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Engine Racing a 1.9 H.O. Need go faster parts

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  1. 88ESCORTV6

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    So I'm Racing a 1.9 H.O. Need go faster parts, a good 2 barrel Carb the one from the ealy Escort GT.

    or some go fast parts like race cams muhhha, or does someone has the wire harness from a escort gt?

    to reinstall it's MPFI would give me the extra power I need.

    car is fast at the end of strait away but kind of lose rpm going in and out of corner.

    I need to make it corner faster and install smaller tires.

    tell me what you guys have and if it's legal I would in interested.

    I enter the corner at 6200 rpm I should enter cornet at 7000 plus rpm.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    What about a Weber 38 outlaw carb? It will fit a stock intake with a little bit of drilling on the bolt holes. Also the 1.9l manifold has bigger air pathways then the 1.6l manifold.

    Cran cams here in the US will re grind a good cam.

    Edit what all is legal?
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    well this is very good information.
    the weber 38/38 is very expensive.

    I will see what Crane can do for me, do you have a contact email I could have to make sure I talk to the right people?

    I have a 1 barrel carb from a ford tempo on it now works fine but I see engine should be more powerful.

    I know the 1.9 liter very well, I racing guys with 150hp plus and I'm almost has fast as them not missing much to run top 5 running 7 to 8th now but I have had some luch and got a 2nd and 7th.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I seen the Weber 38 on eBay for around 150$. That's not too bad. I think I paid Cran around 150$ to do my cam. I just emailed them from their contact us page.

    Harland Sharp has roller rockers too but if I recall they aren't all that cheap.

    Do you have soild lifters? The hydraulic lifters tend to have truble around 6krpm.
    Cran regrings cams for hydraulic lifters. I don't think they can do anything for soild. lifters setups.
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    i think the engine is a 1987 so hydraulic i'm sure, wish it was roller.
    i'm running about 6200rpm entering the corner.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Finding spings for a big roller cam can be hard compared to a flat tapit cam.
    I'm sure you could find a NOS roller cam and lifters on eBay. But of course the cost adds up with a reground.
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    I think I will get that weber 38/38 and different tires and make it corner better and see what happens from there.

    Thanks for your help.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I'm sure you will have to fitle with jetting on the 38 but it should work fine and open you up for more performance options if you ever need it.
    I know others have used the weber 32/36 with good results after dialing it in on CVH motors. The weber 38/38 being a high performance version and synchronous version of the 32/36 more or less.
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    I have a 32/36 Weber now but it's jammed on the throttle plate I will let it sit in liquid wrench to see if i can free it up and rebuild it.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    If you can fix that carb I'd go for it.
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    for sure I can fix the carb mechanic is what I do all week long.
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    Then I see no reason to get a 38.
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    The stock carbs were only 32/32 (for base 1.6) and 32/34 (for HO 1.6 and '86 base 1.9)

    If you have a 32/36 you're in good shape if you can jet it right, it will have fair torque until 3500(ish) when the larger secondary opens up (or becomes effective, easing on the throttle is typically the best technique) and the engine takes off.

    A 38/38 like Austin mentioned would be a great update if you're only on the track, the two barrels open together and they're both HUGE compared to what the stock engines had. Downside to it is less fuel economy and not so good off-idle torque - hence great on track but 32/36 is better for daily driver.

    I switched from a 32/32 to a 32/34 in my 1.6 earlier this week, it made a BIG difference BUT that's only because I had all the other HO engine parts (except increased compression) and was jetted richer to compensate for them.
    On a base model CVH going from the 32/32 to the 32/34 won't grant you anything until you install headers, a <0.220" cam, and a better intake if you only have an 81-82 carb intake.

    I'm working on a chart to compare all the power combos you can have....

    Do you race on pavement?
    If so switch to 15" or larger wheels, switching from 13"s to 15"s make a HUGE difference in my '82 because it reduced my sidewall height by about 33% making more rigidity on corners but is a firmer ride.
    Also lowering the car can further help with cornering because that's the easiest way to get more negative camber out of the suspension. Stock 81-83 is positive camber, stock 84-90 is zero camber. My 82 is pretty rambunctious up front on hot corners lol
    Adding 1/4" spacers all around will help too especially in the back, put 1/4" spacers all around so my wheels would clear my struts and not be recessed 4" behind the fender and end result was much better appearance and rear end handles firmer and instills much more confidence between spacers and the shorter sidewalls.
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    Car is 4 inch from the ground coil over all around with adjustable pods
    running 15 inch Escort GT wheels " I will install off set wheels soon."
    I found my 32/36 Carb I will rebuild it since replacing it is way too expensive.
    I need more camber in my right front wheel the rest is fine car handles better on dirt then it did on pavement.
    I need a better race cam got a link for me Yes I have the header.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I got a 1.9l carb intake aways back and it sure wasn't no 32/34. It was far smaller. It was 25/26 if I recall.
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    If you're using a 1.9 head you can only use stock 1.9/2.0 cams (see ranking below) or have yours ground down like Austin said.

    1.9 cam rankings best to worse:
    1.9 EFI HO roller
    1.9 EFI HO flat-tappet
    1.9 CFI/SEFI/2.0 roller
    1.9 CFI/carb flat tappet

    Austin the choke diameter of the venturi is something like 25/26, the bottoms of the bores are what I measure at 32/34 - I think that's how Weber measures their 32/36 & 38/38 but it seems not all their carbs are measured that way
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    I looked up the PN. It was a holley carb sold under the Motorcraft name and listed as a 25/26. The bottom of the bores were not 32/34. I believe it cam off a 86 pony.
    Sadly it was junk so I scraped it.
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    Would have been neat to see that, all the North American CVHs got the Weber licensed Motorcraft carbs all either 32/32s or 32/34s. Model "740" was the 32/32 and model "5740" was the 32/32 with the kick-down attachment. I'm curious if that was a Euro CVH carb, they used 2 or 3 totally different carburetors.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    It was definitely a US carb. The car it came from was inlin the same family all its life. I seen a few on eBay too.
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    after reading your post guys I measure my 2 barrel weber carb and it's 32/34 so I ordered this...................................38/38 baby

    Thanks for your help keep it up.




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