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Hi guys,

I have a Fiesta with the 1.6 Ti-VCT engine that has done quite a few miles (154k km or 95.6k miles). While it still runs perfectly fine and I have performance mods planned, I want to be prepared just in case the time comes when the engine needs a rebuild.

My issue is the workshop manual says that the engine is not rebuildable and that no oversize pistons are available:
Font Engineering Parallel Cylinder Machine

But contrary to the manual, I made contact with someone who can supply me forged conrods and high comp pistons (also in +.50mm oversize) that they use for their Caterham 270 and 310 power packages (believe it or not the Caterham 270 and 310 uses the same engine 1.6L Ti-VCT engine).
I also know that King Bearings has the main bearings and big-end bearings for this engine in both standard spec and race spec.
Furthermore, I know of someone who has done a full R2 Rally engine conversion (forged internals, high comp cams) on his Fiesta that he uses for rallying.

I can ask the person who made the R2 conversion for further details on this issue but I would like to know if anyone here has experience on rebuilding this engine?

For context I'm asking this question because where I live, used 1.6L Ti-VCT engines are hard to source locally and even if they're available they're expensive. Not to mention our stupid law that in order for the engine swap to be legal on the car's paper the engine must be brand new.

Thank you.
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