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Old 22nd June 2009, 12:46 PM
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Default Sierra 2.0 DOHC inj with 5 speed box

Having read Chris' tome is it worth me buying the above model vehicle.
It appears that this engine may hit the bonnet and the 5 speed box is bigger, meaning modifying the transmission tunnel.
Does anybody have any experience of using this engine with carbs and the mods required on the tunnel?
Any help appreciated.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 01:14 PM
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The modifications are listed here, complete with details and drawings. The engine isn't the greatest in its power delivery and its fat. Its not that its a bad idea, its just that there are more suitable engines to use.

I'm using the escort version of the engine (16v, 150bhp) in my kit car. and its not been a problem yet.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 05:23 PM
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Many thanks for the quick reply.
Seems like a lot of work so I think I'll hold fire for something else.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 08:06 PM
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Having read Chris' tome is it worth me buying the above model vehicle.
It appears that this engine may hit the bonnet and the 5 speed box is bigger, meaning modifying the transmission tunnel.
Does anybody have any experience of using this engine with carbs and the mods required on the tunnel?
Any help appreciated.
Cheers
John

John it might be worth thnking about
as it will have the bigger front discs and discs at the rear
you could sell/swop the mt75 gearbox for a type 9 and you should be all square on the deal just your engine of choice to source as you can use the column and h/brake so its not a bad option
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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:02 PM
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Hi Les,
What really grabbed me about the vehicle was that it was running, had a full service history and alloy wheels so I thought it would be great donor to also get an age related plate.
You've now got me thinking again. It's my first build and the info deezee gave was great but the cut steel would be different from the kit supplied by armoto. Maybe I should have a word with them?
John
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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:08 PM
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what size are the alloy wheels?

as they need to be 15inch alloys to clear the rear lower wishbone bolts.
just thought it might help in some way

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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:14 PM
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Hi Les,
What really grabbed me about the vehicle was that it was running, had a full service history and alloy wheels so I thought it would be great donor to also get an age related plate.
You've now got me thinking again. It's my first build and the info deezee gave was great but the cut steel would be different from the kit supplied by armoto. Maybe I should have a word with them?
John

John before you get to worried or wade in
speak to axle on here he has put a twinky (8 valve ford twin-cam) in it has caused him a few problems but he has got it in
as for the Armoto kit they might supply one with the variations for the mt75 but it would only be a 10 of box you would have to buy and chop up yourself
the zetec out of a mondeo/escort would also go on an mt75 box
in all honesty i think the zetec is a better engine to use
do a bit of research and make your own mind up but , the zetec is easier to to tune and get bits for and as said before that car is not a bad donor really
cheers les g
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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:22 PM
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Dunno why folk slate them my toolita xr4 beastie goes like a complete loon for a 19 year old 140,000+miler....cheap tyres make it more fun too
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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:36 PM
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Dunno why folk slate them my toolita xr4 beastie goes like a complete loon for a 19 year old 140,000+miler....cheap tyres make it more fun too
i agree with that mark
before we broke ours for the roadster we a good bit of fun with it
a really good motor ......but you cant do much with it and if you ever get the chance of a blast in a 1800 escort zetec or a 2.0l mondeo you will straight away be able to notice the difference its just better and a bit more revvy and abit more smoother and picks up that little bit better and then all the bits to make it go better and to get it run in stand alone format are available really easy and off the shelf etc
also me and Tj can lift the zetec in and out of our chassis the twinky would need bigger cahoonas than we have got
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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:54 PM
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So... if I bought a Mondeo how much of it could I use for a donor? Enough for an age related plate? What about the emissions, there a lot tougher aren't they?
Another curve ball....could you use an old cortina instead of an escort?
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