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Old 02-08-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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Don't know anything about it.. Found it in a thread on the escort owners board.. Looks like it might be fast?
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i've seen an intake manifold like that before, wasn't it in splitime's build thread? That turbo is the size of a pumpkin
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That's like the third RWD conversion on an Escort I've seen. Is it really worth doing outside of drag racing?
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its an escort. no

Keep the miata.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:45 PM   #5
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Thats sweet. Too bad the front bumper doesn't look more stock. I'd drive it if it was a different color.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:29 AM   #7
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its an escort. no

Keep the miata.
Yes. Oh, Yes.





Minus the wing, that thing is SEXY.

Thats a Honda 1000RR motor thats been worked over with a rather large turbocharger. No RWD conversion on that one, because the Euro Escort was already a RWD car. Ie, COSWORTH...

ANY suspension part for a Protege will bolt right onto the USDM Escort because they're based off the same chassis... Theres more potential there than most people really think. It would be an ULTIMATE sleeper...

Cosworth:
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
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That's like the third RWD conversion on an Escort I've seen. Is it really worth doing outside of drag racing?
the "real" escorts in Europe were RWD, and turboed for that matter.
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Oh god, cosworth escorts...

Thats a different story.
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^ is that situne escort built for drift, looks slow as ***** to me.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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^ is that situne escort built for drift, looks slow as ***** to me.
Something you have to take into account.. Its about a 2000 pound car with a 1 liter motorcycle engine in it. N/A that motor might make 150hp, but like 80 foot pounds of torque.. I have no knowledge of actual power numbers on the car, but what I've seen out of turbocharging a 14000rpm engine, torque isn't exactly increased to the same levels of horsepower. Also consider the nearly 200mph bike that engine came on weighs under 400 pounds wet.

Granted, the car doesn't look that fast.. but neither did my friends vette that clicked off 10s in the 1/4.

Back to topic of BPs hard at work... Found a video of that escort on accident:

STPmotorsport of South Florida 9second RWD Escort GT(P Performance Video)

Supposedly running a 9 second pass, which it seems to be about that quick, but they cut it off before you see the clock. Still god damn impressive!!
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anyone know where that video with Jeremy and Vicki is from? I'd like to see the rest of it.
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No RWD conversion on that one, because the Euro Escort was already a RWD car. Ie, COSWORTH...

Cosworth:




Only 1st and 2nd generation Escorts in Europe were RWD, but pretty much most car in those years ('60-ies and '70-ies) were RWD (Corollas, Kadetts, etc.)

From 3rd generation (around 1980) Ford switched the Escorts in Europe to FWD (following the global trend) and that's how they were until the end (6th generation), then around '00 the next generation was renamed and we know it nowadays as Ford Focus (also FWD)

In the video above all these cars were Ford Escort RS Cosworth (5th generation). These were not RWD. These were AWD and had turbocharged Cosworth YBT 2.0L engines. It was the homologated world rally car, that's why only about 7000 were made. RS stands for Rally Sport.
The Escort RS Cosworth was based on the chassis/platform of the Ford Sierra Cosworth, that Ford Sierra car which was known as Merkur XR4Ti in USA

Here is one nice example of those Escort Cosworths, tuned to 570hp:

http://kismo.dk/sider/ford.htm

besides the few homologated rally cars all the Escorts in Europe from '80 to nowadays (renamed to Focus) were/are FWD

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i want a cosworth SOOOOOO bad
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the "real" escorts in Europe were RWD, and turboed for that matter.


the "real" turbo Escorts in Europe were AWD

and the "real" RWD Escorts in Europe were naturally aspirated. Mark 2 the best sounding rally car ever:




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wow watching the video i kept thinking that's gotta be the most badass sounding car i've ever heard, then i scroll down and see it's a cbr engine, doh!
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anyone know where that video with Jeremy and Vicki is from? I'd like to see the rest of it.
His name is Jeremy Clarkson. Go to youtube and type "top gear" and you'll find 50 million videos of him on his show, driving cars you could only dream of. Hes the man and I'd kill for his job.
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http://www.finalgear.com/
All episodes of Top/Fifth Gear.
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top gear is the best television show there ever was, and probably ever will be.
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Tommi Makinen testing the Escort RS Cosworth back in '94:

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