Ok, so finally, after 3 years of waiting, planning, saving, and having things fall into my lap, i'll finally have another 3L in my car after running with a 2.5 since late 2012. I purchased a parts car that came with a 3L Hybrid with 3L valves and a rod shift trans with a Quaife. The parts car goes in for disassembly this coming weekend to evaluate what all i can use from the car (runs and drives.)
Anyone who knows the car knows i have it set up for autocross, and that will be the primary use for the car, but if feel like no one has been trying for this goal after it has been deemed "Impossible" so here i am trying to do it, and do it on an all motor setup.
Plans for the motor/motor mods:
New rod bearings
MSDS headers and y pipe
cam regrinds (already sent out)
Bigger throttle body
UIM ported to match TB
9lb Fidanza flywheel
255lph SVT Focus fuel pump
No cats, Magnaflow resonator, side pipe single exit
Stock 4.06 FD
D2 coil overs
2 bolt tubular LCAs
Tubular rear toe arms
Boxed rear control arms
All poly bushings in the rear suspension
21mm Bat rear sway bar
13" Cobra front brakes
300mm rear FSVT brakes
Weight saving mods:
Power steering delete (build my own manual rack with stock steering ratio)
Gutted trunk (Spare, carpets, jack, etc)
Cruise control delete
Power antenna delete
CF/FG Evo hood
Right now, the car weighs right around 2950lbs w/o driver. I'm shooting for closer to 2900lbs or less. Eventually i'll be getting Corbeau seats to shave more weight. Car is still running a full interior with power seat, windows, door locks, and sunroof.
Goals for HP and torque are right around 250whp and 220wtq.
Car as she sits right now.
IMG_7086-1 by Mark Hetrick, on Flickr
IMG_7091-1 by Mark Hetrick, on Flickr
IMG_7095-1 by Mark Hetrick, on Flickr
_MG_7003-1 by Mark Hetrick, on Flickr