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 Post subject: Re: WHAT CAN GO IN A MARK1 ESCORT ..... LEGALLY.
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:18 pm 
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fordnmitsifreak wrote:
I've heard something about a TX5 or focas 2L that bolts up to an old 1300/1600 or a 1800/2L rear wheel drive box. If so I have both gearboxes alraedy. Anyone knowing any info on this, it would be greatly appreciated and save a lot of head-aches.



The ZETEC egnine bolts straight on to the original gearbox.
Water out let is on the back of the head and the engine mounts don't line up.
ALL the parts are off the shelf to make it fit right, including RWD headers.

Best of all 140hp STOCK if you get a mondeo 2L zetec, add in a decent exhaust and quad throttle bodys (or 45mm webers and a megajolt ignition) and you'll be over 150hp for less then half the cost of building a pinto (2L OHC) with the same peak power, with the added bonus of a wider power spread and better road manners.

There is enough flow in a Zetec head to make 180hp with a camshaft change. With a good head you'll go over 220hp.


If you want a turbo engine on the cheap a CA18 is an easier fit then an SR20, but in either case you'll need a trans tunnel from an automatic escort and the manual tunnel is FAR to small.

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT CAN GO IN A MARK1 ESCORT ..... LEGALLY.
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:30 pm 
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what tickford 6 just said, its $2800 for a kit http://classicescortparts.com.au/index.php/online-shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=486&category_id=57

plus around another grand to sort out injection (import an RS1800 manifold and use standard ECU) along with a 36-1 wheel on the balancer)

zetecs are DIRT cheap ($300 will get you a whole running mondeo) you can buy bits and pieces an make parts up yourself to save some cash).

i have the strangest feeling that anything over 130HP might be a bit much for a non race prepped escort shell (compression struts and a 4 link with watts linkage)

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT CAN GO IN A MARK1 ESCORT ..... LEGALLY.
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Thanks VERY much. Just what I wanted to hear. I bought an auto body for just this type of mod, and with a new interior brake bias pedal set on it's way from 'pommy land' i'm going to get a start asap. thanks for all the help. Much appreciated.
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:23 pm 
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BP turbo from a laser with an MX5 gearbox
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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:06 am 
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