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Hi i always see that people talk about putting performance products from a contour on to a cogar. Is this right? If so what products would fit? I remember someone saying something about a throttle body. If the contour has a bigger throttle body and will fit our cars i want to go look at a junkyard or something. Please let me know. thank you
 

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pretty much any part for the contour (except an exhaust, springs, struts) should work on a cougar because besides the bodies, the cars are 99% mechanically identical.

The throttle body you are thinking of is off of the high-output SVT Contour engine. It can go on the cougar but you'll need a bunch of new parts like, a new throttle cable and bracket, and to take as much advantage of that as possible you'll need the SVT intake manifold too, which is very hard to find.. DanG would know more than I, since he's done this to his car.
 
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My friend wants to give me his intake manifold off of a svt contour. Do i need a throttle body from a contour also? or can i just hook it up to the existing throttle body? also i was thinking of boring out the intake manifold. Do you think i would have anyproblems with my cougar? also if i need the throttle body are there any websites where i can bye them? Thank you for anyhelp
 
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the manifold my friend wants to give me is a Ford Duratec 3.0 and 2.5 intake manifold. Upper intake manifold for the Ford Duratec v6 motors Is there any difference than the svt every talks about? also will i be able to add an svt throttle body to it?
 

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the 3.0 duratec manifold is a completely different design than the 2.5.. dont try putting a 3.0 onto your engine


you can hook the SVT manifold upto your standard throttle body, but it would be better to get the SVT throttle body as well, as the opening in it is a little larger, so your engine will be able to suck in more air, and the hole int he throttle body will line up with the hole in the SVT manifold..

difference between the standard and SVT manifold is that there is more room in the SVT manifold for air to move around in and its smoother.. so the air has better flow
 
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I looked at the manifold and he said 3.0 or 2.5 It says right on it ford v6 2.5 I dont know what he is talking about.Also i am thinking about boring it out. What do you think? Thank you for you help.
 
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I spoke to my friend its only the upper intake manifold. Thats all i need for the svt conversion right? Or do i need the lower manifold to?
 

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for the SVT conversion you need the cams, injectors, upper and lower intake manifolds, tb, ecu, and i beleive the throttle linkage... not sure if you need SVT heads but i'm sure someone here would know.
 
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Yes, I believe the heads have a bit more work done to them and the I Believe the exhaust manifolds have better flow than a stock 2.5 motor, so in other words the real only similarity is the block, but all the parts are interchangable.
 
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My question is that i am buyinbg an upper intake manifold and a throttle body, i dont need any cams or anything else right? That would give me a good amount of power?
 
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Hey PuckPuck, Does all that stuff come in the kit for $700? You know that kit people talk about for the throttle body and manifolds. If not how much would the whole conversion cost without installation?
 
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