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    MK1 Duratec

    Thought it was about time to change to a Duratec engine the st170 made a solid 200bhp but not enough to keep up with duratec powered escorts on the track, this will be engine change number 4 and the very last one i change, well that's what i told the wife

    The st170 has been sold to a friend and will be up and running in a Anglia soon, I hope the
    duratec will be as faultless as the st was








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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Donor engine from a late 2007 st150 got this for a bargain price of 65 due to a bottom end knock, it was caught just in time with no crank damage only pickup on the big end bearings.





    After binning most of the internals left with block crank head front cover and some odds and sods, never built a engine where you throw most of it away to start with.

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    Started the dummy ending build to sort the engine mount alignment out, Titan dry sump, rear billet water rail and the work of art manifold from all from SBD













    Small mod to the head for the water rail







    First trial fit










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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Great price on the engine looking good so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by evans2822 View Post
    Great price on the engine looking good so far
    It was a bargain its one of the reasons I started the build, and the engine fits like a glove no clearance issues with the sbd exhaust was well worth the extra money. For me this is the most enjoyable parts of Escort ownership

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    You cut up my head lol

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Where did the water rail come from?

    Havent seen one like that before, looks tidy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    Where did the water rail come from?

    Havent seen one like that before, looks tidy
    Its from sbd http://www.sbdev.co.uk/Duratec/Cooli...components.htm reason I chose this one its away from the exhaust and I can use the same alloy rad from my st170 install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@ALD View Post
    You cut up my head lol
    Sorry it was just a little trim won't cut anymore bits off promise

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    MK1 Duratec

    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Thought it was about time to change to a Duratec engine the st170 made a solid 200bhp but not enough to keep up with duratec powered escorts on the track, this will be engine change number 4 and the very last one i change, well that's what i told the wife

    The st170 has been sold to a friend and will be up and running in a Anglia soon, I hope the
    duratec will be as faultless as the st was


    Can I ask what paint you used on your st170 rocker cover. I want to change mine as its silver and a bit messy.

    Sorry to go a bit off topic!
    Last edited by Ople; 21-09-2014 at 23:41.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Looking good so far :Thumb:

    What gearbox are you going to use?

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Mate you are gona love that thing.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Excellent stuff, nice to see a new Duratec being built

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Quote Originally Posted by Ople View Post
    Can I ask what paint you used on your st170 rocker cover. I want to change mine as its silver and a bit messy.

    Sorry to go a bit off topic!
    Looks like VHT wrinkle paint, great stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ople View Post
    Can I ask what paint you used on your st170 rocker cover. I want to change mine as its silver and a bit messy.

    Sorry to go a bit off topic!
    Not a problem it's this stuff http://www.frost.co.uk/vht-black-wri...ish-310ml.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey15 View Post
    Looking good so far :Thumb:

    What gearbox are you going to use?
    Staying with my Tranx gearbox until I can source a stronger box poss a quaife dog box later on

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    Mate you are gona love that thing.
    Looking forward to finding out, hows yours going

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    Sweet buddy Combe to combe on the 31st oct Ill take you out in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    Sweet buddy Combe to combe on the 31st oct Ill take you out in it
    Thanks for the offer trig but me and my welder wont be parted for awhile nice driving by the way

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    What x member are you using?
    Are you chassis mounting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughman View Post
    What x member are you using?
    Are you chassis mounting?

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    Heavy duty X member from Gartrac lowered rack mounts with dual tca holes http://www.gartrac.com/shop/gartrac-...ut-mounts.html

    And this chassis mount kit from http://www.sbdev.co.uk/Duratec/Engine_Mounts.htm so to get the engine as low as poss

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    Ah ok cool

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    I use a standard Xmember with the engine mounts cut off the sump has about 1mm clearance from the solid rack mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    I use a standard Xmember with the engine mounts cut off the sump has about 1mm clearance from the solid rack mounts
    That's close has the sump ever touched the mounts, I was looking at 6-8mm clearance

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    one of the sump bolts has warn a dent in the ally rack mount but apart from that its fine i also filed the lip off the back of the x member to make it easier to get the oil filter on the standard housing they don't really move on the mounts the retro ford manifold only has a few mm of clearance from the chassis leg never touched that it the same on Dave drag mk2 estate close but don't even burn the paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    one of the sump bolts has warn a dent in the ally rack mount but apart from that its fine i also filed the lip off the back of the x member to make it easier to get the oil filter on the standard housing they don't really move on the mounts the retro ford manifold only has a few mm of clearance from the chassis leg never touched that it the same on Dave drag mk2 estate close but don't even burn the paint
    The chassis mounts are next on the jobs to do list, going to drop the engine a tad closer now

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    That is tight, I see what you did for oil filter works well

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    I sat the engine on a block of wood that was in turn sat on the Xmember then made all the mounts from there.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    That is tight, I see what you did for oil filter works well
    Must admit that was a bit of a after thought bud but saves buying the after market housing.

    I also bought a dry sump system for mine but I've never seen the need for it to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    I sat the engine on a block of wood that was in turn sat on the Xmember then made all the mounts from there.
    Doing the same made up a support with some old wood, just need to reduce the thickness to bring the engine down a bit more

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    Must admit that was a bit of a after thought bud but saves buying the after market housing.

    I also bought a dry sump system for mine but I've never seen the need for it to be honest.
    I never intended to go the dry sump route sbd were out of stock of wet sumps and i was to inpatient to wait.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Lol. Just make shore you got a good tank or a good swirl pot they can pop a engine if they have air pockets in the oil system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    Lol. Just make shore you got a good tank or a good swirl pot they can pop a engine if they have air pockets in the oil system.
    I know the duratec needs a tank with a min 5ltrs capacity and one with decent internals to get the air out of the oil. also looking to cut a recess in the o/s inner wing for a neat fit Ralloy do just the thing 1.5 gallon with a curved plate but its the size of a dustbin.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Got mine from ah fabrications, millington style with slight modifications..

    http://sultzi.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Ford+Es.../Antti+DST.jpg
    and mounted
    http://sultzi.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Ford+Es...727_210042.jpg

    I will be checking this project for now on, always nice to see duratecs made
    Last edited by Sultzi; 23-09-2014 at 17:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultzi View Post
    Got mine from ah fabrications, millington style with slight modifications..
    I will be checking this project for now on, always nice to see duratecs made
    Thanks Sultzi, and that is a nice mk1

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    Thanks.

    Ah fabrications where more than happy to make tank what I required. This was the first time they made tank with two returns, they where asking from me that am I sure I wan't two returns??! But they made what I wanted and it's piece of art that tank!

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    I have a custom made oil tank to fit a mk1 inner wing if your interested bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    I have a custom made oil tank to fit a mk1 inner wing if your interested bud
    Trig send some pics please, just about to pm you my email

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