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Old 05-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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mikebontoft's build thread - Just another v8 swap- Updated once or twice but never again :-P

I am still seriously lacking in motivation to make a build thread because I failed to do so from the start and it's gonna be a long post.

I gotta get the thread started, so here's one picture.




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Old 05-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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tease.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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Thats gonna be sick and wicked fast moar pics.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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I would love to do a v8 swap in an older focus like that. Do you think it's worth the time/effort/money?


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Well... I think it's worth it if you want the satisfaction of doing something pretty sweet on your own. Is it worth 20 grand to just have done? If you've got the money to spare... sure, why not? It's different. 

This is my first fab project beyond building a few exhaust systems. I learned how to really weld this year but all I have is a 100 amp weld-pak with .035 inner shield. It does the job anyway.

Uh, lots more to go. Going to try and see what needs to be done to mount the axle and work on wiring in the megasquirt. 

I know I don't have any other pictures up. I just don't know where to start. I may get this thread up to date later tonight or tomorrow. Might motivate me a bit more.
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Did you buy one of the kits to do the swap?

Which do you think would be harder to do... a v8 swap or make AWD?
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you must have some serious kahones to do a project like this! Good Luck man!
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Just think of how much it will put you back into the seat when done.
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