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Post by foreverford on Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:18 pm

Lads, On Ebay, They re selling a kent preformance camshaft kit, they quote 15hp increase, the kit cost 259, seems a bit expensive for just 15hp gains, plus for somone like myself, whio has never attempted any head work b4, There will be extra costs for a garage to install.

Any thoughts on this,

here is the link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KENT-PERFORMANCE-CAMSHAFT-KIT-FORD-FIESTA-ESCORT-NEW_W0QQitemZ290054356958QQihZ019QQcategoryZ72205QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Kent Camshafts,

Post by mb7201 on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:24 pm

Id say 15hp for 259 is reasonably good considering, depends if it delivers that with what you have. That cam seems to cover all cvh which would include 1.6, so gains could be quoted for that

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Re: Kent Camshafts,

Post by foreverford on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:32 pm

Cheers mb

I see were Your Coming from, How Mutch would I Be looking at for labour costs?

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Re: Kent Camshafts,

Post by Davespages on Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:03 pm

You have the 1.4 CVH right?

No way will you gain 15hp... be lucky to get 5hp.

Garrage... price up a cambelt change and add on an hours extra labour for changing the camshaft...

Not cheap, could be best part of 500 for the labour and the cam kit... and for 5-10hp?

You can fit a 1.6 cvh in there and use the spare cash for insurance..; with better gains!

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Saying that, you would probabbly get 10hp... but 5hp is probabbly a gain by fitting a less worn camshaft... i bet the 1.4 you have aint 75hp, probabbly 70hp... cvh camshafts are known for heavy wear and requiring renewal after 100k.

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Re: Kent Camshafts,

Post by foreverford on Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:17 pm

Cheers Dave

Yeah, Your right, I deffo aint got the full 75hp, What I might do is keep the car for a year, and maybe get me a 1.6 si, Escort, or even fiesta, My old man keeps catching My body work with wheel barrows and wacker plates, its a nightmare, Becoming disheartened with my little motor with dents and scratches appearing every time I look,

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Post by foreverford on Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:10 am

Does anyone know were I can find the engine number? Is It on the rocker cover? Its just that I need it for My log book change,

Cheers,

Also dave, What do you recon about a gas flow head, I could get a brand new one for 99, My Couzin is over from ireland, and he said He would install for me, Ebay have a preformance head shop

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-ESCORT-FIESTA-CVH-1-4-GAS-FLOWED-CYLINDER-HEAD_W0QQitemZ120190102076QQihZ002QQcategoryZ21654QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

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Post by mg_evolution on Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:16 pm

should be on a plate attached to the top of the cylinder head. there are 2 plate one on the left and one on the right. If you don't have a number just send a covering note with the log book, saying you don't have a engine number for the vehicle.

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Re: Kent Camshafts,

Post by foreverford on Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:47 pm

Cheers Greg, Realy helpful mate, I have to get my shake on though, as My Mot is next month, cant see My details changed in time to be honest,

Also, Have you any knollage on Gassflow heads,

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