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Old 09-03-2017, 10:32 PM   #41
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I know the ca is beautiful but do you have to make the go fast stuff so pretty also, well done.
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Short update. Still waiting on a few parts. Decided to remove the stock brake/clutch pedal assemblies and go with a Tilton with balance bar with master cylinders to support bigger brakes and stiffer clutch. It was going to cost over $500 to have stainless steel brake lines made for the stock ABS system and I wasn't sure the stock master cylinder would support bigger calipers. I can have most of the new Tilton system in for about the same price as the quoted lines. The engine is shaping up - I still have some work to do to finalize the conversion to the SVT intake so it will be compatible with the Zetec computer.

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What BBK are you running?
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- I still have some work to do to finalize the conversion to the SVT intake so it will be compatible with the Zetec computer.
What are you trying to do to make the SVT Intake work with the Zetec ECU/PCM ?

The switch over point is 5300 SVT stock , you more then likely never get below 43-4500 so you wouldnt have to do anything , in the relaxed position the SVT intake is in the high RPM side

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I have a pair of StopTech ST-40 calipers (rear spares for another car), but I am considering using AP's built for the MKIII ST/RS.

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Old 09-28-2017, 11:18 AM   #47
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What are you trying to do to make the SVT Intake work with the Zetec ECU/PCM ?

The switch over point is 5300 SVT stock , you more then likely never get below 43-4500 so you wouldnt have to do anything , in the relaxed position the SVT intake is in the high RPM side

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Hey Tom,

Not much. Just cleaning up some vacuum line routing, positioning the MAF the same distance from the throttle body as the previous set-up (at least initially) just to help ease the initial start-up, and making provisions for some of the sensors for the AiM dash (fuel pressure on the fuel rail). I realize I could probably get by with the intake in the relaxed position, but I am adding a shift light box with selectable rpm to control the intake for grins.

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Brake Update

A quick update. I have been busy with another project, so I got behind on the Focus. I decided to redo the entire brake system and since it required firewall modifications, I decided I better finish that before sticking the engine in. I went with Tilton pedals and a Tilton dual master system and balance bar. Here are a couple of shots of the pedal assembly and firewall going in paint. I will update when I get everything installed. I have also included a photo of my new lower control arm for another track car. Interesting to note is the Ron Sutton Technology adjustable inner heims. You can loosen the jam nut and adjust the heims in or out without removing them from the car - pretty slick.

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I sure wish you would throw that UDP in the trash and put the harmonic balancer back on

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I sure wish you would throw that UDP in the trash and put the harmonic balancer back on

Love the parts

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Thanks Tom. Give me your thoughts on the benefit of a harmonic balancer versus a UDP on a Zetec. I've never had a harmonic balancer on it - had the UDP when I bought it and ran it for two track seasons that way. Never seemed to have an issue, but I am not super familiar with the finer points of the Zetec. I have run light pulleys on drag motors, but I have always (except for this motor) run a harmonic balancer on endurance/road race motors.

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