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I am totally and 100% working on turboing my 91 Escort GT, or a Escort GT. After Christmas passes the money flow is going right in to the Escort.

I am having a hell of a time finding a Escort GT in my area that is cheap, Im talking really cheap, and not in bad condition. I am looking for another car so that I dont have to go carless while doing the turbo job.

>>>>So i was wondering if i were to buy a 2gen LX if it would be possible to do a motor swap to a 1.8, like a crated BPT???? :?:

I am planning on doing a rebuild, on the motor if it isnt in the shape i would like, and most likely redo the internals, if possible, but those questions will come later. Then when the turbo scort is running strong, parting out the old scort and maybe even rebuilding the old scorts motor and preping it for a turbo set up for the buyer.

I am not dreaming here this plan goes in to effect after chirstmas, car or no car, i just may end up with a crap load of turbo parts sitting in my garage, but it will be so much cooler if i get a extra car, with good tranny

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im hopin i remembered this right, if you were to pull a 1.8 swap, everything under the hood would have to be changed...is it possible, why of course. But i dont see why you just stick wiht the 1.9 in the LX, or swap a 2.0 into the LX. And if you just need a car, just pick up any old beater that will make it through the time needed, then A.) sell it, B.) part it out or C.) Junk it. or D.) Donate it.
 

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You could always install everthing you need except the turbo manifold and turbo ahead of time. You can run all your IC piping etc hook up any electronics. So when you are ready to swap you set aside a weekend for install and testing. All you have to do is swap exhaust manifolds, install the oil/coolant lines, and you'd be ready to go. no more than a days work at the most. You might even be able to plug the oil and coolant lines so all you have to do is incap them and connect to the turbo saving you even more time.

I'd be happy to build anything you need (even complete engines). Heck I could even put together a kit for you.

Is this a GT or an LX you are turboing?
 

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Weekend to test and tune...he he...

Okay, took me about a week to really get the car turbo'd because of miscellanous parts you never think of. Like new O-rings for the banjo bolt for the oil supply line from the block


Anyhow, learn from me. I ended up buying a complete daily driver. I know that when Orlando turbo'd his GT he bought another GT as a daily driver too.
 

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thankx egtdude, you most likely will be hereing from me

I dont really want the 1.9, or the 2.0 swap, nothing agains them but I have be planning the turbo job on a GT 1.8 for a while now

I have the daily driver car, but the one i am tring to find is the GT turbo car. I would like it to run before i turbo it, so i dont have to make it work before i turbo. Another reason for another car is i know for sure with my luck once i am finished with the job something will not work right, or it will be behotch to test and tune. You know, i dont want to ask for rides to autozone and work everytime.

Oh, another question too. The internals of the GT engine, who makes pistons, and rods for our cars, that will not cost a gold bar to pay for. Or can i order 1.8 Miata rods, and pistons, i was just speculating. I would like to put 8.8 to 1 pistons, so i can boost some more...
 

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well... depends how much boost you want to run. Wiseco (Sp?) makes some nice little devils but they are not cheap. I was going to get an account with them just haven't gotten around to it.

I'd love to get someone project to work on so if someone wants some custom app... heck even a simple rebuild and I'd be happy to do it and ship it to you. Granted doing it yourself would be cheaper...but a lot of work.
 

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thankx man, but i am planning on doing as much as i can, but i know for sure that i will most likely need help with something

Im realy not sure how much i want to boost, because on stock motor you can boost 10 safely right, so I would love to see the 15+psi (at the track), but i will have plenty of time on my hands, and i figure that the pistons would cost a crap load, but they are worth it, boost=fast
 

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the only real problem you run into is fuel control. You might want to consider going with something like a Haltech. It's pricey thats for sure but it would give you a lot of piece of mind being able to tune every little aspect of the engine... that is if you are into that sort of thing. :)
 

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I was most likely am going to go with haltech, and i was also wondering about fuel lines, i may need those fabricated, becuse i figured if i ran a good amount of boost i would lean my fuel out, even with a nice fuel pump and injectors. Fuel management will probably end up being the biggest factor of my car. I have also seen that other turbo scort use the 90ish RX-7 fuel pump and fuel injectors, are those easy to get a hold of, and install?, didnt really want to have to buy some $200+ dollar injectors if i can get a nice slightly used set.

I know it is going to cost a arm and a leg to turbo the scort, but seriously, the ricers, and other turbo cars in my town, wont see me coming, i am going full - out sleeper...
 

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sleepers are my fav. I'd think the fuel lines would be ok unless you really go nuts.

Injectors are fairly universal so you have all sorts of options there. The trick is having them cleaned and stuff.
 

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Good, i was just afraid that the fuel lines would be to slow a flow, but then i thought about it and the gtx and gtr motors are the same exact motor so i figured it would work good.

Sleepers are very scary cars, I just can't wait to hear the blow-off, valve, and the wine of the turbo spooling, :D , not to mention the face of my buddy with the stock GS-T Eclipse, :twisted:, when the scort owns him...
 
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