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93 Escort Rally Cross Build by Kate369

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  1. Kate369

    Kate369 FEOA Member

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    My name is Kate and I have a pretty sweet 93 Escort that I am prepping for Rally Cross and eventually Staging. If you have experience or parts suggestions I’d love to pick your brain! My drive instructor works at Dirtfish but he is used to working on Subaru’s and other imports so I’m excited to meet some people that can speak Ford!

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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    base model lx? 1.9,. 5sp or auto?
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    Kate369 FEOA Member

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    It’s an LX with a split port 1.9(I think) 5speed.
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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    I think there's another member or two on this site doing similar racing with their Escorts, hopefully they'll see the thread and add to it.

    Oh, and welcome to the FEOA!
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    Thank you for the welcome! I’ll see if I can find and follow them! I’m thinking I might see about trading my lowering kit for stock suspension with someone. Is that something that happens here?
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    Kate369 FEOA Member

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    The engine has been replaced in the car. Originally it would have been a 1.9, but now it has the 2.0 SPI, which has a bit more power.
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    Kate369 FEOA Member

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    The swap was done by my dad and I about 8 years ago but I haven’t looked under the hood in awhile so I wasn’t positive about the 1.9l. It’s pretty quick which I think will be plenty of power to start with for rallying.
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    I could be wrong but I recall seeing someone here state that the header from a 80s 1.9l HO fits the latter SOHC motors form the 90s. That would free up some weight over a manifold. The car looks like it has AC, I'm sure it could be deleted to save weight and free up a few HP. There are under drive pulleys for the latter escorts too witch would free up a little HP. I think there is an under drive pulley for sale here on the classifieds here. Aside form that I can't be of any help with a second gens or newer escort. I'm a first gen guy.

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    by the way, if might all ready know this, but the second gen and newer escorts are Mazda biased. I think they share alot with the Mazda 323 or something like that.

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    https://www.feoa.net/threads/1-9-2-0-25-underdrive-pulley.114588/
    There is the pulley I was talking about.
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    The HO header will bolt on, but other exhaust modifications will be required, and possibly the radiator will need to be adjusted for clearance.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    HO header is a direct bolt on, but the down pipe connection is a bit different and may require some modification. it will sneak right in there with stock radiator and position.

    a/c does not 'rob' the engine of any power when it is off, ac is very important for defrost if you live in an area that sees high levels of windshield fog. however judging from the pics, this vehicle is not equipped.. no accumulator and no condenser.
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    It doesn’t have any A/C so it doesn’t matter on my build.

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