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RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution

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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
October 10, 2011 09:16AM
Ok ya I hit a random tree in my yard! o well that means this think is going in the
shop asap and getting all the parts I have collected for the rwd project......
I am going for a stock operating platform no huge overdone project quick and dirty
and get to testing suspension and bits then fix and cage and then race!




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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
October 11, 2011 09:13AM
Wasthe tree OK?
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
October 11, 2011 09:33AM
you sure you hit a tree?

Or was it this guy
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016465812_phoenix11m.html
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
October 11, 2011 03:41PM
tongue sticking out smiley the tree on the inspection this morning is so unscathed its pathetic there are
car bits all around it and one paint chip on the tree!
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 03, 2011 04:12PM
fly wheel
shocks
clutch
radiator
and fans
rear hubs
figured out stub shafts for 930 cv
got engine rubber mounts

puked up a rod bearing ha 250 dollar engine to the rescue
pulled the front of the car apart and ready to yank motor and trans and get to work!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 05, 2011 08:59PM
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 05, 2011 10:05PM
Yes.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 05, 2011 11:38PM
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Yes.

one photo one word I like it too!
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 08, 2011 03:06AM
whats the estimated date for the Duratec to T5 bellhousing? more than a year? less than two years?
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 08, 2011 09:55AM
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whats the estimated date for the Duratec to T5 bellhousing? more than a year? less than two years?

Tell you what:
Find teardown instructions for the stinkin Mazda trannie I have...

That'll help us get started....

Speculative mid-adventures should come behind pre-existing jobs left dangling, wouldn't you agree?

the ol First things first idea?



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 08, 2011 10:00AM
That's a definitive answer....

I have AllData and can get you teardown instructions for most stuff, Sean probably can also?? What exactly do you need?
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 08, 2011 11:26AM
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That's a definitive answer....

I have AllData and can get you teardown instructions for most stuff, Sean probably can also?? What exactly do you need?

Well step by step teardown so I don't have to waste tons of time hammering the cases into rubble cause I didn't "withdraw 6mm pin with Maz-dog Special tool 432987"



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 08, 2011 04:29PM
clutch and flywheel stage 2 what ever they mean by that for the
ranger trans in the focus. cheap junk 130 for both but it will get
a few miles to see how the car works.

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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 03:22AM
if its anything like the M type mazda transmission, there are just some long bolts and the front cover support the input shaft. AllDATA would have the info.

exactly what transmission is it?
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 10:40AM
Year, and exact model/engine of donor vehicle needed. Mazda has a lot of transmissions ....
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 11:35AM
2001 too present 2.3 dohc ford ranger should be a md05-r1
I had the all data but nothing shows up now in the email I got
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 11:40AM
Well its whatever Maz-dog?Ford R-anger p.u. trannie that is bolted to to Mazda PRZ or whatever they hell they call DURATEC.



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 03:53PM
i know the front wheel drive oriented 2.3 from mazda is the "MZR" but im pretty sure the B2300, Ranger is more "duratec" There was a few minor differences. I think MZR has variable valve timing.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 09, 2011 04:51PM
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i know the front wheel drive oriented 2.3 from mazda is the "MZR" but im pretty sure the B2300, Ranger is more "duratec" There was a few minor differences. I think MZR has variable valve timing.

seen different ignition stuff but in my eyes hell with the Mazda i just sold a
mzr for 700 they are going for 2000 when a focus 2.3 gos for 450 and 2.0
are 350 its a no brainier unless you have a ms3. I want to make a mix
match motor with my 2.0 in the car now 2.3 block and all 2.0 covers and stuff.
The 2.3 should not have much problem getting in the 250 hp range on pump gas.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 12, 2011 12:33AM
Keep up with the project on facebook RSF2000 Like my page and befriend me if your not already!
http://www.facebook.com/RSF2000
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 12, 2011 01:45AM
370 t5 2.95 gear sets!
http://www.thegearbox.org/catalog/item/3819132/3532263.htm
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 12, 2011 12:17PM
what does the ranger oil look like? is it terrible for clearance? Also, since the 2.0 is much easier to come by is there a huge down side to it? The site you mentioned did have one 2.3 and its from a Ranger, but it has 300k on it and they still want 600 dollars. I suppose if i was going to swap pistons out it wouldn't matter to much. I also know the 2.3 would certainly keep me legal with Rally America. I do not have any idea of the Duratec 2.0 has anything to do with a mazda car.



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 12, 2011 03:30PM
ah disregard, the mazda 3 did have a 2.0 option.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 13, 2011 12:43PM
"Will replace 3.35 gearset."

Anyone know if it will replace the far more common 3.50 or 4.0whatever gearsets?

Silly people think that a good V8 T5 is worth almost as much as a brand-new one (still just over $1000, right?). $370 gears plus $250 4-cyl transmission = much cheaper.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 13, 2011 02:11PM
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"Will replace 3.35 gearset."

Anyone know if it will replace the far more common 3.50 or 4.0whatever gearsets?

Silly people think that a good V8 T5 is worth almost as much as a brand-new one (still just over $1000, right?). $370 gears plus $250 4-cyl transmission = much cheaper.

yeah it will.
And yeah people are insane. New are about 1200, $750 for used is psychotic.



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 14, 2011 11:44AM
car-part.com just use this whenever you need anything.
spalding is still the place I be if you wanted that motor and offered them core cash you could get it 200 bucks but they will get a 90000 and it will be the same 600 bucks.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 14, 2011 12:46PM
by core cash what do you mean? another engine core + cash or the engine in "as a core and no warrenty" condition.
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 14, 2011 02:19PM
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car-part.com just use this whenever you need anything.
spalding is still the place I be if you wanted that motor and offered them core cash you could get it 200 bucks but they will get a 90000 and it will be the same 600 bucks.

capitalisation is overrated, said billy as he helped his uncle jack off a horse.



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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 14, 2011 02:37PM
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car-part.com just use this whenever you need anything.
spalding is still the place I be if you wanted that motor and offered them core cash you could get it 200 bucks but they will get a 90000 and it will be the same 600 bucks.

capitalisation is overrated, said billy as he helped his uncle jack off a horse.

I really cant tell when your on the pills or not!
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Re: RSF2000 Rally Sport Focus! RWD Revolution
December 14, 2011 04:47PM
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car-part.com just use this whenever you need anything.
spalding is still the place I be if you wanted that motor and offered them core cash you could get it 200 bucks but they will get a 90000 and it will be the same 600 bucks.

capitalisation is overrated, said billy as he helped his uncle jack off a horse.

I really cant tell when your on the pills or not!





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