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Will 1.8 head fit a 1.6 engine?

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Could some knowledgeable person please tell me if a head off a 1.8 GTI will go on a 1.6 carb engine?I have a spare gti engine and have chance of an 86 cabriolet(1.6 carb)with buggered cylinder head.If so whats involved,what extra parts needed etc?Conversely whats the chances of finding a good 1.6 head?Which other VW cars had the same 1.6 engine?Anybody got one?
TIA
Mick

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yes it should but you will need to blank off the injector holes.

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Why not fit the 1.8 GTi engine instead of just fitting the head to a 1.6 block?

You could change the GTi engine to a carb or if the have the other bits (airbox/meter head injection fuel lines etc) with the engine change it to a Gti but it's a little more fiddly than converting it to a carb.

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1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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I know it's been 6 years since then, but I'm curious if you fitted the 1.8 head to the 1.6 block :) 
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