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    I had a 2 door 1980 Scooter and a 1981 4 door. The 80 had an auto that slipped when shifting between 1st and 2nd. the 81 had a 4 speed and was my first stick shift. cheap to maintain and good on gas for the time. Not exactly much power, I believe less than 100 HP if I am not mistaken

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    Will a solstice/sky transmission bolt up to the earlier ecotecs? I know quad 4 rods has bellhousings for mating up a t-5 but I'm trying to keep costs down.
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    Yes. Ecotec motor all share the same bellhousing bolt pattern. As such, the Chev/GMC colorado/canyon 2wd 5 speed (which is essentially the same trans as the solstice/sky) will bolt up also.

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    Thanks Epic! I REALLY appreciate the help.

    Yeah, Froggy, I had one just out of highschool some time ago and I think I got about 23x,xxx miles on it till I dropped a valve from excessive rpm :P

    65-70hp is it for the 1.6's. The scooters were really cool stripped down ones. I'd really like to find one. I THINK they only came with the 1.4L ?

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    I thought the 1.6L is all they ever offered and possibly a diesel one?

    My bad, had to look it up on Wiki. Not sure I could tell the difference between the 1.4 and 1.6, but believe both I had were 1.6's

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevette

    the 1.4 was dropped in 78 so I had 1.6's which I thought I did. Going back 20 years now. The Scooter was given to my dad for nothing and was my first car.

    Interestingly, the Ecotec is mentioned toward the bottom of the article.
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    Just installed a larger radiator today. It should be sufficient for a 200hp engine. I'll post pics tomorrow!

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    Yes. Ecotec motor all share the same bellhousing bolt pattern. As such, the Chev/GMC colorado/canyon 2wd 5 speed (which is essentially the same trans as the solstice/sky) will bolt up also.
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    What ever came of this swap? I'm doing the same, but with a LD9...... Torn between a Chevette (what my plan started with) and a Buick Opel by Isuzu (Opel Kadett C)......

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    Would have been a cool swap...

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    doing the same swap but putting eco in a suzuki samurai rock crawler any help with wiring harness would b great

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    MEFI plug'n'play harnesses and hacking up '03-'05 Cavalier/Sunfire OEM harnesses seem to be the most popular options going around.

    EcotecFiero also sells complete harnesses for use with MegaSquirt.

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    If you want boost the best option is to make your own custom stand alone harness from the stand alone of your choice. Use the pin and go setup to avoid soldering. My stand alone of choice on a 4 cylinder is the AEM EMS4, only a couple hundred more than the only mega squirt worth buying, and much nice to work with.
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    Did this project fall to wind? I am in the planning stages for this exact swap in a dirt track racer. I plan on using a 2.2L Have been searching the forum for info and will continue to do so looking for insight.

    I'm pretty big into Chevettes. I built one that I have been racing for a few years, with a pretty stout 1.6L. Looking to build a clone with a more modern drive train.


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