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 Post subject: engine options for my escort
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:20 am 
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Hi, i just bought myself a 1977 to 1979 4 door escort sedan.Is in very good nic.It has a worked 2L 4spd in it.

Now my plans are for an engine swap.Keeping in mind i would like to register it one day with the motor conversion.

So i was wondering if i could get a 5L carby windsor engineered into it in NSW???is it possible...

The other option i like it dropping in a rotary,not fuel injected just a carby engine maybe a 10a or 12a or even maybe a 13b,is this possible and what sort of work would i be looking at and could i get this engineered in NSW???

If i go down the rotary road what other things would i need to complete the conversion???

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Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:35 am 
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Sounds like a good project man!! :wink:

Ever thought about a nissan SR20 turbo engine conversion? Just throwing it out there, have seen a few of them around that seem to go well..

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:22 am 
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I dont think you can get a V8 escort registered in NSW anymore (or victoria),

At a minimum youll want a good brake upgrade (CRS and hoppers do kits) or get something custom made up (you may run into issues with a pedantic enginner if you do this though - so consult one first) and a stronger diff (shortened falcon or hilux), as well as the usual mounts,tailshaft,gearbox,radiator etc etc to suit the rotary.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:13 pm 
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thanks guys for your in put...

i have found out that you cannot legally engineer a v8 into a escort in NSW,so that idea has gone.

i also did some research on a rotary conversion,big dollars there.also if i tryed to pick up a rebuildable rotor its still very dear to rebuild them.

So i have come to a conclusion,im going to turbo the 2L pinto motor.A blo through setup.I can manage this on a small budget of $1000 all running.Not including the engineers cerificate or rego yet.

My parts list are a T28 turbo with internal waste gate or simialr from a 200sx,a 140gph pump (low pressure/high volume),using maybe 2 x side draft 45mm webers or single one.
Also will be just making a log style turbo manifold which will keep costs down..

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:17 am 
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i was watching some new zealand rally on tv a while back and saw an escort with a relatively new focus engine transplant, not sure what gearbox he was using as the escort is a nth sth and the focus a east west, but if you wanted to go the efi route it would be worth looking into, the owner of the car said he uses focus engines because they are easy to get power out of. couldn't imagine an engineers being too difficult either.
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:18 am 
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i was watching some new zealand rally on tv a while back and saw an escort with a relatively new focus engine transplant, not sure what gearbox he was using as the escort is a nth sth and the focus a east west, but if you wanted to go the efi route it would be worth looking into, the owner of the car said he uses focus engines because they are easy to get power out of. couldn't imagine an engineers being too difficult either.
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the zetec engine found in 1994-2002 mondeo/focus bolts right up to the RWD ford 4cyl gearboxes, and there are bellhousings to fit the duratech engines from the later model focus/fiesta/mondeo/mazdas

im (still) stuffing around fitting a 2.0lt Zetec to my MKII cortina, even had to import a fiesta (early one which we never got here) intake manifold from the UK to clear the steering box, and you can get EVERY component needed to convert to either of these engines from the UK,

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:59 pm 
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go a 99-02 focus zetec motor..

not the most powerful, but relatively easy to mod, and almost bullet proof little things

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:24 pm 
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Hows it man, theres a guy here in N.Z doing a escort at the moment, check this out, may give you a good idea... http://www.amazd.co.nz/forum/viewtopic. ... 67&start=0

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:00 pm 
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1800 Masda BP turbo engine ???
As said Nissan SR20..
A Hi Lux XRS engine is TUFF EFI and can
Turbo latter... 16 valve and VVT.. 2.7
With gear box etc No adapters..

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:03 am 
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no its a fe3t, 2litre dohc turbo, they are from mazda capella, 626 etc i think

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:49 am 
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CA18 is far easier to fit in an escort engine bay then an SR20. either one will need a new trans tunnel. but the SR is very tall

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:17 am 
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you can go a 2.3 ohc from a mustang bolts to the 2.0 box, need to mod the sump and engine mounts

looks almost exactly like a 2.0 just slightly bigger came in efi, efi turbo or carby, heres my carby 2.3 from my old mk2 escort, 350 holley bolts to std manifold

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heaps of hot up parts in the US have a look @ esslinger racing they have 3.0l stroker kits etc and a volvo b234f twin cam heads bolts on with mods


http://www.esslingeracing.com/home.htm

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http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech/te ... tem045.php

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:22 am 
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Here's a pic of what the Nissan SR20DET conversion looks like in a 77 escort. Not that expensive either as you can buy a front cut which has motor, turbo, gearbox, ecu and wiring lume all included.
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Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:59 pm 
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I saw a mk1 Cortina with a nissan turbo motor in it. I looked good.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:56 pm 
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nice thread mine guys!
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