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Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #15 on: May 23, 2009, 04:56:58 PM
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Well, decided to start up work on the ZX2 again today.

Here is what was done.....  Can anyone guess what's different?




yeah, it\'s an Escort!


Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #16 on: May 24, 2009, 02:55:14 PM
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Getter done D. She is looking and coming along great.
skate42112: a regular slap to the face is not manly but yet a backhand to the face shows great power


Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 10:50:52 PM
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umm the axles don't look new anymore?


jk, what made you want to use the mx3 stuff? the wider stance?


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Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 02:28:49 AM
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Just a quick update.

The car is basically done (just need to finish the exhaust)

Here is a vid of one of my first start ups.

http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 358cj3.flv

There is still tuning to do to make it road worthy, and the outside and interior is a long way off but I thought I'd share since I'm happy I didn't blow it up.

Road test #1 coming shortly.
yeah, it\'s an Escort!


Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 12:14:30 PM
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I love this car. This is going to be one of the nicest zx2's out there. Way to go man.
skate42112: a regular slap to the face is not manly but yet a backhand to the face shows great power


Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #20 on: July 01, 2009, 08:55:27 PM
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Nice build up. The motor looks beautiful with that shade of blue and all. Really like the color of the vavle cover. Overall cars looking really good
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 S/R (New daily driver)
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Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 09:45:34 PM
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Quick update for you all.

I have had the car running for a few weeks but have suffered a minor/major setback.

I managed to dump a couple liters of oil into the exhaust and the lower charge pipes and cooler.....  I'll be having to get myself a new seal for the turbo as it looks like this one has gone kablooie.

I may get it going again quick or may take this opportunity to see the glass half full and install the MFactory lsd and return to a ZX2 front suspension instead of the mx3.

If I decide to go this route I'll more than likely do a wire tuck, might redo the charge pipes and maf.... IDK as of yet....
yeah, it\'s an Escort!


Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 10:22:02 PM
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as i said on aim, run it the rest of the good weather season, that's like what 1-2 months? have fun with it, it's been down a year or so, have fun w/ it. then when your area turns to an ice block worry about the tranny and such


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Re: ZZZX2's turbo/car rebuild.
Reply #23 on: August 05, 2009, 09:54:56 PM
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looking good... def looks like you're using all the right stuff there. all you need now to finish dressing up that valve cover is that polished billet spark plug cover i sell that says "turbocharged" on it (hint hint)
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1999 ZX2 S/R (stock and back on the road!)
1999 ZX2 S/R (Performance Parts project car) - Ticket magnet
1998 ZX2 Base (MPG project car) - 38.6 mpg  - SOLD
2000 ZX2 A/T (daughters car) - not totalled yet lol