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  • Working on my mondeo matchbox car lol

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    • Back from paint. Got the whole front end done. Now I need to thoroughly clean it!
      First On Race Day!

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      • Looking nice!

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        • Drove my mystique, Sat in my SVT, wept at not being able to use it.. tinkered with putting in my brand nice beautiful OEM Rubber Praire Tan floor mat's front and rear.
          Black/Tan #0719 SVT..Gone to heaven
          Black/Tan #2013 SVT..being built/driven
          Green/Cloth 98 Zetec, Atx, Mystique..Gone
          Tan/Tan leather 99 Mystique LS V6 ATX...Daily Driver

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          • Ya'll may frown on my latest mods but I enjoy them. They entertain

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            • SVTF wheels added
              First On Race Day!

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              • Finally got around to flushing out my radiator. I figured that after 17 years, it just might be time. ​ Hell, the coolant was still full and green and it never overheated so what was the rush?

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                • Replaced trunk struts for the second time a few weeks back. What a pain!

                  This week I got my new wheels & tires installed from Discount Tire. Wheels are Maxxim Winner 17s and tires are house brand high performance summer rubber.

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                  • Got my mini sub-woofer in today; a Pioneer shallow mount 8": TS-5WX2002. It's sooOOOooo tiny and cute! It will fit anywhere. Only $85 shipped! I also got an overkill 500W Alpine mono amp to power the baby in case I want to upgrade to a man-sized sub in the future. Or I could easily add a second one for more oomph.

                    ​For most of you it will not have enough bass, but I am just looking to fill out my door speakers a bit. Soon I will be completely soundproofing the doors for better mid-bass and I have a Sony head unit coming in in a few days.

                    ​Currently I have the factory head unit, tweeters added on the front pillars and decent Pioneer coaxial speakers all around.

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                    • Originally posted by Swami View Post
                      Got my mini sub-woofer in today; a Pioneer shallow mount 8": TS-5WX2002. It's sooOOOooo tiny and cute! It will fit anywhere. Only $85 shipped! I also got an overkill 500W Alpine mono amp to power the baby in case I want to upgrade to a man-sized sub in the future. Or I could easily add a second one for more oomph.

                      ​For most of you it will not have enough bass, but I am just looking to fill out my door speakers a bit. Soon I will be completely soundproofing the doors for better mid-bass and I have a Sony head unit coming in in a few days.

                      ​Currently I have the factory head unit, tweeters added on the front pillars and decent Pioneer coaxial speakers all around.
                      Just curious are you putting that 8" in the factory location on the parcel shelf or running a tube? thanks.. I thought about going that kinda route..

                      Tweeters mounted on the door panels in the rear door panels seem to really help with sound balance(my op)
                      Be careful how u do the doors because remember water is designed to go into the door and drain out the bottom of it.. just fyi..

                      BTW i envy how clean and beautiful your car looks fresh paint...!!!!!! ouch!! drool
                      Black/Tan #0719 SVT..Gone to heaven
                      Black/Tan #2013 SVT..being built/driven
                      Green/Cloth 98 Zetec, Atx, Mystique..Gone
                      Tan/Tan leather 99 Mystique LS V6 ATX...Daily Driver

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                      • Hi Francis, thanks for the complement.

                        I sound-damped the passenger door yesterday after reading so many articles. I must say that I feel it was a waste of time and money. Perhaps having lived with the factory setup for 17 years and having grown accustomed to its weakness - dunno, but it seems to have Iost both bass and brightness. It just sounds duller and I have to crank the volume up higher. Maybe if I was driving the speakers harder it might have been an improvement.

                        ​The mini-sub with enclosure is the size of a large shoe box. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pioneer-...ZXdwuD&vxp=mtr

                        I might not mount it and just place it behind the seat or on the front passenger seat floor as I drive alone the majority of the time. I will experiment with placement. It is so small that if I had to do it again, I would have opted for the similar model in a 10" for some $25-$30 more and not that much larger. Have yet to hook it up though, so it may be fine for my simple audio needs.

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                        • Today was spent sourcing the dreaded trunk leak.....It seems to be from the drip channel along the weather strip joint(found a few hairline splits)or water is collecting and leaching under the rubber itself.

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                          • Oman, the last two days have been busy. Replaced both rear brake lines from Master cyl, to caliper. LOTS of fun... Had to pull the intake manifold to get access to the lines. So cleaned out all the carbon build up from the upper and lower plenum, along with Throttle body. Did an oil change and flush. New Spark plugs and wires. Re-attached my drivers side skirt. Replaced the 3rd brake light in the spoiler. Detailed the interior. And probably 3 or 4 other things I'm not thinking of now.

                            Now I just have to repair the leaking power steering rack. Do a full brake job, locate a sunroof cover and switch assembly, then I'll be back to 100%

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                            • sold one of my 3 contours last week friday, sold the 2nd one this last weekend, down to 1 SVT Contour!
                              Last edited by ContourMike; 04-09-2017, 09:48 PM.
                              Mikey
                              00 CSVT #1363 Born 1/7/2000 Black/Tan 128k
                              99 Contour SE Bought 10-2003-Sold 04-2017
                              08 F150 Limited #357/5,000
                              93 Ford TBird 3.8, 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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                              • Sell your last one and you will have to change your screen name.

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