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 Post subject: 1993 Festiva 3DR Modding options
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:26 pm 
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I found a decent 3dr Festiva and want to do some mods with the idea of wrapping the car in vinyl and using it as a marketing tool.

I've heard of people putting a 1.8 Escort motor in them, but have seen after market turbos that might also be good.

Just wondering if anyone else has done this and has advice on what will/won't work engine wise.

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Festiva 3DR Modding options
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:37 pm 
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do a search of festymick on these forums, he has a blown 1.5l festiva.

I understand zetec motors can fit but I think a mazda familia motor conversion would be more fun and more interesting.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Festiva 3DR Modding options
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, his car looks awesome.
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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Festiva 3DR Modding options
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Put in a B6 motor, and then turbo it, the B6 is a straight swap and makes a huge difference,
I turbo'ed the wifes festiva with a 1.6 and because it was a auto it spun the wheels at 100 k's so I had to take it back off,

But with the 1.6 it still flys

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Festiva 3DR Modding options
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:05 am 
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I got your PM Matt. Cheers.
Apart from the (coming) call- i'm all for CC increasing BEFORE modifying. However, Even more can be had with the famed BPD/T option. Unfortunately though, this option can be deemed illegal in some states (being that the donor engine must not exceed the age of the vehicle that it is going into).
However- many members here www.fordfestiva.com have had very quick cars from quite minimal fuss.

In addition (and to my knowledge) the BP will not fit easily in RHD WB > Festiva. (94 on).

With the Zetec option, it's a whole new kettle of fish. Reason being (and i'm only repeating what i have read and heard) the zetec is dimensionally different in all directions, and as such will require custom mounting as well as a custom drivetrain (shafts in particular) and the introduction of many new and different electrical components to suit.

Regarding Scottys comments- i would happily do the B6 (or B8 even) and go from there.
For the record i am still using the factory B5, and at present making 167KW, 380NM on 21Psi.

Look forward to a chat. Cheers
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