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v8 in a focus???

Discussion in 'All Other Makes and Models' started by williecume, October 3, 2002.

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    1. williecume

      williecume Active Member

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      v8 in a focus conversion kits.

      ford-v8-focus

      looks like fun, but i think i would put a fuel injected v8 in. carburators would seem kinda tuff to pass emissions.

      either way very nice.
       
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      Geez! Seems like there's plenty of room under the hood for that. Hmmmm, a built 351 in a Focus? Can you say traction problems? :D :bounce:

      If you could get all that power to the ground, you'd have a mini-beast.
       
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      :eek: Crazy, I wonder how much more heavier it is than stock?And they said that they didn't do anything to the suspension.... so they are running the stick suspension too!
       
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      i think they said it weighes 2500 lbs. the rear suspension is coil over shocks, at least if you bought the kit you could select that. the front i didnt happen to catch.
       
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      there was an article in HOT ROD abour the 5.0L conversion for it, you can actually but the whole kit if you want.
       
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      It may be fast, but still won't look that good. I would prefer to get the 5.0 conversion kit for a first generation Miata and at least have a real fast roadster.
       
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      good point, those miatas do look pretty badass for a little car, but i prefer a turbo charged one!:D
       
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      yea, but wouldnt it be cool to have some type-R civic pull up next to you at a red light, only to have your cam shake his whole car...
       
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      If a 5.0 liter Mustang rear end swings out under hard acceleration, I would hate to see one of those with a 5.0 in it :eek:
       
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      And it took us how long to get a IFS lift kit? "There isn't enough public interest to offfset all the R&D", if the ST hadn't come out so strong we would probably still be waiting. And they will go and build this thing? Geez...ricers.
       
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      unless they have some seriously sticky tires, I don't think there will be enough traction to even go half throttle:D And a 351 also, thats equal to no traction at all.

      Did they strengthen the front end of the Focus? A 5.0 would put some force on that front axle, and a 351's torque I think would twist up the whole frame with a stab of the throttle, jeez if they get traction at all that thing has to fly.
       

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