Hi I'm fitting it to a 1.6 because we use the 1.8 bottom ends in race cars so there more valuable to us.There are lot of options for solid cams in the VVC head - Piper do them, Newman cams do them and so on, just pick the profile you want.
Why are you fitting the head to a 1.6?
Yeah the more I look into it I might stay with vvc as k maps have done the same build with vvc on a 1.6 so they have a map for it.Remember theres more to it than just fitting solid cams - you'll need to pay for the VVC blanking plates, you'll also need to change the ecu/mapping to go from a vvc-solid cam map.
This adds up very quickly.
The car is a 105 1.4 at the moment so ill need to swap most the bits over but I have the 1.8 ecu out of the vvc car so hoping to get away with that just don't know if it will run properly with the 1.6 bottom endIts basically what i am doing to mine right now.
I have a 2005 1.6 Rover 45 and will be fitting a VVC head on it with a solid cam conversion.
The VVC uses a different cam sensor so i'm having the head machined to accept the MPI cam sensor, plus add a cam trigger to the Newman VVC inlet.
Then hopefully it'll run on the 1.6 ECU.
If i were you - i.e. have a car with the VVC head, VVC ecu, VVC loom, i'd just put it on the 1.6 bottom end and be done.
According to a few posts on here the 1.8 vvc ecu will run fine if you swap the bottom end to a 1.6 so no need for kmaps to be involved so will save money.
Yeah if you could find that it would be great thanksI believe it will.
If i remember tomorrow i will try and find the topic on here for you...pretty sure someone (maybe "Stu") swapped a whole 1.8 VVC head/loom/ecu into a 1.6 and it ran fine and made good power...like 135hp but on mems2.
Can't see there being much difference if you are mems3.
At least it should run then you can decide if its worth getting kmaps involved.