Ryans not so JDM ride - 2013 Focus ST

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by DCRyan, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. DCRyan

    DCRyan New Member

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    Yes, the manifold is cast into the head. When the focus first came out this definitely seemed like a terrible idea but it somehow works. I was making 350whp on my gtx2867r with stock everything.

    The guys that will be doing my block made 655 WHP with the 'headifold' Just a basic built block. drop in cams, valves, ported + polished.

    It somehow does pretty good once you open the head up a bit.

    http://www.focusst.org/forum/speed-...rf6rmanc3-makes-655whp-revs-out-8200-rpm.html
     
  2. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    Basically, pretend that is the turbo flange.... and it still looks tiny
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    That video you posted they said they ported the head.. is that then included in the head porting?
     
  3. DCRyan

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    Theres not much material to port at the "power-hole' per say. but internally there is work that can be down to smooth out the runners and get some better velocity.
     
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    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    That's pretty interesting. Be hard to fit a turbo closer to the motor than they have there. Compact!
     
  5. DCRyan

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    Can fit up to a precision 6262 or a gtx3582r. And those are probally the biggest I would ever go on a 2.0 Liter. On a side note, picked up the new toyota for the old wifey. 2017 Corolla XSE fully loaded. Shes quite happy with it.

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    Well photobucket new rules have screwed over all my build threads. Fuck.

    For the time being, enjoy this update :



    After trying to get in touch with a certain shop for the last 30 days with no luck, another shop has stepped in and is helping me finish this build.

    Panda Motorworks will be helping me finish this build.

    Chris is building me a fully built 2.0 long block :

    Fully Built 2.0 Ecoboost
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    Manley H Beam Rods
    Manley Extreme Duty 88MM Pistons
    King Rod Bearings
    King Main Bearings
    Massive BSD Massive Oil Baffle
    Massive Keyed Crank
    ARP Head Studs
    ARP Main Studs
    SuperTech Upgraded Head Gasket
    Piper Cams V3 Camshafts
    Crower Springs & Ti Retainers
    Panda Light Port Panda Valve Job
    Head Deck Block Honed with Tq Plate
    New OEM Timing Components
    New OEM Gasket Set

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    I bought a new GEN 2 Garret GTX3071r (I know, i had a gtx3076r a few months ago and sold it. The new gen 2 gtx3071r is now rated for 650hp and spools about 300 rpm faster, its a no brainer at this point.) This will hold me over for now.

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    Also will be sending in my custom intake manifold to be modified for my AUX fuel setup. The intake manifold spacer tapped for a fuel injectors will not fit with the after market manifold. Instead, Chris is going to modify my manifold and build a fuel rail, injector setup with a fuel controller for me.

    Stay Tuned!
     
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  8. DCRyan

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    Decided to go with Manley I beams instead of the H Beams. I beams are rated all the way up to 1250 flywheel HP on a 4 banger application where as the h beams are only recommended for up to 600 hp applications. Even though they are twice the cost, its an easy decision to build the motor right, the first time.
     
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    Got bored today. Started wiring up the aquamist.

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    Little sneak peak. Just waiting for the head to get back from the machine shop.


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    I wish I had more to update, but ive been having a lot of delays with the builder on the motor. Still waiting on their end. Frustrating to say the least.

    Manifold has been modified to run a fuel rail setup:

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    Also picked up a couple of toys for the spring time :

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    Well....


    Finally got the motor after many many many delays. There was a lot of issues with getting here that Im not going to dive into, but after quite a battle it is ready.

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    Motors looking pretty nice with the shiny bits attached :

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    In she goes. Remind me to never work on a FWD vehicle again. Its a tight fit!

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    Some more parts bolted on, almost looking like a real car now :

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    Fun wiring up the extra 4 (of 8) injectors for the AUX fuel setup. May clean this up a bit down the road, i apologize for the mess :

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    My sweet color matched catch can doesnt fit in the stock location due to my billet manifold! Sad day. I have it tucked down by the front bumper now :

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    Bit more and tidied up a bit :

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    Pulled apart the previous motor! Thing was actually in great shape. Looks like just some cracked ringlands. Definitely perfect for a build. Friend ended up coming to pick it up to build up for his RS:

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    Pretty much ready to fire :

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    Unfortunately as with all builds, there was some issues.

    1) My cobb accessport would not turn on. Somehow, sitting in a protective case for the last 2 years, the screen got damaged. So with that, I am unable to load up a proper base tune. The accessport has been sent back for repairs. Hoping for a quick turn around.

    2)Me being retarded, I had taken off the crank pulley to put on an aftermarket one (which i didnt end up doing as there has been reports of issues). Not realizing there was a specific "alignment" that the pulley needs to go back on, the car did not want to start. After some digging found out my issue.
    Unfortunately, to re align it, i needed some timing tools from ford. Luckily my friends old lady was able to secure me the crankshaft holding tool. This allowed me to set the motor to TDC (as well as confirming with a piston height tool, aka a wooden skewer haha) I was then able to install the crank pulley properly. Sure enough the car started on the first crank.

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    So I was able to get the car running, ran it through its first heat cycle and break in. Super aggressive with the cam setup right now :

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    On a side note, I ended up selling my super clean aristo. Gonna miss that car :

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    Buuuuut, I was able to pick up the new toy in its place :

    2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Dusk Edition with the 2.8 L Duramax. Dubbed the "baby raptor"


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    This truck is easily the best DD I have owned so far. Between the super plush suspension to the amazing fuel mileage. This thing is sweet. I was dead set on the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, but it just couldnt compare to the colorado.
     
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