It is possible but the compression ratio needs to be changed and the fuelling will need altering in a major way ! It isnt a straight forward "bolt on" job !
It was a 1400 "K" series twin cam but was running carburettors at the time. The toque steer would have needed to be worked on, either by using a jack shaft (as 75 does) to equal the shaft lengththats actually really helpful... uv givin me hope lol. can i be a pest and ask wot engine it was, wot happened and cud the torque steer be solved? we need it in our 1.4 16valve twin caM ENGINE. the turbo is off a 1.8 mg zr with manifold intercooler and oil pipes included. what needs to be done. and how much £££ we lukin at?? thanx
A Turbo ZR was done in 2004 as a trial to see how it would run, it was a nice car aswell. Never made production though, as you rightly saidNo ZR was ever turbo'd.
Do you mean a Rover 75 1.8T? These are 160bhp in the 1.8 with not a great deal of potential to go further.
If so, you may as well fit a VVC engine as it will be more suitable to a kit car.
IIRC, the 1.8 and 1.4 blocks are the same (in size). They use the same amount of space. Which is why so many Metros get VVC conversions.the VVC is the engine of choice for a kitcar, putting a turbo onto a 1400 would not last long and the 1.8t takes up alot more space at the front.