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#968597 - 15th Jul 2005 7:21pm Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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New car has arrived


Base spec
1996 P reg Ford Escort Si
1600 Zetec 90PS
Diamond white
3 Door
Si "fog" front bumper
Boot spoiler
14 inch steel wheels (This car should have 15 inch alloys as standard?!)
Wingback Si seats
White dials
FF manual sunroof
Electric front windows/fixed rear windows
Interior elec boot release
Power steering
Central locking
Colour coded handles and bumpers
CD changer compatable radio cassette and 6 speakers
60/40 rear seats
Driver airbag
Leather 3 spoke steering wheel

Modifications so far

Front sidelights relpaced with blue 4LED
Interior light replaced with blue 2LED
Type VR black/blue and S/S heelplate

Mods ready to go in very soon

Lexus rear clusters(on shrek)
G-Max -60mm supersport suspension(on shrek)
Momo knob and gaitor
Momo pedals
GTI spats(in post)
2.0 Throttle body painted blue(fitting sunday?)
2.0 Air flow meter painted blue(fitting sunday?)
Mondeo electric sunroof motor(in post)
/////Alpine 9803 head unit with remote
/////Alpine CD changer 6 disc
/////Alpine type S 6.5in components with tweeters
/////Alpine type R 12 inch DVC sub
Legacy amp
My old 6x9s will not be going in and i will be fittin 4x6s in the standard ford location(rear shelf panels)

Plans

GTI kit
GTI wheels or 16 inch mondeo 5 spokes
Dark smoke rear glass and rear sides
Light smoke fronts
Single exit 4 inch exhaust back box,mid section and de-cat
BMC CDA induction kit
Boost valve
Bluefin or live mappable chip (not sure yet)
1.8 115PS motor fit


This car is immaculate. 91000 miles. Not a spot of rust on the arches or sills, obviously garaged all its life, few touch ups on the paint from little scrapes but these will be blown over properly soon.

Found out I can get 130BHP+ from the 1.6 with a little bit of work. The 1.8 I have will get fitted to this and I'll have that running 150+ easy in a year I think
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#968598 - 15th Jul 2005 8:15pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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No you cant get 130BHP+ with a little work at all scoopster my friend, thats a 1.8 engine.

Get some pics on lad
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#968599 - 15th Jul 2005 8:26pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Met a guy on E-bay who had his 1.6 runnin 130 on the rollin road,im buyin his stuff thus i will get his power levels. Aint exactly a small amount of work but it is possible.150+ with a trip to burton aswell.I will put the 1.8 in soon and keep all these cool mods so the 1.8 will run well over 160
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#968600 - 15th Jul 2005 8:29pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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if i did all the work properly on my 1.6 engine i'd be lucky to get over the 100BHP mark

I'm with Daz on this one sorry bud, doubt very much you'd get 130 brake outta the 1.6 engine

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#968601 - 15th Jul 2005 8:49pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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especially with a name like snoopy
you need to give it lsd to get that much power

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#968602 - 15th Jul 2005 10:55pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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would need major work for that kind of power
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#968603 - 16th Jul 2005 2:22am Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Quote:
Originally posted by Meesh:
if i did all the work properly on my 1.6 engine i'd be lucky to get over the 100BHP mark

I'm with Daz on this one sorry bud, doubt very much you'd get 130 brake outta the 1.6 engine
but yours is a totally diffrent engine and only 8v
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#968604 - 16th Jul 2005 7:46pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Originally posted by Rennie:
Quote:
Originally posted by Meesh:
[b] if i did all the work properly on my 1.6 engine i'd be lucky to get over the 100BHP mark

I'm with Daz on this one sorry bud, doubt very much you'd get 130 brake outta the 1.6 engine
but yours is a totally diffrent engine and only 8v [/b]
Yeah sorry meesh but ur engine would need an awful lot of work just to reach 90BHP(my figure already)This is gonna be done properly with lots of advice from the experts such as burton power. I think it will eventually involve the 1.8 bein overbored to 1950CC with forged pistons,rods,and crank, lightened flywheel,race clutch and maybe even a low pressure turbo. AM I MAD? maybe.all depends on costItd be great to have an ST170 beating escort
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#968605 - 17th Jul 2005 12:27pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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GTI spats won on E-bay. Should be here tomorrow at latest


2.0l throttle body in hammerite blue won from ebay, should be here next week


2.0 Air flow meter in hammerite blue won off E-bay, should be here next week also


Another plan for this car is a stage 2 flamer kit
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#968606 - 17th Jul 2005 7:45pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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sounds good that mate! get some pics up of ya new machine!
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#968607 - 17th Jul 2005 8:58pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Painted in Hammerite? Be careful with that, if the hotwire on the MAF is touched it gives a false reading

You do know that the chances are your fueling will be messed up and you'll have idle problems by fitting these parts?

Before you tell me some jibberish and say that am wrong look into it, the 1.6 doesnt take to the 2.0 parts - some models can support the 2.0 TB but thats it

and not a chance you'll get 130BHP from a 1.6 with 'simple' mods - Id do what iv always told you can stop messin round and get a bigger engine
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#968608 - 17th Jul 2005 10:12pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Never heard of specialised engines,or burton power?? 2K would get me a stage 3 1.8 ZETEC mate and thats bound to be punchin 200 BHP and indestructable components. And im not even after half that. I only want a 40BHP gain. Although i am thinin about nitrous now to give those 200+ boys a scare at the lights
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#968609 - 17th Jul 2005 10:30pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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I have 128.7bhp@6930 revs and 120 lbs.ft torque @ 4040 revs with the following mods to the same type of engine that your playing with.

K&N Induction kit,
Mk 2 Mondeo Throttle Body & MAF Unit
Piper 'Fast Road' cams
Pumaspeed 4-2-1 manifold
Magnex 4" round exhaust
Decat
FSE Power Boost Valve
Unichip
Someone asking questions on 1.6 escort engine tuning and these are the answers yet another 1.6 owner said
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#968610 - 17th Jul 2005 11:58pm Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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thats 128 tho and will be at the fly, i love when people lie bout figures, you cant polish a turd, stop living the the clouds with snoopy the more power you got to start with in the first place the bigger the gains you can expect to see. so start with a bigger engine and stop raving on like you doing this next week, you know you wont do this

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#968611 - 18th Jul 2005 12:26am Re: Scoop : Ford Escort SI
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Unlike a lot of people i dont chat balls. What i say i want i get. Remember im one of the people hu actually does stuff to cars. I dont have a 300 pound car with a massive sub in. I spunked 7 grand on my last one and this next one will be a GTI/XR3i beating car in all departments. Not goin nuts on the ICE tho. May even leave the sub out and just get a small one in a tiny box. My current sub weighs 25-30KG in its box. Thats like a 8 year old kid in the boot all the time


Quote:
Originally posted by Dazza:
Painted in Hammerite? Be careful with that, if the hotwire on the MAF is touched it gives a false reading

Guy has emailed me sayin the wire was removed for painting and he advises me to stick my own wire in there anyway just to be sure. Ive emailed a proper tuning company aswell to get their opinion on what is the best way to get 150+. Also u have to remember the insurance will jump when i get a transplant. Great thing is my insurance dont need to know about some of my mods as they are uber subtle, GTI kit wont get questioned as it dont look aftermarket.Same with the wheels. I think they wudda even been options on the Si

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