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01-10-2013 06:46 PM
focusmaniaczx3 screen name on this website 1turbofocus
link to his dedicated forum area on this site
link to his website

his name is tom and by the way he gives free updates to the tune as you make changes and upgrade your car so long as you stay naturally aspired. the tune costs a little more if you need a tune to run nitrous and a little more still if you are running forced induction like supercharger or turbo. but tune updates are still free for either of those things. you arent going to find a better tuner to work with.
01-10-2013 06:09 PM
ner_das_uc_k well the head is done all far as the intake ports go i just port matched them for even flow and the exaust ports are baby smooth and port matched the lash is set to .008" on the exaust side and .006" on the intake side now i need to buy a tunner and tune who would you guys recommend
01-08-2013 01:46 AM
amc49 The dimple idea is horsesh-t, you screw up flow patterns based on the dimple pattern itself. I've seen dimpling done but it has to be precise and much aforethought given to it. True dimpling is not a low hole, rather a low next to a high, made by dinging soft aluminum at 45 degree angle with a rounded small point punch. The HIGHS then become the flow modifying force.

What's the difference between golf balls and head surface, the ball spins rapidly, your head does not (or maybe ONE of them does, anyway). When head does not move the pattern will take on significance..........

Don't use dremel, you gotta be crazy. I use dremel, a set of 35000 rpm big tool and die grinders, drill, files, whatever it takes to get part of the job done. Airtools suck, the hose is always in the way. I use rocks, carbide cutters, cartridge rolls and flapper wheels to do it. And lots of WD40 to keep cutters clean.

The most rewarding work is always in the first one inch of valve pocket even if rest of head is untouched, these seem to be pretty clean as compared to earlier American engines and probably not so much to gain there as 1turbofocus has mentioned here before.

I have seen more novice ported heads of all brands than I can count yet the ones that I thought might work better than stock I could count on one hand. The bad ones were proven out at the strip to be dogs. If you have no idea of portflowing then the odds are highly in favor of the fact that you will be screwing your head up if you touch it.
01-06-2013 03:37 PM
Capt. Obvious! As far as polishing your intake ports goes, google why a golf ball has dimples all over it. The same principle applies to your intake ports.
01-06-2013 02:42 PM
focusmaniaczx3 or you could just take all the guess work out of it and buy a ford racing head for about $800. they still show up for sale from time to time and they are the biggest bang for your buck as far as heads go.
01-06-2013 07:07 AM
ferret15 For porting the head this is how i understand it. Clean it up is the keep for a basic P&P. The exhauset side you could polish to a mirror for all anyone cars. The Intake should have basically be left to the grinding grit, but knock down the sharp edges and smooth it out so the surface flows constantly. I've seen guy dimple the intake ports to tumble the air, they claim it works.

For N/A Its Go big or go home is basically the option you have, of course this wouldn't stop anyone from doing a mild build of just port matching and be done with it.

For turbo, Enlarge, but be reasonable. You don't want areas to thin to create hot spots.

So If you actually serious, thats some knowlage.

P.S. Don't you dare use a dremel, air tool is the only way to go for this job.
01-03-2013 03:23 PM
ner_das_uc_k Most of them do its pretty crazy I always cross part numbers before I buy.
01-03-2013 06:51 AM
focusmaniaczx3 ah whoops i missed the cougar part. when you go to buy any parts for this build you need to make absolutely sure that they will work with your car. i am not sure what all will interchange between the focus and cougar.
01-02-2013 07:58 PM
StephenElsbree1986 Its 2892 lol basically 2900 idk but i was stuck on the v6
01-02-2013 07:38 PM
ner_das_uc_k Its a 2001 cougar with a 2.0 zetec and n my door jam the curb weight is 2800 and even online it says 2800 Idk where everyone is coming up with 3500
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