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Ndlm's 97 scort wagon

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  1. ndlm8888

    ndlm8888 scortin daily

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    Decided to start this for the wagon, since the klsedan is no more.. Bought this wagon in 2015 for a family car for my new daughter, which is 1yr old now 3/2/16. Almost every part on this wagon was bad. Only thing that was new was the clutch.

    Day i bought it home.
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    Present day
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    ndlm8888 scortin daily

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    Decided to get new wheels. Wasn't feeling the spt-17 and 60's tires. Found some spt-7's in tampa with some 195/50's.
    Still need to put hub caps on.
    15x8et20

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    I like both wheel choices you had/have on the wagon. I got a set of EGT side skirts if you're interested. Did you put some drop springs on it or did you go full out and go with a set of coilovers? I also have a set of rear DB's from the same EGT that I pulled the side skirts from. Let me know if you're interested in them and I'll quote you a price.

    John
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    Thank u. I just picked up some side skirts for it. Ill think about the rdb swap tho.
    Its on mx3 lowering spring that I cut two coils off front to get it this low. I do have ksport coilovers to put on it. Just waiting to feel alil better first.
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    Here's the wheels with hub caps on.
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    I know you're an experienced wrench but in case you cut the springs and they detempered I would suggest the Megan springs I bought for my wagon. The drop is a little more without having to cut them.

    John
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    Here's a few pic's
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    Starting the ho header install.
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    Lil to low axle hit frame rails
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    ndlm8888 scortin daily

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    Some pics before I pulled the spi out.

    Started swapping in the klg4 out of the klsedan. Pics to come.
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    Can you send me a list or the link with the picture of parts you need for a KL swap? I have access to an MX3 GS that someone is parting out and I'd like to grab the mounts and other stuff for the day I do a KL swap.

    John
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    All 3 brackets that mount to transmission, engine/trans actual mounts, bracket that mounts to passenger side body/frame. Belly band/trans crossmember.
    Thats just to install engine
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    Instead of using mx3 arms I'm going with 88 rx7 balljoints
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    What do I need as far as wiring? From previous threads I remember that the engine bay loom is needed and needs to be modified to work with the Escort cluster. Something about repining some of the connectors?

    Are you using Escort arms with rx7 ball joints? Is there any modifications you need to make to make them fit? My guess is the ball joints lengthen the spindle(make it taller)?

    John
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    That I'm unsure about. I'm using a stand alone ecu ms2. I never got the tach or Speedo working in the klsedan. I'll let u know when I figure those out.
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    Can the MX3 computer run if the MX3 cluster is used?

    John
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    Got around to doing some work on klwagon. Removed spacer behind brake booster. Should have enough room for intake now. Still lots to do till fire up.

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    After removing spacer
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    You will hit that master cylinder under acceleration, use MX3 GS booster and master cylinder. If you have rear disc use 2000 Civic Si proportioning valve. Super expensive to buy new, I lucked out and found a junkyard unit for $90. Also get rid of that pickle slide for the throttle cable, I bolted the arm directly to the pivot on the throttle body.

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