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Author Topic:   Escort1.9 Flywheel swap
JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted September 06, 2002 11:25 PM
Could some one post the details of what it takes to adapt the 1.9 flywheel to the 2.3? I have a complete 1.9 engine and transaxle out of a 1990 escort, The 2.3 we have has the Rad-5 transmission mounted to it. What else do I need? any machining involved? Thanks for your help. Jon

racer75
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 20, 2002 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by JPR166:
Could some one post the details of what it takes to adapt the 1.9 flywheel to the 2.3? I have a complete 1.9 engine and transaxle out of a 1990 escort, The 2.3 we have has the Rad-5 transmission mounted to it. What else do I need? any machining involved? Thanks for your help. Jon

The 1.9 flywheel bolts right up.You have to shorten the crank bolts 2-3 threads.
I have been running this flywheel for 7 years now.You can cut it down,never touch the center of it(keep it safe)and mine is only 11lbs.HOPE THIS HELPS.


JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted October 01, 2002 07:21 PM
Racer 75, thanks for the tips. JPR

JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted November 30, 2002 04:59 PM
Does this take a special throwout bearing to work with the Escort pressure plate? Thanks JPR

50Pinto
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 01, 2002 01:05 PM
Most of the time, a 1960's in-line 6cyl chev release bearing and collar, works fine with the Escort pressure plate. It may seem a little loose on the trans. drive collar, but it works fine. I have been running one for 4 years.

JPR166
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted December 01, 2002 02:17 PM
5O Pinto, any part# for the Chevy throwout bearing and sleeve? Thanks JPR

50Pinto
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 01, 2002 07:30 PM
I don't have a parts book at home, but just look up release bearing for 1960 Chev car 6cyl. They are the same number for many years with the inline 6.

2FAST4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 124
posted December 09, 2002 09:07 PM
i have a pressure plate but no flywheel.
if i find a flywheel what will it take to get the clutch on it..
just making sure.. from what it sounds i can bolt it right up

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