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Unread 08-12-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Unread 08-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Any videos of this thing in action on a track? Because if it's been modded correctly I'd imagine it would be quite the fun little economy car.
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Any videos of this thing in action on a track? Because if it's been modded correctly I'd imagine it would be quite the fun little economy car.
This. Granted there's a 5% chance it acutally has 'NOS' or anything more than a CAI under the hood, but if it is done right, those suckers can be quick little things.
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This. Granted there's a 5% chance it acutally has 'NOS' or anything more than a CAI under the hood, but if it is done right, those suckers can be quick little things.
I would still rather have this:



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I'd rather go with an old school Windsor if I were to convert a Focus. Reason is more working room.
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I'd rather go with an old school Windsor if I were to convert a Focus. Reason is more working room.
This. Or a cleveland.
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I'd rather go with an old school Windsor if I were to convert a Focus. Reason is more working room.
True. I would as well, however getting big power out of a Windsor is alot more difficult than a mod motor, but then again its alot easier to set up without the computer garbage.

Thats the reason I want a 5.0L in my Thunderbird instead of the 4.6L 32v my dad wants me to use...
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This. Or a cleveland.
Clevelands have a higher deck height, so they'll be just as cramped as the modular motors.

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True. I would as well, however getting big power out of a Windsor is alot more difficult than a mod motor, but then again its alot easier to set up without the computer garbage.
More than 300HP and you overpower the unibody anyways, and 300HP is quite easy to coax out of a 302W. Remember the Focus is designed around about 150-200HP to the front wheels, not 300+ to the rear.
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More than 300HP and you overpower the unibody anyways, and 300HP is quite easy to coax out of a 302W. Remember the Focus is designed around about 150-200HP to the front wheels, not 300+ to the rear.
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I want to put a V8 in my focus lol. too bad you can't do it in an 08.
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