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Old 03-06-2019, 01:17 PM   #151
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

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Looks like a nice trip....did you win the long haul award?haha...
Nah, there were a few that drove farther and even a guy from Austrailia!



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Awesome trip. Looks like you had tons of fun.
It's the most fun I've ever had!



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I followed along on facespace. In July 2018 my wife and I flew to AZ, drove to the grand canyon, spent 2.5 days all around the park and walking the rim trails, then went to hoover dam, vegas, and socal for the 4th. Epic trip. I don't know if I could have driven all the way out and back... that's a looooooooooooong drive!
Sounds like yall had a great trip! I enjoy driving so it wasn't bad at all.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:24 PM   #152
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

I went to another Clemson autocross a couple weekends ago and did better than expected. The new Nankang AR-1 tires did really well even with the cooler temps. I ended up placing fifth overall out of 46 cars, and only 8 tenths behind second place. First was a modified Z06 and with an experienced driver and he was way ahead of anyone else. Second place was a supercharged Miata setup for autocross and was very well driven. I'm usually a 2-3 seconds behind the guy with the Miata so the new tires definitely helped.




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Old 03-06-2019, 05:26 PM   #153
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

Your just having to much fun with this....
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:24 AM   #154
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

really not sure why i even clicked on "'88 Ford Festiva" thread... but an hour later and I'm DAMN sure glad I did! It's gotta feel amazing showing up guys with 10x the horsepower you have well done, and thread subscribed...

Ps. There's a killer '61 Impala in one of the pics a few pages back, what's the story on that car?
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:20 PM   #155
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Shorthaul... if you've got 4-5 days to kill..read thru his build threads...lots of great work in there..
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #156
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

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Your just having to much fun with this....
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really not sure why i even clicked on "'88 Ford Festiva" thread... but an hour later and I'm DAMN sure glad I did! It's gotta feel amazing showing up guys with 10x the horsepower you have well done, and thread subscribed...

Ps. There's a killer '61 Impala in one of the pics a few pages back, what's the story on that car?
Thanks! I completely understand, I thought it was just going to be a stupid temporary car when I first bought it but things have changed a bit since then! The Impala was a customer's car, had a 409 and four speed if I remember correctly.


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Shorthaul... if you've got 4-5 days to kill..read thru his build threads...lots of great work in there..
Thanks Greg!


Not much to update, still haven't found a good big nose crankshaft to use in the red car. The trans broke in the white car this week so I'll be swapping it out tomorrow. Also found another Capri donor.

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Old 05-26-2019, 02:12 AM   #157
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

this is an outstanding project thread!
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:12 PM   #158
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

Agree. One of my favorite threads
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:50 PM   #159
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

I'm still amazed at the interest this car gets


I had the first major problem out of the car a few weeks ago. The trans got really crunchy souding about two miles from our shop, something inside must have come apart. I didn't have an extra known-good five speed so I swapped in the old four speed.




I also bought another Festiva to possibly eventually build into a track monster. Since it's been bumped in the front I'm thinking of cutting off everything from the firewall forward and build a tube front clip that's removable from the main inner cage. Use Honda K drivetrain with Festiva suspension so it still handles the same but has ~250hp n/a at the wheels. The rear suspension would be cut out and raised to lower the body without disturbing the geometry, the spare tire area cut out to allow a flat floor with a diffuser for aero improvement, top chopped for less aero drag, fenders stretched 2-3" to fit 8 or 9" wheels...



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Old 06-10-2019, 04:16 PM   #160
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Re: '88 F*rd Festiva Autocross/Track/Daily Driver Build

ahhhh !!!!!!!....the sickness never ends!!!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:32 PM   #161
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Awesome keep us posted.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:19 PM   #162
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I'd say you have a slight problem (but in a good way!)
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