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    8 inj YB cosworth Mk1 escort daily driver

    Thought it was time to start a thread for my Mk1 Escort road car....

    I have this Mk1 coupe shell, plus these bits:

    Fuel injected 8 injector n/a YB cosworth engine
    dry sump system
    quaife 5 speed gearbox
    floor mounted pedal box
    adjustable lower control arms
    steel forest arch flares
    MoTeC M800 ECU, PDM and Dash
    Group 4 kit

    Some images of the before

    This is the car when I got it.
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    Here is the engine as it is going in the car
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    Here is the car as it is now.
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    The engine was just going to get a freshen up and put in the car, but the rebuild has found that 10 years of racing the engine has worn it a little, so down to Salibas for a rebore on the 205 block, and some new custom pistons.

    The pistons getting made by Pure Performance in Dandenong. havent used them before, hopefully he does a good job. Couldnt get off the shelf pistons, as the ones in the engine now were custom made for long rods, and a smaller than standard little end on the argo rods... So the only way to replace them was a new set of custom pistons.

    The pedals are from a Panoz Lemans car, with an FTR floor mount.

    have just finished cutting off the guards, and the front bubble to get the shell ready for paint stripping.

    was going to dip the shell, but a $4000 bill for dipping the car, plus a trip to Albury to do it seem to have put a damper on that.
    So probably off to the soda blasters like i did with my IPRA car... Suggestions on that one?

    -Jamie

    #2
    The engine looks ...... serious.
    Have to be on the healthy side of 300 hp?

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      #3
      Fuck yeah!
      Jaguar XJR, Freelander 2 HSE, Jaguar XKR, MINI Cooper S
      Originally posted by nutttr
      People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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        #4
        that is a serious bit of kit! Very jealous of that engine!!
        Originally posted by Carroll Smith
        The price of Man in motion is the occasional collision.
        Royalpurple Oils

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          #5
          Originally posted by cossie55 View Post
          was going to dip the shell, but a $4000 bill for dipping the car, plus a trip to Albury to do it seem to have put a damper on that.
          So probably off to the soda blasters like i did with my IPRA car... Suggestions on that one?
          As long as the blaster knows what they are doing it should be OK. A mate got a mk1 shell blasted a few years ago and it suffered a bit of panel warping, but it was a rally car so no big deal...
          Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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            #6
            Bead blast it maby? Comes up a treat.
            Mmmmmmmmm beer.

            Originally posted by ALLMTR
            You had one fucking job, Imran. One. Now look, there's Flibberty Gibbets all up in here, seeing straight through your ruse. One. Fucking. Job!

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              #7
              Very good start.
              2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
              2007 KTM 250 SX

              Originally posted by Monza
              I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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                #8
                That engine is like 11ty billion KG's of sexual chocolate.

                Me rikey.

                Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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                  #9
                  I know a few guys using PPM pistons/rods/cranks in high power applications and they are very happy with the parts.
                  Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars

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                    #10
                    Sensational. So the driveline from your old sports sedan?
                    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

                    My Italian 510

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                      #11
                      Fuck. YES!

                      Always wanted a Cossie engine in a Mk2 Esky
                      .
                      AutoMotif / VC Valiant / TJ Wrangler

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                        #12
                        The engine is probably closer to a genuine 250hp, not 300. 300hp from an aspirated 2 litre is often talked about, but from my experience, it is quite hard to achieve. I have worked on a few super tourers that have had close to 300hp, and they have enormous lift CAMS, top dollar valve springs that are thrown out after every race meeting, and enormous amounts of development in ports, valves, exhausts, inlets etc...

                        With only 250hp, I did race this engine in my sports sedan, and in a straight line, basically nothing could stick with the car, so it is a healthy 250.

                        Having said that, when I sold the race car, I put an SR20 NA in the car with race cams, pistons, porting etc, and ended up at about 240hp for about 1/4 of the cost of the YB!

                        trying to find brand new guards at the moment so that I can cut them up and put the steel forest arch flares on them. I dont want to wast the work on old guards....

                        -Jamie

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                          #13
                          noiceee will be watching this

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
                            Fuck yeah!
                            This was my first thought as well!

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                              #15
                              The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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