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SVT24
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Re: V8 contour new
#594703 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 02:21 PM

Originally posted by zaven:
ive seen being put towards 3.0 swaps and the $5000.00 for a turbo or $3000.00 for sc




That 5000 or so is also a tested setup, not something as experimental as what you are trying to do. If you have the motivation, time, and money, go for it. I just think that in the long run you will find more problems than just doing a nice 3.0L or a SC or turbo.

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Re: V8 contour new
#594718 (Re: ieffem) 04/21/04 02:37 PM

Just to give a better idea of the rear end because this has been brought up before it will be a corvett rear end matched with a 4speed chevy gear box ya i know chevy but you have to use what you have/what will work!This will get around needing to use a solid axel type rear end. And dont every body get to excited its not like ive already riped into my SVT yet

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Booger
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Re: V8 contour new
#594736 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 02:57 PM

What about a early 90's T-bird rear. They are independant and could handle a V8. Ya know, to keep it FoMoCo.

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Honkeytonk Monkey
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Re: V8 contour new
#594745 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 03:06 PM

It's not going to work. Not without completely re-engineering the car. The rear track on a Corvette is mmuch wider than the Contour, it will leave your wheels sticking out past the fenders. It's not like you can just make the rear end any narrower either, it's a bit more complicated than that.

The Contour just wasn't designed with RXD in mind at any point. The fact that the Focus pulled it off was either a fluke, or Ford did at one time contemplate releasing the Cosworth version. The car almost seems built with an allowance for a driveshaft and has plenty of room for a beefy IRS.

I have to agree, in comparisson, a turbo setup, some coilovers, and a good set of tires will get you everything you are looking for, and be alot safer. I woldn't even think of doing a swap into the Focus if the engineering side hadn't already been done for me.

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bigMoneyRacing
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Re: V8 contour new
#594789 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 03:38 PM

You're using a 4 speed? So you'll be fabbing mechanical linkage for the clutch.

Ok, I'm now sold! No way in heck you're doing this.

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Re: V8 contour new
#595102 (Re: bigMoneyRacing) 04/21/04 09:09 PM

Well with all the words of incuragement i have made some phone calls and looked on ebay and have came to terms that it may cost upwards of $15,000 to do this and i might screw up a good car so im getting a focus for $1500.00 and a install kit for $6000.00 ya i know its not a v8 tour but after listening to some of you i realize their is waaaay to much that involves this contour project and it would take a week of work to do a V8 focus and a lot less money.I have made contact with a guy that ownes one and says he pulls 11's at the track with slicks and 12.4's with streets so i think $7000.00 is well worth it.What do you guys think?

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Re: V8 contour new
#595105 (Re: zaven) 04/21/04 09:18 PM

Originally posted by zaven:
Well with all the words of incuragement i have made some phone calls and looked on ebay and have came to terms that it may cost upwards of $15,000 to do this and i might screw up a good car so im getting a focus for $1500.00 and a install kit for $6000.00 ya i know its not a v8 tour but after listening to some of you i realize their is waaaay to much that involves this contour project and it would take a week of work to do a V8 focus and a lot less money.I have made contact with a guy that ownes one and says he pulls 11's at the track with slicks and 12.4's with streets so i think $7000.00 is well worth it.What do you guys think?




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zaven
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Re: V8 contour new
#595118 (Re: Renee) 04/21/04 09:37 PM

Well unless you can help get some people togeather to help do some research and help me figure some things out on how to go about this because im at a loss i could make this a reality with a little help

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Hightower GT
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Re: V8 contour new
#595561 (Re: zaven) 04/22/04 05:35 AM

Originally posted by zaven:
Well unless you can help get some people togeather to help do some research and help me figure some things out on how to go about this because im at a loss i could make this a reality with a little help




What is your goal for wanting this? Figure out your goal, and you can find the ways and means to get there. I don't think that 1968 302 is going to have much power, now is it? RWD For a Contour is possible, I'm sure. Is it best for the platform? I doubt it. It might be cheaper to just get a WHOLE Lincoln LS8. That would be the experience you are looking for.

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Re: V8 contour new
#595678 (Re: Kremithefrog) 04/22/04 12:59 PM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
I've seen quite a few 302 foci, and it fits in the engine bay better than a zetec. Though foci have a good bit more engine bay room than our cars,, even zx2's have more engine bay room than us.



Thats because the foci was originally designed for AWD. It already has the tranny tunnel that a RWD tranny fits right into, contours don't.

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