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    Default Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    So I was bashing around a bit and found this, It's a stat housing from an old Contour 2.0.

    It's a one piece solid moulded housing with threaded inserts in the top, bottom and front cover.

    Looks to be a much more solid piece than the SVT housing and it appears to me that it'll work with a very small amount of effort.

    On to the pics, it's the Contour housing on the left and the SVT on the right.













    Now the sensor in the pic I'm not sure about as I have no way to tell if it's properly calibrated but it's got the same wiring connector and it's threaded although it will require a threaded bushing adapter to use it in this housing as the hole in the top is much larger than the sensor and I don't have a threaded plug for the bottom hole.

    The stat o-ring is the same as on the Focus, I do not have the bolts for the stat cover either but they should be easy enough to find.

    For the housing, sensor and the front cover it's $61.00.

    So, anyone up for an adventure in test fitting?

    EDIT- Here's what currently comes with the updated housing.

    Last edited by FORDSVTPARTS; Jan 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM.
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    Default Re: Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    How come you're not charging 300 dollars for it?! Can you laser etch it to say Tousley Ford?
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    ^^^ ROFL haahahha
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    He will get at least $150 for a silver sharpie autograph on it.
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    Default Re: Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    Update, the contour sensor uses identical resistance to the focus. But why would you need an additional sensor on the t-stat housing? Wouldn't a pipe plug fit in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid_02_ZX3 View Post
    Update, the contour sensor uses identical resistance to the focus. But why would you need an additional sensor on the t-stat housing? Wouldn't a pipe plug fit in there?

    I'm not entirely sure I understand your post.

    The SVT sensor is a push in style so it won't work in the threaded housing which is why I was looking at this other sensor.

    The lower hole will just require a blanking plug but at least this time it wouldn't be the push in type thats been so fond of leaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid_02_ZX3 View Post
    He will get at least $150 for a silver sharpie autograph on it.
    Now that's a good idea
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    Default Re: Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    Interesting. What year Contour is that housing off of? I just bought a new SVT housing for my yellow car so I shouldn't be needing one for a while, but next time I'm at the junk yard I might pull one off an older Contour and take a look. It does look a little beefier and might make a nice option if it can be made to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird View Post
    Interesting. What year Contour is that housing off of? I just bought a new SVT housing for my yellow car so I shouldn't be needing one for a while, but next time I'm at the junk yard I might pull one off an older Contour and take a look. It does look a little beefier and might make a nice option if it can be made to work.
    Thanks for asking that question, it made me do some more looking and I found a better housing.

    The second one I found is from a 2000 Contour and has the properly sized hole in the top for the sensor I posted pics of previously.

    Here it is compared to the '95 Contour housing I posted before,



    It's $44.00 for the housing alone then you'd need the water outlet and sensor plus a plug for the bottom hole.

    So for the whole works it's $94.00 plus shipping, that's the housing, outlet, sensor, stat, stat o-ring and outlet bolts.
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    I volunteered to be a guinea pig. Ordered from Steve "The Man" today
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    Default Re: Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    If you are looking for someone to test this, consider me in also. Are you offering any sort of reduced price for us "guinea piggies"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey5421 View Post
    If you are looking for someone to test this, consider me in also. Are you offering any sort of reduced price for us "guinea piggies"?
    Bmylez got free shipping

    It's only going to take one or two people to verify that this all works as it should and theres no reason it shouldn't work.
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    I'm looking forward to having one less part prone to failure. I was telling Steve he needs to research a cheap but durable clutch master cylinder! I already have the billet DSI lever...I can't think of any other little parts that fail...any other ones that people know of?
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    Default Re: Who wants to be a guinea pig-stat housing?

    There is someone in the FI forum that is using a modified alloy stat-housing.

    http://forums.focaljet.com/forced-in...zetec-svt.html

    Its for a Ford Fiesta RS1800 Zetec. They are going to look into the availability for more units...granted its over the Atlantic, but the price should be better than other metal versions.

    If I had a spare 100 sitting around I would call to grab the 2000 stat-housing from you, and the other goodies. Screw in for the win!
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    I think you're looking for one of these:




    http://passionford.com/forum/general...-housings.html

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