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Old 06-03-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Picked up my first focus, now to build

Hey guys! I just picked up my first focus, found an svt on craigslist that had a timing belt go and bought it for $1000. It's a single owner car with the winter package and the sound package. Picking it up this wednesday and will hopefully have the motor torn down by this weekend to check the carnage.
Anyways here's my current plans for it. This is my first focus and fwd build so if you see anything that needs added let me know!

Edit 6-5-13 Picked up the car today! Adding some new pictures and will be tearing into the car tomorrow
Edit 6-6-13 Almost got the head off today writeup i was using wasnt super specific so it slowed me down some. Should be off in the morning

-Timing belt kit
-oem water pump
-Arp head studs
-MSD Wires and coil
-New shocks of some kind
-New gaskets
-Strut brace and rear stress bar
-New pads and rotors
-Also have a low mile block and shortblock if the pistons are shot in this one

Plus whatever ends of being broken lol




Interior


Only bad spot on the inside is the hole in the seat


Ugly Taillights


Fixed!


Came with the window sticker, have to send off for the svt certificate though


And hauling it off from where it was sitting


Stickers removed


Cam caps removed


Exhaust cam removed had a little trouble with the intake cam but got it out eventually.




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Old 06-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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that's a good deal and nice to see it being rescued
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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the valves will be shot, not the pistons. just did a valve job because... well it's a long story about my buddy's shop and me not answering phones appropriately. haha good luck! should be a great little build shortly
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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the valves will be shot, not the pistons. just did a valve job because... well it's a long story about my buddy's shop and me not answering phones appropriately. haha good luck! should be a great little build shortly
I've heard the pistons get trashed sometimes to but like I said first car like this so I wasn't sure haha. I'm excited to start on it
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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Usually just valves... if your pistons were damaged when they impacted i'd be surprised. i've never seen it on an svt motor, but i'm not saying it's impossible
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Welcome to FF . Thanks for saving another SVT, it's sad to see them get parted out.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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Welcome to FF . Thanks for saving another SVT, it's sad to see them get parted out.
Thanks! Yeah i saw the ad and he said he was going to sent it to a salvage if no one bought it. They are such great cars i had to scoop it up haha.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
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The exterior appears to be good. Nice find, and kudos to save this one. Sad to see it sitting like that.
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The exterior appears to be good. Nice find, and kudos to save this one. Sad to see it sitting like that.
the roof has a bit of hail damage and the hood is trashed (already got a new one) but besides that and the blown motor the car is in excellent shape. hopefully it wont be sitting by next week!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #10
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Head is coming off tomorrow to check on the damage. If the seats look good im picking up some valves and hopefully my new water pump and belt and tensioner come in on friday. Hoping i can get it running before next week so i can run it at the shelby meet here in tulsa.
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