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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:13 pm 
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THE 2.3 LITRE ENGINE FROM UK AND USA CAN BE STROKED TO 2.8 BUT PARTS ARE HARD TO COME BY IF IT FAILS, MY MATE DID THIS THEN BEFORE IT FIRED UP HE SOLD IT AND WENT SR20 WITH MINIMAL MODS JUST WOLF3D ECU GT30R TURBO AND HUGE FRONT MOUNT AND HUGE INJECTORS ON STOCK BOTTOM END HE MADE 380RWHP,

MY OTHER MATE JUST FINISHED A CRABY FED 2 LITRE SET UP WITH FORGED EAGLE RODS $400, FORGED COSWORTH PISTONS $52 OFF EBAY, 5 SPEED SIERRA BOX, BALANCED BOTTOM END REBUILT 45MM SIDEDRAFT AND REBUILT T3T4 AND IS PUSHING 20PSI THRU 8.0 COMPRESSION AND IS MAKING 302RWHP

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:24 am 
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henry95ef wrote:
THE 2.3 LITRE ENGINE FROM UK AND USA CAN BE STROKED TO 2.8 BUT PARTS ARE HARD TO COME BY IF IT FAILS, MY MATE DID THIS THEN BEFORE IT FIRED UP HE SOLD IT AND WENT SR20 WITH MINIMAL MODS JUST WOLF3D ECU GT30R TURBO AND HUGE FRONT MOUNT AND HUGE INJECTORS ON STOCK BOTTOM END HE MADE 380RWHP,

MY OTHER MATE JUST FINISHED A CRABY FED 2 LITRE SET UP WITH FORGED EAGLE RODS $400, FORGED COSWORTH PISTONS $52 OFF EBAY, 5 SPEED SIERRA BOX, BALANCED BOTTOM END REBUILT 45MM SIDEDRAFT AND REBUILT T3T4 AND IS PUSHING 20PSI THRU 8.0 COMPRESSION AND IS MAKING 302RWHP


you can go a 3.85 stroke in some 2.3 blocks which will take it to 3000cc

i never had problem finding parts for my 2.3, infact the carb engine in the pic was new out of the box and had never been started, i paid $800 for it
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:55 am 
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Best transplant is a BDA or BDG these days , goes straight in without any problems whatsoever . Bit expensive though .
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:03 pm 
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nsw changed laws to do with power to weight ratio for getting cars engineered as i was looking at dropping a 289 into my cortina, but glad a didnt and just did a resto on it to keep the original feel to it. if its in good nick keep it all original and by a not so tidy one to do up.

if you want a rotary get yourself a little s1 rx7 with a 12a they can be had for bugger all these days. extend port, webber carby, exhaust job will see good pwer out of it. dont forget apex seals

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:06 am 
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mendyxr6 wrote:
nsw changed laws to do with power to weight ratio for getting cars engineered as i was looking at dropping a 289 into my cortina, but glad a didnt and just did a resto on it to keep the original feel to it. if its in good nick keep it all original and by a not so tidy one to do up.

if you want a rotary get yourself a little s1 rx7 with a 12a they can be had for bugger all these days. extend port, webber carby, exhaust job will see good pwer out of it. dont forget apex seals


I just got a sigma engineered with a 302 cleveland, could have gone with a 351 but i had the 302
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:54 pm 
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GASSED250 wrote:
mendyxr6 wrote:
nsw changed laws to do with power to weight ratio for getting cars engineered as i was looking at dropping a 289 into my cortina, but glad a didnt and just did a resto on it to keep the original feel to it. if its in good nick keep it all original and by a not so tidy one to do up.

if you want a rotary get yourself a little s1 rx7 with a 12a they can be had for bugger all these days. extend port, webber carby, exhaust job will see good pwer out of it. dont forget apex seals


I just got a sigma engineered with a 302 cleveland, could have gone with a 351 but i had the 302


hmm maybe they changed em again not sure but thats what the rta told me about it about 8 years ago

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:09 pm 
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well it depends on what it weighs

sub 1100kg is factory weight x 3 = cc's

over 1100kg is factory weight x 4.82 = cc's
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 am 
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GASSED250 wrote:
well it depends on what it weighs

sub 1100kg is factory weight x 3 = cc's

over 1100kg is factory weight x 4.82 = cc's


Better add this as above is for non turbo/super charged engine.

Turbo/super charged engine
In millilitres (cc):Original tare mass (kg) x 4.0

No factory Escort is over 1100kg, from memory the heaviest was a 2.0L Escort Ghia Auto 4dr with the works, I think it stated 1080kg in the owners manual, don't quote me on it, I am thinking it is less as a panel van was only 890kgs (the lightest variant) with a 1.6Kent which is appox 30kg less than a 2.0L Pinto.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:02 am 
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Macca wrote:
GASSED250 wrote:
well it depends on what it weighs

sub 1100kg is factory weight x 3 = cc's

over 1100kg is factory weight x 4.82 = cc's


Better add this as above is for non turbo/super charged engine.

Turbo/super charged engine
In millilitres (cc):Original tare mass (kg) x 4.0


cheers for that
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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:00 pm 
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GASSED250 wrote:
Macca wrote:
GASSED250 wrote:
well it depends on what it weighs

sub 1100kg is factory weight x 3 = cc's

over 1100kg is factory weight x 4.82 = cc's


Better add this as above is for non turbo/super charged engine.

Turbo/super charged engine
In millilitres (cc):Original tare mass (kg) x 4.0


cheers for that


Hmm I stuffed that one up, 4.0 is for over 1100kg
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Still allows for a pretty large capacity high performance engine.

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 Post subject: Re: engine options for my escort
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:32 am 
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Macca wrote:
GASSED250 wrote:
well it depends on what it weighs

sub 1100kg is factory weight x 3 = cc's

over 1100kg is factory weight x 4.82 = cc's


Better add this as above is for non turbo/super charged engine.

Turbo/super charged engine
In millilitres (cc):Original tare mass (kg) x 4.0

No factory Escort is over 1100kg, from memory the heaviest was a 2.0L Escort Ghia Auto 4dr with the works, I think it stated 1080kg in the owners manual, don't quote me on it, I am thinking it is less as a panel van was only 890kgs (the lightest variant) with a 1.6Kent which is appox 30kg less than a 2.0L Pinto.


My MK2 escort sedan with the 2L in it weighed 880kg.As for my engine choice have decided to turn it into a drag car.I am putting a clevo into it.I have already cut the firewall and front floors out ready to mount the motor/box in.I will be using a shortened borg warner diff.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:37 am 
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Since these photos were taken late last year i have done abit mor triming of the firewall and floors to give me heaps of room,making it easy to remove the engine and box as one unit.This project will be taking its course over 2years.Long term i spose as at the moment am building up my XD to handle a turbo.cheers

 

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