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  • Getting new engine finished

    Here is some pics of my new engine that my son and I are building. It will replace the turbo motor that currently has a hole the size of a baseball through the entire block....

    Forged everything, good heads, SVT Cams, big throttle body and MAF. Balanced the crank. Big fuel pump.

    15 psi and make it live. Hoping for 450 HP at the wheels, even if the traction is not very good it will be fun. Anything over 420 HP at the wheels will be fun. We will know for sure once it is tuned.

    heads..jpg
    new_rods..jpg
    contourpistons..jpg
    crankinblock..jpg

    My car doesn't even have 60k miles on it and it has gone through 6 motors. Time to put an end to breaking rods.

    Pistons go in this week, hopefully have it running quickly. It isn't my daily driver but she and I have fun together when I am not racing.
    Don Higgins
    Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
    http://www.crewchiefpro.com
    1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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    6 motors? You should consider a new tuner as well.
    '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 Forged Ovalport 3L Supercharged

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    • #3
      While I will not rule out a tune from Nautilus as a culprit, there is no doubt the rods are just junk, and the true cause of my issues. As many here have found, when the rods get weak they just go bang. Many of you have found this out with 200 HP motors, double the HP and they don't stand a chance.

      The tune will be provided on a dyno, by someone with knowledge of turbo tuning.
      Don Higgins
      Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
      http://www.crewchiefpro.com
      1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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      • #4
        I wouldnt argue any different. Look forward to seeing dyno numbers and butt dyno
        '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 Forged Ovalport 3L Supercharged

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        • #5
          those rods are a work of art.

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          • #6
            you need an a/f ratio gauge!
            1999 Mercury Cougar Full 3.0L MTX
            236HP

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            • #7
              He has one

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              1998 T-Red SVT 115,000 miles (Died 9/01/08)
              2000 Tropic Green SVT #396 - 04 3L, HMS Trans, Wilwood BBK, FSVT Rear BBK, Koni/H&R...NPG Turbo Kit (JUNK)

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              • #8
                well damn learn how to drive then lol
                1999 Mercury Cougar Full 3.0L MTX
                236HP

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                • #9
                  Lol, it's a whole different animal with a turbo contour, these motors aren't meant for boost.... Add in the fact that Joey (npg) put the car together the first time, it is now becoming apparent just how many corners were cut... Joey is also the one who blew the first motor up, because he didn't know how to use a boost controller.

                  This is only the 4th motor we are doing. First one (joeys 2nd) blew up about a month after he bought it. 2nd lasted quite a while, blew up last January, 3rd we finished last fall and was never right, I don't think it's actually blown up, it just is going to last much longer..

                  But I'm sure he just needs to work on his driving......

                  Sent from my Note 3
                  1998 T-Red SVT 115,000 miles (Died 9/01/08)
                  2000 Tropic Green SVT #396 - 04 3L, HMS Trans, Wilwood BBK, FSVT Rear BBK, Koni/H&R...NPG Turbo Kit (JUNK)

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                  • #10
                    Excellent build! It's been awhile since the last post. How is it coming along? I'm excited to see some more pictures! Good luck
                    1999 SVTC #2196 of 2760, Black/Tan, 76,xxx miles....modified http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/...ps667a0b68.jpg 2003 Lincoln Aviator AWD, Metallic TRed/Tan, 156,xxx miles...the D.D.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ramon99SVT View Post
                      Excellent build! It's been awhile since the last post. How is it coming along? I'm excited to see some more pictures! Good luck
                      I have tried to post a response 4 times, guess contour.org is having problems....

                      The build is finished, here is the post about it:

                      http://contour.org/ceg-vb/forum/engi...-beast-is-back

                      Don Higgins
                      Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
                      http://www.crewchiefpro.com
                      1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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