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I'm Back! 92 GT

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  1. TheSilverShredder

    TheSilverShredder FEOA Donator

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    Hey Team!

    I recently purchased a 92 Escort GT! I'm super excited to be working on this platform again. I have a "big kid" job now and can actually afford to build a car.

    Although, I am kicking myself everyday for not keeping all the junkyard parts I scored for the wagon back in the day!

    The chassis is apparently from Oregon and has a little bit of surface rust but none of the rot I am used to seeing here in the Midwest. The motor is reasonably low mileage that came out of another GT that fell victim to that Midwest rot.

    I am going to do my best to get rid of the little bit of rust that is on this car, and get the body back into shape.

    Once I have the rust prevention in place I plan on boosting. Nothing too extreme, but I want to hit the ~250 hp range hopefully.

    I'm going to be changing the brake pads before I take this to Missouri in October. Any suggestions on brake pads? I did a quick search but didn't find anything.

    Hopefully I will also be able to swap to the V6 Probe clutch that came with it before then too.

    That's all for now, time for some pictures!

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    Love the black piping. I was thinking MX-3 swap until I saw these, but It might be hard to let these go.

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    These fanblades were originally Caymen Green! If I'm lucky there might still be a trace of them under there.

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    It was about a 7 hour round trip in the U-Haul truck. You don't realize how much a proper stereo matters until you don't have one.

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    Looks like a monster truck next to my Civic!

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    Please do your Plastidip right!

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    After a lot of Goo Gone and some time. Does not want to come off of the rubber trim.

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    After starting some cleanup I decided to bathe her as well.

    Thanks for taking a look, more to follow!
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    I'm a big fan of whatever brake pads are name brand and cheap on wholesaler closeout at Rockauto.
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    Sounds about right Joey! I found some Ceramic Carbon fiber blend pads, holy cow! Think I'm just going to go with some regular ceramics.

    Did the valve cover gasket and new plugs & wires last night. NGK wires and NGK BKR6EGP plugs set to .030.

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    Thought the wire routing looked okay, but is there a "right" way to do it?

    Also got new headlamps put in with some clear corners!

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    Yes, the shop manual should show the Ford approved routing of the plug wires, but the way you did it looks good.
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    I need to get my hands on a shop manual. I can't find my old Haynes. As little help as it was, it's still something.

    Major score today! Gotta love having yards that track their inventory.

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    86 RX-7. Looked like it was a track car at some point, dash was stripped and replaced with a steel plate with switch holes, wiring was a mess!

    I read an adapter for the filter was necessary but DANG!

    Don't know if I'll use the K&N, I've read the oil is bad news for the engine. Gonna do some more research cause this looks like a decent setup.


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    I don't know why the oil would be bad for the engine. There is always a small amount of oil getting sucked into the engine through the PCV system. After a few miles any excess oil on the K&N filter should be sucked off so no more will be released anyhow.
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    If you're ever around Louisville, the pull a part here has a red GT. I think it's a 92 or 93.
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    Joey, you're definitely right. I did some research and I found the thread that made me think negatively on K&N and it was actually saying they let a bunch of dirt through and some people way over oil the filters. There was no real definitive info either way, but after reading up I don't have any issues using the K&N after a proper cleaning.

    Although I did also find out about Amsoil EaAU filters which I might upgrade to in the future: http://www.amsoil.com/products/ea_filters/EaAU_Photos_and_Specs.pdf

    Dang, I was just in Louisville last weekend! I'll have to swing that way again soon, is not a bad drive at all.


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    Just so you know. They will be putting tolls on the new i65 bridges across the Ohio river soon tho.
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    Indianapolis pull a part has a few second gens. No gt's though
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    Yeah, I tried to buy the whole car off them when I saw it a few weeks ago. They wouldn't budge :(
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    "Gotta love having yards that track their inventory."

    Yes, that would be a great thing. About a month ago I drove to a junkyard 500 miles away to pick up a 1990 HO engine which turned out to be a plain old 91-96 SEFI.
    The yard did however have a HO or GT 1.9 head which I bought for half of what they originally had it listed. They then dug up the exhaust manifold for it, which turned out to be a Toyota cast iron lump that someone wrote 1990 Escort 1.9 on.

    But I also visited a relative on my trip and was keen on a bit of a road trip adventure so I was still happy to have gone.
    The drive was mostly on two lane highways through southern B.C., so pretty similar to northern Montana and Idaho, wonderful country.

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