ROFLMAO!!! Trainman those lawnmower engines were too damn funny, and then
the allison transmission to boot!!! OMG, what is this world coming to???
nah. I think a 12 cylinder cat diesel with a quadraplex trans would be an
easier fit, and will supply adequate power for an escort ZX2.
plus, it will look totally whack afterwards with the dual air intake runners
in the hood, and dual exhaust pipes out the back..
Look into a 2.3 liter Tbird turbo and possibly an MTX-4 tranny, lots
of discussion over at www.FEOA.net. They're not talking briggs &
stratton either. It can be done if you really want it... lots of
mods, lots of money.
You can also mod your ZX2 engine quite a bit (turbo or whatever), lots
of aftermarket and you'll might get the same amount of power.
I think you're barking up the wrong tree. The Escort is a Front wheel drive
car. While you can make it so that it has say 500 hp, the problem is that
you will have terrible torque steer. By the time that you have sunk
thousands of dollars into this, you will have 7-year old car with more power
than you can control. You can add some performance parts, like new headers,
maybe an improved ignition system, but to put in a new engine and
transmission is overkill. And too expensive. If you want some that powerful,
get a Mustang or 'Vette.
Here is a forum you can join: ://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Forums
You can companies that sell performance parts by searching google or yahoo
with the keywords ford escort performance. The parts are sort of expensive
and I doubt that you will gain enough power to make it worthwhile.
I guess you could.
But it has rarely been done before. There is a limited amount of engine
space. The engine space has been designed for a front wheel drive engine.
I don't think there is a tunnel for the driveshaft. So you would have to do
The bottom line is that you have a car that has been designed for front
wheel drive. It has not been designed for lots of power or rear wheel drive.
You can also get a 2.3 litre engine from Cosworth. 250 HP. And only $13,000.
If you want a car that has lots of horse power get a Dodge Viper. And it is
only about $90k, for a 2006 model. The cool thing is that it will be worth a
lot in 10 years. And it looks cool. And it has 650 HP. And you don't have to
put in a new engine.
I don't want a viper. I want the Ford Escort ZX2 body because it wasn't
made for a lot of power. Everyone would over look it and nobody has done
this a whole lot before. I want an extremely unique 2000 Ford Escort ZX2
and I want around 300HP if not more than that if I can get it. Even it is
just buy the exact same engine that I have in the car and doing a lot of
modifications to it. I don't care. I just want to know what is the best
way for me to get the most horsepower out of my car. Then approximately
how much all of the parts would cost and where I would be able to buy
One way to get what you want is to get another identical drivetrain to
the one you have,(but make them both automatics) and install it where
the rear wheels are. You could retain all stock appearance & emissions
controls, less a back seat, w/ all wheel drive. These mods are rocket
sleds even w/ modest stock HP ratings.
Nothing you are proposing is going to be inexpensive.
I just want one drivetrain. Where would I get the best exhaust for my car?
What would I get the best intake? Would it be possible to at atleast one
turbo to my car too? By exhaust I mean the whole thing. I would want to
buy it all at once.
How 'bout Funny with a nice, nice jet engine kinda like
Art Arfons Green Monster of many years ago?
Recommend Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 (and ferget
about front vs rear drive).
Orta rip, folks! <dg>
"Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather
than the victim."
- Bertrand Russell
You really need to explore the forums at www.feoa.net. The bottom line is
that this sort of work is not what the people in this newsgroup do on a
regular basis. There is also a newsgroup better suited to your needs,
although I don't know which one. (Please do keep asking questions here,
though. There are a lot of smart people.)
Does anyone know where I can actually buy performance parts, interior and
exterior styling parts, and anything else to do to a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2.
The more parts on one website, the better. They have to fit my vehicle with
no modifications to the parts though.
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