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Old 11-28-2013, 08:56 PM
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Focus with v8

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Old 11-28-2013, 10:45 PM
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Looks like fun but for $30K you can get some pretty excellent cars brand new.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:03 PM
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Automatic?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:10 AM
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Hory clap! That's gotta go like a sexually assaulted large primate!

I'm fascinated by the fact that there's enough demand to offer a kit. Might need to price out some wagons...

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I'm betting you want both hands on the wheel and paddle shift trans/transaxles are expensive!
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:33 AM
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Reminds me of the V8 miata kits.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:01 AM
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This is a conversion from front drive to rear, so it would be interesting to see what they've done with the driveshaft and mounting the rear axle.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:37 AM
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Reminds me of the V8 miata kits.
Yeah, but the Miata kit makes complete sense!
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:46 AM
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Looks like fun but for $30K you can get some pretty excellent cars brand new.
Asking $18k
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:46 AM
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Its cool but for what they are asking why not just buy a Mustang GT with a stick?
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:05 PM
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Its cool but for what they are asking why not just buy a Mustang GT with a stick?
Exclusivity! One of tens of thousands or one of ten(?)?

It's along the lines of an M3. I'd love to drive one but I don't want to be one of "those" guys.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:05 PM
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I checked out the referenced website and the whole kit is bolt-on with some cutting and drilling. No welding needed. Est. 100-150 hours depending on skill-level.

I need to stop surfing CL for hi-mileage Focus wagons...

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