rare 87 diesel escort turbo LOOK
so a friend of mine bought an 87 diesel escort in the summer of 05. it is a 1.8L diesel engine with a 5 speed manual. this thing has hardly any ponies and acceloration is horrible. the engine has around 200,000 miles on it and it running strong as hell.
well heres the story. you know how all diesels have turbos. turbos make a diesel perform soo much better. its a night and day difference in performance. well this 1.8L diesel escort has no turbo. we had a AR10 turbo laying around and figured y not try to put it in this diesel escort. the trubo i think is capable of producing around 5-10 P.S.I of boost before it will destroy its self.
we took off the intake manifold, exaust manifold, the whole exaust, all of the A/C componets, and we stripped the whole interior. we have racing seats that are just laying around that will be installed in to the front and the rest of the car will stayed stripped to lessen wait.
our plans are to have a fricken rally type car because it would be the funniest thing ever and we have plenty of time on our hands to mess around with it and why not when most of the parts are just laying around.
the turbo will be a tight fit but were hoping we will be able to get it to work. the only thing we have to buy is is a boost controller and then were looking into c if maybe some F350 diesel fuel injectors will fit LMAO. also we have a propane shot sytem in mind. a propane shot for diesel is almost like a NOS shot for a gasoline engine. we have it all planned out and it will shoot a spray out in the intake like a NOS fogger system. we are hoping this will be one funny semi badass car haha.
one prob we did encounter though is when we took the carpet out, we found that the WHOLE front floor was rusted all the way throgh. we will have to weld some sheet metal in place to make it safe.
i am hoping to have tons of pictures of this project up within the next week or soo. be sure to keep looking because this is one project that you will want to see finish because it will for sure make you laugh and you will want to tell all you buddies.
thanks for reading sorry it was soo long, shouldnt ever be this long again!