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Just asking has anyone fitted a strut brace on a mk2 Escort with a 2.0L EFI PINTO ENGINE in it I have tried asking a couple of places but they don’t reply I know the the EFI  chamber sits proud of the inner wings by approximately 2” i will be great full if has done it and can send a link to where I can get one and also a photo if possible the reason I want a brace bar is I want to take it on track days  

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You may have to have a bespoke one made. I had to do the same for my Cosworth YB install.

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A few options were suggested when you posted before, with the Eli chamber been in the way you will not get a good enough angle from the strut tops to offer any advantage really. The tops don’t move a great deal anyway so unless you were to go into seam welding everywhere I think the car will survive without. Looking at your photos it doesn’t show the amount of clearance between the inlet chamber and bulkhead to see if you could pass some sort of bar around it. Whichever way you do it you won’t get the full benefit only partial due to the angles you will get in. Whatever way you go it’s going to be a bespoke one.

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Hi thank you for your reply I bought one from Peter Lloyd Rallying when I phoned them and explained it to them when I got it it was like yours but it would not fit no matter what way I tried it and had to send it back I think I will have to try and get one fabricated  for it mainly because of the EFI chamber sits proud of the inner wings when I tried that loop one it fouled the back end of the chamber 

you have a nice looking tidy bay thanks again for your time and help 

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Or re-engineer the plenum - its only a box connected to each inlet after all with a throttle body at one end!

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