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  1. More weight and less power than Mazda v6 .... could probably throw your spare k8 or kf v6 in the wagon for very few $ with a speeduino - much easier th second time around but I also see th appeal of doing something new and different
  2. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Aisan 6spd same box as mx5 6spd different bells dunno about s2000 yeah it might be 12a bellbousing bolts are different mine is early as
  3. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Yeah that bellhousing bolt does not line up like mine does ... thought that cad drawing looked like they were further off must be a difference between rx8 and early early rx7 pattern ? Bugger if too many bolts clash
  4. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Have a look on "probetalk" forum - yes dodgy name I know but those guys know these engines inside out and there is a good thread with every detail possible even when it gets to the later hybrid motors where anything from the parts bin was thrown in and they love turbos .. weak link on KLze seems to be valve retainers and facing the cam clamps to bring the clearances down and retain oil pressure to the crank and Yeah ya gotta remove valve cover and undo the clamp to remove distributor - if it's just the top clamp damaged then no big deal - cam does not run in that one
  5. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Have seen the rear water outlet custom made to come out the front - snuck out between the cambelt and tensioners i have flipped thermostat housing upside down and had alloy pipe welded to outlet routing pipe down drivers to lower rad - a lot depends on where everything else routes and then if you want heater or not - I have exhaust across the front to exit down passenger side and fuel and water on drivers side so many options - your build your choice - figuring this stuff out is the fun part - I have a cheapy standalone ems setup - if it gives me any hassle I will probably just throw money at a link atom - does mean buying specific sensors to run it too
  6. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    36-1 crank pulley/harmonic balancer- seller does not send to nz used free shipping to youpost in the usa then paid for shipping to nz cam plug that fills the hole where the dizzy was cheap full gasket sets - cheaper than 2 rocker cover gaskets here
  7. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    What year was your donor engine again ? They did some weirdo mix and match engines towards the end of the run KLG4 being one of them some odd mixes of oval ports and 10-1 compression and some crank differences - it does not help that the engines are not stamped with much variant info and the engine may have been replaced sometime in last 20 years anyway you can buy a 36-1 front pulley from the last model engine directly replaces the 6 lobe pulley you have - think it's a 1998 up will check part #
  8. Yep same - more likely to trip the reset in the charger than do damage to the car sounds more like earth or connection problems
  9. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    ^^^ yeah what he said--- custom flywheel with rx8 ring gear fitted I went for the hybrid no flywheel spacer option to get engine as far back as possible without cutting firewall (position is set by gearbox in mx5) and flywheel spacers scare me much more than rough enough home made adaptor plate
  10. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Is it possible to get rebalanced/ checked for zero balance ? look at steel for adapter plate as the bell housing to adapter holes will have to be threaded /tapped depending on how thick the adapter is alloy won't hold thread without steel inserts 1 bolt above starter should line up and bolt right thru 2 lowest holes on motor to adapter can be threaded and bolted up from the front - others all need to be counter sunk or stepped in to clear bell housing a lot depends on thickness of adapter
  11. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Yeah the rotor flywheel balance thing seems a hurdle unless you can get one machined and balanced back to neutral balance expand your search for v6 flywheels a bit - cronos lantis 323 v6 Telstar 1.8 2.0 2.3 k8 KF KJ KL there are a lot odd models with the same block also google for bajawes he did a kl onto vw box and his site has dxf drawings of the kl bolt pattern will try to find the link for you later
  12. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Ah interesting - well she knows her stuff Alex's viva has rx7 box and kl flywheel/clutch and slightly modded kl starter mine is hybrid rx7 bell onto mx5 box so has no flywheel spacer but it made the starter mount a pain the more standard bits you can fit the easier rx8 starter should tuck in better too kl solenoid hangs right out the side
  13. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Guy from Crapengineering is a chick called Claire ... i have not seen any using anything other than kl flywheel on any of her builds /kits for others prob ten + so far never seen an rx flywheel version
  14. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    kl onto rx8 box with pics still live
  15. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Back up a bit there ... Is that a rare as Capella 4wd v6 wagon ??? Auto or manual? If you have to buy a flywheel get a KF 2.0 v6 one they are the lightest k8 1.8 is next and kl is heaviest all fit will dig out the part numbers for late kl 36-1 crank pulley and for the blanking plug for dist hole very late klg4 went to wasted spark no dist