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Old 01-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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loudfocus01's SVT swap

Alright guys, like I said in my accident thread I am doing a full svt engine and transmission swap, and ditching the automatic spi. The guys at HTPerformance are hooking me up with absolutely everything I need for the swap. The engine will be rebuilt with JE low comp pistons, Eagle rods, zetec headgasket, arp main studs and head studs and also race bearings. The reason for the zetec headgasket is that it is a different thickness than the svt headgasket, and with that combination of internals, that will bring the compression ratio back to stock svt compression ratio. I am doing this since I plan on running NA for a while before going turbo and I don't want to lose NA power from having a lower compression ratio. I'll still be able to run a turbo setup with 12 or so psi with the zetec headgasket, but if I want to go for higher psi I will only need to change the headgasket out for the svt headgasket. The svt 6 speed transmission I'll be getting will have torsen limited slip differential, Clutchmaster stage 3 clutch and aluminum flywheel. They are going to start building the engine this weekend, and I'll start removing the spi on saturday. I am extremely excited about this swap. It's something I've always wanted to do, and since my spi took a crap on me this was the perfect opportunity to upgrade. Please don't ask me how much I paid because that is not anyone's business but my own. I'll be doing this swap myself along with any local FF members who would like to help out. Hopefully it will be a pretty straightforward swap. I am confident with my mechanical skills and my knowledge of the focus, and I have a good amount of tools at my disposal, so I should be able to handle the swap just fine. This will be my build thread and I'll keep it updated when I get something done. If you have any comments or suggestions don't hesitate to post them up.


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Old 01-15-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome man, I can't wait to see the end result!

It sucks in a way though, not many people care about the SPI and you had the coolest one.
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Man thats gonna be quite the sleeper. I love it!
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oooh...excited!!!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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screw the radiator fix...thats great man, cant wait to see the end result.
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I'm excited about this one, can't wait to see the progress man. Good luck!
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ah good.....I was waiting for this thread to pop up

loud, I love/hate you lol....... and thanks for that bit of info at the top, I now know what my NA setup will be until I turbo it as well (and of course, getting the engine in there)

if you've the time to spare, what all else did you have to buy for it, cause the more I know about this, the more.....you get what I mean. but I'm really excited for ya.
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Like I said in my first post Mike, I will be keeping this thread updated with pics and info as I do the swap. I'll try to make it somewhat of a walk-through with info and pics. Just be patient, and you'll get the info you're looking for. I don't have a list of everything I am getting yet because HTP is doing most of the research work for me as to what all I need. Today I start removing stuff from the SPI to sell. I have a thread in the BST forum with a few items. My svt engine is supposed to be getting built today as well. I am excited!
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Like I said in my first post Mike, I will be keeping this thread updated with pics and info as I do the swap. I'll try to make it somewhat of a walk-through with info and pics. Just be patient, and you'll get the info you're looking for. I don't have a list of everything I am getting yet because HTP is doing most of the research work for me as to what all I need. Today I start removing stuff from the SPI to sell. I have a thread in the BST forum with a few items. My svt engine is supposed to be getting built today as well. I am excited!
oop sorry, lol. I kinda misjudged that..... well that's great, cause that's gonna really encourage/help a lot of people who want to do the same. ooh that's great though, it's exciting, getting an engine built. can't wait for mine (gonna do it myself though )
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Wont the wiring in the dash and to the switch have to be changed as well as all the wiring under the hood and to the ECU

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