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Here's my Festiva

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by mattswabb, Jun 20, 2005.


  1. mattswabb

    mattswabb
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    Any chance to show off my ride I'll take it.

    I have a 68 mustang coupe but my fast car is my Festiva. Yes you read that correct a Festiva. This past winter I built an Escort GT powered Ford Festiva. I went from 63HP to 140HP, upgraded struts, lowering springs, brake upgrade and a complete overhaul including paint. Here is a few pics of it:

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    My cardomain site is: My Festiva

    matt
     

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  2. epsylum

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    Nice sleeper.

    I bet that thing is lighter than all get out.
     

  3. GoGators

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    Man if I saw you hauling ass down the street in that thing it would be awesome but I'd probably laugh my butt off too.
     
  4. Maxthemutt

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    Sweet car, got any 0-60 or 1/4 mile times?
     
  5. mattswabb

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    Not times yet. I'm planning a trip to the strip this Friday weather permiting. I'm hoping for mid 14's. A guy on the ford festiva forum ( festiva forum )
    just did a 12.77 with a turbo 1.6 liter engine and 20 HP shot of nitrous. Here is the video: 12.77 second festiva

    matt
     
  6. One Ragged Hole

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    Dis ain't funny

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    The installation looks factory. I don't know much about Fords but I guess it was a pain to get all the sensors on-line. Great job on a cool car.
    O-R-H
     
  7. mattswabb

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    Actually it was pretty easy to wire. The festiva is mazda powered as well as the escort gt. The ecu's swap directly and I just needed to run 2 new wires from the engine to the ecu. I had to cut off a few festiva plugs and splice on the escort gt plugs.

    matt
     
  8. clutch

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    I never thought I'd say this about a fetiva but that thing is sweet! cool vid too!
     
  9. Asha'man

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    eat the eat!

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    I like it! Maybe some forced induction or a 75 shot? ;)

    Brian
     
  10. ATI_RAGE_

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    That's pretty sweet. I'm pretty sure it's a big kick in the pants going from 63 to 140 hp. Install I agree is very very clean. Awesome job.