Escort flywheel on a 2.3

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  1. Gcreech

    Gcreech New Member

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    What escort flywheel are ford 2.3 guys use on 2.3 engines to save turning weight. what clutch/pressure plate are ya using?

  2. coloradojoe

    coloradojoe coloradojoe

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    I think the escort 1.9 flywheel has a different bolt pattern for the crankshaft, and clutch splines are different I was going to run one on my boys mini ford, couldn't figure it out because of that, maybe someone else might know
  3. kslle

    kslle Member

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    we did it years ago, can't remember what year works, but you also have to use a different throw out bearing
  4. Dirt Tracker 44

    Dirt Tracker 44 Member

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    You need a fly wheel from a 91/96 escort or tracer with a 1.9 sohc engine(16.5 lbs). Also a longer throw out bearing Timken # 614037 for a 70's model straight 6 cylinder chevy truck. Also use shorter flywheel bolts. Use flex plate bolts or shorter grade 8 bolts with loctite. The stock flywheel bolts are too long for the thinner flywheel the shoulder will hit the flywheel before tightening on the crank all the way.
  5. Gcreech

    Gcreech New Member

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    Thanks Dirttracker 44
  6. little302

    little302 Nut behind the wheel

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    I have a small addition....mill 100 thousands off of it first. Be sure to put the alignment pins back in. You will lose a pound or 2. The 80's mustang pressure plate is lighter than the Escort, and Pinto/Bobcat/Mustang II, by 2 and a half pounds, and Id have to get in my notes to see which clutch was lighter. We combined parts from the Mustang, Pinto, and Escort, and killed 7 pounds with stock, unmachined parts.
  7. COBRAII

    COBRAII Active Member

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    Really??? Dang I was using the wrong one all along........

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