More Gymkhana in a Ford Escort Wagon with a 2JZ-GTE

Ford Escort Van with a 2JZ-GTE inline-six

Mark Murphy took his Ford Escort wagon to another Gymkhana event in Thailand. Since our previous article Mark has solved most of the issues with the project. The 3.0 L Toyota 2JZ-GTE, R154 five-speed transmission, and 4.6 Cusco diff are working great. Watch as Mark puts the powertrain to good use and then see how … Read more

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Ford Escort with a Turbo Audi 20v Inline-Five

Ford Escort with a Turbo Audi Inline-Five

This Ford Escort Mk2 was built in Sweden by a talented owner. Under the hood sits an Audi 20v inline-five that makes 670 horsepower and 501 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque to the rear wheel thanks to a Precision 6262 turbocharger, Nira i3 ECU, and E85 fuel. The drivetrain uses a BMW M3 ZF five-speed … Read more

Building Gordon Murray a Ford Escort with a Cosworth Inline-Four – Part 6

Gordon Murray Ford Escort with a Cosworth Inline-Four

Retropower is back with another episode on the Ford Escort they are building for Gordon Murray. The Escort will have a Cosworth Duratec inline-four connected to a Mazda MX-5 NC six-speed manual transmission and an independent rear suspension. In this episode the team reviews the tremendous metalwork and rear suspension. Source: Retropower and Murray MK1 … Read more