Which engine to use in my mk2 Escort??

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  1. Dave350z

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    Currently drifting in my 350z..but with less than 10k on the clock im wating to try n keep it for best and use it on the road.

    Have a mk2 escort shell and going to set it up for drifting and use it. Had a few suggestions of what engine to use 1JZ or SR20? not sure which one to use and woundered if anyone can give me any ideas of other engines to use?

    going to sell my skyline and spend the money on doing this, not sure how much it will cost to do everything? but i've got 4k to start with.
     
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    Well I would say forget about the 1jz, I would never put a 6 cylinder in an escort. SR20 would be the best option out of your choices but would take quite a bit of work to fit, personally I would go for a YB Turbo, it would be alot easier to fit aswell.
     
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    ........4age
     
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    i concidered an sr20 for my escort. wouldnt be any more work than fitting a cossie engine. Would need a big gearbox tunnel, engine mounts, modified prop some custom intercooler pipes and wiring in. you could use an electronic aftermarket speedo and run it off of a wheelspeed sensor of from the nissans originall electrical feed. the biggest problem is getting the sump and crossmember/stearing rack to clear. Its been done before by swapping the lh and rh struts from side to side and mounting the escort stearing rack on the back of the crossmember like it is in a 200sx. Hope this helps if you go down this route and sorry for the info if your not.
     
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    edit. double post gayness
     
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    SR's, CA's, 4age's have all been done before. Its all down to what you want to put in.
    So far i have a 2.1 pinto, 2.0 pinto turbo, 2.0 Zetec turbo and a Cosworth 24V sat about that may go in mine. But After a chat with someone the other day i have been thinking about the SR. But i dont know much about them, Prices, spec, types and what i need to run them. One advantage if the price and availablity of parts.
     
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    You're all wrong, sorry.

    The man needs a engine and box from an S2000 Honda.

    An easy 240 bhp N/A, super reliable, then later if you get bored a supercharger will see you the right side of 400 bhp.

    These are brilliant engines, starting to be seen in MK2 Escorts (amongst other things) in rallies.
     
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    Cossy, slots straight in (pritty much!) easy to get 300bhp and be reliable, forged bottom end as standard.

    And the re-sell value will be higher


    unless you really want to be "diffrent" i dont know why anyone would choose and SR/13B over a cossy lump. They are just awsome :D




    Or even better, Kennttt powwwarrrr :D
     
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    YB, it bolts in and the gearbox is stronger than an SR + the car will then be worth more
     
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    Cut the firewall, hinge the frontwindow, fit a 1JZ and move it 2-3 cylinders backwards :dw:
     
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    I'd go bic capacity pinto. Cheap, simple and torquey.
     
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    2.0 Zetec on carbs, plus all the conversion parts are out there so easy-ish to do.
     
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    ........4age

    +1

    SR's arnt cheap to buy, 4age's are.
     
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    But one has power, one hasnt. This guy might want something with more power than a stock 50quid Zetec lump.

    Id go YB, not that cheap to buy, but goes straight in, is awsome, and resale value will be hugely higher than any non-ford lump.
     
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    YB Turbo - easiest 330bhp you'll ever get in an Escort.
    Zetec turbo would be cool, but making one RWD isn't the cheapest game in the world
    If you aren't afraid of an angle grinder and a welder though, the world is your oyster!!! Keep it 4 cylinders though :smokin:
     
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    look into turbocharging zetecs... its not crazy money and its certainly different!!! theres a write up in one of the recent ford magazines (not sure which 1, will check later) :wack:
     
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    This one is a good one - has had troubles with oil pumps though - Zetec ones are chocolate
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    Will try and dig out some pics of the engine bay...
     
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