I am starting a new project based on a Nova. The car will be stripped down the the bear essentials, and I mean totally stripped. It will be running lightweight 15s, no kit etc. I was planning to use the c20xe lump, with manifold, exhaust, filter and chip. But, I have been told to think about a 1.6 16v lump as they're lighter and it will handle better. Can anyone enlighten me as to the realtive benefits? Would I be right to assume that I would not need a uprated engine mounts etc if i went for this engine?
Also, what brake set up would everyone reccommend?