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I have searched but have been able to find this out.
The story, I just got my daughter a 95lx for her first car with a bad rod knock. I have found a 2.0 block cheap and was wondering if this is a good swap or even possible? I figured more displacement is always better but like I said I found just the 2.0 block no oil pan or anything just block crank pistons. so anyone know if this works?
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From what I've read it will not work, if you are asking if you can put a 1.9 head on a 2.0 block. I read that the valves would hit the piston tops. 2.0 SPI's have dome top pistons.
 

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Nope, the 2.0 pistons are domed and the 1.9 are concave. I just ran out and checked, I've got both in my garage. I've got a 1.9 block with the pistons still in it and a set of 2.0 engine parts all over the garage.
 

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Tracer-X said:
Nope, the 2.0 pistons are domed and the 1.9 are concave. I just ran out and checked, I've got both in my garage. I've got a 1.9 block with the pistons still in it and a set of 2.0 engine parts all over the garage.
Thanks for letting me know that for future reference.
 

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then how does the spi valves clear the pistons even though there bigger? they hould have the same duration and lift...relative.. if a bigger valve can fit in a little piston, then why cant a big piston fit in little valves?
 

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then how does the spi valves clear the pistons even though there bigger?
I'll answer with another question.Why does the 2.0L head lower compression on a 1.9L?Think about it Marclar...There are differences in the head design.
But your more than welcome to prove me wrong.Just go to the J/Y and dump a 1.9L on your 2.0L block.
Maybe the block Ford sent the dealership had the wrong Rods or maybe a wrong crankshaft,or maybe the tech that did the job lied about installing the headgasket.It didn't happen to me ,I just saw the aftermath.The head was the original 1.9L and the block had the 2.0L pistons on it.
Don't take it the wrong way Marclar,Just stating what I have seen.... 8)
 

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An open chamber head will work like from a 90 gt. The intake can be adapted to this head. We run an escort on the dirt track. It is a 90 block 2.0 pistons with the dome chopped off and an 86 closed chambered head. The pistons are about 110 thousanths over.
 

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raceteam49 said:
An open chamber head will work like from a 90 gt. The intake can be adapted to this head. We run an escort on the dirt track. It is a 90 block 2.0 pistons with the dome chopped off and an 86 closed chambered head. The pistons are about 110 thousanths over.
Only problem is the first gen's dont use a cam sensor while his 95 requires one. And basicly every sensor, injector, igntion system, well every thing for that matter is different from his 2nd gen to a first gen.

If you cant find a 1.9 in the junk yard your not looking hard enough. Around here 2nd gen LX parts are plentiful.
 
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