1998.5 Ford Contour SVT (#4555 of 6535)

 

 

Purchased 1998.5 SVT in June 2001. Original build date is February 1998. It is Silver Frost with Midnight Blue Leather.

This car is unique in that it has factory traction control, which was not listed on the options list, as well as the earlier 98 body side moldings.

 

Click here for a sound clip of Project Contour SVT. (Dual Exhaust System 1)

Click here for another sound clip of Project Contour SVT. (Dual Exhaust System 1)

 

 

Pictures taken July 20, 2017

Mirko Style Contour SVT CF Front Splitter installed.

 

Pictures taken July 20, 2017

Extreme Dimensions/Carbon Creations Mirko Style Contour SVT CF Front Splitter

 

Pictures taken February 24, 2017

Kicker BT4 Battery Cable Terminals

 

Pictures taken November 9, 2016

Custom SVT Battery Tiedown

 

Pictures taken October 26, 2015

MSD Ignition Street Fire Coil Pack. Last Pic, Stock Coil Pack

 

Pictures taken July 9, 2015

Mustang Dyno Horsepower And Torque Numbers With Custom Engine Computer Tune.

 

Pictures taken July 9, 2015

Stock ECU (Engine Computer) programmed with SCT X4 Programmer.

 

Pictures taken April 27, 2015

Headlight Switch White Face Overlay installed.

 

Pictures taken April 12, 2015

Kenwood KDC-BT852HD Head Unit installed.

 

Pictures taken March 30, 2015

Odyssey PC1200MJT Battery installed.

 

Pictures taken September 27, 2014

Current Engine, Interior and Trunk Pics, after almost a year in the performance shop.

 

 

Pictures taken September 15, 2013

Miscellaneous Pictures.

Engine Bay, Under a Car Cover.

 

Underside.

 

Interior.

 

Trunk.

 

Pictures taken September 28, 2011

Ford OEM Fasteners and Plastic Screw Covers installed.

Triple "A" Pillar Pod with Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge.

 

Pictures taken September 17, 2011

Recently Taken Pics.

 

Pictures taken September 11, 2011

Pre98 Centre Console installed with

Redline Goods Leather Armrest Cover, Shifter and Ebrake Boots.

Pictures taken October 13, 2008

Recently Taken Pics.

 

Pictures taken May 18, 2008

Contour Pre98 trunk lid and taillights installed.

 

Pictures taken September 16, 2007

Recently Taken Pics. Top Shop Carbon Fibre Eyelids Installed.

 

 

Pictures taken September 24, 2006

Recently Taken Pics.

 

Pictures taken September 6, 2006

Updated engine pics with seal installed on carbon fibre air filter heat shield.

 

Pictures taken December 1, 2004

Updated engine pics with carbon fibre air filter heat shield

and Redline Tuning Elite hood struts.

 

Pictures taken September 12, 2004

Current pictures with carbon fibre cowl hood installed.

 

Pictures taken August 26, 2004

Buckshot Motorsports water to air Vortech aftercooler kit.

Piping, final installation.

 

Pictures taken August 23, 2004

Aftercooler, final installation.

 

Pictures taken starting August 20, 2004

Installing Buckshot Motorsports water to air Vortech aftercooler kit.

 

Pictures taken July 15, 2004

Current pictures.

 

Pictures taken July 6, 2004

Updated engine pics with carbon fibre IMRC cover.

 

Pictures taken May 11, 2004

Autovation Technologies billet aluminum pedals installed.

 

Pictures taken September 5, 2003

Rev Model X wheels installed.

 

 

 

Pictures taken August 12, 2003

Optimized and powder coated SVT throttle body installed.

 

Pictures taken May 08, 2003

Autometer gauges and Lo-Tek gauge pod installed.

 

Pictures taken April 29, 2003

MSDS y-pipe, jet coated, special 14 gauge steel, installed.

 

Pictures taken December 31, 2002

Trunk pictures, including Optima Red Top battery and Taylor battery relocation kit.

