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Old 02-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
shox1991
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vauxhall cavalier 1.8i engine project

hi there im starting a project on my cavalier, well i want to and i was just wandering,
i have a vauxhall cavalier 1.8i 1995 SOHC,
would i be able to convert this to a DOHC or cant it be done and is it worth doing?
also im trying to think of engine modifications i could do to increase top speed, acceleration and BHP, any ideas would be a big help,
also i think if i do convert to a DOHC what would be the best racing type cams to put in? o was thinking of something from KENT CAMS but dont really know much about modding as i am only 17 atm
thanks
jamie
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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I do not think this is worth the hassle.

It would probably just be easier to just buy a Cavlier that already has the motor you want. At a minimum you would have to also swap out the computer and you may even need swap out the wiring harness or do a lot of modifications to the existing wiring.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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It can be done quite easily, as DOHC engines were fitted to some Cavaliers as standard. However, as Corbett says, it's easier to just buy a DOHC model for a few hundred quid. I sense you want it as a project though, so buying another car would defeat tyhe object really, lol.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by shox1991
hi there im starting a project on my cavalier, well i want to and i was just wandering,
i have a vauxhall cavalier 1.8i 1995 SOHC,
would i be able to convert this to a DOHC or cant it be done and is it worth doing?
also im trying to think of engine modifications i could do to increase top speed, acceleration and BHP, any ideas would be a big help,
also i think if i do convert to a DOHC what would be the best racing type cams to put in? o was thinking of something from KENT CAMS but dont really know much about modding as i am only 17 atm
thanks
jamie

No, I don't think, this is worth doing. It is waste of type as well as money also.
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