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Old 08-01-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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SVTF Rebuild (short block swap)

Alright, some of this stuff has been posted in other places, but this will be a little easier to follow.

I had some compression/blowby problems with cylinder #1 on my original motor, and since I'm poor right now I had to devise the cheapest way to fix it. I decided to sell the JRSC+BBK, then use that money to buy a good used SVTF short block to swap on. I'm also going to sell my old short block to make more money back.

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When I bought it (Nexo 17's, Kumho ASX 245/45-17)



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OEM Focus 16's painted Duplicolor Bronze, Hankook Icebear W300 205/55-16. V-rated (149mph safe) winter compound FTW



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Old 08-01-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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Trailered to Charles' farm when I started losing oil from the crankcase vent because of massive blowby (note: remove antenna if towing backwards)




Last picture of the engine bay with JRSC



Old motor w/JRSC on it, and temporary motor that puts down 2 SP (sandal-power)



Beaters I've been driving, note the Zetec is in the back of the ranger



Junkard block, how it arrived on the left, and ready for masking and paint on the right.



Yum, painted. My wife agreed that it is pretty now.


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Old 08-01-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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I haven't had time to get back to the farm and install the thing yet, so I've been doing miscellaneous small stuff at my apartment while I wait

Exhaust ceramic-rattlecan-paint + re-wrap


New intake manifold, silicone-intakes couplers ($12), ported/beveled to fit 67mm TB


I just handled the 5mm difference (62mm to 67mm) by beveling the plastic on the IM. The bevel is about 3mm all around (so I could use a 68mm TB now lol). It only goes about 1/2" down, and since the TB opening on the SVT DSIM does not widen up inside the manifold, I didn't go any deeper.

This should help airflow quite a bit since it will do away with the awful tumbling that would have occurred with that sharp 2.5mm lip all the way around. The only drawback would be that the plastic surface is not quite as smooth as it was before, which will increase the boundary layer a bit. The reduced tumbling will increase the velocity of air enough to more than make up for that.
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Nice, what u use to de-grease, clean, an paint the block? Very nice...
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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Cleaning a used short block
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looks good what kinda power u lookin for
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tehee, hopefully somewhere near the top of all the NA Foci around... when I get done tuning it w SCT's PRP.

Tragically, Pete (illinipo) will probably be faster in his 192,000 mile wagon. He's running compression a bit higher than a stock SVT Focus, and I am not modifying the compression ratio on mine.

I guess I could run a standard zetec HG to make a little extra compression, but "meh" I'd rather just have a less finicky car.
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how did you get those nexos in 4x108?
those are so sick looking.

man now i have to decide between those and td pr1's

sell me those nexos
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