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How much is to much?
I have already started on the job so im hoping i've not gone to far.
Anyways I have cast iron exhaust aluminum head and intake so far 1/4" walls are all thats left on the exhaust
help me out please
 

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Go by the gaskets.

Start on cylinder one, leave some on the edge, and go through ALL FOUR cylinders. Then, once you have the practice, you go back to cylinder 1 and take it down to the gaskets.

Good luck.
 

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Yes but how much do I grind out, or how much do I need at the side walls of the port, btw i'm half way done with the exhaust side with 1/4" on each wall, is this thickness safe for a cast Iron exaust manifold. or maybe an idea where to find out.
 

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the gaskets are the same size as the ports
p.s. does anyone know the breathing habits of the 90' 1.9L
and is it better to swap the 1.8L? last: can I custom fit a turbo to the egr Valve hole in the manifold?
 

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4rd_freak said:
the gaskets are the same size as the ports
p.s. does anyone know the breathing habits of the 90' 1.9L
and is it better to swap the 1.8L? last: can I custom fit a turbo to the egr Valve hole in the manifold?
Put the tool's down and slowy walk away from the motor.
 

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Well it would be next to impossible to put the 1.8 into a 1st Gen since the chassis is totally different and nothing will match up. If you want more power then the 1.9 then do a turbo 2.3 from a Mustang SVO or a T-bird Turbo Coupe. But deffinately agree with Jeff
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Put the tool's down and slowy walk away from the motor.
 

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This is funny. The guy wants a little bit of help, and siragan is the only one that isn't going off topic and being an ass.
Now I remember why I stopped posting here.Finding a comment hilarious is not ridiculizing a member especially if the comment was not made by the person seeking help. :roll:
4rd_freak-It is ovious that you know very little about turbos and how they work.(Don't feel bad about it,I have been a tech for Ford for 6 years now and until last year all I knew about them was that they make your car faster and they make a cool sound :roll: )As was suggested to me, I suggest you to read up on turbos and how they work.A good place to start is http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm you will learn the basics. After you understand this go to http://www.cardomain.com/id/jeffescortlx
This will teach you to use the info you learned into our cars.
PS-Was not making fun of you and Im sure neither are the other guys.Welcome to the world of Escorts :wink:
 

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its not that he's new to turbos or anything, but for the posters own sake, dont start porting cylinder heads if

1) you have no clue how much metalis safe to remove.
2) you dont have a means of flowbench testing the head to see if what youre doig is helping or hurting (yes you can take off too much in some spots and not enough in others and screw it all up).
3) think that forced induction parts fall into the "bolt-on" catagory and can be attached to the engine like spare body parts can be welded onto the roof.
 
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