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Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/22/13 1:07 p.m.

May have a ZX2 front sway bar

andrave
andrave Dork
1/22/13 2:33 p.m.

the pistons are new on ebay with rings for $120...

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/22/13 8:36 p.m.

Is the front sway bar the same on on all 97-03 escorts?

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/23/13 6:52 a.m.

In reply to andrave:

Those are "after market". I need to keep the engine "stock". Obviously my 91 didn't come 10:1 compression but, if anything is said, I am using STOCK Mazda parts

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/23/13 5:08 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Use 3rd gen struts and convert to strut-attached endlinks for a big increase in bar motion ratio.

Bought 2000 sway bar off on line ad...$30 shipped.

Gonna have to ell me more about this procedure....pics would be useful

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
1/23/13 5:11 p.m.
Wolfspiritky wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: Use 3rd gen struts and convert to strut-attached endlinks for a big increase in bar motion ratio.

Bought 2000 sway bar off on line ad...$30 shipped.

Gonna have to ell me more about this procedure....pics would be useful

Just slap in 3rd gen Escort struts, they have a mounting tab for the swaybar endlink on them. Then use 3rd gen endlinks.

It's going to be a LOT of bar mounted like that, though. Might be a good thing considering your constraints on springs i suppose.

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/24/13 5:19 a.m.

Restraints are in place but, not sure wow well they are enforced. I will start out using OEM parts.

If I am not as competitive as I should be and, find out my competitors are not abiding by the rules....GAME ON!

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin Reader
1/24/13 8:43 a.m.

Sounds like a pure stock, hornet or ministock class. Haven't seen your rules but I doubt they differ much from most other tracks. Even our overworked tech are pulling valve covers, doing compression tests and the like. If you show up with a rocket they will be looking. Why don't you just race to the rules for a year? You will still have fun and you will still do well in a few of the b and c heat races. Most guys who are fast are that way thanks to experience, not bending the rules. I know that skill accounts for up to 3 or 4 tenths on our 1/4 mile track.

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/24/13 9:44 a.m.

These are the rules for 2012......

http://www.sportsdromeonline.com/pdfs/05_fwd_rules.pdf

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Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UltraDork
1/24/13 10:22 a.m.
Wolfspiritky wrote: These are the rules for 2012...... http://www.sportsdromeonline.com/pdfs/05_fwd_rules.pdf I

Define stock Stock engine, well the workshop manual has specs for skimming the head and block, do both and your up on C/R. Looks like you can still swap shocks. I think you could get away with poly sway bar end link bushings, using the lack of compliance to increase the effective rate.

Still, the driver is going to be 95% of the equation, so just build and have fun. I think there's a lot of interpretation in the 'once damaged' clause, once you need to replace your rad, your allowed a heavy duty cage, that could just happen to come back to eh struts where it ties into the front cage legs and makes the whole thing a lot stronger etc.

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin Reader
1/24/13 10:35 a.m.

It's all irrelevant anyway thanks to the claimer rule. The faster you make it the more likely someone will take it from you. Thankfully we don't have that rule.

Wolfspiritky
Wolfspiritky New Reader
1/25/13 12:36 a.m.

In reply to Swank Force One:

THANK YOU!!!!! Not only for the info/in put but, the picture tells a hell of a lot!!! I'm not real familiar with the Escort so, this is all a HUGE learning process. YOU are helping me GREATLY!!!!!

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