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Old 12-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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budget boost block.

well like the title says i'm trying to piece togetehr a block for under 3,000 for a boost happy zx3

my goal is for around 300hp at the wheels. maybe a bit more.

any idea's other than cfm's built block? kind of a last resort. but still open to it.


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sleeve the block if you want to do crazy boost . bore it over get some biggger pistons . dont do a block gaurd there garbage . do low compression . big turbo at like 16 psi you should get to your goal . remember sleeved block itll handle what you bring to it . g/l
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what your saying dont make sense.
i'm woking with an under 3,000 dollar budget for the lower end.
i dont think i have enough to sleeve a motor and put new rods and pistons in it.

and wth is a block gaurd??
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ok you can have a block sleeved for like 1k then pistons range from around 300-400 or you can get alot better depending on company and piston . a block gaurd is to give you a little more strenght in the block for your walls not to crack if running to much psi . so sleeving will prevent that . and also block ggaurd keeps back lot of cooliant from motor witch aint good ....
idk your project not mine but i know what id do with 3 k in a block for sure .
or if you can just build your head . get it port and polished . a motor with good head flow is always a plus
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I am not sure what a SVT block runs but you should be able to easily built a block with aftermarket forged pitons of your choice amd eagle rods, focus power main caps for under 3k.
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well for us to give him any ideas . i gotta know how much psi you wannna run whats your goal /?? 300 ? om pump gas or ras gas ? is this a dialy driver or a weekend jump off ? what size turbo you doing ??? let us know
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and hey i got suspension for a focus you know anyone inerested . lower control arms . rear sway bar and all the suspension ill show you pics if interested just pm me and let people know for me beause it says i cant post on the . to buy to sell thread idk why . thanks
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and hey i got suspension for a focus you know anyone inerested . lower control arms . rear sway bar and all the suspension ill show you pics if interested just pm me and let people know for me beause it says i cant post on the . to buy to sell thread idk why . thanks
You can't post there yet b/c you don't have enough post. I would advise from threadjacking to sell your part, that tends to upset people. Just an FYI

Back on topic though...Its not hard to get 300whp out of a zetec, many have done it so I am sure he knows what turbo he needs, to reach his goal he will need anywhere from 17-23 psi is a rough estimate.

I hit 326whp at 20psi as you can see below. Thats with a comp turbo similar to a turbonetics super 60stg 3 turbo. There is no need to get exotic on the zetec block.
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there you goo and maybe build your head get good flow do some bolt ons . and if those trannys dont come with lsd do that =] build your trannny with that money .
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my plan is to use tom's new stuff.
with my old piping thats in a fed ex truck to me as we speak
(old style blow through FP kit)

most aftermarket pistons i see are .007 oversize. is that gonna need boring of the block to fit? i know to use eagle rods. but is it fine to ise the block and head out of a wrecked focus (there are 14 zetecs including some zx2's in the local yards) i think i only need the block and crank if those check out then i can get a race head and run stock cams with no overlap. or will i come up short with the cams?
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