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zaven
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Reged: 12/11/03
Posts: 60
Loc: lake of the ozarks mo
Re: V8 contour new
#594043 (Re: Thinkmoto) 04/20/04 09:59 PM

Well i thought of that for awd for about five mins and my fabricator and i both dismissed the idea just because of the space left under the car to do so is not their unless i wanted to put a lift kit on it its not even an option

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TaurusKev
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Reged: 11/16/03
Posts: 3395
Loc: Hanover Park, Illinois, USA
Re: V8 contour new
#594045 (Re: zaven) 04/20/04 10:03 PM

Ill give you $5 for that SVT Engine!
My brother has a 302 Engine in his 73 Mustang... im pretty sure they are different tho...

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Proud owner of a 2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 Vulcan
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JB1
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Reged: 04/10/03
Posts: 3045
Loc: orange county, dprc (ca)
Re: V8 contour new
#594072 (Re: zaven) 04/20/04 10:39 PM

i love the idea. i suggested this sometime back and all i got was nay sayers with no hot rod spirit telling me why it can't be done. if a focus can take a v8 and the pt cruiser can be altered to accept a v10(its been done) then our tours can be made to swallow a v8.

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00 black/tan svt, #2052 of 2150, born 2/1/00
formerly known as my csvt
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Booger
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Reged: 02/23/04
Posts: 467
Loc: SE Michigan
Re: V8 contour new
#594073 (Re: TaurusKev) 04/20/04 10:39 PM

My suggestions for what they are worth are this:

The question is, how stock do you want it. I would opt for a very low priced 'Tour to transform. Since you are using an old school engine, electronics aren't a prob. So one needing a wireing harness is and option. Also, a toasted motor and tranny will work. Blown struts, no big deal. All you really want is the shell and windows. Using a pre98 GL would also add to the sleeper effect if you want to go that route. With the amount of modding that will be done to the car, I would reduce it to barely street legal. Racing seats, custom dash with all aftermarket gauges, no carpet, no door panels, no console (probably won't fit anyway). Make a pro street door slammer basicly. I don't think I could start cutting a SVT, but a GL (no offense to anyone) isn't a huge loss. I know buying a seperate car to do the modding is added cost you are trying to avoid, but you could always sell your CSVT and add that to your budget. I'm sure if you ask around on here someone will know of an old parted out 'Tour that would be perfect for your project.

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Booger

'99 SE Sport Duratec MTX Navy Metallic/Midnight Blue
SVT Springs and Struts

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MapOfTaziFoSho
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Reged: 09/01/02
Posts: 9065
Loc: The E.L.
Re: V8 contour new
#594074 (Re: JB1) 04/20/04 10:42 PM




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Y2KGreenSE
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Reged: 06/06/00
Posts: 2580
Loc: DuPage Co. IL
Re: V8 contour new
#594084 (Re: MapOfTaziFoSho) 04/20/04 10:49 PM

I'll believe it when we see it. Look to spend at least $20,000 and it will not have the same handling as the stock SVTC. With that kind of cash, one can get a good, used, real RWD/V8 car.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SE, Code Red. '00 Tropic Green Ford Escort SE [Contour's little cousin]

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vessel
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Reged: 01/20/04
Posts: 36
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Re: V8 contour new
#594178 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 12:28 AM

Have you considered the 3.4L V8 from a 97+taurus sho? I'm not sure anything would fit, but it might be easier to keep it front drive and try to adapt the tranny from the SVT. Only a suggestion.

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98 SE V6 MTX
KKM Intake (soon!)
Focus Euro SVT (turbine) wheels, Dunlop Sport 9000 tires
BAT Handling Kit On wish list

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Monk
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Reged: 03/03/04
Posts: 287
Re: V8 contour new
#594335 (Re: Y2KGreenSE) 04/21/04 02:34 AM

Originally posted by 2000GreenTour:
Look to spend at least $20,000 and it will not have the same handling as the stock SVTC. With that kind of cash, one can get a good, used, real RWD/V8 car.




I agree, what's the point? I've seen nice Cobra's on sale for less than that, and they were in really good shape too.

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ssmumich00
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Reged: 12/11/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Hurricane Valley
Re: V8 contour new
#594454 (Re: MapOfTaziFoSho) 04/21/04 03:39 AM

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:






and some pushing and pulling. . .

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ieffem
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Reged: 08/23/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Minnesota,USA
Re: V8 contour new
#594469 (Re: ssmumich00) 04/21/04 04:04 AM

I like the idea, but an svt no I like the gl idea better.
A little off the subject but I seen a 302 powered RX7 today. that was cool. he had to cut the hood and add a cowl on to it I'll get pics some day. I go to school with him.

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98 SE V6 MTX
T RED
bridgestone potenza re950
open air filter
side makers and removed ding guards , gutted percats, no muffler
SVT brakes
SpecIII cluch and spec flywheel
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