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1999 Ford *Freedom* Mondeo ST200


#141

This thread was a fun ride! Never even heard of the SVT Contour before.


#142

Glad you enjoyed it, the ride will continue.


#143

From my brief experience, the car itself, as well as the thread, is also a fun ride. :wink:


#144

Front bearings are pressed out of the knuckles, bearing races had to be cut off of wheel hubs, but #Awful is on it’s own feet, not doing anything bad. I’ve used liquid electrical tape on parts of the engine harness to buy me some time, threw on my race wheels because the tires that were on the car are over 10 years old.

It drives well, the transmission out of my donor car shifts like a dream, so I’m actually quite happy to have it back.

I’m going to have to get the rotors turned due to damage, but over all, not to shabby for free.




#145

looking good apart from the wheels…


#146

Well good news, I love them.


#147

Called SVT. Awful is build #525 for '98


#148

Awful made the trip up a 10 mile dirt road to get help from a friend of mine, we ground the rust preventive coating off the subframe and installed a set of subframe connectors, re-painted the bottom end, and Awful now is considerably stiffer!




#149

Real Michigan Sleeper


#150

This one will be going single pipe, gives me easy access to a free tow-hook spot, and it will be considerably louder than my other one.


#151

Great, I can recommend a not to much loud pipe. Like a Thrush Turbo. In use this one on a daily driver. Noticeable difference, but acceptable to driving long distances on the highway. Any plans on ECU or other tuning?

Alex


#152

There is only one company that makes a tuner for the car, and I am considering paying the premium to get their ultimate package that allows me to do everything myself, and start the process of learning how to tune the car myself.

That or I buy a standalone unit.


#153

Sounds like a plan. But no possibility for add a Megasquirt?


#154

Time will tell, there are many other things on the list to do before I get there.


#155

Waiting on new screws for the TB, fully cleaned, barrel is wet sanded with 1000, plate was wet sanded to 2000, then polished.



#156

Upper intake paint job.


#157

Super minor update, I got the black SVT engine plaque. It contrasts nicely.