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Author Topic: 1.8L Swap What Transmission?  (Read 1814 times)

Gostlrs

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1.8L Swap What Transmission?
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:52:00 PM »

Matt or anyone else that might know, what transmission is used when using the Escort 1.8L

If the Capri XR2 is not used then what is used for the Axle's & Hubs?
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Rocketman

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1.8L Swap What Transmission?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 01:47:00 AM »

The BP from the Escort bolts directly to the XR2 transmission, the clutch is the same. The BP oilpan is different, so there are some smaller bolts that will not line up with the bellhousing but generally this is not regarded as a problem. The 4 main 17mm bolts and starter bolts all line up the same

The BP is longer, so you'll need to clearance the passenger side framerail and modify or make a new passenger side engine mount for the BP. I use the B6T mounts and slotted them to work

TL;DR: XR2 transmission works fine
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Gostlrs

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1.8L Swap What Transmission?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 05:52:00 AM »

So all the XR2 eng mounts work, I knew that you needed to notch the one side. Can you post a pic of what you did.

I think I plan to buy an escort gt. I want to do the harness swap as well. Megasquirt makes a PNP ECU for it!
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1.8L Swap What Transmission?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 06:30:00 AM »

My setup is going to be somewhat different, I have the AWD transmission with custom front & rear mounts. I believe I set it up to bump it a bit to the d/s for better balance up front.

There's a PnP for the Capri as well... you're going to do MS though, I'd do it right. Get Miata CAS and coildpacks or do a ford EDIS-4 ignition. The PNP's are great but you're still left with crap ignition systems, which is one of the major reasons of going to MS in the first place

That said Escort harnesses are easy to come buy on Clubprotege, I think I even have one myself
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Gostlrs

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1.8L Swap What Transmission?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 06:47:00 AM »

I can pick up a GT around here for 1k or less running, Take what I need & part out the rest & break even.
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