FEOA Forums banner
1 - 20 of 85 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I had a post up on the erdt board about my 1st gen project. And i know some people where following it there. And alot of you i know wonder what it wold take. To build a full all out 1.9ho motor. Without turbo'ing it, just high compression and some nitrous thrown in for good measure.

List of engine mods

10:1 custom wiseco pistons
Forged eagle rods(Honda b16)
83 1.6L escort crank offset ground to fit honda rods
Block decked and o-ringed
Copper head gasket
ARP head studs
ARP main stud
Head fully ported and polished
Custom spings, valves, retainers
Upper and lower intake ported
Stock flywheel lighted
Full sds standalone EM-4E
100 shot of nitrous(when fully tuned, intill then 50 shot.)
MSD 6AL
Pics of what i have been up too.

The 88gt



Me and the motor


One with it off the jack stands(after a year lol)


The sds and msd



A few of the motor



Bracket that a friend of mine made for the hall sensor, for the sds standalone. Which i may add without his help would have never gotten put in right. He damn sure knows his stuff. Pretty much completely rewired the whole car. And is helping me tuned it as well. My boss is letting me keep it at the shop. So its been alittle easier to mess with.



As of right now it is running. Took alittle while to get the idle right. But thats just about perfect. Now we are working on the driving part of tuning it. Which we hit a brick wall last week. But after a call to ross at sds. It seems to be running alot better down the road. Not 100% yet but better than it ever has so far. It also is running alittle warmer than i would like. So i ordered a alum rad that will be here in the next few days. Hopefully we will get to mess with it more this week. And it should be on the road full time in the next few weeks. I'll update more in the weeks to come. Enjoy and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Oh yea by about $300 or so if i remember right. Sandez wanted something like $750 for a custom set. Now dont get me wrong those rods are the best of the best. But for what im doing the eagle rods will work more than fine. And were cheaper to boot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
No track or dyno yet sorry to say. Still tuning the sds just to be able to drive it. Just about done with that part. Should be able to start driving it funn time in the next few weeks. Then onces the motor broke in its off to the dyno.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
That's really inspiring man. I'm in AWE. I always wanted to get my engine built. But I don't have the know how or the guts (cause I think my car is obsolete). You did it with a first gen. Wow. I'll wait to see your dyno numbers before I consider anything. however I must say this honestly is the first time I've seen it done in an escort this well.

Saj
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,371 Posts
That is one clean 1st Gen. Gotta love those white scorts... although I like your tails more than I like the 2G tails... good work it looks like. Can't wait to see some Dyno sheets and such. It's an inspiration to get me off my ass and start thinking more about what I can do to my car once I get the cash money in hand!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
822 Posts
i wish i had a 1gen now :cry:
i'm beginning to like them more and more..... maybe i could pick one up for cheap for a project, then leave my 2nd gen GT stock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
To get the rods to fit right the crank was offset ground to fit them. And i believe the rods where machined just alittle also. Fly i'll find out what year b16 rods they are. You would need a 1.6L 83 escort crank for the crankshaft.
Sorry to say i didnt install much of the sds. But i was there for the whole install, and did help here and there. Really i just didint want to screw anything up. That thing cost a good deal of money. And figured it was a better idea. To let someone mess around with it that knew what they where doing. But now that i have seen it done. I have a way better understanding of the whole thing.
And yes i would say buy it. It seems to work great. Now it does have a few limits, no data logging is one. But it does what i need it to do and then some. So far it has been money well spent.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
70 Posts
wouldnt using a 1.6 crank drop you on displacement? or are they the same? anyone have measurements for the different cranks? (if a 1.6 crank is used, i think i can get a forged one from burtonpower)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
The 81-83 1.6 cranks have bigger jornals. I didnt find this out, the guy that built my motor did. Took him a few weeks of research. But in the end, he said this would be just as good. Than the sandez rods that where like $700+ for a set. Now sandez rods are suppose to be the best. And i was willing to order them. He just thought this was a better idea and cheaper. They are forged h-beam rods. And mabye not quite as strong as the sandez. But they will hold the power im hoping to make.
I really wanted to build the whole thing myself. But just figured it was better to pay someone that knew what they where doing. Rebuilding a stock 1.9 yea not to much of a problem. But this thing was way over my head. Im just hoping all the money i spent was worth it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Ran into a small problem this past weekend. I pull the plugs at least once a week just to see how there doing. Well i shined a flashlight into the #1 plug hole and what did i see? Coolant (just alittle) sitting on top of the piston. Which as im sure all of you know isnt a good thing. As of right now im not sure what is going on. But i talked to the guy that built it today. And he is checking on a few things. And is going to call me back tomorrow i hope. At this point i think the head cracked somehow. And it may have to come back off. Updates to follow.........
 
1 - 20 of 85 Posts
Top