Ford Escort Ghia

01 March 2014 Car Specifications 781

Here we have a 1980 Mk2 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia auto, 4 door in Solar Gold with light brown interior. The engine started off as a 1600 crossflow with some modifications.

This car was fully road legal but is currently going through an engine swap. To check out the build, visit the project pages of this website. 

Modifications

  • Engine
  • Gearbox
  • Pre-2015
  • The Rest
  • Rolling Road Session
  • New modifications planned for 2015. The list will get added and changed as we progress the modifications.
  • 1997 Nissan S14a SR20DET (2.0 litre, Double overhead cam, Turbo charged) engine.
  • Custom fabricated chassis engine mounts on polyurethane bushes.
  • NATS removed from the standard ECU.
  • Consult diagnostic plug.
  • Magnetic sump plug (M12 x 1.25).
  • K&N oil filter (Ref: HP-1008).
  • Stainless steel performance race exhaust manifold (8 x new M8 x 1.25 studs and flanged copper nuts used).
  • Stainless steel exhaust turbo elbow with screamer pipe.
  • Turbo install kit with braided steel 4AN oil feed line and braided steel 6AN water lines.
  • Aluminium alloy lightweight crankshaft pulley (may not use this)
  • Fuchs TITAN GT1 XTL 5W-40 engine oil.
  • Standard 5 speed gearbox.
  • Custom fabricated gearbox mount using a Strong Flex polyurethane bush.
  • Short shifter quick shift gear lever.
  • Red Line MT-90 75W90 GL-4 Manual Transmission Gear Oil.
  • All these were in the car up until April 2015.
  • The engine has been rebuilt.
  • Block bored out to 1700cc (engine number 711M)
  • +90" Pistons and rings
  • Kent 234 camshaft with dual springs.
  • High pressure oil pump.
  • Existing oil pump blanking plate.
  • Core plugs
  • ARP bolts
  • Unleaded cyclinder head conversion, ported and polished.
  • Vernier gear set, chain and tensioner.
  • Twin 40 Weber DCOEcarbs with 55mm super lightweight aluminium ram pipes.
  • Accuspark, side entry ignition cap, 8mm plug leads, coil and electronic distributor.
  • Full gasket set.
  • Lightened flywheel.
  • Bottom end fully balanced.
  • Breather elbow, silicon hose and 2 litre oil catch tank with filter.
  • Facet Red Top competition electric fuel pump.
  • 8mm high pressure fuel hose.
  • Filter King fuel regulator/filter with 85mm glass bowl.
  • Silicon hose to water overflow catch can.
  • English rear axle with 3.9 gears.
  • 5 speed manual gearbox.
  • Single piece propshaft.
  • Single leaf springs.
  • 7" x 13" Superlight alloys with 175/50x13 Yokohama A539 tyres.
  • Lowered 2" all round with Polyrace bushes on anti-roll bar.
  • 9" Drum brakes on rear with M16 calipers on disc brakes up front.
  • GAZ fully adjustable rear shocks.
  • Braided brake hoses on front.
  • Peter Lloyd performance exhaust system.
  • RMD steering wheel.
  • Tacho with built in Water temperature, Oil pressure and Oil temperature guages with external shift light.
  • Modified accelerator pedal to accommodate twin throttle cables.
  • TRS 3 point harness.
  • 7" x 13" Superlight alloys with 175/50x13 Yokohama A539 tyres - Drag slicks for the rear on race day.
  • Lowered 2" all round with Polyrace bushes on anti-roll bar.
  • Custom fabricated Caltrac anti-tramp system.
  • 9" Drum brakes on rear with M16 calipers on disc brakes up front.
  • GAZ fully adjustable rear shocks.
  • Braided brake hoses on front.
  • RMD steering wheel.
  • Tacho with built in Water temperature, Oil pressure and Oil temperature guages with external shift light.
Last modified on Monday, 19 November 2018 16:37