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Old 10-25-2004, 03:38   #1 (permalink)
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V6 commo motor into escort

i just found some threads with esky vans and I JUST WANT ONE, but i want something different and quick, i would guess a VN V6 motor would fit in the bay not sure about T5 into trans tunnel(is the auto tunnel bigger?) iguess the diff would be a borg warner like cortina that you could fit falcon drums to and redrill axels(CRS does this) whats avail for front brakes as a bolt on in falc pattern?
i've seen a capri v6 van at geelong all ford day that was VERY COOL, i really want a quick reliable and economical beast, it will have to have a REALLY quiet exhaust cos i've never heard a coomo sound good.


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i just found some threads with esky vans and I JUST WANT ONE, but i want something different and quick, i would guess a VN V6 motor would fit in the bay not sure about T5 into trans tunnel(is the auto tunnel bigger?) iguess the diff would be a borg warner like cortina that you could fit falcon drums to and redrill axels(CRS does this) whats avail for front brakes as a bolt on in falc pattern?
i've seen a capri v6 van at geelong all ford day that was VERY COOL, i really want a quick reliable and economical beast, it will have to have a REALLY quiet exhaust cos i've never heard a coomo sound good.


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Its not a bad option,yes the auto tunnel is much bigger but a T5 still wont fit under there,If your going to the trouble of fitting the 3.8ltr its not much to cut the tunnel and fabricate a new larger item.
Why not turbo a pinto 2ltr for more poke than the V6 + its 5 times easier,you wont need to over engineer the car like you will need to will the v6 in it.
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Old 10-25-2004, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen a V6 capri motor squeezed into an RS2000 esky - Interesting yes, sounded different, and went great in a straight line.
But a turbo 2 litre RS2000 was quicker, handled better and was cheaper to do. Both were at a track for a club meet.
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I agree, all sorts of engines have been shoehorned into escort engine bays - DOHC Cosworth YBTs, SR20DETs, even 351 V8s , but given how much work and money is required for these conversions, you'd be better of getting some work done to the 2L OHC pinto. You'd be suprised just how tough these little engines can be made, try and chase up a copy of David Vizards book 'How to Modify Ford Sohc Engines'

Even without forced induction, you can get a respectable amount of power out of the good old pinto engines, but once a turbo or supercharger is added, you'll find yourself hunting down V8s, without the handling problems caused by adding a bigger (and heavier) engine, such as a V6 or V8.

By all means, get yourself an Escort panelvan, if there is one thing I'm sure of, it's that you wouldn't regret it!
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Even without forced induction, you can get a respectable amount of power without the handling problems caused by adding a bigger (and heavier) engine, such as a V6 or V8.

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according to Rod Hadfield CRS the V6 commo is basically the same weight as a gemini motor thats why they get engineers easily(according to Rod)
so if thats the case i would think there shouldnt be much more required than heavier springs and sway bar, DAMN those small trans tunnels.
i'll give it some more thought, how well would a panno handle anyway??
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not as good as a 2 door coupe hehehehehe

but they look sweet as btw id go for the turbo pinto, saw one pull 11 sec i think, or was that the SR20DET????? ill have to look it up again, but yeah the 2 liter pintos goo sweet with turbos bro
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A decent p/van now days is hard to come by.
I once owned a 1980 sundowner with A/C and twin webbers and exhaust system. It went very well only probs I had was clutch cable buring on the extractors most times. One of many regrets in life some people do is to sell something and regret it down the track.I sold it in 1994 for $2,500 and it was a real neat unit.
I personally would stick with the pinto mtr and save costly problems with engineers reports.

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I've got a turbo pinto capri and I can eat V6's for breakfast
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why not just go for a 302 windsor?
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Re: V6 commo motor into escort

what are your plans for it???, (street, circuit, drift, drag, rally....and so on)

anyfins possible, if u have enuff money. :D

but personally i think your a retard if ya gonna put a v6 commy init.

its just not worth it...i talk 2 guys that have put them in their geminis, and its costing them nearly 10k....rememba youve gota get all ya engineering certs aswell, and thats gona be hard... because you have to get better brakes, bigger diff, tailshaft, gearbox. the list goes on about this far................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... ..............................lol

this is what i would do, and im sure a hell of alot of people would agree.

keep a 4 init mate youve got shitloads of choices, the commodore engine sounds soo tempting, but dont give in, you can get heaps more power in a 4 for what youd pay for a commy engine.

popular conversions, ca18, SR20DE, SR20DET, fj20det,

and as tza said, a turboed pinto :Drool: would be a pretty easy alternative.

do some research in nissan turbo engines their the way to go. theirs nuffin like fuel injection by the way
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