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boa in mk2 escort
« on: September 24, 2012, 21:27:43 PM »
well lads just wondering is there much work involved in this and has any1 done it here. wondering about the sump little bits like that im not sure of wat needs to be changed mostly with the engine  ;D  ;) thanks guys



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Re: boa in mk2 escort
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 21:58:28 PM »
I`m sure Jurgen will be along in abit........ ;D


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Re: boa in mk2 escort
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 07:25:29 AM »
Hi Smash.

I fitted a 24v to Mk2.

Size wise everything wil fit. Just!

Don't use a standard crossmember to fit the engine mounts.
I had a Grp4 crossmember and that bent under the torque too.
Fit the engine mounts to the chassis rails with some Grp4 mounts, you can buy them seperatly.

Depending how far back you want to mount the engine the alloy sump will foul the crossmember.
Either fit a steel sump or have the sumpbulge rewelded.

You do need a smaller starter if LHD, I'm currently using a Vauxhall(sorry) 1.3 CDTi one with spacers as the relay point to the side instead of up, as it fouls my steering column.
A RHD one should be able to use the standard V6 starter.

Standard exhaust manifolds will fit even with bulkhead/chassisrail gussets fitted.

What tunnel do you have. A 1.3 manual tunnel is a bit to narrow, an auto will clear everything fine.

Gearbox choice is a T9 which I had at first, now running an MT75.

You need to remove the radiator shroud and fit either a Capri rad or a scorpio or granada rad with header tank with front mounted fan(s).

That's basically the short(ish) list.

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Re: boa in mk2 escort
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 19:28:52 PM »
cheers for the reply was exactly wat i was looking for we may have a project for the winter yet lol. thanks again  ;) :laugh:

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Re: boa in mk2 escort
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 21:38:05 PM »
im interested in doing the same conversion, concernd wether its gunna upset the handling though and make it understeer?

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Re: boa in mk2 escort
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 21:58:18 PM »
Handling wise you need to make choices.
I fitted compression struts with the ARB connected with droplinks.
RS2000 or Capri V6 front legs with the 2.8 springs or higher poundage depending how stiff you want it.
Also fitted roller topmounts which you can adjust caster/camber independantly.
I recently fitted a Capri 2.8 ARB with modded anti-dive kit, which helped a lot.
At the back a baby Atlas is a must as a standard or RS2000 axle will strip it's teeth been there done that.
The extra weight at the back will help the balance as well.
Running 4x4 now and even with the extra weight up front the balance is 55/45 so not too bad.

 

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