How about the few insane individuals that put a 2.3L turbo motor from a TC/SVO in their 1st gen?? i figure the 1.9's days are limited. I can't find any information on it. Can someone point me in the right direction?'
No one i know of has done that swap. There was a guy that had done that swap and was selling it on ebay. And i remember a LONG time ago there was a guy that had started doing that swap. I think he was on the first erdt board.
As for where to point you im not sure. I'll do some seaching around tonight. I never really gave it to much thought. Mainly because it is one hell of a swap to do, from what i hear anyway.
I bought the ebay escort and it has been nothing but great. The body is badly rusted, but the guy did say that it was the engine for sale and not the body. Anyways we are puting the engine into a 89egt so we should have lots of pics and what not.
Like I said, I bought it off of ebay so I do not know the car in and out yet. But from what I do know there had to be a hole cut in the pasanger side fender well to fit the engine in. It does come close to the the tire. I don't know if it's posible to put anything bigger than a 13 inch tire on with out a spacer. The car is easily street drivable. We drove it three and a half hours from Green Bay to Chicago to get it home. For the most part the engine it self it stock with the exception of the intercooler and ranger cam. The stock trans from a 1.6 ltr was used.
Now that is quite a sight. That thing must pull like hell 8O . Look forward to seeing what all was done to get it in there. I always heard it was way to hard and not worth it. This may be my next project, i found another 1st i may get hehe......
It should be pretty easy to put into the egt because we will be able to use most of the custom parts from the 85. The car realy does pull well. It walks my SHO pretty well. The previous owner claimed 14.4 at 95 mph. I don't have a time slip or wut not, so I can't say if it's for sure. Can't wait to have it in manual.
Here is a short vid if you want to see how well it pulls http://18.104.22.168:1045/Video Page/Videos/Escort low detail Internet.wmv
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It will rape more than just four cylanders lol. Raced a kid in a prety much stock 5.0 except for headers and easily walked him. With the boost turned up we are hoping to hit at least 13.9, but this is only talk hopefuly i will have some time slips in the summer to prove it.