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Old 09-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #31
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write norcalfocus01...he knows a lot about spi's
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #32
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Well if I could get your guys opinion and insight id gladly appreciate it..
I have ran into the decision of...
Selling my car before something major happens and while it still holds a little value
Keeping it... doing the mods... save helllllla money and fix the problem when I get to it....

Now the only reason its a hard decision for me is I'm 20 and started workin on my truck about3 months ago... rebuilt some of the upper half of the engine to pass smog... and rebuilt a carb. Replaced valve stem seals... my trucks pretty easy and I have come acquinted with it... to whereas the focus a) scares the piss outta me b) I don't know crap about it... c) its complicated to me because I'm so new... and d) I don't have much help... except you guys but I cxouldnt ask anyone for help like an engine swap or tranny swap because I find it a little rude because I don't KNOW you KNow you...

What you guys think?
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The SPi is super easy to work on. Its not worth dumping money into performance mods tho.

My plan more like dream, is to keep building the body and suspension on my car, find a Ztec engine tranny and ECU, and rebuild them. Once its all done drop it in. The idea is its a lot easy to do the big engine mods while the engine is out.

If you ever have a issue with the car just hit me up. Im willing to help just about anyone out. Wheter its via the forum or in person. Its just alot easy to have you guys come to my house cause I got little kids.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:51 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by 1badwgn View Post
it's a dream but the kit is like $6,000...i should just turbo it for that much...but a v8 would be fun
that's just for the mounting brackets and engine cradle you still need to buy an engine, trans and rear end

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:56 PM   #34
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i was thinken something between a 4cyl and 8cyl, my friend has a mercury sable with a 3.0 v6 duratec and the mother f@&$er halls ass with that heavy sable body, so i could jus amagine wat it would do in my sedan and from what i saw on google, to do it is easier than a v8 swap
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:57 PM   #35
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i believe mikebontoft is working on a cougar swap. also someone was trying a svt contour swap too. the search button is fun to use.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:17 AM   #36
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Thanks norcal... looks like I'm keepin in no matter what the issue...
As long as I got a strong support haha (you guys) ill be alright...
I turn 21 in 2 weeks time to put my worries asside and have a lil fun...
Catch you guys in a lil bit got a Monday to overcome lol
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