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Old 02-21-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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Talking Loose bolt rolling around in my head (motor swap)

Like the title says, i have the idea in my head that i want to do a motor swap in the next year or two. First i need to pick a motor and tranny. Im thinking about the 5cyl vovlvo turbo from the MKII focus, or a v6 out of something KL01 or KL03 or what everother ones you guys can think of. RWD is out of the question aswell. I am currently driving a 2000 zetec zx3 5spd. Any imput from you guys would be great.

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Well a Cougar V6 drops in somewhat easiliy.
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What about the little v-8 from an SHO taurus?
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What model Cougar/Taurus should I look for. I want to get a whole parts car so im not missing anything major. what about motor mounts on the V6 and V8?wiring harnesses
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http://www.ford-v8-focus.com/
there is plenty of room.
should be able to find a 5.0 or even 4.6modular drive train fairly cheap.
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doesnt the cougar use the same MTX tranny as the focus
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:51 PM   #7
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yes it bolts right up jeremy from focussalvage use to have a v6 focus.
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I was coming up with some crazy combo's last week for what I want to do with my st when its paid off.

RWD w/cobra ind. rear susp.
volvo 5cyl
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rx7 rotary 6spd

Never thought of the sho v8 but that would be fun too
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So share them with us. I would like to hear what others are dreaming of for their projects.

I currently have the V6 bug in my head. If i find a cheap parts car i would do it tomorrow, lol.

I would also like to know wether there would be enough room to put in a turbo or SC after the drop aswell Some look a little cramped in the engine bay area................
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Thats kinda why I was thinking of going with a 3.8/4.0 out of a mustang. That way you have all the options to chose from the mustang parts bin. And should mount the same as the kits for the 5.0/modular motors. A supercharger mounted on the front of the motor should still fit under the hood. With this combo you should be able to keep the power to weight ratio high and should give a better f/r weight distrabution.
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