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  1. momo GT50 50th Anniversay Limited Edition (200 copies). The hub adapter for a Focus works....if you don't want cruise control. Much fab work ensues.....
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  2. Code P1383 is due to the timing belt either not being installed correctly, or the VCT solenoid on the top of the cylinder head (plug is through the valve cover) malfunctioning. If you remove the electrical connector to the VCT solenoid and the idle smooths out and runs good - You have a timing belt issue where it's not installed correctly.
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  3. Welcome to FCO! Sorry to hear about your loss, changing the timing belt can be challenging for a novice but not impossible. I've dealt with plenty that had shredded belts and never had one have an internal issue from it. -Dominic
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  4. Sounds like an electrical problem. Speed sensor on the transmission can fray the wires at the transmission end and cause the anti theft system to act up and car not to start. Fast idle is a function of coolant temperature. As the engine coolant gets warmer, the startup idle gets lower and lower. Leaving it sit for an hour is allowing the coolant to return to ambient temperature causing the faster idle you are seeking. -Dominic
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  5. Honestly that's up to you. Unfortunately most of the 3.0L's are high in mileage anymore so a used engine is probably out of the question when it comes to 3.0L's. Depending on your area, you may be able to find a lower mile SVT engine (I found a 63K used 2.5L SVT (VIN G) engine in MN for $850). So the choice is yours to make, you can also go re-manufactured - But beware the cost will be substantial for the engine but everything will be refreshed and have a warranty on it.
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  6. Welcome, There are several of us Tourites in your area and we have semi - irregular meets. Please let me know if you need help / advice while working on you car. Regards, AF
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  7. Im with Demon on this one, anything with a Cosworth YB 200 Block is it for me. Then of course if money is no object, you could always pick up the Audi Quattro Sport. A cossie sounds the most aggressive for all 4 cyl turbo applications, but that 5 cyl audi is another animal. That Lancia Delta was amazing too, shittt Id take all 3 hahahah
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  8. New Kontrol Pros
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  9. Good Day, All. I want to give a shout out to everyone who helps keep this forum alive. God bless Terry for building this legacy. I had a issue last weekend that this site helped me cure and avoid a $1,500 transmission rebuild. I found this post in the Knowledge Base and it felt like the OP was riding in my car. The transmission position sensor died and it felt like my car was going to puke its guts all over I-15/84. It would freewheel and overspeed and then slam into gear. I pulled over and checked the fluid and it was as red as new fluid and not burned at all. Came home and read this
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  10. From the album: THE CHRONICLES OF SVTC #3544 - the 2015 Edition (Tier 2)

    "Russell/Archer Motorsports.....inspired by Mopar R/T I suppose.
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  12. From the album: My fave pics 2011

    Love this shot! Nice crisp shot and great color. Angle allows the pearl in my paint to pop!
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  14. Well, repairing my contour has been quite the experience. Just wanted to check the shift cable bushing but in came a nice domino effect of wtf moments. Refer to my thread in the Under The Hood section of the forum for the basic back story. http://www.fordcontour.org/index.php?showtopic=12928 The weather in South Jersey has been nothing but wet for the past 2 months now. Whether it be snow or rain, the ground here just has not had time to dry. Which is where my dilemma comes in. I am eager, extremely eager, to get this problem situated but I have a dirt drive way. For those of you who have
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