thesameguy":1ua7sawq said:They don't flow or rev, and even with 2.5l they can't get out of their own way
If you had seat time in my Mustang before the turbo went on, it just might have changed your mind. The head had big valves and porting, the pistons had massive dishes, the compression ratio was 7.4:1, but it ran very well for a four. I can't help but wonder how that engine would have ran with compression...
thesameguy":1ua7sawq said:IMHO, the only way the Lima is any good is with a turbo
It's a much cheaper way to go, but I don't want the added expense of premium fuel.
thesameguy":1ua7sawq said:The Zetec would probably need short gears to do anything useful in a B2
It's up 40 HP on a stock 2.3 Lima, but the Lima is making the same torque at 2000 that the Zetec makes at 4000 rpm.
thesameguy":1ua7sawq said:I can't imagine choosing a Zetec over a Duratec
It's the bellhousing change with the Duratecs that is frustrating, but yes, the 2.5 Duratec is a powerhouse...