aww shit it's alive v.turboscort

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  1. atomic punk

    atomic punk pretty hate machine

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    so i've been having a shitty week with cars...

    -scort was egged after sitting unmolested at the shop for months :mad:
    -thanks to lack of maintenance by the previous owner, my nissan nx2000 is basically dead (timing chain hitting the guide, sludge in the head, burnt/grooved cams, rod knock) and i've had it for maybe 9 days and 600 miles :(

    so i was understandably nervous about trying to start the scort... took me a few tries to work up the nerve to turn the key past on. but when i finally did, it fired right up. well, on the second try. i forgot to reset the inertia switch after installing the fuel pump, but after that, it started.

    it definitely needs more work (charge piping is incomplete, and i need to lock in the base timing with the haltech) but it should be mobile tomorrow afternoon, and road-worthy by the middle of the week, if all goes well. which it won't, but hey, it didn't blow up yet :big grin:

    oh yeah- there will be pics and vids when it's ready :noes:



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  2. EdgeOfSanity

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  3. atomic punk

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    probably.

    that is what parts cars are for.
     
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    Err.. Escort? with the Bp engine?
     
  5. atomic punk

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    yes.
     
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    what year?
     
  7. atomic punk

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    I got a 93gt because my 1g awd talon, and my DA integra broke down. Paid $800 for it and has been way more reliable than the others.
     
  9. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    :noes: will it hit 14's now?
     
  10. atomic punk

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    escorts get a bad rap. they are reliable, cheap to fix, cheap to run, and cheap to buy.
     
  11. atomic punk

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    no :hs:
     
  12. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    :rofl: 15's?
     
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    as it sits, it is slower than stock :noes:
     
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    At least the one's with mazda engines.:noes:

    Can't vouch for the non-gt models.:hsd:
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    :eek4:
     
  16. atomic punk

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    my boss has a 93 lx with 246k on the original motor.

    my old 93 wagon hit 201k before i blew it up. :hsughr:
     
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    it's not done :o
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    whats your goal hp and 1/4th mile wise?
     
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    turbo escort! :run:
     
  20. atomic punk

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    i don't know, don't feel like guessing.

    it will be quick enough to get me in trouble
     
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    Did you custom make the turbo kit? It sucks about the air sensor, did you get rid of it or is it still on there? I hate that thing.
     
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    i put this together myself :)

    VAF is long gone. go get one from a non-turbo FC rx7- with a little bit of tuning (open it up and loosen/tighten the spring) it is good for a few hp up in the powerband and doesn't cost much.
     
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    Yeah, I've heard about the rx7 air sensor, but I am still getting used to the idea of modifying the escort, especially since I have the talon sitting in the driveway. But I would rather modify the escort than a civic. :bigthumb:
     
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    the talon would definitely be easier and cheaper to make faster.

    but with a little suspension work, decent tires/brakes, and a couple of little mods, escorts are a lot of fun.
     
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    you slut. I was hoping for updated pics :squint:
     

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