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  Formula Ford History
Formula Ford provides drivers with their first insights into how a racing car feels to drive and how to properly set up a car to be competitive.
Formula Ford cars weigh less than 450 kg (1000 lb), so their engines, which typically develop about 115 hp, are capable of propelling them from 0-100 km/h in less than five seconds, reaching top speeds of 220 km/h (140 mph).
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.
www.euroformulaford.com /formula_ford_history.htm   (712 words)

 2002 Ford Focus SVT
The variability is dependent on engine speed and load, and is accomplished by changing oil pressure on either side of a piston in a helix between the cam and its drive pulley.
SVT engineers were able to reposition the catalyst under the vehicle, far enough downstream in the exhaust system to incorporate a tuned 4-into-2-into-1 tubular header.
To handle the engine’s increased torque, the clutch is upgraded with stiffer springs in the pressure plate.
www.escortfocus.com /html/ford_focus_svt.html   (1606 words)

The improved Zetec engine reaches 125 horsepower at 5,500 rpm with a peak torque of 130 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm.
The Zetec's engine noise is reduced due to a series of improvements, including a.
For increased engine refinement and reduced vibration, the engine mounts are bolted directly to the front cover.
jeremywiltshire.tripod.com /ford_zetec_engine_dyno_test.htm   (271 words)

 zetecinside.com - Tuning the Zetec
Fords marketing department presumably decreed that their top-of-the-line performance variant couldn't have an engine of older design than the cooker models, and so they dressed up a Zetec to look like the engine that replaced it.
The Duratec is an all alloy engine with chain-driven cams and the induction and exhaust on opposite sides of the head.
Zetecs are usually saddled with a 60 or 70amp alternator to cater for a modern cars' power-hungry electrical system, with their electric windows and air conditioning.
www.zetecinside.com /xr2/zetectune.htm   (4483 words)

 Formula Ford - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
It was created by the Ford Motor Company in 1967 as an entry level series to motorsports, most of the drivers aspiring to one day reach Formula One.
Formula Ford cars weigh less than 450 kg (1000 lb), so their engines, which typically develop about 150 hp, are capable of propelling them from 0-100 km/h in less than five seconds, reaching top speeds of nearly 220 km/h (140 mph.
Ford administers some of the national Formula Ford championships around the world, but older cars are very popular with club racers around the world, providing the ground for several organizations to run their own series, usually limiting the development.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Formula_Ford   (398 words)

 Zetec Origin/History - CEG Forums
The Zetec is also the basis for the Formula Ford 2000 series from 2003 where it replaces the older Ford Pinto and Ford Kent.
Zetecs for Europe are built in the Bridgend, Wales and Valencia, Spain plants.
The 2.0 L Zetec shared its 84.8 mm (3.339 in) bore and 88 mm (3.465 in) stroke with its predecessor, the 2.0 L 2-valve CVH.
www.contour.org /ceg-vb/showthread.php?t=92   (862 words)

 Media.Ford.com: Ford, Cosworth Technology Team Up On High Performance SVT Focus Engine
At the heart of the SVT Focus is a normally aspirated four cylinder engine developed jointly between Ford’s SVE team in the U.S. and U.K. and a project team of engineers at Cosworth Technology in Novi, Michigan, and Northampton, England.
The new engine in the SVT Focus represents several technological 'firsts' for Ford and is designed to provide smooth, almost effortless acceleration, while emitting a growl from the finely tuned engine that is sure to appeal to any performance enthusiast.
This strong torque at low-to-medium engine speeds is made possible through the use of the continuously variable inlet valve timing, variable length intake manifold and the tuned exhaust manifold.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=7675&make_id=1049   (1375 words)

 Ford Focus - Wikicars
Ford Focus Mk 2 ST The all-new Mk 2 Ford Focus was launched in 2004 and was a task few manufacturers would have relished; to replace a car which was universally praised and set unprecedented new standards to a class.
The 1.8 litre and 2.0 litre Zetec petrol engines of the original were dropped, with the 1.8 litre unit being replaced by an all-new 1.6 litre Duratec Ti-VCT engine with variable valve timing, while the 2.0 litre engine was replaced by the Mk 2 Mondeo's 2.0 litre Duratec engine.
Ford attempted to market the sedan in Europe as a mini-executive car by only offering it in the Ghia trim level, something that it had tried before with the Orion of the 1980s.
wikicars.org /de/Ford_Focus   (4260 words)

