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Anyone ever swapped a cosworth engine into a 93 Escort Wagon? I am considering it, but I would like opinions, information, anything else, and thanks so much!
 

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Cossies aren't RWD they are AWD. Hence their glorious use and long-running sucess in the WRC world.

VERY UNLIKELY to be anything short of a miracle. the engine alone woill run you a load of cash, plus shipping from Europe, then begins the completely custom work of the install. Our engines mount in the opposite orientation from the Cossies. Ours mount transversely and the Cossies are longitudinal as far as I can tell. You would have to make your own mounting system for the engine as well as custom building a Trans mounts and the Axles, and pretty much everything else other than the frame of your car.

I know this question has been brought up before, I remember asking it myself once. In my opinion you could spend a ton of cash to put out around 300 HP stock from a Cossie engine that would require everything custom, including any upgrades that aren't internal, or you can spend around $2K to pick up and install a GTX/R engine from a Mazda and put out about 200 HP witha bit more ease for upgrades since the engine drops right in. I'm sure you can find all the info you need on the GTX/R Swap on here if you just take a gander at the rest of this forum.

Best of luck with whatever you choose to do. Either one you d oI'm sure it will be more enjoyable than your Wagon engine. Have fun and remember to keep that Boost safe. I'm sure someone with more experience in Engine swaps could give you more info, but it may help to go look for pics of the engine compartment from a cossie and start visiting with some of the Euro scort sites, I know there are some around, and get an idea of the size of a Cossie engine and figure something out.
 

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nope only because the cosworth is RWD
and why does this matter? its not the engine that makes it FWD,RWD or AWD its the transmission and driveline that determine which wheels are being driven, classic example is the 1.8 bp its transversely mounted in our cars but longitudenally (sp) in the miata

there are several companies out there that either make trans adaptors for most common swaps or will fabricate from scratch for custom applications

if you have the cash try it, if not there are always the spi,bp and ztech
 

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If you got everything you needed then you would have to cut the hell out of the fire wall and floor board to fit the tranny and drive shaft and get rid of the gas tank for a fuel cell mounted in the trunk. Not to mention wireing the motor up and fabbing up a custom susention to make it all work and cossie's are wider so you would need to flare the fenders out.

Have fun..
 

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Would be easier to use XR4ti or turbo Thunderbird / SVT Mustang parts. You could find the whole car, and if it works, build a monster motor from it. It would suck to spend all of the money to get a Cossie engine over here, only to find out it is too hard to complete. When XR4ti or SVT's can be found on Ebay for $500-$1500 (whole car), cutting one of those up is easier on the wallet. However, would be very cool to have a Cosworth powered US Escort.
 

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If you got everything you needed then you would have to cut the hell out of the fire wall and floor board to fit the tranny and drive shaft and get rid of the gas tank for a fuel cell mounted in the trunk. Not to mention wireing the motor up and fabbing up a custom susention to make it all work and cossie's are wider so you would need to flare the fenders out.

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2 words.... trans adaptor

unless that cosworth 2.0 is that much bigger than the 1.9-2.0 that comes in the wagon I dont see why you wouldnt be able to adapt it to the stock transaxle, I mean if you bolt a chevy v8 to a VW bus transaxle why wouldnt it be possible to bolt an I4 to an i4 transaxle

the adaptor kits are pricy though
 

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Muhahahahahah!!!!


Only one more year and then I'll have my "Beast", it's only gonna cost me $20,000 for my Cosworth ( I already have $15,000 saved up) to add to my 6 Escorts I already own! (i should really check my self into some form of "Ford Escort Addiction Rehab" shouldn't I?)
 

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hmmmm ...yah u do ..sry Americanzer0 but i gotta take the cossy away from you so you can recover from that sickness.. dont worry ill give it back 5 years from now ....muhahahhahaha!!!!hehehhe XD
 

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there is a company in canada that makes cossie kit cars using xr4ti as the donar cars. there was a post around her a while back, but they will get you the full driveline, thats only like 10,000 more. and if proteges came awd and laser then it could be possible to make scort a awd, need protege fuel tank, and chage the tunnel and firewall out a bit. it could be done. but cheaper to go other ways and get power. But there is a cossie shop here in cali, and one of the cossi scorts run around here and hang there. White knite has been there..
 

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well if you have the means..then just do for the sake of doing it...hell if they can mount a 5.0 in a focus then I suppose anything is possible...
 

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You'll want to contact: BAT, they can get you the parts you need.

I've met someone (who I can probably put you in touch with online, if you want) who bought an Escort Turbo back in the 80's and imported cosworth parts (DOHC head.. some internals I think.. etc) and scared mustangs back in the day.

Since the CVH engine is basically the same, I would think placing a Cosworth head and some internals into your current motor would be very very feasable. You'll probably want to look into standalone engine management like SDS or MegaSquirt for the best tune.

Cosworth did more tuning on escorts than just the AWD turbo that we're all familiar with. They had their hand in a few FWD rally cars as well, AFAIK.

The easier route would be to buy an EGT or Protege with a crap body and swap the BP motor, then upgrade to a BPT engine down the road.
 

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there is also a few cossie xr4ti runnign around here, we have soem real nice ones i have seen at the ford shows. and that motor looks good in there.
 

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the standard road tuned Escort Cosworth only puts out 227bhp. not alot when compared to the smaller Mazda BPT engine with 180-200hp.
 

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Ford contracted cosworth to make the engines for them. Cosworth is it's own company.
Cosworth might operate independently from corporate Ford but they ARE most definately OWNED by Ford and are the primary engine builder for Fords international racing programs

and since most of you dont keep up with current events in motorsports heres a little update- Since Jaguar is losing so much moneyand hasnt made a profit in the last few years Ford is disbanding their Formula 1 racing program and the Jaguar F1 team(which Ford was really pushing in hopes of boosting Jaguar sales) and because of this Ford is selling off one of Englands oldest Jaguar factories and they are also putting Cosworth up for sale(break out those piggy banks)
 
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