95 Firefly in need of pistons and rings
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Author:  nickels [ Sat May 13, 2017 2:25 pm ]
Post subject:  95 Firefly in need of pistons and rings

Vehicle is $200. New CVs, timing belt, water pump, lots of work done. And a 5apd!

Worth it to strip it down and fix up, or better doing a swap? From what I understand there is no easy swap to the 1.6/1.8 from a 3cyl starting point. eBay has full rebuild kits for $250.

Well maintained Firefly for $450 said and done. Seems good to me?

Just curious on the general consensus. I'm no Ff virgin, had a 91 and lived that thing. Rebuilt the g10a in an afternoon.

Am I biting off more than I can chew rebuilding a g10a? Does the price of a rebuild make sense compared to a swap or buying a running model?

I like this because I'll know it's good to go!

Also parts. eBay rebuild kit? Better alternatives? Any way to squeeze some more power while I'm in there on a budget? Seems all the performance cylinders and whatnot are for the 4bangers only.

My Jeep gets 12mpg and I commute a lot.

Also great to see this forum still kicking!

Author:  RP91gt [ Sat May 13, 2017 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 95 Firefly in need of pistons and rings

Welcome to teamswift. To answer your question, what are your intentions with the car?.. If you want economy, just rebuild it. If you want a project you will need to find a donor car and spend a good day stripping every thing you need. There are plenty of threads here.

Author:  suprf1y [ Sat May 13, 2017 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 95 Firefly in need of pistons and rings

Just do the rings, rod bearings, and go through the head. You can do it with the motor in the car.

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