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Ford 1 litre ecoboost
kreb - 2/1/17 at 06:39 PM

I'm interested in using this motor in a middie, but it's not nearly as common in the USA as it is over there, so there isn't tons of aftermarket support. I'd like to know if anyone is aware of an adaptor to fit one up in longitudinal configuration? The Subaru tranny is a bit long, but the Porsche G86 /Audi 012 would fit my application nicely.

gremlin1234 - 2/1/17 at 07:09 PM

ford did put one in a road legal formula ford race car, then took it round the 'ring'

but surely it would be simpler/better with just the standard fwd engine and gearbox arrangement moved to the back. (like the mgf and elise etc)

kreb - 2/1/17 at 07:19 PM

I understand and largely agree with your view. Until now, I'd been eyeing a K24a2 in transverse configuration, but this is kind of a tribute build. The original motor was a 1 liter Abarth/Fiat, and I like the idea of having something that's more visually reminiscent, as well as the same displacement:

Theshed - 3/1/17 at 01:12 PM

With a 1l engine there are a few more possibilities. My favorite would be the box from a lancia fulvia - 5 speed version (if you can find one). Failing that an early Hewland/VW box

nick205 - 3/1/17 at 01:39 PM

Originally posted by gremlin1234
surely it would be simpler/better with just the standard fwd engine and gearbox arrangement moved to the back. (like the mgf and elise etc)

My thought also - reuse the engine and FWD transmission as it is. A shorter vehicle overall and it must be less work to do too.

coozer - 3/1/17 at 01:43 PM

The 1L ecoboost is a very tall thing, much taller than the little fiat engine..

But very light and just use it with its own gearbox???

gremlin1234 - 3/1/17 at 02:44 PM

I did a little searching, and this thread from 2013

Ecoboost 1.0L is a totally new architecture, Turbo GDI 3 cylinder but it has the same bellhousing pattern as fords of old
So the 1.0 Ecoboost will fit where a Pre-Xflow, x-Flow, Pinto, RWD CVH, Zetec currently resides ;o)

thus hopefully any adaptor plates for the above, to audi gearbox, should also work

kreb - 3/1/17 at 02:54 PM

Height really isn't an issue. The original Abarth four banger had a unique intake configuration where the ports were on top of the head, which made for a very tall motor/intake combo.

As for adapters, there are several US companies who make adapters to bolt Chevy V8s onto the G86/012 but I don't know of any that do so for the small Fords. Most Veedub Trannys are only four gears and too weak, and the Porsche 901/915/G50 are all pretty pricey, whereas the Audi boxes are all over the place and cheap. As I mentioned, I'd like to do the traditional longitudinal layout, and the Abarth's engine bay just isn't that long.

That's why I'm talking to you guys!

gremlin1234 - 3/1/17 at 02:59 PM

I found an artical on pistonheads from 2012, which shows a 1l ecoboost in a 7 type car.

scootz - 3/1/17 at 06:41 PM

Originally posted by coozer
But very light...

It has an iron block and Ford list it at 97kg.

That's ok for the power output if it's fully-dressed, but it's a bit on the porky side if it's just a 'tall engine' weight.