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To run my 2L Mk II Escort on a dyno?

I thought it was probably pretty standard, but now I'm not so sure. When I got it, it was pretty obvious that the previous owner had had extractors and a largish bore exhaust fitted. The extractors had been removed, and so had HALF the exhaust system, which was a 2 & 1/2 inch system - I've still got from behind the first muffler back of the 2 & 1/2 exhaust.

Also, it seems to not have a standard 4 speed, because there is hardly any movement in between each gear. Or they've put in a short shift kit. Either way, they obviously wanted to minimise the amount of time spent changing gears.

It already had both the front and rear spoilers (or whatever it is that you call that bit that screws underneath the front bumper), and had 13 inch x 220mm width tyres on the rear.

And after driving it, it has a LOT of power (for a 4 cyl) - no problem to get it to break loose in 3rd, even with a standard exhaust and headers installed.

I was thinking about this the other day, and got to thinking, I don't even know if the previous owner upgraded the cam and got some head porting work done as well, but it would make sense.

So, would it be worth getting it run on a dyno to see how much power it is actually making? Or is there any other way we could find out if it's stock without pulling the engine apart?
 

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Power by Pinto
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It is probably worth running on the Dyno anyway. Its definatly worth finding out if work has been done to your engine especially since you are planning to do work to it anyway.

Good luck with it anyway.... I sure hope you have an ex-Bathurst RS2000 engine or something! :wnc:
 
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