 ZETEC ENGINE IMPRESSES AT DEBUT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
“The Zetec engine is the perfect compliment to the F2000 chassis and allows the driver to properly display his skills.” While the performance of the new Zetec engine package was both impressive and stunning, perhaps more significant was its durability.
This is particularly notable, given in the past with the old Pinto engine, one or two engine failures were expected per weekend.
This engine is ideal for the F2000 chassis.” The 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship continues with Rounds Three and Four at Mosport International Raceway, May 18-19, as part of the Victoria Day Trans-Am Weekend.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2002/03/26/037849.html   (450 words)

 Ford Zeta engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Developed in the late 1980s by the Ford Motor Company, the Ford Zeta engine was a straight-4, double overhead cam internal combustion engine with which Ford had intended to replace the analogous Pinto and CVH models.
Ford designed the Zeta to share some parts with other Ford engine developments at the time, including the smaller Sigma I4 and Duratec V6.
The 2.0 L Zetec shared its 84.8 mm (3.339 in) bore and 88 mm (3.465 in) stroke with its predecessor, the 2.0 L 2-valve CVH.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Zeta_engine   (296 words)

 Atlanta New Car Buyers Guide and Car news
Ford builds four-door sedans like the full-size Crown Victoria and mid-size Taurus that rank as bestsellers in their class and contain advanced safety systems.
Meaning Special Vehicle Team, SVT is the acronym for a group of automotive engineers at Ford who create high-performance versions of particular car models by applying special suspension hardware and engine tuning, racer-size brakes with big speed-rated tires and other accoutrement of lickety-split road romping.
Engines include Ford's 3.0-liter Vulcan V6, rated at 155 hp, and a dual-cam Duratec version good for 201 hp.
www.ajccars.com /content/2004carguide/ford_car.html   (970 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Press Release - Ford, USAC Announce Creation of New Midget Car Series
The Ford Focus Midget Cars will be based on the current Midget car chassis but will be powered by an internally stock, 2.0-liter Ford Zetec engine currently found in the Ford Focus – the No. 1 selling car in the world.
A reliable and affordable foundation for the series, this engine was developed by Ford Racing Technology and S.C.R.E.A.M. and generates 175 horsepower at 7,000 rpm.
Ford Racing Technology and S.C.R.E.A.M. have developed an engine that’s affordable, reliable and basically maintenance-free when compared to other forms of entry-level racing series.
media.ford.com /newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=10284   (545 words)

 Building a Sports Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ford 2.0L Zetec engine is from a 1997 Contour with an automatic tranmission.
The Zetec donor engine was extracted from a Ford Contour SE built in November of 1997 and configured with an automatic transmission.
The Focus version of the Zetec has some distinct differences, but the basic geometry is shared between all Zetecs (source of image unknown).
www.mcsorley.net /locost/powertrain/default.htm   (1240 words)

 project ST website :: Turbocharging the Zetec engine
Originally Ford had wanted to use a tubular manifold, but development problems, rumoured to be attributed to premature failure of the welds, resulted in the cast manifold being used.
For a turbocharged Zetec application, mounting the starter at the rear of the engine will improve it’s lifespan as it is less susceptible to heat damage from the turbocharger.
Specialist engine building companies will be able to take the necessary work on to fit these parts and you should expect to budget around £800 to £1,500 for the engine block work to be carried out.
st2000.s5.com /fzetecturbo.html   (3307 words)

 Specifications and USAC Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ford Zetec engine remains internally stock, and is sealed by S.C.R.E.A.M. to prevent modifications or tampering by unauthorized individuals.
Engines are supplied to competitors ready to mount on a motor plate.
Although the engine is "factory stock" internally, significant power gains have been realized through the development of high performance induction, exhaust, and ignition systems.
www.focusmidgets.com /specs.html   (247 words)

The release of the SVT supersedes the previous Zetec engine line-up.
The Ford Zetec SVT engine package is derived from the Ford Focus SVT.
The package uses the same robust Ford Zetec design, but with the addition of a Cosworth designed cylinder head, larger cams, variable intake runner lengths and a variable injector system.
www.televiso.com /~rmsci/zetec.html   (127 words)

 Cars - TheMarcMillerShow.com
Using a 2.0L Ford Zetec engine producing about 160hp, these cars are a great improvement over the Formula Continental's Pinto engine in reliability and longevity.
This particular superkart is an English-built Anderson chassis with a Yamaha TZ250 V-twin engine with a 6-speed gearbox.
The Ford GT is a 550hp supercar based on the GT40 of the 1960's.
www.themarcmillershow.com /cars.htm   (933 words)

 1998 Ford Escort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Take the Z from Ford's Zetec engine, then apply an X to denote those twenty-something Generation Xers who have been targeted by the marketing plan, plus a 2 for the 2-door coupe concept.
Ford's ZX2 and this tester first came together at an autocross course pitched on a perimeter of the Las Vegas airport.
Ford's designers, working in international conspiracy with teams from the United States, England, Germany and Japan, began with a cost-saving platform used by Protege of Japan's Mazda, owned in part by Ford.
www.cartrackers.com /am/showarticle.php?id=6543   (995 words)

