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Hey guys, I am new the site, not new to crazy modifications.

Anyways, my wife went out and decided it would be fun to break the timing belt on the car today. The motor is pretty screwed.

What is the largest motor I can modify into this car? I want to know what the biggest somebody has already done so I can out do that.

Motors I was considering:
1)302 or 351W ----Using a modified version of the Focus 5.0/5.8 kit
2) 2000 plus Cougar v6
3) Contour v6 SVT
4) Thunder bird turbo coupe: 3.2 or something like that and turbo.
5) Older cougar super coupe

I know all the implications I can run into, and the amount of frame and gutting I would have to do.

I am not really caring about what needs to be done. My trucks are done and I want a new project.

Keep in mind, I am basically wanting to know what the biggest motor put in an escort is. If it can't be done, I figure it can be done once. If it can be done once, it can be done twice.

This project is just for fun, so be nice :)

Thanks guys,

Pete
 

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I sure that there will be doubters out there but I'm behind you all the way!!! Good luck with any road that you try. Do you want front or rear wheel drive, I think that's an important place to start.

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http://fordexp.freehomepage.com/photo3.html

^ there you go.
Grav1ty has a 3.0 in a first gen, not a second gen.

If you want to make your goal a bit more easy to reach, put in a 2.5 V6 from a Probe GT/Mx6 if you want displacement, if you actully want power put in a 1.8 GTX. Those will bolt in.

Or you could just put on a new timing belt and use the car the way it is, there a non-interferance motor, only I can break stuff with the belts break lol
 

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Thanks for the info on that. I was thinking of going with a 302 in it. Find a ford 9 inch from a tbird so it has rear disc brakes, then cut it down to the perfect width and a c4 or c5 tranny and then designing and making my own drive shaft like I did with the big truck.

I know I can do it, I'll have to post some pictures of my trucks on here. I've done some extensive work to both of them.


Depends on the budget because the wife doesn't want to drive one of my trucks around. She wants to get a new car :(

I just wanted to see if anyone on here had done that to a 97 and up style escort. Thanks for the help.

I will let you guys know when the project starts and there will be lots of pictures to go along with it.

Pete
 
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