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Old 05-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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you guys think it can be done.. the massive upgrade in power is definatally worth it... i have a good lead on a running car thats for sale from a guy in town that is a buddy of a buddy.


My big question is will it fit? we are going to look this weekend


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Old 05-08-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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it should but its a very tight fit im not familiar with the sho 3.0 but i<3myzx3 is swapping a 2.5 durated from an svt contour into his zx3 and that is basically the same motor as the regular 3.0 taurus and sable would have so if the sho is the same size outside as the regular 3.0 itll work and heres a almost complete write-up Contour SVT Swap! Proj. Log!
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i believe its been done before a long time ago. mightve had something to do with "focus salvage" which was a small company/ user here (IIRC- its been a long time).

id build a 2.3 or go turbo instead but if you have the drive and skills to make it happen then go for it
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^"Focus Salvage"... I completely forgot about that dude. I think he did do the CSVT swap got props, then burned a bunch of people on selling parts. (I hope that's the same guy we're talking about)
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hell no its nothing like the others... Its huge for one thing. Cool engine yes but focussalvage or whoever did that had to do a large amount of custom work to the frame to allow it to fit under there... I dont even know about the rest.

Its been done, just saying it looks like a real pain asking for some major modification... But not impossible.
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edit: and unless that happened with focus salvage as well, it was 06roush that had issues apparently.

Personally I still want a supra or skyline engine in mine
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like the rb26dett tube chassis rs thats overseas
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okay thank you for the advice.. looks like im going with the 2.5 L then... i will get vack to you before i order the stuff up
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get on the contour or cougar forums and look into the 3.0 swap into those cars. a 2.5 has been done in the focus, a 3.0 has been done in a car that had a 2.5... just seems like itd be the best way to do it considering all the work involved. ive seen a straight 3.0 swap dyno between 200whp and 220whp with similar tq depending on mods.
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^"Focus Salvage"... I completely forgot about that dude. I think he did do the CSVT swap got props, then burned a bunch of people on selling parts. (I hope that's the same guy we're talking about)
I think thats the guy, memorys a bit fuzzy now lol. i remember him from back when i joined
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:52 PM   #10
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That was a great motor, but the dealership has not made parts for it in years. I know rockauto has a lot of it, but good luck will be needed if you really want it. Mine was so tourquey even without mods it broke the motor mounts about 2 times a year.
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