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The 88 EXP super coupe build.

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by austin86, Jul 17, 2019.

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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Before I started this project I got close to 45mpg on the car, mind you this was with a loaded out car with 14" steels and cheap Firestone tires. I don't see 50mpg being out of the question with a less optioned car and better tires.
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    I get 35mpg mixed driving in my 1.6 4-speed (wide ratio) with late 80s GT wheels so I'm using 195s, it would be much better with 165s but can't buy them locally of affordably anymore for my 13s and I hate the spongy feel of the 13s.

    If you want lower compression you could get a set of CFI pistons (they're flat)
    I'd take them 11:1 domed pistons off your hands :D
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I'm not sure ware the compression is coming form. It could be that the head was milled and block decked. Once I get the motor on the stand Ill take it apart and find out what all was done to it.
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    Yeah if it was either of those that puts you in a pickle....
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    My thoughts exactly. I don't might going high CR and high revving. But that would be a step back parts wise.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Slight update. I got the delrim iner control arm and end links bushings installed. I'll be taking off the wheel hub next, I'll clean up the nuckle and paint it and install the new hub/wheel bearing next
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Ok, dumb me though I could get the hub and nuckle out with only half the suspension installed haha. So I'll have to reinstall the suspension before changing the hub and wheel bearings.

    I was also messing around with the stock efi manafold. It's a two part manafold witch gave me an idea. If I could find a away to plug the fuel injector ports I could make a adapter plate to fit dual Webber 40mm or 45mm carbs. How ever I'm still not sold on any one fuel setup. Dual weber 40mm down draft would look cool. But I still like the idea of the Weber 38 or bike carbs.

    The last photo is the stock 1.9l carb intake on top of the efi intake.

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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I was also at storage last night and found a few upper motor mounts so hopefully I can use one to make a poly bushing.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I also forgot to mention this. I also found a speedo with a little under 5k miles on it in storage. If it works its going into the car.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I finally found what was holding the dash in place. A few steel clips. It's not setting in the car with some wires still holding it in place.

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