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Engine 1.8L parts for race team?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by Double E, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Double E

    Double E FEOA Donator

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    My race team is looking for some parts. 91 EGT, 1.8L.
    We do endurance racing on road courses.
    The classified section is gathering dust on the 2nd gen. items.

    So what have you? Who's got a honey hole for engines & parts or parts in attics?
    We need a 5sp too if you have one of those.

    I've reached out to several folks here that seem to not come in often enough to see they have messages. So for the rest of the 2nd gen 1.8 crowd...what left over engines and transmissions do you have?

    Thanks!
    Double E
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    obogsman FEOA Member

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    Double E,
    I have a '91 EGT 1.8 5-speed sitting in my driveway that I recently retired. The hard brake lines corroded out under the rear seat area and that was enough for me as far as fixing up the car. I had been eyeing up a Focus for a while and purchased it to replace my EGT. The EGT still starts and runs fine, tranny shifts properly, clutch has about 35,000 miles on it since replacement. Still has the original head gasket. The head has never been off and the engine does not smoke out the exhaust. The engine block has never been apart. The A/C works. Tires have about 3000 miles on them since newly replaced before the brake lines blew out. Interior is mint with no stains or rips in the seats. Dashboard is clean and in perfect condition with no tears or stains and only a small age crack above the gauge cluster. Carpet is very clean with no stains. Interior door panels are mint and in perfect condition. I'm an aircraft mechanic so the car mechanically has been well maintained to keep it going all it's life. It does have 310,000 miles on it but 90% of it was probably highway miles. My EGT has never been in collision. Besides the blown brake lines it is rusted out in a few spots around the left rear strut tower where it connects to the floor pan. And the rear bumper mounting areas are rusted on the chassis. The front and rear bumpers are cracked from idiots in the parking lots hitting me over the years. But it would make an excellent parts or donor car. I'm looking to sell it whole or if somebody wants to come strip the good stuff off that is fine with me and I would junk the chassis. I live on Long Island New York. I don't know where you are located but if you are interested let me know. I want the car to live on somehow with another person. It would be a shame to junk it with so many good parts in it. I am a race fan so for me it would be cool if you could use my old car to keep your race car going. I also have a lot of new spare maintenance type parts for it that I collected over the years that I need to get rid of also. Hopefully I have something you could use and we can make something work out.
    Thanks, obogsman
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    Forgot to say that all of the exterior body parts are dent free and there is a little rust above the right rear wheel on the fender.
    Thanks, obogsman
  4. Double E

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    obogsman,
    Thank you for the note & detailed description. I should be able to get back with you by the end of the weekend.
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    What sort of parts are you looking for? I have a variety of odds and ends. Some stock parts, some performance parts.
  6. Double E

    Double E FEOA Donator

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    Thanks for the note.
    Our car is together and running well right now, but when racing, things break.
    We are in the market for spares at this time. Axles, running engines and a spare 5-sp trans is on the top of our list. Spare radiator is on that list too along with a set of injectors.

    For performance parts, we have the OBK header that we're pleased with. We don't use a turbo because they just cannot keep the engine together for 7, 12, 24 & 38 hour events. If there are options for better injectors, we're open and if there is a better cap/rotor/wire design, we're interested.
  7. Double E

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    Just raced it this past weekend. After 6 hours 15 minutes, the internals decided to exit the block. We need another BP engine....right away.

    Who has one?
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    I have 4 complete egt 5 speed cars and at least 2 others stripped out. What are you looking to spend on these parts? And where do you live?
  9. Double E

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    Gotts,
    Thanks for the note. We need an engine. Preferably with 70K miles or less or it needs to hold 100-120lbs in a compression test. If we can get a trans and some axles, that would be a bonus. If you can part with those items, we can come together on price.
    I am in the Raleigh/Durham area.
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    Everything I have is up in sask Canada. I only have one motor under 70,000 miles and that one isn't for sale. If you are serious I can drag the one car out of the snow bank and run a compression test on it.
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    Thank you for the note. Sask is a ways away and not economical to consider after transporting it by either of us.
    Much appreciation for the reply.
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    Got an engine!
    Thanks ennored.

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