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  1. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Ok I may have confused myself then just checked again both engines and on the kit listing for crapengineering kits and it is M12x1.25 no idea what my brain was doing before sorry
  2. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    i am a retard....
  3. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Yup another interwebs myth busted ... 17lbs freedom units 7.7kgs KF so yes it's worth buying manual mx3s for the k8 flywheel
  4. chasinthemirage's 1964 Mk3 Zephyr

    What gives out first on a zephyr 6 = 2nd gear usually then # 5 rod usually falls out of bed at high revs I spent my teen years thrashing mkIII s so much fun times mates had one with triple Su it was insane to try and leave a gas station without peeling rubber - prob linkage issue not raw power lol mkIII Lowered a little debumpered and seams removed on widened steelies with factory hubcaps and trim rings look so good and quite aerodynamic barra turbo or ld28 turbo in one even better damn I want another one now
  5. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Seems there are a few versions I have scales will weigh tomorrow apparently they have different tooth counts 112-114 if you can believe half the stuff you read on the interwebs - I read these motors blow if you turn them into rear wheel drive lol Kf is 17.4 to 13.6lbs k8 16.6 lbs then Kl 23ish
  6. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Stock KF - the lightest one
  7. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    No worries hey it appears there may be another engine mount hole at about 8 o clock in that pic - I think I missed missed that one out as it clashes with the rx7 starter mount bolt right beside it - no room for countersunk head
  8. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    M12x1.25 and I used 50mm long cut to fit for some from top clockwiseish top 3 bolts 4 th bolt at 3oclock could be any thread is it goes right thru the factory dowel and has nyloc the lowest 2 can be factory bolts thru from the front into adapter plate no countersink needed the bolt at ten o clockish is the one that lined up for me so factory bolt but seems to be odd one out at m12x1.25 here and a long one
  9. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Got mine ordered in by local engineers - they were not cheap cos odd pitch - will check soon exactly what they were - I coulda saved money on the 2 bottom bolts by reusing the stock v6 bolts installed thru into adaptor from the engine side
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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