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  • mrgrtt123
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    This thread makes me want to do some upgrades in my car.

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  • uu_demon
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    finally getting close to building mine. I had to check in and see how your stock clutch is holding up seeing that I'm about to buy one. Thanks for the updates. Long live the CSVT.

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  • blu_fuz
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    Thank you. Putting less miles on it helps a lot for keeping it 'nice'. Get moving on your project, summer is just about here.

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  • 98 Contour
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    Eggplant is looking great man. I need to up my game and get my Silfro ready for the summer...

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  • blu_fuz
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  • blu_fuz
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    No update since 2015?!?!?!?!?

    Man, I'm slacking.

    Here are the best numbers I can put down. Having a dead odometer I have to use my GPS and add the mileage to my previous total. Looks to be about 9,514 miles driven since 2015. Try to daily drive it on dry days in the summer as much as I can.

    4-10-19
    Car = 265,369 Miles
    Motor = 72,289 Miles
    Stock Trans - 72,212 Miles
    FORD SVT OEM clutch kit = 22,456 Miles


    Still chasing down the cooling fan issue. Burned up the passenger fan last year and the SVT radiator and fans were just installed last week. Wideband O2 sensor and gauge also hooked up and mounted in the change pocket. Speedo still doesn't work most of the time but there are days that it will read again for a little while.

    New AC condenser and ac line fill ports were replaced, system recharged. AC worked great last year, now nothing again..... Yay. Also last year, front bumper and mirko were removed, repaired, and repainted. New OEM fogs installed. New OEM chrome Ford Racing SVT Focus 17's and tires. Rear brake pads. Ford Racing pillar gauges (oil pressure, volts, coolant temp). Carbon fiber IMRC cover. LED front amber running/blinker bulbs and LED rear red tail/blinker bulbs with resistors.
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  • blu_fuz
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    Photobucket was great years ago.

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  • Beans
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    LOL seriously? Imgur.com is better hosting for free.

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  • blu_fuz
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    Sorry for the dead picture links. Photobucket wants $400 to upgrade my account. Nope.

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  • blu_fuz
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    Update!


    *7-8-15
    Car = 255,855 Miles
    Motor = 62,775 Miles
    Stock Trans = 62,698Miles
    FORD SVT OEM clutch kit = 12,942 Miles*



    Little bit of an over heating problem since VIR. I have a new OEM thermostat and water pump to go in as well as a SVT radiator and new OEM ac condenser. Just need to make time to get it in.


    Car still runs and drives real nice and having an OEM clutch feels great.

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  • blu_fuz
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    Yes sir! Lol.

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  • ContourMike
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    your pushing 250,000 miles!!!

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  • blu_fuz
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    ^ agree - I just need a functioning daily driver type clutch. I will take it a little easier on this OEM SVT clutch so I can get more than 25k miles out of it. No more trying to race people with my trailer hooked up, ha!

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  • 2000ZxT
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    Glad you went with stock clutch, totally no need for anything more. Pedal feeling makes a big difference with comfort and mainly, traffic. I made over 300chp on an organic disk without issue, burned it out doing a bumper battle in the snow with a turbodesiel truck. When I let people drive either of my cars its a pretty big show now as I have a different clutch in the Audi now.

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  • blu_fuz
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    After a hard day at VIR track day during spring zing I lost 5th and reverse in the transmission. Not only that but the rubber u-joint bushings of the shifter assembly failed at the same time so I had no 1st and 2nd gear too. Only 3rd and 4th would work.




    Managed to find a 50k mile trans for only $200 that had been sitting in a warehouse pulled from a 1997 V6 MTX back in 1998! They had it for 16 years on the shelf!

    Also found a southern 1995 MTX shifter assembly for $40 with a lot of miles on it but in much better working/physical condition as mine.




    Trans had this tag on it from the factory:







    The trans shifts buttery smooth, it's amazing. Feels like a brand new car. The shifter assembly actually has a nice notched feel when it is slid into the different gears. My original shifter never felt this good.


    Also put a NOS SVT Ford OEM clutch kit in the car and resurfaced the SVT flywheel. The pedal feel of an oem clutch is hard to beat, that's why I didn't re-use the clutchnet setup.


    Here are the newest numbers:

    *8-29-14
    Car = 244,295 Miles
    Motor = 51,215 Miles
    Stock Trans = 51,138Miles
    FORD SVT OEM clutch kit = 1,382 Miles*



    ^ I just realized that the 3L motor and '97 trans have almost the exact same miles .


    Pic from on my drive home:

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