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Old 02-10-2010, 08:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh wow CarloSW thanks for all that. I wonder if that is why they have those whale tails. I wonder if there is a way to test that. Or even somewhere to buy one.

And gascort ya I think I'm gonna start there, rear wheel skirts, not sure about belly pan, just not sure how to do it. As for the grill blocks I'm a bit nervous cause I live in sunny ca and I don't wanna over heat.
Lastly is the vehicle hard to steer without ps?

Thaks for everything everyone
That's why I hope aerohead gives his advice. He can tell us if I put the curve in the right place, and should know if the whale tale is aero or bling.

In terms of grill blocks, you can use cardboard or even painter's tape to test overheating. Get's hot, pull off tape in sections or cut holes in cardboard until it's "comfy". However, I am lucky because I have OBD-II in order to observe the exact coolant temp. I think only have a gauge, .

In terms of steering, you look to be in decent shape :

1989 Ford Escort Reviews by Cars.com Experts and Consumers
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Basic dimensions include a wheelbase of 94.2 inches, overall length of 169.2 inches, width of 65.9 inches, height of 53.7 inches and curb weight of 2,258 pounds. With an EPA index of 102.4 cubic feet, the Escort is rated a compact (100-109 cubic feet). Cargo area measures a generous 16.4 cubic feet with the rear seat in place and an impressive 37.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.
You could buy a manual-steering Saturn S-Series weighing in at 2300+ lbs, so 2258 lbs should be manageable.

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