[Quantum Owners] Re: New engine for a saloon [EMAIL PROTECTED] Wed Apr 04 15:00:21 2012
I have cougar v6 discs with xr4x4 calipers on the front of my coupe but they do need 15" rims to clear.i have a mk5 escort master cyl , the details of that were on the club site at one time. the power steering was from an mgtf(or mgf same thing) i used the column as was along with the mg switchgear,ignition and column plastics. The bottom of the column has two uj's with a small shaft between .this section does remove from the column so could easily be modded to fit the std fiesta rack pinion. i have a one off rack made using a fiesta body and rack bar but fitted with a mk3/4 escort pinion. the pitch of teeth ,helix angle etc all match ok and it just screws in place of the fiesta one. this mod allows the lower uj to fit straight on with no mods ! you will need to fab up a suitable bracket to position the column , some have adjustable tilt which is nice. The ecu to run the column is a fairly small item to hide.it needs a hefty 60a constant supply! you will also need to provide it and ignition live,tacho feed and speed input.the speed sensor screws into the ford box as is .the sensor is used in many rovers as their speedo .i have a electronic speedo(from y2k fiesta) using the ford inline transducer on the coupe and the rover sensor piggys onto that .i suppose you could get someone to make up a module to generate this signal instead. the switch gear electrics could be blended into the original loom quite easily as most functions transpose ok,the coupe had a total custom loom made to accomodate the dash and several other leccy upgrades. the important and most oddly expense item was the loom from the ecu to the actual column. I got an mg breakers to strip the steering bit from a damaged loom which cost bout 50 or so.if you wanted to solder to the ecu rather than plug in you could save there. pheewoo! hope some of that makes sense , there should be pictures on here or the club site of the end result in the coupe , sorry been a LONG time since it was done so some of the finer bits are a bit fuzzy :-) Darren On Apr 1, 10:37 pm, bilje55 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have recently bought my 3rd Quantum...a saloon with the original > 1600 cvh engine fitted. In time I shall want to fit a more modern > engine with fuel injection. Advice please, which is the best engine to > go for and what exactly is involved? > Research would seem to suggest that an 1800cc Zetec is possibly the > best option as such engines are readily available and considerably > cheaper than the 2 litre version of the same engine. Is this > information correct? Will this engine bolt up to a standard ib5 box? > What type of electric water pump do people use? Which fuel tank will > fit? > I understand that the brake servo may well need upgrading,,to what ? > Also I've heard that some club members have used Mondeo disks / > callipers to beef up the brakes, but that 14 or 15" wheels become > necessary in order to fit over the Mondeo equipment. > Finally (for this post anyway) I will very probably want to fit power > steering: my first Quantum saloon had very heavy steering, which I > "cured" by fitting the largest diameter Mountney wheel I could buy. I > have heard that one could use either an electric column from an MG or > a Vauxhall item from a Corsa. Please could someone tell me > specifically which parts to get? ( Which model of corsa / MG...what > else needs to be done...what snags there are). Do I have to attach the > Ford bracketry to the new column to take all the Ford switch gear? > I know that a lot of this information is probably here already on the > forum, if I knew where to look; accordingly I'm interested in any > replies...even if they only point me in the right direction ! > Cheers > Bill -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Quantum Owners Group" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/quantumowners?hl=en IMPORTANT NOTE: All information presented herewith is provided on an "As Is" basis, without warranty or the implication thereof. Neither the Quantum Owners Club nor the individuals associated with the Quantum Owners Club or in the preparation of the above information shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained within this or related message(s).
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