Discussion in 'Photo Forum' started by CODY004, Sep 27, 2011.
Very cool! I've had a soft spot for the Tracer Wags since I got into this whole thing. If I ever get a hold of one, i'd be looking into seeing what it takes to do this swap.
And that red/gold combo looks real good!
I am, indeed, super jelly sir. lol!
I have debated on going KL for years, you'll have to let me know how much better it is than the BP. Nice, clean swap too!
Stro- Do you have pics of your 64? I want a 64 Wagon, either Galaxie or Fairlane. That's where my love of wagons came from, ever since I was 3 I have loved 64 Ford wagons. 4 doors are badass too!
239- Thanks Dude, I love your wagon too. I'm super jelly of the silver.
LOW- Expect vidular content With all the suspension work this car has, I think the KL will nicely motivate it through the twisties. I'm all about clean too. I love the look of a clean tuck. I think I have pics of the 2.0 swap all tucked and clean. I even had A/C on it and it was super empty under there. Hence why I needed 2 more cylinders and a halfaliter more displacement. Next step is boost!
I havn't looked too much into the swap into the BG chassis. But what all modifications did you have to do for it to fit? Cut chassis? Relocate engine mounts?
i have access to a running v6 mx3 that has front end damage right now just no money. or i would have all the needed parts to v6 swap a bg. unless someone wants to buy it for parts i could scoop it up and ship stuff. sorry for the thread jack.
KL is PnP if you collect all the correct parts to do it. Those headlights look oddly familiar Looking good Cody 8)
I don't think I do right now, sorry. The Galaxie has been parked at my parents place about 300km away. Honestly, it is not being dealt with fast enough, and I can't keep up to its decay. I never make it to my folks place (I have ZERO room for the car) and my dad can't find the time to wrench it right now.
I think I might let her go, but it makes me sad. I was given that car by my Grandma. She even told me "keep it away from your dad, he will never get to it"
If I come across a pic or two, I will post them up for sure!
239- What Jinx said... And Neuman references where the parts come from... I even was able to use the MX3 Radiator, which I haven't seen done before. Usually people use civic or neon or custom rads from what I've seen. I will have to use pusher fans though, not a lick of clearance there.
Jinx- Thanks man! I am glad to have finally gotten some. Alex was parting out the Rallyescort right after I joined here, and I wanted them badly, but it didn't happen. When you listed them I knew I had to jump. I did have to hack the shit out of them to fit with the Familia grille, and I had to clearance them for the radiator too, but I took my time and made it clean! Rare EDM and JDM on the front of a "POS" (<not my quote) Mercury station wagon LOL.
Stro- I know the feeling. My mom's first 64 Galaxie rotted away before they could fix it, they found a really clean shell and swapped it though. And the guy they sold the old one to I believe was able to salvage it. My Dad has a 4 door 64 Fairlane that runs 11's, so I've always been partial to 64's. My Girlfriend has a 4door 63 Mercury Meteor too, but it also is rotting away. We will have to save it soon. Good luck with whatever you end up doing with it, it is definitely something to cherish.
wow. i was thinking about trying that with my first gen but i know it's gonna be a headache. but sweet dudeson. car looks gorgeous too.
First off awesome man, looks real good. Second off I got the same project same coloured wagon. Im having problems getting that mx3 rad in, did you remove the front end and support bar to get it in? Also do you have any pictures of all the vacuum lines and evaporative system canister? Mine was all cut up by the time I got it. And the fuel lines did you cut the piece off the fuel rail and run a high pressure fuel line around to the mx3 fuel rail?
It finally fired up today... I tried replacing a few things, but the engine harness ended up being the culprit. Damn that took too long! Hopefully i can finish it up, and take it for a spin on Saturday! Now I can say it's almost finished!
i love it kl swaps are so mean, and in a wagon, with that front end... [email protected]
Wow, I leave for a while and some crazy stuff is going on in these parts.
Then this happened:
Followed by this:
I'll admit it...the first pic got me! Was like how? :scratch:
I know the feeling. I'm just starting to get back into the Escort game and I have a lot of catching up to do. Lots of new project threads to read.
I'm watching this one - always liked to follow the KL swap threads over on CP. Nice to see one in a wagon (wagons are awesome).
It was legit. The blower was mated to the transmission via a 3/8" steel plate bracket. The belt/pulley system transferred to the back there via a jackshaft that would have run between the motor and radiator if I had enough space. I had a few plans to make it fit, but ultimately, I knew if I was going to do that much work, I would prefer to turbocharge it. I ended up trading that supercharger plus $400 for the turbo kit, 550cc injectors with modified fuel rails, and a pnp MSII setup.
I am going to run E85 on this setup, as well as a fmic, and probably Methanol injection as well. The downside to most boosted KLs is the high AIT's. The combination of Ethanol fuel, plus Chemical and Mechanical cooling should easily net 265 WHP with a shit ton of torque at only 6-8PSI because I can advance the timing so much. I fully expect AIT's below ambient. I'm going to put the MX3 tranny through its paces, and while I am beating up on it, I am going to start building a bit stronger g-series with LSD and long gears. Short gears and big turbochargers aren't a great combination.
I've been so engulfed in Telecasters and getting started on my Tweed Deluxe amp build for the last couple years I just check in here and there. I come back, Celery's in a Mazdaspeed 6 and we got a KL swap in a wagon going on 8O
Now that I'm on my computer and not my phone, KL Swap with a Turbo
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