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Fairmont Ed
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im looking to buy an escort but before i do so im thinking about buyin a eb-ed falcon and puttin the eb motor in the escort for a bigger power at the rear wheels with the escorts only wieghin a fraction under 1000 kgs with the eb motor a extra what 100 or 200 kgs more this thing should go well but is it as easy as puttin new engine mounts and new brackets to fit everythin on?
 

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Fairmont Ed
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i forgot to mention im lookin at buyin a 1976 to 1980 model escort and is there a difference in the body if i was to buy a 1.3 coz its cheaper and the motor will be either sold to a wrecker or thrown out so i dont really need a 1.6 or 2.0l if the eb will fit nayway?
 

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I doubt it... the escorts were pretty tight in the engine bay with the 2ltr, and the 4ltr is a bit longer than that.

What about a cortina, and rip the 250 out of that and stick a 4ltr in... great power to weight ratio, and it would be easier to register than the 4ltr escort.
 

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There is no way it would fit in an Escort without major bodywork and i think the handling with it wouldnt be too good either, it would be possible but a lot of work moving the firewall and getting Engineers report etc. A Capri V6 is a fairly tight fit. You would be better off with a 6 Cyl Cortina and fitting an OHC I6 into that.
 

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Why you would want to put a great long engine like a Falcon Six into a little car like an Escort is beyond me.

Why not one of the Essex 3.0 or Cologne 2.8 V6 out of a Capri if you want to go Six pack powered.

I have seen a 265 Hemi powered Mk I Escort though, so I suppose anything is possible with a Gas Axe and a couple of Slabs.........
 

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I hope you know you can't just drop the engine in and be done. Your going to need the engine, harness, ECU, new trans(most likely), bigger rad., probly a bigger full pump, the engine mounts, transmission mounts... I could go on, but i think you get the point. I was planning on putting an 350 V8 in a 1st gen rx7. But its a huge job man, just from the angel that unless you have a few grand just to dump into it and get what you want, it's going to sit in your driveway for half a year. Why dont you just look into getting a car with a 6cyl. Well, best wishes,

Mike
 

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Fairmont Ed
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i know i need all those parts and im gonna buy an eb so ill have all d parts from it and just get custom made mounts and take it to a engine mod place so they can do it all
 

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Grab a tape measure, and check the length of the 4ltr, and also the length of the esky engine bay...
 

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I have seen a turbo X Flow 4.1 in an Escort wagon before .. so it can be done. It was a hige job as it was legally registered.
 
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