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Well its finally all together and running…sort of. I had the downpipe flange machined and the guys from Sentry Welding do my downpipe and cat. They did an outstanding job. No leaks on the first start and to hear that whistle, love it. However, I didn't have time to get the intake tubing done there so I had to do some make shift stuff out of radiator hose and on the way home it came apart. Not only that my modified clutch push plate came out and I lost the clutch for about ¼ or the trip home. Not a fun time then…but those 15 min when the boost was in effect, so much fun. I will have pics and more info as I tune/fix the problems with her.

For all those guys that gave me help, thanks a lot.

Most of the install information (save the newest stuff) and what I have on my car is on this web page:
http://www.escort-kxt.com

Matthew
 

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congrats man...I know that as well as everyone else I look forward to seeing the pics and hearing more about the tue in and what if any problems and fixes have to be addressed...great info for all of us that haven't gone turbo....yet...
 

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Its on an SPI. I will try to make it very easy to follow. with sizes and numbers for every part and exactly what I did.

egtDude - I cannot wait to put those on and try it out. Next rims and tires and then....who knows where it will go from here.

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what year did the exp come with a turbo? what size was the engine? can these parts be used to turbo a 91ELX 1.9 engine?

the mustang is all apart and i want more power in my escort now. i gotta do the t-body and maf swap, but i know i wwill want more.
 

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91mgt said:
what year did the exp come with a turbo? what size was the engine? can these parts be used to turbo a 91ELX 1.9 engine?

the mustang is all apart and i want more power in my escort now. i gotta do the t-body and maf swap, but i know i wwill want more.
84-85.5 1.6 Escort GT and EXP.

It will fit any SOHC Escort from 1981 to a brand new Focus SPI pull right off the assambly line.
 

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TheBlade said:
If you use radiator hose as intake hose from the turbo to the VAF every time you hit like 5psi the hose will suck shut and the car will fall on its face....
Yeh, but who is using radiator piping for intake piping?
 

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Jeffescortlx said:
TheBlade said:
If you use radiator hose as intake hose from the turbo to the VAF every time you hit like 5psi the hose will suck shut and the car will fall on its face....
Yeh, but who is using radiator piping for intake piping?
LOL blade... :D

Wow matt that looks sweet. I enjoy reading about the installs you guys are doing.

Care to make any comments on the affect of the suspension upgrade?
...I'd have to say that when driving seriously, the thing that slows my 95GT down the most is the poor handling. The power is great, but it can't hold itself in corners.
 

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Until you are the one where you're only vehicle is up in the air and the turbo is bolted up but you can seem to get the piping from the VAF to the turbo to work like you had the made, you get creative. Plus the size of the outlet of the VAF and the inlet size of the turbo are so drastically different it as the only thing I could get that I could use my available parts to get it hooked up: available parts being old chevy 5.7L radiator hose, duct tape and PVC pipe.

Anyone can bash how I started, but I did it without any help, no funds, and it was my only vehicle (and I couldn't borrow from parents or anything because they live a good 1500 miles away).

Heck while doing this project I was so poor, I even ran my turbo open downpipe for a week...now that was just nasty.
 

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The difference is the 2G escort using a GTX manifold drops the inlet to the turbo right next to the engine mount only giving about 3" to fabricate and elbow, and the problem being there is the airflow would be heavily disrupted..sorry this is a bad pic I took a little over a year ago while I was putting my project together...but you can see part of the mount, and the hydraulic line that goes to the clutch. hence the use of radiator hose :)



As far as connecting IC piping, I've found that 2" Spa hosing works pretty good.
 
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