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My buddy at work needs to fix his 89 sidekick it has a 1.6 ltr automatic. He wants to know what motor will be a direct drop in. he knows the swift motor will go but not sure about the engine bolting to the tranny. or other things to look at. He is also looking at a possible rebuild parts are about 7 bills how much do machine shops charge to make the block nice..

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Don't bother with the Swift engine. You'll have problems with the mounting points and distributor clearance. The Sidekick engine is bigger, with less HP but more torque, which is what matters off road. Look for a 1.8L Sidekick Sport engine...... DOHC, 16v, 120hp aint too shabby...... wiring harness may be a bitch, though.
 
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