 

Pictures taken June 19, 2002

CTA Powdercoated Intake Pipe and Pro-M MAF installed.

 

Pictures taken June 3, 2002

CTA Powdercoated Intake Pipe

Midnight Blue Leather Shift and E-brake boots.

 

Pictures taken May 12th, 2002

Engine Pictures with stock MAF and filter inlet coupling.

 

Pictures taken March 28, 2002

Anodized Aluminum Engine Bolts

Aluminum bolts are T7075 aluminum, anodized in red.

 

Pictures taken November 17th, 2001

BAT European Handling Kit Installed

 

 

BAT Suspension Installation

 

CTA Custom Exhaust System with MSDS Headers/Y-Pipe

 

Pictures taken October 20th, 2001

New Rear Exhaust Section

 

Exhaust Sound Files (Current 12/06/04)

System comprised of 2 1/2" stainless steel pipe all the way, Magnaflow 14216 muffler,

dual stainless steel resonators, dual 4" Magnaflow polished, angle cut and rolled exhaust tips.

Stock exhaust manifolds and Vortech Supercharger installed.

Revving the engine (microphone by rear license plate)

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Revving the engine 2 (microphone by rear license plate)   

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Pictures taken August 1st, 2001

First Pics.

 

 

 

 

 

Possible Future Modifications and Upgrades:

  • TBA

 

Here is a history of modifications to this vehicle:

Performance and Handling Mods

  • MSD Igniton Street Fire Coil Pack Installed (October 26, 2015)

  • SCT X4 Custom Tune (Programmed July 9, 2015)

  • Odyssey PC1200MJT Battery (Installed March 30, 2015)

  • Installed new aftercooler, powdercoated gloss black (September 2014)

  • Installed Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch and Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel (August 2014)

  • Transmission rebuild with upgraded synchros (Haines Motorsports Inc.) (August 2014)

  • Installed Vortech 3.125" Supercharger Pulley (April 2014)

  • Installed Ford 39 lb/hr Fuel Injectors and Fuel Injector Harness Adaptors. (January 2014)

  • Installed 255lph Walbro Fuel Pump, Fuel Pressure Gauge and Regulator. (January 2014)

  • Reinstalled Mirko MAF adapter and 5" S&B Powerstack filter. (September 2008)

  • Installed seal to carbon fibre air filter heat shield. (September 5, 2006)

  • Installed custom carbon fibre air filter heat shield (Technologic Design Corporation). (December 1, 2004)

  • Installed Buckshot Motorsports Vortech aftercooler kit. (August 26, 2004)

  • Installed stainless steel resonators, rear stainless mufflers removed. (July 24, 2004)

  • Installed REV Model X light weight 17"x7" wheels and Toyo Proxes T1S tires. (September 6, 03)

  • Installed AFE velocity stack air filter 6"L x 5"B x 3"T x 3.5"F (September 5, 03)

  • Installed optimized and powder coated SVT throttle body. (August 12, 03)

  • Installed Buckshot Motorsports supercharger bypass valve (August 12, 03)

  • Reinstalled Vortech K&N filter. (August 11, 03) (Replaced with AFE filter September 5, 2003)

  • Installed Hose Techniques high pressure silicone couplings. (June 7, 03)

  • Installed Injen heat shield with S&B Powerstack filter (removed for testing) (June 7, 03)

  • Centerline light weight Impulse 445 17"x7" wheels and Toyo Proxes T1S tires. (May 27, 03) (Wheels replaced September 6, 03)

  • TCE/Wilwood custom big brake kit. (13.0" fronts, 11.75" rears) (May 10, 2003) (Supplied by TCE Performance Products)

  • Installed new and improved MSDS Y-pipe with Jet Hot Coating and heavier 14 gauge steel. (April 29, 03)

  • Reinstalled Mirko MAF adapter and 5" S&B Powerstack filter. Removed Vortech MAF adapter and K&N filter. (October 4, 02)

