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Maximum Haulin’: Ford Focus Wagon with 4.6 DOHC Engine Swap

2013-07-23

2000-ford-focus-46-dohc-swap (2)We’ve always amazed by the sheer creativity of engine swaps. Converting a car to use an engine it could of (but didn’t) is one thing, but jamming a maximum engine into a car it never could have come with is very much another. We’ve seen the ever-popular Taurus V-6 SHO engine swapped into a Ford Focus by a Ford dealer, and by individuals (and nearly everything else – SHO engines never die, they just go on to greatness. And, much more rarely, shameful mediocrity). We’ve also seen an SVT Contour 2.5 DOHC V-6 swapped into a Focus, which according to SVT lore is a swap that was considered very briefly as a factory offering.

Then come the V-8 Focus swaps. Starting with ye olde pushrod motor swap. Nice, but dated. You can buy a kit for most of the parts needed here. You may even find a clean V-8 swap on eBay. These are popular but also are very rare. Then you get into the 4.6 DOHC swaps. First, and most famous, is the ATI Terminator swap – a 4.6 iron-block DOHC supercharged Cobra engine. Nicely done, and complete down to the T-56 and transplanted Cobra IRS.

Now we come to this home-grown swap, a 2000 Ford Focus wagon with a 4.6 DOHC Cobra engine and a solid rear axle. Unusual in that it is a wagon. Read the complete story here on Focus Fanatics, or follow thru the pictures below. This was a tremendous piece of work, very well done, and the results speak for themselves.

2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap
2000 Ford Focus wagin with 4.6 DOHC engine swap

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