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Old 09-30-2004, 06:54 AM   #1
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Escort GT Header... what is the scoop?

I have heard you guys talk about the header off a Escort GT that fits the Focus SPI motor. What makes it so good? Is it better than an after market header? I would like to know all the pros and cons of getting this part rather than buying an aftermarket header. Thanks for the enlightenment guys!


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Coming soon, headwork (I just bought extra SPI head and valve cover), exhaust system, BDR 60mm TB, super chip.... and the list will grow I am sure!


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Old 09-30-2004, 09:11 AM   #2
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from what i have read it is one of the best headers for our engines, the foucus central one is designed poorly (i think). It seems like all the built spis are running them so they gotta be good. Best part about them? You can get them from a junkyard
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The problem with the FC race headers is that they are designed for the incorrect ignition sequence. The FC shorty has a good chance of frying your car.

The Escort GT header is a good header. Good design. The problem with that header is that it takes a little modification to work correctly. i have not done this myself. but i think there is a small amount of cutting and welding. should be an easy job for any half way decent exhaust shop.

i think Jim (waterboy) is running the escort header. he should be able to tell us exactlly what he had to do for the install.



and yes, you can get them from a junk yard, if your lucky. i have been looking for one for a while, and havent found it.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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Is there a particular Escort GT header to look for, or are they all the same..... I see a lot of 1.9 liter motors, different vin numbers and so forth. Does the header mount right up to the block and the cutting and welding are to get the cat to attach properly?
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any 86-90 Escort GT header will work. Though i think all Escort GTs in those years probably came with the same motor. though i cant remember which one.

From my limited understanding, it will bolt up to the block, but requires some minor modification to hook up to the rest of the exhaust system.

Hopefully, Jim can give us more specifics.
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Steer clear of the 91-96 GT as that engine (1.8L) is a Mazda engine and totally different from the Ford-built 1.9L in the earlier GT.
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stear clear of any other escort. older or newer. the headers will not work from them. only from the 86-90 Escort GT

thanks for the heads up SVT4ME!
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WATERBOY!!!! where is he. jeez. two threads, same topic, same out come. we neeed someone who has done it!!! someone who can give me a how-to,(so i can take it to an exhause shop, and then pretend like i did all the work by myself) JIM, help...
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