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  Ford Kent engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ford Kent is an internal combustion engine from Ford of Europe.
The same engine with a longer stroke and thus larger capacity was subsequently used in the Ford Classic and Classic Capri (1340cc and 1500cc), the MkI and early MkII Cortinas (1200cc and 1500cc), and the early Corsairs.
Lotus needed a compact engine for the new for 1962 Lotus Elan, and Chapman adopted the Kent block.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Kent_engine   (744 words)

 Ford CHT engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CHT (Compound High Turbulence) engine was introduced by Ford in 1984 in the Mark 3 version of the Ford Escort, the first of the series to be released in Brazil.
It was later used in the Ford Del Rey, the Ford Verona, (a Brazilian Ford Orion) as well as the Volkswagen Gol.
From 1996 to 1999 the CHT was gradually replaced by the newer Zetec 16-valve unit and the inferior Endura-E engine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_CHT_engine   (331 words)

 Ford Kent engine: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In automotive engineering, an overhead valve internal combustion engines is one in which the entry and exit valves and ports are contained in the cylinder head....
The engine was renamed the Ford HCS[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] (High Compression Swirl).
The ford pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the ford motor company in europe....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/ford_kent_engine.htm   (2140 words)

 Formula Ford -
A Formula Ford car is one of the more distinctive-looking open-wheel race cars because it does not have wings to create aerodynamic downforce, one of the reasons the series has persisted for so long in motor racing.
For the 2006 season, the Zetec engine is being superseded by the 1600 cc, DOHC 16v Duratec engine.
Ford administers some of the national Formula Ford championships around the world, but older cars are very popular with club racers, providing the ground for several organizations to run their own series.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Formula_Ford   (814 words)

 Ford Crate Engines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A related engine, the Ford FT engine, was used in medium and heavy trucks from 1964 through 1978.
The smallest big-block Ford was the 332 (of 331.8 in³ (5.44 L) true engine displacement) with a 4.0 in (101.6 mm) bore and 3.3 in (83.8 mm) stroke.
Ford Engines Ford's engines are well known throughout the world, not only in Ford vehicles but in aftermarket, sports and kit applications too.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/80/ford-crate-engines.html   (1920 words)

 The Kent Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Fords Kent Engine first appeared in 1959 in the equally new Anglia 105E.
The Kent was designed only to be efficient, cheap, and light utilitarian engine, but matured to become probably the most raced and developed motorsport engine in modern times.
The Kent engine lays claim to being one of Ford’s most influential engine designs inasmuch as it has spawned a large number of derivatives and new lines, including the Valencia, HCS and
www.dervman.com /kentengine.htm   (361 words)

 Ford Kent - Motorbase
Fords legendary Kent Engine first appeared in 1959 in the equally new Anglia 105E.
The Kent engine was completely new and finally allowed Ford to break away from its old sidevalve unit which powered the previous 100E small car range.
Over the years Ford have continued to develop the Kent engine and have produced it in a huge range of sizes.
www.motorbase.com /engine/by-id/20   (205 words)

 Ultimatecarpage.com forums - Ford changes its "Formula"
“Formula Ford is the stepping stone from karts to higher echelons of the sport, and we felt it was important to give our young drivers experience of the technical factors they will encounter as they climb the motor sport career ladder.
Formula Ford’s new engine, derived from the recently released European built Ford Fiesta, is currently being configured for race use by a team of Ford engineers headed by Ford Racing Engineer Steve Hoinville.
The Formula Ford Association’s intention is for all national-series Formula Ford competitors to run with the new engine in 2006, while Ford’s Kent engine, mainstay of the category for the past 35 years, will remain eligible for Formula Ford competition at a state level beyond 2006.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/printthread.php?t=7417   (735 words)

 Morgan Plus 8 information, specifications, history, and images.
Instead of the Standard Special engine, a Ford 100E engine utilizing a Ford three-speed gear was used.
In November of 1981, the engine was replaced with a Fiat 1584 cc twin-cam engine and Fiat five-speed gearbox.
In November of 1991, a Ford 1597 cc CVH engine with electronic fuel injection and creating 100 horsepower was being used.
www.conceptcarz.com /vehicle/default.aspx?carID=9726&optionID=0   (995 words)

 Ford Fiesta - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ford was keen to look after these customers and realising the high quality of the conversion all the warranties were still valid after the conversion.
Ford Fiesta Mark 4 was the first small car to combine advanced fourchannel electronic anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and traction control.
Despite more board votes towards "Bravo," Henry Ford II personally overruled and named the car "Fiesta." The name "Fiesta," belonged to General Motors at the time, however it was freely given for Ford to use on their new class B car.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/XR2   (2854 words)

