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Here´s my dillema...porblem. I bought a 1990 ´Scort LX and I´d like to sup it up. I´m trying to build a ´scort similar to the Rally Ford Escort in the game Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec. Here´s a look if you haven´t seen it:

http://www.gtplanet.net/gt3/prizecars/Rally.htm

I´d like to make 4WD for the sake of authenticity and badassness but unfortunately I´m tired of trying to find info on 4wd drive conversions. So I´ll turn it into a street racing car. I wanted a 302 in it but I to must think economically. Turbocharging it is the only other option since it´ll be a daily driver for me.

What kind of engine and tranny combo could I use and turbocharge in my 90 ´Scort?

Is it possible to later on down the line add an intercooler and Nitrous sys?

Where is a good place to find body parts for my ´Scort?

Thanx for any available info.

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P.S. There alot of aftermarket parts for scorts and other cars at http://www.caraddons.com. Availability is the problem there.
 

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The best advice I can give, is to do your own research, starting with a book called "Maximum Boost" by Corky Bell, and published by Robert Bentley books.

Good Luck! I´m doing the same type of research for my Tempo.... ;-)
 

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My best advice, if you still want that rally car. Import yourself a Cosworth Escort from Europe.. the basis of that rally car. It´ll be cheaper and more worth the effort than rebuilding your escort from the ground up.

Beaverboy

Otherwise, Dan_in_WA is steering you in precisely the correct direction.. start learning everything about turbocharging systems.

[ This message was edited by: Beaverboy on 18-02-2003 00:19 ]
 

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Well if you really want a Rally car similiar to the Cossworth on GT3, then you should get yourself a second generation (1991-1996) GT model Escort with a 1.8L DOHC engine which can be turbocharged.
 

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Or you can do what i am doing. I have a 90 escort gt with the 1.9 liter h.o. which is a lot different then your lx motor. I am rebuilding from the ground up with forged rods and pistons, getting a custom copper head gasket made, lowering the compression to 8to1, I will prolly run the stock head, im running an ecu, VAM, injectors and the turbo manifold out of the 83-84 escort turbo car. For more info on this try to get on the www.Escortracing.com board there is much info there or you can try www.turboegt.com, or go to google.com and type in turbo escorts and from there you can see what phil chadwick has done and what we have all learned from him.
 

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19-02-2003 at 01:55, Roboskittle wrote:
Or you can do what i am doing. I have a 90 escort gt with the 1.9 liter h.o. which is a lot different then your lx motor. I am rebuilding from the ground up with forged rods and pistons, getting a custom copper head gasket made, lowering the compression to 8to1, I will prolly run the stock head, im running an ecu, VAM, injectors and the turbo manifold out of the 83-84 escort turbo car. For more info on this try to get on the www.Escortracing.com board there is much info there or you can try www.turboegt.com, or go to google.com and type in turbo escorts and from there you can see what phil chadwick has done and what we have all learned from him.
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Sweet man, I´m planning on doing the same thing, only with my 92 1.8L...Complete rebuild from the oil pan up, probably use the stock head but with solid lifters, new valves, more aggressive cams, JE pistons, rods rings etc, I need to see what the cost would be to balance the crank. Then I´m going to get a BPT manifold and have a shop custom build a turbo to fit onto it and into my car. Good luck on your project :)
 

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I know the block is too long but you may be able to use the trans axle and rear end from a 2.3L HO AWD Tempo.I have one sitting in my drive that I put a gt grille and headlights on. I call it the Temp-scort.It is almost ready to drive. I have to put new bearings in the rear hubs($70 per side) and it´ll be on the road.So far everything I have needed to put in was from scorts.tie rod end link, half shaft etc.I am thinking of putting both scort and tempo badging on it.What do ya think?Any objections?(besides the fact that no one likes Tempos)
 
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