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Hi guys , it`s time for some pic`s from the Escort mk1V6.

I have build this car 25 years ago , and in those years a have made same changes.

And in those times there was no interweb , so it was harder to find out what work best and also to buy parts , so things are more easy now.

And there was a APK/MOT change that did say that the amount of cylinders must stands on the registration , but that didn`t match so i went to the RDW a state  institution  for road vehicles to made that change , but to made this happen they charge 2000 gulden/900 euro becourse they want to do a complete test brakes , sound test and more , so i did think no way i don`t want to pay so much money and when the escort would fail during a test than you must change it and do that test again and pay again , But now it comes the importend thing there is a rule if the car is before 1-10-73 you don`t need a car type approval/road legal registration  [ it must be save ] but that it , but they didn`t know/tell me this , so the car was standing still for 5 years  until a met a guy that told me this , i think that it was JP so i did made a fhone call with the RDW and send them mine papers and wright them what the engine change was from a 4 cylinder to a 6 cylinder /weight and that i don`t need a complete test becourse the escort is before 1-10-73 , so i did get the registration papers back in 3 weeks with the change of cylinders but they didn`t change the weight so i did pay for a lighter car , now it total free becourse it`s a oldtimer/classic car.

Now i have made same changes with the brakes and the K-jectronic came out and the EFI goes in , engine mounts , crossmember [need also bit of changes] , fat alloy radiator , pedalbox [self made] witch i did made a little bit shorter to get enough space for the brake cylinder at the ingition lock/steering , and much more.[waiting on a vacuumpump/switch]

The engine must go about 10/15mm to the front to make space for the long  EFI ignition house , so the fat 24V oilpan must come out and in goes the granada mk2 oilpan that needs little changes.

And after this is done we go to work on the EFI system and try to start it.

Maybe i wil put more power in this engine , but i have also a 4,0 OHV engine witch will fit if a can keep the inlet manifold low , becourse i don`t want to change the bonnet.

And put on some old pic how it started.


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Thanks guys , and yes it alot of work , but it didn`t start anymore a couple of things together and i have the EFI system for 7 years or so , but the wiring did hold me back and a mate of did start with a knife to strip the wires down and we did saw just one plug let with 9 wires so we need just 4 of them and 2 ground and one + power in the engine bay so with a little bit of luck we can start it at the end of the week.

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And it`s runs , it took a while with the ignition and the wire from the injectors the green one`s belong on the left side and the grey one`s belong on the right side , so after this and it runs good , now i am gonna make everthing fit wiring fuelline`s , big alloy radiator , heaters and such and make some test drive`s and later repaint the engine bay and i want more power.



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Thanks guys , no Ben i am first thinking on a fastroad camshaft kit and inlet/exhaust flowing , chiping , pistons/pushrods/crankshaft balancing.

But this set-up is alot better than it was before , more space so it`s gonna be better to control the temperature.

And yes i want more power than this in the future , a 4.0 ohv with twin turbo , i have already a 4,0 ohv and in the standard trim it got more torc than the 2.9/24V cos only less HP becourse these engine`s are squeezed , but these are higher than the 2,8 so i must make or remake the inlet manifold , the oilpan was already done and i have already have work done for the left engine mounting  with a little bit of luck i only have to drill  one or two hole in the new engine bracket that have just made for this crossmember , also the altenator sits on the same place as the smaller V6 only furher to the front.

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What's your estimated finish date for it to be on the road? 

Good work again, as always. 

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Hi dt36 , in a few weeks i want to drive with it , but for a nice engine bay it will take longer , but that must be done in 2/3 months.

I don`t want to take longer , becourse i want furher with the estate.


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And i have fitted the Granada 2,8 efi valve covers , i did only have to drill a extra 6 mm hole for mounting , were already was space for , an orginal spot ,  the valve covers sits about 15/20 mm wider a side so a total of 30/40 mm wider but thats not a problem , also it has got no big complete distributor house only a little distributor , but we will see in the future.

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