you think an original HGT engine will be less and a T.Spark? Also, is the bravo/a 1.8 different an any way to the HGT's?
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Search on eBay for item 170371437572... Steve
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I have seen HGT's go for 350. But remember it's just plug and play with the HGT, where as the twinny will require a wiring loom and ecu.
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Definitely going to try and get an HGT engine. There does seem to be differences between the HGT and the Bravo/a 1.8.
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For it to be cost effective which I assume you want, the HGT is the best choice.

We all have a great Idea to fit a bigger engine or forced induction at some point!
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I'd be quite content if I can get a second generation HGT engine. Thanks for all the help buddy, it's very much appreciated. I can look after my car, but engine swapping is a little over my head!
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No problem buddy, I just hope you can get back on the road as quickly and cheaply as possible.

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Re: Engine Swap

if one wanted to swap an engine out of a 97 barchetta and into a 95 barchetta, what would one have to look for? the ECU is in different place and the throttle body is different i think..
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I think the engines only changed from 2001+. 97-95 should be the same, no?
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Re: Engine Swap

Does it not depend on how much you are swapping over?

If you put a 2001 engine in a 1997 car, if you use all the 1997 ancillaries such as starter, alternator, intake and exhaust manifolds etc. do you not remove a lot of the obstacles?

I'd doubt you would have to change the ecu and loom if you did this.

Another thing. The 2.0 156 engine has twin balancer shafts and another belt hidden in behind the cam belt cover, I haven't looked to see if there's space but you'd need an extra inch or so clearance in the Barchetta bay for it to go in.
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