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2010/10/27 17:43:42 (permalink)
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mk2 escort sr20

well ive owned this mk2 for nearly 6 years now...
its bin off the road for about 3 n a bit years...
it came with a 1600 in it.. was slow but good for a first car...

ive decided to go sr20det n make some decent power and run good numbers at the drags... Im aiming for 600+rwhp and a low 9sec timeslip

ive stripped it back to nothing and have started from scratch... i got it sandblasted and it came up pretty good nice and straight few imperfections as u would expect but overall im happy with it...

all my fabrication work has bin carried out by craig at extreme custom engineering... and im doing all body work...

i started off by buying a sr20 red top long motor got it fitted with custom mounts running vlturbo rubber mounts because sr20 mounts r like $450 a pair... im running a fully built c4 auto with transbrake. so custom crossmember made up...
craig made me a custom tunnel big enough to fit the auto and im using a hilux diff

im running a big precision billet turbo on a custom steam pipe manifold with a custom 3inch dump, custom plenum, billet throttle body, custom highvolume sump.

its at the fabricators now getting a full 6point chromolly cage, minitubs, and my hilux diff fitted to suit the 17x9.5inch billet's i have for it.

anyways heres some pics of the different stages... wen i first bought it. then i stripped it and painted it, and then i stripped again lol

post edited by esky79 - 2012/01/25 11:50:33
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    esky79
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/27 17:46:21 (permalink)
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/27 17:52:30 (permalink)
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    ill get some pics in a couple of weeks time wen i get the car back with the cage etc...
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/27 21:11:06 (permalink)
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    Hmm interesting what adapter did you use for the gearbox? I take it you had to lengthen the tail shaft?

    Glenn

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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/27 22:24:45 (permalink)
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    have you spoken to many tuners about your goal power wise? personally, if i had a decent engine already, i would just put a set of poncams in, with the appropriate rocker set up, aftermarket ECU, and a t30 turbo, and you would see 350 all day everyday. reasonably responsive still, and easy to drive on the street.
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 17:12:27 (permalink)
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    a guy down south makes adaptor kits to bolt the z32 box to an sr, but there are a couple of kits from other shops around. my kit is the same as the mazworks kit from the US, yer ill be getting a custom tailshaft made to suit.

    yer my mate owns 101 motorsport here in brisbane... my goal is to run low 10s/9's which is y im minitubbing it so i can get a decent tyre under the back

    to make 350 out of an sr all you need is a stock engine in good cond decent injectors and a power fc with a gt3076r on it and like 18psi and will make it easy... a couple of my mates have run this setup and they were making around 380 rwhp with a lil bit of timing and a heap of fuel n theyve lasted over 2 years now

    its jus going to be a weekend car because i need a ute for work. with the setup im running it will make 450 pretty easy. shouldnt be toooo laggy and drivability will still be decent... id probably look at running a different setup if it was an everyday street car but... would only chase 350/400rwhp
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 18:37:00 (permalink)
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    Awesome job mate. Will it be engineered/street reg'd?

    Only issues I can see that you might come across are, the coolant flow from top radiator hose to engine when CAS is connected (can be worked around with a little customising).
    The turbo looks like it's very close the inner guard, might hit when engine is on song (which I'm guessing will be most of the time ).
    Having the gearbox X member mounted like that means your exhaust (3"??) will have to run under the square tubing/crossmember which reduces ride height severly. Maybe fab up a crossmember like the one in the pic below. What you have there now can easily be modified.






    Also, what is the clearence like at the front of engine as far as water pump and pulley and fitting a radiator fan?
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 20:52:56 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by esky79

    a guy down south makes adaptor kits to bolt the z32 box to an sr, but there are a couple of kits from other shops around. my kit is the same as the mazworks kit from the US, yer ill be getting a custom tailshaft made to suit.




    OK no worries I'm sick of breaking 5th in mine and I'm looking at options. I take it that's one the steel plate type not the thick alloy one?
    I'l be interested to see when boost comes on with your setup so when you get it dynoed be sure to post it.
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 21:20:27 (permalink)
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    Very cool car mate - looking forward to more pics - looks well done.
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 21:52:47 (permalink)
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    Nice one Matt, this thing will be a monster!
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 23:09:22 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Juiceman

    Nice one Matt, this thing will be a monster!

    Not wrong.
    Nice to see a local Escort being built up.
    I have a friend near you with a Stanza, with around the power your after.
    It accelerates faster than my fathers rod, but only runs low 12's.
    Gear changes will kill the 1/4 mile times.

    Good to see someone is pointing you towards the z32 box. my stanza m8 went through a few sr boxes before he went to a skyline box.
    Is the z32 the early 300zx box, no??
    Good luck with it.
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/28 23:26:28 (permalink)
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    Looked clean at the begining, looked nice when it was yellow with the minilites, looks awsome now and it's not even finished yet. Can't wait to see the finished product. Great job.
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/29 08:25:04 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by maxrs
    Is the z32 the early 300zx box, no??



    Hey Mark, the Z32 is the "poor mans Lamborghini" shape. Super strong g/box!
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/29 16:30:06 (permalink)
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    yer the gearbox cross member is getting modified wen its time to do the exhaust... and the turbo has got enough room to move with out hitting :)
    and yer ill be rigging up a custom pipe for the top radiator.

    once i get it back from the fabricator everything is getting modplated etc... everything will be engineered and legal :)

    the adaptor plate is a 12mm ally plate which only bolts onto the top half... so u mill the 12mm out of the top of the bellhousing and the box bolts up... ill get a picture of it for ya.

    yer the box is out of a twinturbo 300zx. it has veryclose internals to an rb25 box... but the physical size of the box is smaller...
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    RE: mk2 escort sr20 2010/10/30 11:09:28 (permalink)
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    Hey Matt throw up a picture of the 1600 after you painted it, that looked mint! Ps I can't wait to see this thing launch.
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