 Formula ford: an international racing car for promotion
Formula Ford was established in Great Britain in 1967, as a cost effective starting point for young hopefuls beginning a career in motor racing.
Formula Fords must comply with stringent rules that are designed to reduce costs for newcomers to the sport, and to allow every driver to compete on his or her own merits.
Every Formula Ford is constructed from a light-weight tubular space frame designed to maintain the highest levels of driver safety.
www.road-tracker.net /welcome/english_formuleford.php   (386 words)

 1992 Ford Fiesta XR2i Comments - Carsurvey.org
Unless the engine has been replaced it is not a zetec, it is a CVH.
The CVH was replaced with a 16v Zetec engine then known as the Zeta engine.
Ford didn't want the XR2i to out-power the top of the range model and so restricted the engine with the filter, exhaust and cat.
www.carsurvey.org /viewcomments_review_11692.html   (443 words)

 Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks and Cars
Ford Forums is a unique gathering place for both owners and enthusiasts who wish to increase their knowledge, or contribute to the Ford community at large.
Created to be the all-encompassing, principal source of news and data relating to everything Ford, it is our goal to be the heart of the Ford community.
HI guys (and gals), I just bought a ford XP and want to do the conversion to a 302 Windsor.
www.fordforums.com   (420 words)

 From the Pit Wall
Here is a picture of the various clutch disk's: The one on the top is the original Renault, Left is original Focus Zetec and lower right is the special hub to mate the Zetec to the Renault input shaft.
The alternator mount on the bell housing interferes with the Zetec thermostat housing.
Ooops, the swap was using a cyber model of the engine and the chassis rails.
www.xmission.com /~racergt/MyWinterProject.html   (2640 words)

 The Racers Network January 2002 Newsletter
The Ford Focus Midget Cars will be based on the current Midget car chassis but will be powered by an internally stock, 2.0-liter Ford Zetec engine currently found in the Ford Focus the No. 1 selling car in the world.
The GM Vortec ASA 5700 engines are sold to the teams for just $12,000 each, and several teams have either run a full 20-event season utilizing a single engine or have run 20 or more events with the same engine over the course of the last two years.
The announcement to continue with the current engine package was made during the 2001 ASA ACDelco Series National Awards Banquet at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday evening, December 7.
www.racer-net.com /newsl001.htm   (1961 words)

 TCL Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The two SI engines are currently configured as gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, based on a CLR crankcase and the head from a production Ford Zetec engine.
The two GDI engines are identical except that one has a fused-silica cylinder for optical access into the combustion chamber and the other has a steel cylinder.
Both GDI engines are fully instrumented with standard engine temperature, pressure and flow rate measurement capabilities and with computer based data acquisition systems.
www.mne.psu.edu /tcl/facil.htm   (363 words)

 2004 Ford Model Guide, 2004 Ford Mustang, 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, 2004 Ford Taurus, 2004 Ford Thunderbird, 2004 Ford ...
To commemorate forty years of production for Ford's classic pony car, special badges marking the anniversary dress the forward flanks of all 2004 Mustang models.
In contemporary homage to Ford's brilliant two-seat sports car from 1955, Thunderbird was born again in 2002.
Formats for Ford's worldly small car include a four-door sedan, five-door station wagon, and hatchbacks in three-door and five-door formats.
www.roadandtravel.com /roadtests/2004newcarmodelguide/ford2.htm   (522 words)

 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 S/R Comments - Carsurvey.org
Overall, the Zetec engine with or without variable valves (Zx2 has variable and Zx3 does not *SVT has variable*) is sluggish and really just an economical small car engine.
The UK spec Focus is available with a 170 hp 2.0 Zetec direct from Ford, and a turbocharged 225 hp "RS" version was also built as a limited edition.
Yeah I have a 1998 ford escort zx2 but went to the dealer when the s/r came out and had them install the package I think with labor and what not about $4000 and it was soooo worth it.
www.carsurvey.org /viewcomments_review_17322.html   (1252 words)

 2001 Eight Great Rides #4
Ford's Control Blade multi-link independent rear suspension and responsive rack-and-pinion steering enhance its handling.
The 2.0-liter twin-cam engine is smooth and quiet, but stand on it and it responds quickly.
I got a great laugh as engineering editor Coleman and his techno-geek squad ran off at some ghastly, early-morning hour, to a racetrack halfway around the world, hoping to run cars like the Ford Focus through a gauntlet of tests.
www.sportcompactcarweb.com /features/0104scc_ford_focus_zx3   (966 words)

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