Sign in to follow this  
evel

Evel's 1969 Mk1 Escort

Recommended Posts

Now I need some guidance/help. When I rebuild the 1600 I want it to come out as a nice engine to run about town in, not a scream machine but for it to have abit more guts. My plan is to take it out to 1700cc, get some compression in it, put a hot cam in and bolt on a set of sidedrafts. As im a child of the fuel injection age, what kinda compression ratios are these engines happy with? Also what's a nice torquey cam? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice start. The place where you have the car to work on looks HUGE!! Plenty of room is always such a bonus.

Hate to burst your bubble, but those "AP 4 pot racing brake calipers" look suspiciously like standard Austin Princess front calipers. It was a semi popular upgrade "back in the day", and a cheap ( if heavy ) way to get 4 piston calipers with bigger pads. I have a set of these calipers on my MGB, and I made a spacer to go between the caliper halves so they fit over the Nissan Skyline ventilated discs I have on the front.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this