This is a great newsgroup and I appreciate everyones responses. Q: Is there
such a thing as a performance catalytic converter? How sturdy is the 1.9 liter
Escort engine for upgrading. I have 120k on mine. I replaced ignition and plug
wires with top shelf parts and replaced my muffler with a stainless steel OEM.
I can already tell a difference in power, aspiration, etc.
A question for the UK Ford owners: how hard is it to get parts for an Escort RS
I guess that's what I'm shooting for with my 89 Escort GT.
Thanks for your replies and responses.
Kevin "Flywheel" Zepper
Ford Escort Cosworth isn't really an Escort at all, it's a Ford Sierra
Cosworth with an Escort shaped body on.
Longditudinal engine for a start. Nothing to do with a CVH (Yuk, spits on
CVH ground), the engine block is distantly based on the Pinto of all things.
If you want to make your Escort a bit quicker, why not put the turbo,
intercooler etc off a Euro RS Turbo on it instead, works well with the 1.9.
Up to 250 BHP possible.. and there's plenty of dead RS Turbos scattered
around the UK, although they're only 1.6. The Turbo, head, management system
etc will all go on, but they're non cat so you may have a bit of fun with
Thank you for the information. I really would like to realize the full
potential of this Escort and really wish the US Ford team would've considered
the Cosworth or European Fords when designing the US Escort.
Take care and happy motoring...
Kevin "More Gears" Zepper
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