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Old 03-19-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

My dad is buying a new car soon and giving my older brother the ZX3, and he thought of swapping in a 351 Windsor engine with a 8.8 Ford Mustang rear end with a manual transmission. He just wants to get other peoples opinions about it so I dont want to hear that I'm stupid for thinking about this or that it wont fit because I know for a fact that it will...and im not the one that thought about it my brother did...i just liked the idea of a focus with a V8 beating imports at every red light..so call him the idiot if you dont like his idea lol
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

The focus will smoke imports anyway. The 351 is way too much engine in a car that small. You WILL lose control of it at some point. If you want, just build the little 2.5 (if I remember right...) liter that it comes with. Here comes the flak from the rednecks...
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

Wow, I thought it was some crazy fantasy pushing in a rwd driveline into a fwd car, but the kits are available. http://www.ford-v8-focus.com/

It's unique, but a very big task. I would rather do a turbo SVT motor.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #4
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

I'm sure someone has done it, but you better ask your dad first..

watch Past Time on the Speed channel and you can see stuff like that..
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

My opinion is no but if you guys want to do it by all means go ahead. At the very least it's sure to be fun and unique.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

cool idea but lots of work so be prepared
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #7
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

if itll fit put that b*tch in there itll be a bad mofo
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:13 PM   #8
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Should I put a 351 V8 in a 2001 Focus ZX3?

This, I'll have to see.
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