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What did you do to your wagon today?

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by NightWulf, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    I just ordered standard mounts from Rockauto without searching for Polyurethane.

    Since then, there was discussion about Polyurethane ones on this board and I think I found some but they were really expensive. Like a couple hundred bucks for the whole set.
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    @novanutcase - Slotted and drilled pedals help keep them from overheating.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    The lighter pedal weight from the drills makes for faster shifts......uh hu! LOL!

    Actually I was bored and did some drunk ordering so I figured I might as well put them on and have some fun with them!

    John
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    for sure. Re avatar, best side profile for a 'scort wagon.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Thanks Bro!

    John
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    I have been getting ready to swap a driveline from the 91LX wagon that we gave to a friend - and who got hit in the passenger side front. I will be putting that engine and trans into the 95LX sedan that my daughter had been driving to work. It smoked from the tailpipe, and had a bad-enough leak of tranny fluid from the bell housing.
    Then I will do a post mortem on the driveline to learn why the engine was smoking and the tranny leaking. Plenty of chores to do to both cars.
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    My '94 had started to do that a bit; visible in rear view at high RPM and a standstill. Figured if I had to go into it, may as well get my kicks first. Every opportunity for the next two weeks, I was winding up the RPMs like it was a race car. At some point, I happen to notice it wasn't doing it anymore. It just up and quit smoking... at all. Guess maybe there was some build-up around an oil control piston ring or someth'n... who knows.
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    Put a new kai tie bar on and had a new 2.25 cat back with muffler installed today. Had to do the dang fuel pump and fpr today.

    Dang fuel pressure was at 30psi after all that only upped it to 35psi

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    These engines are not sensitive to fuel pressure at all... and they're not picky about gasoline brand or other.
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    I swapped a zetec engine into my wagon and replaced the fuel rail with one from a '98 zx2 that has the schraeder valve on it. I added a fuel pressure gauge to it to be able to check pressure at the rail. Mine runs at between 35 and 40 psi.

    John
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    i was thinking of putting a guage right on my schraeder valve. That way its easy to tell the pressure.

    Still have what seems like a skip or miss around 2800 to 3200rpm. Got to figure that out.
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    What year is your DOHC... That looks like a 2nd gen rear suspension. I got exciedwhen I saw a rear tie bar for the third gen.... dang. However, I understand the 3rd gen really don't need the bar because they beefed up the rear end compared to the 2nd gen. Just have to watch out for the 2nd gen lateral links... they tend to break off near the middle pivots
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    Mine is actually a 1.9l sohc its a 93 wagon lx.

    Imgoing to be making new control arms from the rear so I got better Adjustment and with spherical bushings.
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    Do you have experience in figuring out suspension geometry?

    Pierce Motorsports already makes a tubular control arm for the 2nd gen.

    http://www.piercemotorsport.com/ford-escort-tubular-rear-control-arms/

    If you have an LX you should already have both rear arms adjustable. On my wagon only the driver side RCA was adjustable so I pulled the passenger side RCA out of an LX sedan that was adjustable and replaced the static one for better rear end adjustability.

    Be careful with rod end CA's. They're noisy as all get out and the ride is noticeably rougher.

    John
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    Kind of hard to see in the pic but if you look at the passenger side where the fuel rail is you can see the gauge sticking up in the picture. If you're going to do this I would suggest using a liquid filled gauge so that the engine vibration doesn't kill it.

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    John
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    Yeah. I understand ackerman theory some. Yeah mine still just has the passenger side that's adjustable. Haven't went and grabbed one from another lx just yet.
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    I've read this book at least ten times and still don't fully understand it but it is invaluable in trying to understand how suspensions work at high speed and how to set up your car for whatever environment you're going to be putting it in.

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    John
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    Vehicle suspension is really amazing. Theres so much more to it then most would even begin to believe.
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    "Dang fuel pressure was at 30psi after all that only upped it to 35psi"

    Has your gauge been calibrated? Gauges are very commonly out quite a bit.

    Using the Shraeder valve as an attachment for a pressure gauge is okay for testing, but pretty risky for any extended time, as the connection is weak and relies on a rubber sealing ring.
    A better way is to get a spare fuel rail and silver solder on some 1/8 NPT fittings.
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