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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    cant believe i missed this update, more great work. This must be one of the best escorts on the streets now.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Quick Update axle upgrade........

    Atlas axle is now fitted replacing the English, built from a 2.0 Capri axle cut down to 46.5 running a rebuilt ZF 3.75 diff, Grp1 18 spline halfshafts from Race and various bits to finish mainly from Gartrac.

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    8x13 fit with no clearance problems tyres at the moment are 205/55/13 Avons should be enough space to run 215s

    It's looking great and well done with the engine, you must be well chuffed with that

    Sorry for the stupid question but out of curiosity what are you welding/making in the images above?

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    I aasumed it was a jig to prevent movement whilst welding in the axle tubes ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey15 View Post
    It's looking great and well done with the engine, you must be well chuffed with that

    Sorry for the stupid question but out of curiosity what are you welding/making in the images above?
    It's a axle spreader to make the diff easy to remove

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildo105e View Post
    I aasumed it was a jig to prevent movement whilst welding in the axle tubes ??
    No jig was used the tube ends were turned down to a interference fit pressed in alignment checked and welded, then rechecked no straightening was needed after welding.

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Love this project. Great attention to detail. Any updates with the axle fitted?

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    Re: MK1 Duratec

    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Where did that time go, quick update then.............

    The Escort finally made it to Track and Road to be mapped, Steve asked the engine spec and 240 to 250bhp was agreed to be a realistic target, after a few hours the Duratec was run in and then started the power runs.

    1st run it made 230+ more mapping and swearing from steve over the cam duration and high compression went to a easy 250bhp and ended up at just under 270bhp with 185lb torque at 8400rpm, it was a still making power at even higher revs but was agreed not to push the engine any further than 8400rpm, well pleased with a engine that I built in the kitchen

    At the moment a 46.5 Atlas is in the process of being built to replace the english and is nearly sorted
    Hi, this is a reaaly clean & attention to detail example of what I would like to acheive. What was the engine spec? Thought I missed it but I went back through the thread you never gave the details... I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman.bb View Post
    Hi, this is a reaaly clean & attention to detail example of what I would like to acheive. What was the engine spec? Thought I missed it but I went back through the thread you never gave the details... I'm curious.
    All tried and tested stuff, brief spec is
    2.0 ST150 engine
    Lightened with a full engine balance using the std crank, all the main bolts are ARP
    Manley conrods with Supertech pistons 1st oversize
    Flowed head std valves D-TEC35 Kent cams
    45mm Jenveys with a SBD exhaust manifold with a 3 inch system
    Dry sumped electric water pump
    7 1/4 Race clutch

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