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Vitesse 2 ltr Mk 1engine upgrade


Robin
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Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere (couldn't see any threads) but how easy/difficult is it to bring a mk 1 vitesse engine up to a mk 2 spec. Is it just a question of swapping heads and camshaft or would other things need to be changed as well.

 

Also is there much difference in normal driving between the two engines i.e. is it worth the hassle/expense?

 

Thanks for any advice

 

 

Robin

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Quite a few differences, Head, Cam, Inlet Manifold, Exhaust, Etc and not easy to fit the MK2 Head with the larger studs?

 

If the Vitesse is a Mk1 2 Litre with the original engine and it's OK then leave it. 

 

The Mk2 engine is slightly more powerfull and Revy but not dramatically so?

 

The Mk1 Engine is smoother than the Mk2. 

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I forget the date, but when 'Zoom' the Vitesse was being prepared for the (was it?) Capetown to Paris challenge with John Kipping and John Thomason, JK used a Mk 1 engine and Mk 2 head to get what he believed to be the 'best' possible option.  All this was covered in the Courier.  Zoom used to be on display at the Club HQ.   Refer to your CD or get one from the shop !

 

C.

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