Not your average family saloon - Contour SVT

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OneStiffGT

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Took almost the whole summer to put the car together. Although it could have been done faster, I rather do things slowly taking my time and without cutting corners.

The car is a 1999 Ford Contour SVT. For people from Europe who probably haven't heard of this car, it is basically the North American sibling of the Mondeo St200

There are a lot of FWD haters out there, but once they watch some touring car racing, they might change their mind. (this car is far away from being a touring car, but it is a well set up car for some serious track action)

It'll be no pig in a straight line either... On the 1/4 mile, it should be able to pull a 12.9x - 13.1x easly (atleast that is what we are aiming for, and with proper tuning it is easly achievable, since we have already done a 13.5 @ 104mph witha similar set up car, and on the first run without launcing hard and being properly tuned, this car has a shorter final drive, and less weight which it'll help out getting even better times)

Mod list as follows (as much as I can remember)

Drivetrain:

- 3L Duratec 24v DOHC engine (same engine found in Ford Escape's and also Noble M12's, Noble's are Forced inducted)
- Mondeo ST220 Upper Intake Manifold, Ceramic Coated
- Mondeo ST220 Lower Intake Manifold
- Custom Intake
- 65mm Ford Mustang Throttle Body
- Contour SVT Cams
- Clevite 77 Performance Bearings
- MSDS Headers
- Custom 2" Stainless Steel True Dual Exhaust w/2 Magnaflow Mufflers per bank
- 26lb Ford Mustang Injectors
- Custom Return Fuel Rail
- Quaife LSD
- Capaldi Racing Straight Cut Final Drive
- Spec Stage 3+ Clutch
- Spec Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
- Moroso Racing Oil Accumulator w/Electronic Valve Unit
- Misc OEM Ford parts and Mods to get the SVT Cams to work with this engine (ie timing chains, tensioners etc...)
- SCT Xcal 2 for Tuning


Suspension, Chassis and Brakes
- Koni Yellow Struts
- Ground Control Coil Overs
- Custom 6pt rollbar
- Custom Subframe Connectors
- Willwood Four Piston Forged Billet SuperLight Calipers (front)
- Two piece 13" Coleman Rotors (front)
- Two piece 11.75" Coleman Rotors (rear)
- Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines

Interior & Misc
- Battery Relocated to the trunk (Optima Red Top Sealed)
- Corbeau Forza Seats
- Corbeau 3" 5 point Harness Belts
- Sparco 333 Black Suede Steering Wheel
- Sparco Tecno Shift Knob
- Blox Racing Lightweight Aluminum Lug Nuts

Wheels
- 17"x7" OZ Racing Superleggera wrapped with 225/45-17 Falken Azenis RT215 (street)
- 17"x7.5" Kosei K1-R wrapped with 225/45-17 Avon Tech-R Slicks (track)

Here are some pictures

The Heart



Engine finaly in the car. Valve covers are taped up not to damage the bling bling 3 stage metalic powder coating


The car sees daylight after 2 months




Meeting it's older brother for the first time


OMG!!! where is my face?


Interior is almost back together


Front end back on


I hate the stupid long North American bumpers


Sun is shining


Exhausted!






Baseline Tuning starts!


It is finaly idling on its own, plated, insured, and trying to break in the engine/clutch etc...


Before it gets sent to Steeda Canada to get fine tuned, the weather turned for the worst, and it is stored for winter until spring 2010


Hope you liked seeing something different :)
 
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You'll need to post a pic with your username on some paper and the car.

For proof.

But mother of god is that a nice car.
 

OneStiffGT

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You'll need to post a pic with your username on some paper and the car.

For proof.

But mother of god is that a nice car.
Thanks!

Lol, it's not like I posted a Ferrari Enzo up. :blink: Good thing I haven't posted the Mustang up lol

It's in storage for winter, but next time I am by where the car is stored, I'll snap a picture with a piece of paper that has my username on it if it is required for me to do so)
 

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Oh, don't get me wrong.

I know it's not an ?ber expensive car, but it's just that's in the forum rules now.

Just saying so you can avoid getting into trouble from a moderator.

:D I agree with you on American spec bumpers for cars, leaves a lot to be desired lol.
 

OneStiffGT

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Oh, don't get me wrong.

I know it's not an ?ber expensive car, but it's just that's in the forum rules now.

Just saying so you can avoid getting into trouble from a moderator.


My Mustang which you can see on some of the pictures is sitting right under me right now, I can easly take a picture of that with a piece of paper for the time being for the moderators, so my post doesn't get deleted. :cry:

:D I agree with you on American spec bumpers for cars, leaves a lot to be desired lol.
I would love to get a Mondeo ST200 front end! But I would need, a complete front end (hood, fenders/wings, bumper, rad support, grille, headlights). It is in the future plans/dreams.
 
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I was looking into a Contour SVT once, ended up with a Mustang GT. Good cars.
 

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what a car! what else could I say but awesome!! :mrgreen:
it can put in shame much flashier cars.. and it's tuned just the way I like it.. :D
great job m8! :cool:
 

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That's a properly done SVT. Not too many people know about the Contour SVT- or it's Mercury equivalent. Very cool. I haven't seen one for a while, but that car and the SVT Focus (ST170) showed us that Ford can make a proper, fun and cheap car. More please.
 

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That's a properly done SVT. Not too many people know about the Contour SVT- or it's Mercury equivalent. Very cool. I haven't seen one for a while, but that car and the SVT Focus (ST170) showed us that Ford can make a proper, fun and cheap car. More please.
Mercury equivalent of the SVT?
 

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Just wow!

Who cares what wheels drive when the car is modified nicely like this one. (yes ignore my sig, i know)

Very cool car and i bet it performs well with those mods. What sort of power do you expect?
 

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I know about the Mystique. But it was just a Contour with a Mercury grill.
 
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