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Old 09-24-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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what engine would you like to swap in your focus

I plan in two years, after the car is paid off and i done universal technical institute, to put a v8 in the focus. I had a few from the hot rod program check my car out after hearing my ideas and they like it. i was thinking at first 351 but I have something else in mind.
so the question is what engine swap besides the 351, 5.0 and 4.6 do you all know or heard of that has been installed in a focus?


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Old 09-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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I'd like to go a Duratec 2.3 with a T3/T4 mated to a T5 turning the rear wheels with a 8.8" diff. Pretty pointless swap but it seems like it'd be fun.

Edit: in a base white hatchback... My SVT is staying stock for as long as I own it. :)
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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I plan the V8 conversion myself once My SVT is all paid off but if worse come to it ill get a doner wagon and do that with a V8.... but I plan to do my svt.... so I can give all other cars a run for their money and starting the v8 is priceless....
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:30 PM   #5
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after getting look over by a few friends and students at uti. im going to find an aluminum corvette ls1 to install in my 04 sedan.
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I doubt I would ever seriously consider doing a swap of this kind, but I would go for a lighter engine than the 351. I don't know specifics about weights but logically, being the oldest and biggest engine, it would be heaviest. On the other hand, I had a '79 Mustang with a slightly tuned 351 and that was the greatest engine I could have had. SO MUCH TORQUE.
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id want to swap a k24 in if it worked lol.
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YB (awd) or a 4g63


and why a k24? a highcompression fwd car... thats not honda haha
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The euro Focus RS turbo'd 2.5L motor. that would be sick.
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2Jz no shit. $20K overnight parts from Japan.



Nah ya'll know me, I wanna (and WILL next year ) do the D30 V6 swap. not bad for having a 200hp car NA FWD for ~$300. It's also gonna be a good college project car. (hence the reason I decided to wait, though my siggy STILL suggests otherwise)

and during that time I hope to have another sedan or hatch focus, white, and when I'm done with the V6 swap, trade DD's and do a 4.6 swap on the white one (depending on, hopefully a hatch, I may try to go all out RS as well )
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