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alright most of you know my plan...drop the 1.9H.O. in my 1gen LX. And then doing the paint...and body work. etc...etc... Anyways i just need to know a few things. 1.) Fuel pump...is it the same or totally different. This hasnt started in a couple of years...2.) should i rebuild and bore over? 3.)Should i change the gaskets? 4) This motor is coming out of a 5 spd, Will my A/T bolt up or wont it fit? 5.) I should have looked this up but ive been really busy...are the mounts the same?
 

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umm, you definatley need the fuel pump from a gt. I'm pretty sure that the transmission will bolt up but there are a couple sensors on the manual trans that might not be on the auto, i've never taken a look at the auto so i'm not sure. Did the engine run well before? You could drop it in and see how it runs before rebuilding it, but if you have the time it might be a good idea just to do it.
hope this helps a little
 

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I agree with Ghaze. The pump may actually work, but you cant really have overkill with a pump. Have you thought of dropping a 2.0SPI ? should be about the same work envolved with parts, computer, harness, etc.
 

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Sounds similar to my plan. My end goal is around 200 hp on pump gas. On the ho motor I want to put a turbo and manifold from a mercur xr4ti and bore it out and and port and polish the manifolds install a thicker head gasket to deal with the compression. Do you think there's enough meat on the block to safely squeeze in pistons from a 2.3l ?
 

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I agree with Ghaze. The pump may actually work, but you cant really have overkill with a pump. Have you thought of dropping a 2.0SPI ? should be about the same work envolved with parts, computer, harness, etc.
The 2.0 SPI would'nt work well in a first gen, better off with the 1.9 HO. I think the fuel pump is differant, the older lx's are single throttle body injected. But yes the computer and harness will need to be swapped.
 

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Sounds similar to my plan. My end goal is around 200 hp on pump gas. On the ho motor I want to put a turbo and manifold from a mercur xr4ti and bore it out and and port and polish the manifolds install a thicker head gasket to deal with the compression. Do you think there's enough meat on the block to safely squeeze in pistons from a 2.3l ?
The 2.3 TC manifold will not even come close to fitting any Escort Motor. I'm pretty sure the pistons are the same way to.
 

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jeff...it seems like you know your stuff, so ill throw this at you to think about this, why would the pumps be different? And my reasoning for that is this...89 LX CFI...one injector spitting out enough fuel for 4 cylinders. Wouldnt the pump just send enough fuel for 4 cylinders into the fuel rail. Making it the same amount of fuel? I dont know just a thought...and what else should i swap for my car? parts of the exhaust...or what? any other ideas? And are there any tips to doing this? is it really hard to pull a wiring harness and swap it?
 

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While I am probably wrong about the model maybe it was an xr3ti I know there was a 1.9l merkur turbo motor that ford built from the same block as the 1.9. I held it in my hands but passed up a used manifold and turbo for 75 bucks in a bone yard for fear that the turbo had issues. Someone had taken the head off a merkur 1.9 and left everything else. I am tempted to drive the three hours and see if it is still there because I haven't seen one since (the manifold is worth that) and the valve cover definitely said 1.9l.
 

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The CFI's use one big injector like you said, it's large and flows a lot, but is uses less pressure than the MPFI, or so I'v heard of ppl using the LX pumps in GT and the A/F ratio would go lean at half throttle.

All Mekurs in the US use a 2.3 Turbo (garrett) RWD motor, Same found in the SVO and T-Bird, but there intercoooled.
None of the parts are interchangeable with a US escort 1.6, 1.9 or 2.0 SOHC.

You could use the T3 or IHI turbo and it will bolt to the UK RS manifold, but thats all that we can use. Then manifolds are differant, there was never a 1.9 in a US Merkur.
 

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well am i gonna need to do anything with gaskets? like change the head or valve cover gaskets? I asked my autos teacher, he said i dont think so, but youll have to prime it...run oil wiht out it actually starting? So any tips on the swap?
 
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