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Old 12-01-2009, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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Escort engine conversion question

Hi guys,
atm i am building a 351 clevo, and i was wondering if it would fit in an 89 escort?
that is, without any major changes.
any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
cheers,
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Old 12-02-2009, 18:45   #2 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
atm i am building a 351 clevo, and i was wondering if it would fit in an 89 escort?
that is, without any major changes.
any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
cheers,
In order to get that much engine under the hood of an Escort you'll probably have to make some major modifications such as converting to rear wheel drive. Lots of modifications and deep pockets.
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Old 12-07-2009, 19:46   #3 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
atm i am building a 351 clevo, and i was wondering if it would fit in an 89 escort?
that is, without any major changes.
any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
cheers,


wow this is something I would love to see... A 351cc in a Escort..
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Re: Escort engine conversion question

Some dude a while back squeezed in a 5.7 GM crate engine into a Civic coupe. About 40% of the engine was sticking up through the hood. It'd definitely be less cost to buy a RWD truck, or car for that matter, and throw in and build up an engine. An older Cougar would be different. On YouTube and CarDomain, a guy there has a 6sec Crown Victoria 5.0L without a blower or any other major modifications. You will have to do some MAJOR chances to the car's platform/frame to make a 351 work. On a second thought, a 351 mounted sideways to power the front wheels would most definitely get some looks. Traction might even be OK, with all that weight on the front end!
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