2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

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2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

Post by xrpl » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:57 am

Just received an early Christmas present from Ford Racing. I purchased their "controls pack" and 2.0L EcoBoost engine kit. First of all, kudos to Ford for offering a truly plug and play system to install their EcoBoost four cylinder into almost anything. And thank you to Modern Driveline for developing a bellhousing that allows for the use of a T5. The drivetrain is out of the car and hopefully I can have the new engine in in a few weeks!

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Post by timxr8 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:42 pm

Whoa, post pictures of Modern Driveline's solution. I got a block plate developed by a friendly Canadian on a Ranger Forum for my Dtech build. Uses 5.0 bell and came with a custom made Spec flywheel (Dtech bolt spacing/5.0 size). Only real difference with the EB is the HP fuel pump on the back of the head.
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Post by Tiberius1701 » Fri May 01, 2015 9:05 am

Sounds great!!!! Cannot wait to see your progress!!!!
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Post by cmanreinhart » Fri May 01, 2015 9:27 am

Woah.... This is going to be sweet!
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Post by merkurdriver » Fri May 01, 2015 1:47 pm

:cheers Watching this thread for sure!

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Post by svt4cobra6 » Fri May 01, 2015 2:46 pm

Sweet! Do you have to do a lot of modifications to the motor mounts?

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Post by itking » Fri May 01, 2015 4:07 pm

Awesome! Can't wait to see the progress photos.
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Post by John V » Fri May 01, 2015 10:14 pm

Been done; 2.0 Ecoboost and mazda Miata 6 speed... this is past weekend at Wally Amerwica Oregon Trails Rally

Dave Clark from Yakima WA in Sean Medcrofts old Xratty with JVAB suspesnion, brakes, Supra LSD and kit, engine mounts, sump guard mountings...
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Fighting all weekend long with Dave Hintz in a 3,2l BMW M3......Dave's got about 15 years more experience, Dave has the Xratty ..

Congrats to both...

Naturally no shots of the installation..
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Post by milehighXR » Sat May 02, 2015 10:56 am

Now it would be even better if Ford would also offer one of the modern 6-speed automated manuals with a trans control module too. As I understand it the XR has slightly better aerodynamics than the upcoming Focus RS. One of the modern motor and trannies in an XR might yield some impressive performance, and MPGs at the same time.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue May 05, 2015 1:04 pm

svt4cobra6 wrote:Sweet! Do you have to do a lot of modifications to the motor mounts?
No, as I suspect his stock motor mounts sit on a shelf now entirely unmodified. :mrgreen:

Looking forward to seeing the details on this project.
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Post by John Brennan » Tue May 05, 2015 3:01 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
svt4cobra6 wrote:Sweet! Do you have to do a lot of modifications to the motor mounts?
No, as I suspect his stock motor mounts sit on a shelf now entirely unmodified. :mrgreen:

Looking forward to seeing the details on this project.
Hopefully, he will utilize the method Ford used for their Group A stuff.
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Re: 2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

Post by xrpl » Wed May 06, 2015 4:54 am

I have all of the original motor mount parts from the 2.3. My fabricator buddy is stopping by to help me design the new ones this week. Thanks to Ford for having tapped holes pretty much in the same position on the block of the 2.0! The old mounts might even work with some slight mods! I have been working on cleaning everything and mocking up the intercooler and radiator placement. Any suggestions out there for a new in tank fuel pump? The Ecoboost does not need the in line pump as it has a high pressure pump on top of the engine.

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Post by John Brennan » Wed May 06, 2015 3:16 pm

If the high-pressure pump's a part of the engine, just replace the stock in-tank pump. Very common, works fine. Good time to look at the condition of your gas tank, freshen things up for the new motor.
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Re: 2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

Post by merkurdriver » Wed May 06, 2015 9:09 pm

xrpl wrote:I have all of the original motor mount parts from the 2.3. My fabricator buddy is stopping by to help me design the new ones this week. Thanks to Ford for having tapped holes pretty much in the same position on the block of the 2.0! The old mounts might even work with some slight mods! I have been working on cleaning everything and mocking up the intercooler and radiator placement. Any suggestions out there for a new in tank fuel pump? The Ecoboost does not need the in line pump as it has a high pressure pump on top of the engine.
I won't swear to it but I think I have heard the Cosworth YB alum mounting ears bolt up to one of the newer blocks. Seems crazy but I can almost see the image in my head...

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Re: 2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu May 07, 2015 3:13 pm

xrpl wrote:I have all of the original motor mount parts from the 2.3. My fabricator buddy is stopping by to help me design the new ones this week. Thanks to Ford for having tapped holes pretty much in the same position on the block of the 2.0! The old mounts might even work with some slight mods!
I've always assumed that the mounts would need to be entirely custom (hence my comment above). If the stock mounts could be modified or adapter-ized for use with the Duratec that would be a big step towards more of these getting done.

Please keep us updated and take lots of pics! :mrgreen:
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