  • Vortech Supercharger installation completed with Superchip SFG0.E2S. (August 24, 02)

  • Quaife Differential, New SVT Clutch and Flywheel. (August 24, 02)

  • Diablo Sport revised custom chip sfg0d75k.cry reinstalled. (June 28, 02) (Removed with supercharger install)

  • Exchange SFG2 computer back to SFG0 computer. (June 27, 02)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter reinstalled. (June 13, 02) (Third calibration) (Removed with supercharger install)

  • CTA intake pipe installed. (June 5, 02) (BAT intake pipe removed) (Removed with supercharger install)

  • B&M Pro Edge short shifter installed. (May 31, 02)

  • Magnaflow 14216 (5"x8"x14") muffler installed. (May 18, 2002) (Dynomax 17263 muffler removed)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter reinstalled. (April 24, 02) (Removed May 11, 02 for 3rd recalibration)

  • Custom Superchip SFG2.RS installed. (May 9, 02)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter reinstalled. (April 24, 02) (Second calibration)

  • Custom Diablochip installed sfg2dia.cry (April 6, 02) (SFG2drev.cry Diablo chip removed) (Removed April 24, 02 due to loss of power combined with Pro-M MAF)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter. (Removed April 6, 02 due to poor performance after 2 calibrations)

  • Wilwood 4 piston front caliper kit and stainless steel brake lines, new KVR rotors all around and rear stainless steel brake lines. (April 6, 02)

  • Custom Diablo chip installed sfg2drev.cry (February 25, 02) (SFG2.836 Superchip removed)

  • BAT Inlet pipe, with CTA couplings and hardware installed. (February 17, 02)

  • Custom Superchip SFG2.836 installed. (February 13, 02)

  • Exchange SFG0 computer for SFG2 computer (February 6, 02)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter recalibrated and reinstalled. (February 6, 02)

  • BAT intake pipe installed with CTA's red silicon couplings (February 6, 02)

  • Removed Diablo chip and installed Superchip SFG0.837 (January 27, 02) (Removed due to computer code change)

  • Installed Diablo Sport revised custom chip sfg0h8k.cry (January 7, 02)

  • Reinstalled Custom Superchip SFG0.836. (December 23, 01) (SFG0.387 sent back for recalibration) (Removed January 7, 02)

  • Custom Superchip SFG0.837 installed, 7500rpm redline . Previous chip temporarily removed (December 18, 01)

  • Granatelli Pro-M mass air flow meter. (December 14, 01) (Removed December 23, 01 for recalibration)

  • 00 SVT upper and lower manifold installed. (November 30, 01)

  • Custom Superchip SFG0.836 installed. Diablo temporarily removed (November 18, 01)

  • BAT European Handling Kit (November 17, 01)

  • 20mm front sway bar and Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings (November 17, 01)

  • Diablo Sport revised custom chip sfg0d75k.cry installed. (November 12, 01)

  • New rear exhaust section from rear splitter and back including dual Magnaflow 14416 mufflers,

  • dual 4" Magnaflow polished, angle cut and rolled exhaust tips. (October 20, 01)

  • Diablo Sport revised custom chip sfg0h8k.cry (October 11, 01) (Revised November 12, 01)

  • CATCO 3" high flow cat installed. Hermoff 3" high flow cat removed. (October 13, 01)

  • KVR cross drilled rotors, silver cadmium plating, KVR carbon fibre pads (October 5, 01)

  • Magnecor 8.5mm spark plug wires (September 27, 01)

  • Dynomax Ultraflo muffler (17263) installed. Magnaflow muffler removed. (September 22, 01)

  • Konig Reign 17"x7" wheels and Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 215/45/WR17 tires. (August 17, 01)

  • Diablo Sport revised custom chip sfg0h7k.cry (July 25, 01) (Revised October11, 01)

  • BAT 19mm rear sway bar and bushings. (July 12, 01)

