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1999 Ford *Freedom* Mondeo ST200


#101

OZ’s are now on the Contour. I like it!

How much longer till I need to start putting stickers on the car?


#102

When I went Pre-98 trunk hunting, I had found two at the same yard, one with a factory lip/spoiler, one with out. I decided to mate the one with the lip, I am quite happy. Just need to color match, or actually follow through with my plan on going bare metal.

Next on the list is to re-wire the tail lights to accept the matching pre-98 tail lights, they have a different diffuser pattern, and look quite sharp.



#103

re-wired the taillights and 3rd light for the pre-98 parts. Also got in the pre-98 rear deck carpet, which covers the 3rd shoulder seat belt that I removed.


#104

to quote a friend: “The bad thing happened again.”


#105

After some very very deep soul searching. I will be keeping the black car, after striping it down to next to nothing, this is the perfect time to remove any excess from the car, and re-assemble it as the dedicated track car. The silver car will run this year as a track car but I will make no further modifications to it.

The green car was purchased for a SVT Contour member who lives up north and wanted the car (he forwarded me the money to purchase it) It is only visiting.

But having spent substantial time pulling the black car apart, and finding how stupid clean/straight it is. It would be a shame to crush it, so IT will become the track car, and it’s going to go full race car.

I haven’t decided if I will build it with the V6, or if I will use a powertrain from another application.


#106

Alternator position is horrible on these things.


#107

Reminds me of helping to change it on my friend’s Saab 9-5 Aero. But hopefully you don’t have to drop the subframe to reach it.


#108

Just a photo.


#109

Those new lights look miles better


#110

Thanks, I’m much more a fan of this booty.


#111

Welllllll I’m bringing another one home, a '98 SE V6 MTX (a rare combination)


#112

Yep…


#113

First stage cleaning.

Clay bar and was to follow


#114

SE V6, with it’s mild boring cams, silky smooth idle, is my vote for best small truck engine.


#115

And just like that, I’ve sold the SE for a quick buck!


#116

“You can’t make a Mondeo’s engine bay look like it houses an aggressive engine.”

Me: “Hold my beer”


#117

Drinking and driving is bad mkay


#118

I decided to do a ‘rattlecan’ paint match on the trunk, turned out well, needed to wet sand for a few hours.


#119

I’ll be headed up north to Oregon for a meet of other SVT Contour owners this month. From the 11th to the 16th I’ll be on the road!