hi i have just brought a ford 100e and a 2.0 capri and gonna do the engine swap i have never done this before . but think i can do it all help will be greatly appreciated and just any info if have done this to your own and just what parts i will need and what wiring , thanks for any help and will help me loads i am going to pick her up tomorrow and wanna start
Seem to remember you need Escort/Capri front suspension legs and the 107e crossmember. It was a fairly common swap so there should be plenty of expertise out there. Companies like Pop Parts Plus may be able to help with the parts you'll need. Not sure if the gearboxtunnel needs any work. Escort rear axle will fit straight under I think. hope that's of some help.
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Ideally you'll need a 107E engine and gearbox crossmember but both of those are getting as rare as rocking horse pooh now I would think. If you can find the 107E bits then you'll need to move the radiator forward an inch or so to fit the Pinto, don't think it was needed on the Kent engine as they're shorter. The bulkhead will probably need to be recessed by an inch or so too from memory (some 20 years back now!). ;D
A crossflow would be a lot easier and less cutting. The small recess in the bulkhead needs enlarging because the crossflow is taller than the sidevalve and the gearbox tunnel may need enlarging as well. The one on the 107E is big enough for up to a 2000E box but I'm not sure about the 100E. Cut the mounts off a 105E or Escort crossmember and weld them on the 100E one.
Pinto needs a lot more cutting because it's so tall. The crossflow will make the car a lot more agile as well.
107e also had a different bulkhead, to allow the fitting of the pre X flow, you have to take a big lump of bulkhead out to fit a pinto, Front suspension, the easiest way these days is fit a X member from Old Ford Services, that will give you Mk1/2 escort capri front legs annd bottom arms, but you will need an escort ARB and rack, both available new from Rally Design, Back axle from a 105e will be a must, as the 100e axle will last about a nanosec before it breaks, a good place to sak would be Old Skool Ford, there is a wealth of ford conversion info on there, www.oldskoolford.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php?sid=1324aa288fd9f155ac4f5aa0a8be90c5
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its easy.... and I think small ford spares do all the parts you need (bar the legs and engine) don't keep the original rear axle tho... not worth it..
*the track width is to thin *pcd is gash *weak in comparison to a 105 axle which will also give you 4x108 pcd
my old 100e had
*2.8 capri legs and front brakes *fiesta xr2 (mk1 ) master cyl *mk1 scort cross member * 105 rear *fiesta xr2 1600 crossflow.... needed a escort/rwd crank tho as it wont mount up to the 4 speed escort box otherwise...