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platkeyboy 01-22-2012 11:51 AM

My 02 SVT: Project "That Poor Car"
 
For those of you who didn't see it with the "sweet" Cobra emblems, here's the original thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=277030

Anyway, the emblems are off, but that's the least of the progress. Let me start by saying that, any day when a Ford Racing box arrives is a good day. Got the stock replacement SVT strut/shock package from CFM, as well as a set of Prothane's poly dogbone inserts. I also received my order from Tousley Ford, which included driver's and passenger's side motor mounts, and stock thermostat...
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...ocus/001-1.jpg
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/002.jpg
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/083.jpg
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/082.jpg
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/081.jpg

Got them all installed two nights ago with the help of my brother and a friend of mine...just in time to enjoy [driving], ummm....... well, not really...
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/005.jpg
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...0Focus/003.jpg

platkeyboy 01-22-2012 11:55 AM

I forgot to mention that my experiences with both CFM and Tousley Ford were good ones. The guys at CFM were especially helpful in that they combined shipping of my two separate orders and refunded the entire shipping cost of the smaller/lighter order. Awesome. The car rides great now, and it's amazing how much of a difference the new mounts made. The passenger side mount was completely blown out. Like a brand new car now. Woo-hoo!

EDIT: Oh yeah, and it's friggin' nice to actually have HEAT in the car now, lol.

Luis360 01-23-2012 12:02 AM

awesome car man. good to see someone restoring an SVT Focus, take good care of it! its a collectible. and welcome to FF!!!

FuriousFocus 01-23-2012 06:07 PM

Glad to see the progress!

platkeyboy 12-25-2012 10:12 AM

Quick update. First of all, Merry Christmas everybody. It's been a while, and the car has over 172,000 miles on it now (!). Just replaced the upstream O2 sensor and did a tune-up, which really woke this thing up. Now I'm about to deal with the all-too-common rear tire inner tread wear issue these cars are known for. I'm going to try the adjustable cam bolts first, and hope a good alignment solves the issue, because so far, I'm getting under a year out of a set of tires, and the rear end likes to step out in anything but dry weather. That sucks.

qweesy 12-25-2012 10:16 PM

get massive speed system camber and toe arms for the rear to fix your alignment issues and the inner tire wear issues

felixthecat 12-26-2012 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luis360 (Post 3978098)
awesome car man. good to see someone restoring an SVT Focus, take good care of it! its a collectible. and welcome to FF!!!

Ditto, love people fixing on the SVT's too.[woot]

scopymatt 12-26-2012 12:52 AM

yeah,awesome car man. good to see someone restoring an SVT Focus, take good care of it! its a collectible.http://www.4948.info/xinjiechi/images/12.gif

FuriousFocus 12-29-2012 01:47 PM

Good to hear the car is going strong!

platkeyboy 02-23-2013 02:18 PM

Well, I need to sell the SVT. We have two kids, and a third on the way, and a van is in our future. The SVT is the "odd man out" in the driveway.

Let me begin by saying that I am going to price this thing dirt cheap on this forum, but that it's cheap for a few good reasons. Still runs and shifts great, but,...well, I'll try to get an ad in the classified section shortly, so as to not screw up the location of this thread.

It's been a fun ride. [wave]


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