Originally Posted by slimtim
Me mate mike has this old kit car that we plan to do up. Its a Ford Magic and we think it might be based on an escort chassis. Can't find any info on the net at all so was wondering if anyone on here might know anything?
We think it either has a 1.6 engine or a 2 litre racing tuned cosworth in it, but don't yet know which one it is...stupid question: how do we tell?!
Any info anyone could give on the car, or just about doing it up would be appreciated.
the engine you have there is the ford 2 ltr ghia engine with twin choke webber carbs as used in escort mk11ghia, cortina ghia, capri ghia,
i am not sure but i believe some early escort mk111s may have been rwd the reason i say this is the chassis you have there is not a mk11 escort unless the front suspension has been heavily modified which i doubt.
so may be a mk111 during the crossover to fwd.
if it doesnt have cosworth on it it probably isnt as the cozzy engines were
mostly turbos. it may however be a mexico.
this doesnt matter much the 2 ltr is a good strong engine.with the webbers.
when i was a boy this is the kind of engine that would see off nearly everthing else except the v6.
should be an easy project for you.