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Old 01-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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My 01 SE story

My 01 Se started out as a stock single overhead cam sedan. I was in need of a cheep car to daily drive. I was driving by a car lot and saw this little silver car that had 1200 on the windshield and I turned around and pulled in. The car looked like it was in great shape from the road and I though that's only 1200 bucks! When I got up on it I noticed that the driver fender was smashed and the driver headlight was broke. The salesman, who I knew from purchasing 3 other vehicles from this lot came over. He said the guy hit a deer. Other than that it was in great shape. No rust. I took it for a drive and it ran and drove perfect. I came back and made an offer of 800 and he said no. I then said 900 and im leaving. He said ok. I then said I needed to take it to a garage first and left with the car to a garage that could check it out. They lifted the car and it was in great shape and aside from the fender and headlight, there was nothing wrong. I called my wife and said we just bought a 01 Ford Focus. After getting the car I went to the junk yard and found a silver focus with a perfect fender and headlight. They cost me 125 bucks and a couple hours to put on. The paint was a perfect match. Now the car looked good again. The car had 157,000 miles on it but it ran great for 4 months. Then like all SOHC the valve seat dropped one day. The car sat for 6 months in my drive way while I did my research. That is how I found FF.
After the research I decided to do the SOHC to DOHC conversion and that is how it all began. I have posted a complete write up on FF to do the conversion from everything you need to what to watch out for. You can also see the progression of my car from stock to what it is today in a thread titled My 01 Se Body Kit.

Anyway. Here are a few pics of 1COBRA1

This is the day it rolled out of the shop. New Paint - Body Kit - Rear Disc Conversion - Center exhaust.

The car has different mirrors now

Read my build thread here for complete build.

01 SE Sedan Automatic
Custom Speaker Door Pods Front and Rear Doors
Cloth to Leather Seats
Power Locks and Windows
Dyno Mat under carpet and in doors and trunk
Stock cluster out of Manual - now has Tach
Crimestopper Security System with Remote Start
DLS Nordica 6.2 Components in front doors
DLS 428 8" coaxal speakers in Rear Doors
Image Dynamics IDMAX 12 Ported Box Trunk
Pioneer AVH-3300BT with Nav double din
Audio Control 4.1I eq
Polk audio PAD 4000.4 Amp Doors
Polk Audio PAD 1000.1 Amp Sub
Speedhut 3 gauge pillar
AEM Wideband Gauge
AEM Boost Gauge
AEM Oil Pressure Gauge


Extreme Dimensions B3 Body Kit
New Paint - PPG 4000
Removed spare tire well for center exhaust
Center Exhaust
05 ST Mirrors - Folding - black w/ silver inserts Heated Power
HID Headlights and Fogs - From Me HIDLOOK.COM
Cool Antennae
New Headlights
New Taillights
New Grill
Rear Spoiler Factory
20% Window Tint All the way around
POR-15 Under Coating


Prothane Polyurethane Bushing Kit - 14 hours to change all the bushings
Massive Speed Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces
Ford Racing M-3000-ZX3A Suspension
CFM Front Frame Brace
Eibach Big Sway Bar Kit Front and Rear

Near Future
Tubular Front Control Arms
Tubular Rear Control Arms from DOM!


Wheels and Tires:

Brand New Factory Ford Focus 2004 SVT Rims
General AS03 Z rated tires 17"



2000 Intake Ported to match
CMF 65mm TB
New 19lb Injectors
OBX Blue Fuel Rail
MSD Ignition
Massive Plug Wires
All Cooling Hoses Silicone Blue from CFM
4-2-1 Header
Full 2.5 inch exhaust
EGR Delete
Custom TUNE BY TOM!!

Starting today

Top Speed Stage 3 Turbo Kit being installed.

This year to come:
Built Motor by TOM
Lentech Street Terminator Auto

Top Speed kit on that!


I am sure I am missing some things but anyway.


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