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mattswabb
06-20-2005, 17:46
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:

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/3/web/723000-723999/723319_114_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/3/web/723000-723999/723319_115_full.jpg

My cardomain site is: My Festiva (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/723319/1)

matt

epsylum
06-20-2005, 18:25
Nice sleeper.

I bet that thing is lighter than all get out.

GoGators
06-20-2005, 18:34
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.

Maxthemutt
06-20-2005, 21:05
Sweet car, got any 0-60 or 1/4 mile times?

mattswabb
06-20-2005, 21:20
Originally posted by Maxthemutt
Sweet car, got any 0-60 or 1/4 mile times?

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 (http://www.fordfestiva.com/forum/index.php) )
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 (http://www.vettesandperformance.com/video/steve1277.wmv)

matt

One Ragged Hole
06-21-2005, 08:01
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

mattswabb
06-21-2005, 09:41
Originally posted by One Ragged Hole
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

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

clutch
06-21-2005, 14:11
I never thought I'd say this about a fetiva but that thing is sweet! cool vid too!

Asha'man
06-21-2005, 14:54
I like it! Maybe some forced induction or a 75 shot? ;)

Brian

ATI_RAGE_
06-23-2005, 16:08
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.