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Old 04-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #31
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Very nice swap you have there. Plan on doing the 4.6 swap from a Mark VIII into a Merkur or Focus.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:42 AM   #32
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Very nice. Thats definitely what I call a major SWAP! lol
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #33
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WAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............. Can I be you best friend ?? This ride is insane !!!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #34
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Thanks for the kind words people. The car is a 2002 and when seen up close, it definitely starts to show its age. Believe it or not, I use this as my beater car I show up to some of the Socal FF and FJ meets and sometimes take this ride to Cars & Coffee or Supercar Sunday, I love the double-take people do when they walk by with the hood popped If any of you guys go to Focus on da Beach in August, I will definitely be there

For the forseeable future, the only major plans I have are adding sound insulation and probably replacing that torn-up steering wheel. Next year I'll be adding the F2 flares and throwing on 18x8 shoes to finish the exterior. The car's plenty fast (and loud) for a daily driver, forced induction would be nice but excessive for what I'm doing with this car, maybe in the future when I pick up another daily. Believe me when I get on the throttle over 4k rpm, I actually get more nervous in this car than in my turbocharged Lotus

I would love to throw remote twin turbos on this puppy due to reduced exhaust noise, slightly better weight distribution, and less heat in the engine bay, but I've heard a lot of mixed things about STS so I'll just wait this out for now.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:59 PM   #35
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That car is AWESOME!!! It sounds amazing
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #36
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:10 PM   #37
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would you be willing to take my left nutt for your car??? LOL! simply awesome car!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:46 AM   #38
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It fits like it should have been there all along. Ford, are you listening?

The 4V 4.6 is so wide that I can't see how FI would work in that space, though. When fully built the thing is 4" wider than the old 429's were.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #39
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love the look, love that hood... is that the rs replica hood?
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:19 PM   #40
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ill take the rims when you upsize! lol looks really nice and professional.
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