 The HCS Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The HCS (High Compression Swirl) engine was introduced in 1989 with the launch of the mark three Fiesta and it is a derivative of the Kent engine.
Ford introduced the 1·3 version in around 1992, which offered 60 PS and 78 lbsft, almost identical outputs to the 1·3 Endura-E.
The HCS has a reputation for not having the greatest longevity of Ford’s engines with some websites citing that most engines require a rebuild around the eighty thousand mile point; they can suffer camshaft problems with high mileage, but regular oil changes will defer this.
www.dervman.com /hcsengine.htm   (422 words)

 Twin Cam Services - Australia's largest English Ford & Lotus specialist
Ford Australia produced both the Mk 1 and 2 Escort from 1970 through to 1981.
The Mk1 RS 2000 is a little different as it is identical to these models except for retaining the normal Escort master cylinder position in the engine bay as well as the smaller rear drums from the standard vehicles.
Interestingly, the revised double shear engine mountings and increased stiffness of these crossmembers improve the NVH (noise vibration and harshness) to a noticeable degree at high engine speeds in all vehicles - whether road, rally or race.
unite.com.au /~u2027a   (3577 words)

 Ford Kent Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The engine was revised to suit front wheel drive installation in 1976, coinciding with the launch of the Ford Fiesta.
In 1988 the engine was revised once again to meet with tightening European emissions legislation and the requirement to use unleaded fuel.
The sitting of the distributor tucked at the back of the engine beneath the inlet manifold made it an ideal candidate for attracting moisture and condensation with the obvious effects in damp weather.
www.madabout-kitcars.com /kitcar/kb.php?aid=62   (652 words)

 Ford Kent,South Africa,Motorsport Heritage
The Kent first appeared in 1300 form in Sept 1967, in the Mk II Cortina.
The Ford Kent engine was one of the most successful engines ever made with around 10 million being produced around the world.
The Kent also formed the basis of the Formula Ford revolution which in turn formed the cornerstone of modern single seater racing.
www.icon.co.za /~alvinw/page19.html   (252 words)

The engine is a Steve Jennings built, drysumped, 2.0 liter Cosworth BDP with programable Motec fuel injection.
Engine assembled, balanced, blueprinted and dyno’d at Tom Rust Racing in Sonoma.
Engine is a rebuilt 1967 Cortina with dual side-draft Weber Carbs, larger, recessed valves and high lift cam.
www.rmsci.com /usedsevens.html   (373 words)

 Cars - TheMarcMillerShow.com
This particular superkart is an English-built Anderson chassis with a Yamaha TZ250 V-twin engine with a 6-speed gearbox.
Using a 125cc motoX engine producing up to 45hp and a 6-speed gearbox, these karts are capable of 4.0 second 0-60 times and a top speed of 120mph.
The Ford GT is a 550hp supercar based on the GT40 of the 1960's.
www.themarcmillershow.com /cars.htm   (933 words)

 Pegasus Appointed Sole Importer by Formula Ford International
As announced last October, Ford Motor Company has granted FFI exclusive rights to manufacture parts for the Kent engine that are no longer available from Ford.
engine parts as well as parts for the 2.0L Ford engine for nearly 20 years.
engine continues to be ubiquitous in club racing and in historic racing circles, not only in Formula Fords, but also as the basis for variations used in countless sedans.
www.pegasusautoracing.com /pr30415.htm   (481 words)

According to the previous owner, the engine had only done ~58,000 miles and had been removed as the head had suffered from the common porosity problem between the oil and water ways.
Whilst the engine was out, the bores were deglazed (which I verifed, as the head wasn't bolted on to the block), and new rings were fitted.
The engine came with a cut and shut alloy sump (no baffles, but a flat bottom and slightly shallower than the original sump), and a (disovered later to be very badly) modified pick-up pipe.
www.furyworld.fsnet.co.uk /Engine.html   (524 words)

 Cross members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Ford Kent engine in its various guises has been powering Ford and other competition cars since many of us were in short pants (if you were here at all that is).
It has to be one of the all time great engines which is now getting past its prime.
The oil squirt hole in the rod which lubricates the thrust side of the piston (and the cam lobes in pushrod motors) should be on the oil pump side of the engine.
www.hotkey.net.au /~u2027a/engine/engine.html   (505 words)

 Lotus 7 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1969 the Lotus 7-SS was introduced with a Lotus twin-cam 1600cc, 115 hp engine and a stronger chassis.
This model with the 1700cc, 135 hp Ford Kent engine will accelerate to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of about 115 mph.
Engines ranging from 100 hp to 250 hp can be ordered with the appropriate model of the car, although enterprising owners have outfitted Lotus or Caterham 7s with such outragia as V-8s, Mazda turbo 3-chamber rotary engines, and different Cosworth power plants creating veritable missiles!
www.utahlotusmuseum.com /id90.htm   (771 words)

