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Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

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Also that video is awesome! Didn't think I'd watch the whole thing on data but next thing I know the whole things gone by. It sounds heavenly up in the revs! 

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Sounds great eh. Just a 2.0 litre too. Similar cam profile to the klze though. 

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Interesting how he was saying that it has a 7k redline. For some reason I had it in my head that it was more like 8 but I'm not sure where I got that from...

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I think the general concensus among enthusiasts is that they are safe to 8000. After that the oil pump will struggle to keep up flow (for long periods in race cars that is) and anyway- power falls away beyond 7k so not much point. The stock hydrulic followers will also pump up. The last G4 engines had solid lifters to cope ( although I already know that you have been nerdy enough to learn all this just like the rest of us K seres geeks :-) 

Certainly the rod ratio and block/crank stiffness would allow far higher revs if cam profiles allowed. I remember reading about a fella who started building a k8 that was going to have a 12k redline... but he gave up due to cam costs etc. Most who race them anywhere after 8k rpm run external pumps.

There is also this, one of my most watched vids. Fuck me this car sounds so angry and I do love it so...

 

 

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Man I almost missed the engine jamming out too hard to those sick beats! I wonder if Kelford would be able to regrind the standard cams to an even more aggressive profile? I'm glad I bought the DE engine first now so I can swap in the reportedly superior valve train components. 

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The only thing you need to swap across are the exhaust valve followers. Bin the ze inlet followers and replace with the exhaust followers from the de. (and appropriate springs too iirc) 

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Valve retainers / collets / whatever holds the spring onto the valve  it was the ze ones have been known to fall in half and wreck engines from there - probetalk forums seems to have died completely and so much knowledge on kl is lost in cyberspace 

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Shame if probetalk has gone downhill. Good info on there and much less Crap than on the mx6 forums. 

Probetalk... Should be about aliens... 

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