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  • Machining an SVT Block Need Help

    Ok, so I own a 1999 SVT Contour that needed machine work done to the block when I bought it. I want to restore this car with the original engine as it is pretty much stock with almost nothing missing. The kid that owned it before me blew up cylinder 1 to smithereens and the one cylinder needs to be resleeved. But the guy at the machine shop bought an off the shelf sleeve and when he went to bore out the old one there was still old sleeve material left. He is afraid that if bores more or does anything else that he might ruin the block and asked me to see if anyone else has had this issue before and knows how much more he can go.

    I did a quick search on the forums but couldn't really find anything about how far you could go on a stock 2.5 SVT block, also my crankshaft is unusable does anyone know if I can throw in a standard Duratec 2.5L crank into an SVT or are they different?
    1997 Ford Contour Sport (Duratec 2.5L with MTX)-Daily Driver-Overhaul 223,150 Miles: Now at 229,000 Miles
    1999 Ford Contour SVT (Duratec 2.5L with MTX) #583 of 2760 T Green -Build In Progress (Engine Repair)

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    Put a 3L long block in and call it a day. Port the intakes on the 3L heads and use your stock SVT intake setup. SVT and non-SVT cams are different FYI.
    *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
    30 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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    • #3
      yea do a 3L . SVT engines dont have the power and the maintence such as this is out of control.
      98 EO SVT Deleted Cat/Blue Chip in PCM/Foglight Mod/Moosing Fix BAT struts/spring Carbon Fiber Cowl Hood & Carbon Fiber Nascar Trunklid

      2000 Red/Tan SF connectors/ frontnrear strut braces, BAT struts/springs B&M shifter, Bosal Exhaust/ Dynomatted,

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      • #4
        Nope, not engine swapping it, even if the block becomes useless I will still put a 1999 SVT engine in it. I want the car to be as original as possible, the car is very clean and has surprisingly very very little rust. Nothing will change my mind for this particular car, my 1997 Sport on the other hand... sure I'll throw an LS in it when I get another daily for all I care. I was looking for information on how much can I bore out, I'm trying to keep it as close to a 2.5L as possible. Was wondering if anyone else has tried to machine a stock SVT block before and what advice can they give me. Side question, how well do those 3L hold up to boost, wouldn't a 2.5L be stronger?
        1997 Ford Contour Sport (Duratec 2.5L with MTX)-Daily Driver-Overhaul 223,150 Miles: Now at 229,000 Miles
        1999 Ford Contour SVT (Duratec 2.5L with MTX) #583 of 2760 T Green -Build In Progress (Engine Repair)

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