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Old 05-27-2007, 02:52 AM   #81
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You have to fabricate a a few things I forget I'm sure you could find the thread that has it.
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:20 PM   #82
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update time!

got the timing cover and heads off. and i painted the intake manifold and the plastic piece that says Duratec.



the timing chains are just hangin.



the cylinders seem to be just fine.



the heads look like they're in great shape.



with the Metalcast ground coat.



ooo shiny.



oooooo red.... mmmm... gotta love that metalcast finish.



didn't come out as good, but still decent.

comments always appreciated!
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:24 PM   #83
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wow if this swap goes well and i see good numbers for whp and 1/4 im gonna do the same thing :)
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:46 PM   #84
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This is a pretty sweet swap. I had a Contour SE Sport with the 170 hp 2.5 duratec and the mtx-75. Probably the most fun car I've ever owned - sadly it wasn't offered in a hatchback form viable for me (cougar was nice but not practical for me - so the focus entered my life).

This is a pretty sweet swap. I recall that SVT experimented with a 2.5L duratec from a Contour SVT in a focus before they decided on the 170 hp zetec motor. As nice as the SVT foci are - a v6 powered focus with 200hp+ standard would have been awesome.

Good luck man, and keep us updated. If I had the time and money to do it, I'd buy a mechanically unsound foci just to do this sort of thing to.
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yes, it will be sweet. but of course ford didnt want a mustang killer, and so the focus doesnt get a V6 from the factory.
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replace the the oil pan on the contour motor and run a compression and leakdown test before you go any further else you may have a shitty motor with a blown rod or something also roll over motors blow ass with oil leaks and butt crap like that
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ok, thanks for the tip. i'll make sure to do that.
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Was the SVT you got the motor from a wreck? and how much did it cost you?
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A roll over. Cost him 850 with wiring harness :)
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This is the most exciting thread we've had on FF in a long time! I can't wait to see the outcome
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