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  • Picked up a '99 in Silver.

    Hello gentlemen, I was able to locate a '99 SVT Contour, which is nice as I was hunting for one the last few months.

    This will be my second SVT Contour I've owned. Originally I had a black 98.5 and I always regretted letting that one go. Here I am a touch later in life wanting something to make into a track able street car and I went out on a hair and decided to find and buy an SVT Contour just for that!

    It's got 160k on it, and it needs some work. But for $1,000 and it was able to pass CA Smog inspection. I plan to have a little fun with it, for now the first things I'm going to do are all suspension and brake related. I want to make sure the suspension and brakes are up to snuff first.

    While the engine and transmission feel good, and the clutch grabs quite strong still. I do not know how long it will hold up to track punishment. With luck it will survive a few sessions allowing me to have fun with it while I score and build a 3.0

    My goals arnt lofty, I'm only aiming for moderate power, the whole point will be just to make this into a on the cheep track toy.


  • #2
    Nice!!!

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    • #3
      Welcome! Nice pick-up.
      Keep us posted on your progress!
      Christine


      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/560265

      00 Black Ebony SVT ~ #1412


      17 Ford Explorer Limited: Magnetic Gray: - Build date: 27 October 2016

      98 Silver Frost SVT ~ #2059. SOLD 3 March 2004 - 18 June 2012

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      • #4
        Thanks, I've been surprised by how available some of the parts are still. I was expecting the front rotors / pads / caliper repair kits to be obscure at this point, but thankfully they weren't. I'll definitely make a thread in the correct spot and keep you guys updated.

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        • #5
          Nice ride :)
          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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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum
            98 Silver Frost
            Full 3.0L
            ST220 intake

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            • #7
              Nice. I've been looking for an CSVT for almost a year. I finally had to settle with a 98 CSE 2.5. Only 110,000 miles but sat in the weather for 3 years so paints chipping away every time the wind blows. Lol I'm also looking to do the 3.0 swap. Does any one know of a shop that makes fully built 30 engines

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              • #8
                Welcome to the forum
                98 Silver Frost
                Full 3.0L
                ST220 intake

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                • #9
                  The urge to make it loud(er) is hard to resist, but other things must be done first :)

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