Fidanza Adjustable Cam Gear for all Ford Escorts 91-97 | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

Fidanza Adjustable Cam Gear for all Ford Escorts 91-97

Discussion in 'Engine Tuning' started by LeraiPalmer, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. LeraiPalmer

    LeraiPalmer New Member

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    I dont know much about timing accept that when its off, the car will usually backfire. So what do these do?

    http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/1991 ... 00330.html

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    About this Manufacturer:
    For performance parts that are tough to beat, you can't go wrong with Fidanza and its line of go-fast equipment. Fidanza has a long-standing tradition of innovation in the automotive aftermarket industry, with products that tend to exceed its customers' expectations time and time again. Everyone wants their ride to perform better, and with Fidanza's many high-performance and racing products, it's easy to make that goal a reality.
    About this Product:
    Features:
    • Laser etched timing marks for precise tuning with 12 degrees of both advance and retard.
    • All Fidanza cam gears are CNC machined for exact fitment and quality to higher tolerances than factory.
    • Gears are CNC machined from high grade aluminum.
    • Lightweight design and andoized finished for years of performance and durability.
    • Outer gear teeth are bevveled for increased belt life
    • All chain drive outer gear sprockets are constructed from 1050 steel.
    • Stainless steel studs are threadded through the back of the outer gear which the inner gear is placed on and fastend with stainless steel nuts and lock washers. This is designed fro function and strength allowing more torque to be used without risk of strething aluminum threads.
    • Some applications do not require this method of production.
    • Available in andoized 3 colors, Red, Silver, Blue
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    rangestang FEOA Member

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    Is this for the 1.8 or 1.9/spi?
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    Both... its says "Do cam gears come individually?
    Cam gears are sold individually unless otherwise noted. Depending on whether your vehicle is a single overhead cam (SOHC) or a dual overhead cam (DOHC), you will need one or two cam gears.

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    They are for the 1.8. There is no physical way that they can fit the 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0.
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    That pic is just a general pic that Fidanza has up. They show the same pic for other car models...such as the honda civic and Mitsubishi Eclipse. So the actual product will look different.
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    If you go on there website http://www.fidanza.com/cam-gears.aspx

    and click on there application guide. They make these for the 1.8, 1.9, 2.0 and cosworth....and many other brands and models.
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    Unless you have developed a specific reason to needing a couple degree's difference that you cannot make up normally in your belt, there really is not a need for a cam gear.

    Go by what fidanza's site says, and buy from them.. If you buy from ebay, you will not know what motor you will be getting the gear for. Best thing would be to actually call them up and tell them what you are rocking, what your looking for, and let them take care of ya.
    Hope this helped- Spoolin
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    That's the flywheel section. If you Google those part numbers flywheels come up. The cam gear section only lists the Escort GT 1.8.
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    Will have to check them out. $145 aint bad, especially when there is 2 incomes in the house :) I read on a website today that by advancing the cam gears, it can open the valves sooner and that would create more power. I also read that it makes a big difference when using this with a performance cam or for forced induction.
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    Will have to check them out. $145 aint bad, especially when there is 2 incomes in the house :) I read on a website today that by advancing the cam gears, it can open the valves sooner and that would create more power. I also read that it makes a big difference when using this with a performance cam or for forced induction.
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    They have alot of stuff on that website. Nice cam kit. Why are the escort cam kits all all so dang pricey! $462. May have to wait till tax time.
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    Supply and demand. Not a lot of people are building the engine, so there are not a lot of companies offering parts.. So the ones that do get to charge a lot.

    What you said is true, but.. Unless you have a decked head, thinner head gasket, or are running those performance upgrades, its really just a waste imho. You will gain from an exhaust or intake more so then a cam gear on the low end of things. Stock cats choke motors out. What are you trying to build exactly? Na?
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    Im gathering parts to turbo my 2nd gen 1.9. I have a t3 turbo, turbo manifold, boost controller/GAUGE, external wastegate, dual core half radiator, and a few other things (all brand new). Im going to a pick and pull to get the SPI head for $65 in a cpl weeks. Im guessing i wont need much else after that...oil fittings, intercooler kit, and other stuff for tuning and fuel pressure, etc. When i get the head, i will be wanting to spice it up a bit. So ive been researching whats out there for this motor. Been reading different threads yada yada.
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    adjustable cam gears do nothing more than move the power band. u will still get back fire.
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    Juggalo said it, they move the power band and torque around the RPM range. I had one on my 84 SVO and hate the hell out of it. It was always comin loose and the car would start runnin like crap. I have some allen wrenches in the glove box just for the adjustment and a hole cut in the timing cover to access the gear it happened so often. I wouldnt mess with that crap. If you want to retard or advance the cams, do it with the cam belt then leave it alone.
    Matt
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    What do you mean? jumping a tooth? thats like 20 degrees of timing...if you think that'll work better go ahead and try. LMAO! You really only need an adjustable gear if you got some good cams.
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    Nope, by "degreeing" the cam before you put the belt on, advancing it or retarding it slightly if needed. We would do all that with the SVO's when swapping in Ranger cams to get the torque where we wanted it. I know what happens when you jump a tooth in either direction lol, not fun stuff on the little 2.3 at least.
    Matt
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    yes I know you degree the cam before, to check what the timing of the cam is and adjust from there, because the cam will usually be off with all the marks lined up. The way you said it, sounded like you jumped a tooth to adv or ret timing.
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    Nah, sorry if I worded it wrong. Like I said above, I know what a car runs like skipping even one tooth on the belt, CRAP lol.
    Matt

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