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"Trio" A Daily A Build and Another "56k warning"

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First off I want to apologize for all the pictures in the very first post. I feel it helps tell the story so bare with me.

Here are my two Foci and Another

The "daily" 07 ZX5 SES I bought new. Shortly after that I came across MNfocus and then came across Steve... We know how it goes with that guy.:D "I Love you Steve":wub:

Have done minimal mods to it as its a daily driver.

So far its as below

Borla exhaust 1/2 system
FRPP 1.5 suspesion
Cosworth CAI
ST Grill
Blacked out headlights, taillights and turn signals
Shorty antenna
Yakima Roof Rack

First day of ownership Equipped with AWD suspension and dullness

After FRPP 1.5, Borla, Tint and blaked out hedlights and ST grill "had to lose the tint" take it off or ticket.

Had some TD Monza's really wish I still had them.. Times were tuff at the time though.

Now in its current form.

The "Build" A 02 SVT. I bought this a being a quick cheap project. Bought from from a fellow MNfocus member. Needless to say this car has been through Hell.

I don't have enough time to list everything done and the memory to remember. Mybe Steve can help me with this:lol:

First day of ownership

Not sure if anybody remembers this picture but it was brought up to me by a local MNfocus member. His sister had owned this car at one time also and this was a picture she had gotten or found from somebody. It originaly was from Florida and had been lost in a reposetion. I do have a window tint ticket I had found in the car marked "5%" so I believe this is the same car as the wheels are the same color and the stance is the same as when I bought it along with the Cobra and speed decals on the rear quarter panel. Mybe some of the Florida FJ members can remember this car??

Then its time to go into the shop for its much needed TLC!

This was the biggest problem. The clutch and flywheel were Shot. Sombody got out there grinder and decided to make some good grip!:thumbup:

I decided since i'm in here lets do something else.

Fast forward and skip a whole lot of pictures... Like I said I wish I still had the monza's.

The Dyno graph.

Drove it for 1,000-1,500 miles.

Realized That N2O probably wasen't good for it prior me owning it.. Needless to say I was disgruntled.:thumbdown But good things have happened since then. Lots and LOTS of new parts!! Thanks Steve!!

Here it is in its current location. It should be back on all fours moving under its own power this spring.

Last but not least.

The "Another" It is a 1962 Falcon. I bought it as get it running and drive it while you work on it. Still working on the Get it running part but all my Focus has been on the SVT.

A little story on this. This was my Uncles Father in-laws car and he bought it new from the local Ford dealer new. He had drove it as his "go into town car" When He passed away his son had gotten it and he put it in his garage and stored it there untill our tow truck driver for work bought it from him back in 1996. He had drove it for a little while and had the seats recovered and droped it off at a shade tree Body Shop to get a little rust spot fixed. Well one day he stopped there and the guy had half the car stripped of its paint...:what: Shortly after that The Body shop owner closed the doors up and the Falcon sayed in there. Our Tow truck driver is a very easy going and laid back type of guy and he already has plenty of toys so he wasen't going to push to get the Falcon out of there since the body shop owner was his daughters father in-law. Well in december of this past year I bought it from him and we dug it out of the abandoned Body Shop.

This is the Shop it came from. We are just about ready to pull it from the Abandon Shop. It was a bit of a chore as all the brakes were locked up and weged in there.

Here it rested since 1997.

On the flatbed at my place ready for its next life.

Here it sits now waiting for life. The engine is locked up tight I had worked at breaking it loose for a month.

Sitting next its 40 year younger sibling.

That will be it for now.

Thanks for looking and having patience with me.
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Yes it has been a Bummer.

It was in this form for quite awhile.

I had a awesome paying job but got laid off and the money came to a hault.. Sat around for 6 months on unemployment and couldn't take it anymore and went back to the job I had quite awhile ago and took a big pay cut but I am much more happier now than before when I was makeing double than I am now.

Also can't forget the Shop "helpers"

The here I am you need anything while I put my cold nose on your face while your trying to bolt up that exhaust..

Try it I dare you to try and move me so you can relax.
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Here are the things that have been done to the SVT.

Most recently I have put on new rotors and pads. Also had painted the calipers as they looked horrible.



Have 2 sets of 5 spokes that need painting yet.

I have also gone through 4 suspesions since it had been parked and have ended up with Multimatic's

LSD Torsen


Borla with C.E.

Clutchmasters Stage 3

A-Piller pod that needs filling.
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The Falcon will be the next pick and pull it already is. Should get some help from my dad on that as that was his time line for cars also my grandfather hand a handfull of them he and the family drove into the ground. Now I realize where I get my small car obsession

There will be a get together at our place as soon as its running or to gwt it the rest of the way together. By the sounds of it the oil block I have been waiting for should be done next week. So that means all fuilds in the car and that means firing up time!

Chalon we'll give the Wagon its make over. ;)
That would be greatly appreciated!

Did a little exhaust work on the ZX5 last night. Switched out the last cat for the SVT's front mufler. Sounds pretty good imo quited it down actually.

Also painted one set of the 5 spoke wheels.

Pictures should be in the next couple days.
One guage for now. Figure its easier for me to buy one at a time instead of all at once.

Header wraped with Titainum DEi wrap.

Set of 5 spokes painted Grimspeed Gold.

Engie bay with the header in there.

Still got a ways to go yet.
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Thanks Micah

Not much to update other than 4 things on order that will work with eather Foci.:)

Also I would like a little feedback on the Falcon.. I have 3 engine choices at my finger tips original inline 6cyl, zetec converted rwd, or 351w?
That is what I was also thinking Steve. I do love the sound of a built inline 6cyl strait piped.

I think im going to try and find a 200 block and put the 170 head on it for a little extra compression. I havent looked into the built 6cyl to much just a little info here and there and the info from my dad and uncle since this car was from there era they are pretty excited about it.

I might get a ST170 for the cover. Not sure yet tho...
The weather gave me a itch today so when I got home from work I played a little with the X5.

Here is the SVT's front muffler on the X5 now. So the X5 has a SVT/Borla exhaust. Sounds pretty nice IMO.
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That car is a beast!

IIRC Steve came across that one last year at Road America.
Yes that Monster.:D

I haven't gotten signed up yet but I still really want to go...

I'll have to do Road America next year.
so this past weekend with the awesome weather we had here finally I push the SVT out of the garage for a Bath... It's been 3 years so it was getting kinda stinky.

I let it sit out for the day and look around to see what kinda of Shenanagin's it will be geting into later in the spring. Then I pushed it back into the garage.

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All the brakes are rusted.. Lol

We pushed that into the garage with the flatbed.
Got the exhaust hung this past weekend. C.E. ehaust was bought from Bustonit "Chalon" many many ages ago I was riding my Stegosaurus to the best buy parking lot to meet Chalon on his Triceratops. We traded some stories and craw fish....

I also shampooed the carpet and seats. Didn't get any pictures tho.. Mybe if I remember when i'm doing the more work on it this week.

I should be bleeding the brakes out mid week and hope to get the oil block this friday with any luck. "Haveing one custom spun out of alumiunm" So that means the rest of the fuilds can get dumped into it and that means time to start it up!!!:D I'm really hoping for no bugs....
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I am kinda thinking about blacking out the pipe coming down to the tip but I also kinda like seeing it there. I did black out the area behind the rear diffuser area with some bed liner in a can. I should spray the rest of the underside with it, used it on my jeeps floor and it is pretty durable stuff.
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