  • Stainless steel resonators installed after rear Y (July 7, 01)

  • Diablo Sport custom chip sfg0hd7k.cry (July 3, 01) (Revised July 25, 01)

  • CTA custom cat back exhaust system with Magnaflow muffler(14616). (June 23, 01)

  • Hermoff 3" high flow cat (June 23, 01) (Removed and replaced with Car Sound high flow cat  April 29, 03)

  • MSDS headers and y-pipe (Installed May 15, 01) (Removed July 2002 for supercharger install)

  • Ford Motorsports 9mm Race Wires (April 01)

  • Bosch Platinum +4 Plugs (April 01)

  • Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic oil (October 00)

  • Unorthodox Racing Ultra Street underdrive pulley (May 00) (Removed with supercharger install, replaced with stock damper)

Possible Future Appearance Modifications and Upgrades:

  • TBA

Appearance and Miscellaneous Mods

  • Extreme Dimensions/Carbon Creations Carbon Fiber Mirko Style Front Splitter installed. (July 29, 2017)

  • Kicker BT4 battery cable terminals installed. (February 24, 2017)

  • Custom billet aluminum SVT battery tie down installed. (November 9, 2016)

  • Headlight Switch White Face Overlay installed. (April 27, 2015)

  • Kenwood Head Unit KDC-BT852HD Head Unit installed. (April 12, 2015)

  • LED bulbs for interior and some exterior lights installed. (June 24, 2012)

  • Pre98 Centre Console installed with Redline Goods Leather armrest cover, shifter and ebrake boots, colour matched with Alchemy paint (September 11, 2011)

  • Rockford Fosgate 12" Punch Subwoofer installed. (October 28, 1010)

  • Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge installed. (June 25, 2008)

  • Installed Contour SE Pre98 trunk lid and taillights. (April 26, 2008)

  • Installed Top Shop Carbon Fibre eyelids (September 15, 2007)

  • Installed Redline Tuning Elite hood lift kit. (December 1, 2004)

  • Carbon Fiber One cowl hood installed (September 10, 2004)

  • Carbon Fibre IMRC cover installed. (July 6, 2004)

  • Diamond Plate floor mats installed. (May 30, 2004)

  • Autovation Technologies billet aluminum pedals installed. (May 11, 04)

  • Redline Tuning Hood Quick Lift Kit installed. (July 16, 03)

  • Lo-Tek Gauge pod with Autometer gauges installed. (May 8, 03)

  • Installed Battery Power Distribution Block from KnuKonceptz.com. (March 15, 03)

  • Midrace Performance midnight blue leather shift and ebrake boots installed. (May 31, 02)

  • Installed new SVT grille painted in Silver Frost. (May 29, 02)

  • Installed red anodized bolts and nuts in engine bay. (March 24, 02)

  • Recontented under hood light (September 19, 01)

  • Recontented high pitch horn (September 18, 01)

  • Recontented 1998 hood release with yellow plastic lever (September 16, 01)

  • Recontented interior door handle illumination (September 15, 01)

  • Recontented glove box light (September 1, 01)

  • Kenwood Head Unit KDC-X717, Memphis Amps and 5"x7"door speakers, (July 28, 01) (Head Unit removed April 12, 2015)

  • BN Motorsports white face HVAC panel face (July 20, 01)

  • Billet aluminum fuel door (July 18, 01)

  • OBX Aluminum Racing Pedals (July 8, 01)

  • Richbrook parking brake handle (July 7, 01)

  • Mesh grilles and rear bumper valance painted Silver Frost (May 01)

  • Eurolite Xenon foglight bulbs (893) (February 01)

  • Eurolite Xenon headlight bulbs (55w/65w). (October 00)

  • Recontented dash clock (June 00)

  • Windows Tinted (20% front doors, 5% rear doors and rear window) (June 00)

  • Momo gearshift knob (May 00) (Removed May 31, 02 with B&M shifter install)


 

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