I love the first video you posted, I love a small slick, all motor with some spray on it, it's instant balls to the wall acceleration.
Good Look with your mods, just remember to stay away from cheap parts and pay extra for ones that work. Those knock OBX parts can be a great copy, or can be complete shit. I'm not sure how good they make parts for the 2.3L motor.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2
Full Bolt-On's, SCT VCT Tuned ECU, 3500rpm Edge Racing Stall, 205/60R13 M&H D.O.T Street Slicks