 M-Series, the most popular TVR
The TVR image was important, and it is still very evident in the M. The nose was lenghtened to allow fitment of the spare tire under the bonnet, and the car was given a generally sleeker appearance than it's ancestors.
The smallest was the 1600M which was fitted with a 1.6L Ford 'Kent' engine.
The performance version of the line came in the form of the 3000M which used the 3L european Ford engine from the Capri.
homepage.mac.com /tvr43/history/m.html   (321 words)

 Pace products (Anglia) Ltd - Double Scavenge Front Pump for dry sump systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is a proven fact that an efficient, properly designed double scavenge oil pump and dry sump system will allow an engine to run more cleanly and release more power to the drive train than a single scavenge unit.
With the Ford Kent engine, the problem has always been how to drive a double scavenge pump of adequate capacity.
Equivelant performance gains can be had with any Ford Kent-based engine, including very high-revving units.
www.paceproducts.co.uk /op/front.htm   (343 words)

 ELCOVA Lotus Page
As soon as the car was registered in Belgium, we received the numberplates as an oldtimer.
Removing wheels and engine, and finally removing everything that was possible.
The engine and gearbox rebuilded and painted and ready to fit.
users.skynet.be /sky96163/elcova/lotus.htm   (125 words)

 Ford Engine Listings
This engine is ready to go and is complete from carb to pan.
A zero time one year old Ivey, this is an unused spare engine which is plumbed for a Reynard.
Ford Cortina 1500 and 1600 motors for rebuild.
www.race-cars.com /engsold/ford.htm   (248 words)

 Amazon.com: Rebuilding and Tuning Fords Kent Crossflow Engine: Books: P. Wallage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If you buy this book expecting to learn exactly what to do to your Kent engine to make it perform you will be disappointed.
As an introductory text for the novice engine builder or someone who wants a simple explanation of what makes an engine perform it may be satisfactory, but it should be renamed something else.
On the plus side the Weber carby rebuild is useful as are the tips on assembling the engine.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1850109389?v=glance   (849 words)

 Ford Engine Manuals and books about Ford Engines
Reviewer: A reader Engine rebuilding is only as good as your attention to detail, and this book walks you through your rebuild step by step.
Included are idiot proof step by step procedures for the entire overhual of a big block Ford, as well as very exciting narative on the racing history of these NASCAR dominating monsters.
There are also chapters on engine diagnoses which are so well written and useful, that any owner of an older engine would do well to read.
www.pwctexas.us /afordenginemanuals.html   (1176 words)

 SCCA Classes
The shortage of Renault engine parts led to a controversial evolution in the Spec Racer concept: the SCCA is in the process of converting Spec Racers to Spec Racer Fords, substituting a 1.9L Ford Escort based powerplant as prepared by Roush Racing.
They are cheaper to run than a top Showroom Stock effort (engine rebuilds are perhaps 1/2 the cost), and the cars are generally based on production shells from between 1968 and about 5 years ago.
Sports 2000 is a special case; it amounts to FF2000 chassis and engine rules, but with a requirement for second seat room, full fendered body work, and no wings.
runoffs.na-motorsports.com /97/classes.html   (2344 words)

 The Ultimate TVR Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
In 1953 the concept of glass-reinforced plastic bodywork over a tubular steel backbone chassis was born, which is continued to this day.
In the early years, a wide range of engines was used.
A diverse range of coupes and convertibles are offered, most using an inhouse straight-6 cylinder engine design, others an inhouse V8.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/TVR   (278 words)

 Shortening the Ford Kent (crossflow) sump
The only way to achieve this without raising the engine is to chop a bit off the bottom of the sump.
Once it was clear that all leaks had been fixed the sump was drained, dried, and fitted to the engine block.
As part of the refitting process the oil pick-up pipe was shortened and refixed using a steel sleeve and silver solder.
www.dwjenkins.plus.com /short-sump.htm   (974 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rebuilding and Tuning Ford's Kent Crossflow Engine: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
More than 10,000,000 Ford Kent engines have been produced and power all Escort Mk I and Mk II models and their derivatives, the 1300 and 1600 Cortinas and the early Fiestas.
This book is a guide to rebuilding and tuning the engine to improve efficiency, increase power output and obtain optimum performance.
In addition to being a step-by-step practical guide to the work required in upgrading the Crossflow engine a brief history is also included with details of when introduced, what capacities were available and which cars used the engine.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1850109389   (339 words)

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