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kilo1onedelta

200+ Bhp In Mk1 Escort

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Hi there, I am only running through some ideas but thought I'd learn a bit about how to get maximum potential from ford engines.

I am hoping to get a mk1 escort and through an engine conversion acheive 200+ bhp

Can this be acheived with a 2.0 pinto engine?

(I'm learning so be open minded with my "silly questions")

What newer DOHC engines will reach my goal?

Of course I understand I probably will need to forge bottom end, skim, port & polish, and aquire twin 40's (45s)

I'd just like to learn a bit more about it all

Reletively blank canvas, all relevent opinions welcome.

Thanks for your time

Regards, Reece

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Have you considered a 2.0 Zetec conversion?

Easily acheive 200bhp with a few mods.

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I have, I just don't know what I'm looking at when it comes to which one to choose etc..

I need to do some homework, I know.

What 2.0 zetec engines will fit and are known for reliability and bhp numbers?

Cheers

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Not sure the chassis will take it without some reinforcement. Could you squeeze an old Cozzy engine in there?

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Yeah a Cozzie engine will go in no bother, people have been fitting them in Mk1's & Mk2's for years, Anglia's too, even seen one in a Mini!

Turbo Zetec's have been built & used too, they can be more reliable than the Cozzie engine.

Have a look on www.turbosport.co.uk and check out some project threads to give you some ideas.

btmaldon makes a good point about strengthening the shell, I'd just Type-49 it & seam weld it.

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The pinto is an old nail, i would not bother with it, (you would need to change almost everything to get 200Hp, and they are fragile at that power, they have their followers but.... ) or the zetec, i would go straight for a YB, no messing -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/triggerscarstuff/6184797601/

a reliable 200Hp, or 300 or upto 400 if you need more

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Dare I say it but what about the vauxhall c20xe or the c20let? Early units come with the better heads

Sent from my ST25i using Ford OC mobile app

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