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    Thread: JD's old articles: Fastiva

    1. Member Dobes's Avatar
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      10-12-2011 12:56 PM #1
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      10-12-2011 01:18 PM #2
      Awesome. A guy in our club has a beat-to-hell Festiva with the engine/transmission from a ~92 Protege ES. 125 HP, revvy as hell. That thing is awesome; I'd imagine the 1.6T out of the 323GTX would make it even better.
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      10-12-2011 01:19 PM #3
      I was just talking about these with my brother yesterday...

      will have to read later tho.

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    4. 10-12-2011 02:31 PM #4
      The Festiva was my first car...I always wanted to soup it up

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      10-12-2011 03:03 PM #5
      I remember reading this article when that issue dropped and thinking "I WANT THAT!"
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      10-12-2011 05:11 PM #6
      I missed this one. I used to read GRM off-and-on, it's a great mag. Builds like this make me happy.
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      10-12-2011 05:13 PM #7
      yes, love it. there's plenty of videos online with people piecing together their own kits. its rad.
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      10-12-2011 05:52 PM #8
      I can't believe this article is a decade old. I remember receiving that issue in the mail and immediately looking for a rust free Festiva. One was never found, and I moved on to VW's. We all make mistakes.


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      10-13-2012 12:11 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by weezintrumpeteer View Post
      The Festiva was my first car...I always wanted to soup it up
      Soup it up?



      I like the suped-up spelling better.
      It suggests super and not a hot liquid treat in a bowl.


      Too bad the Festiva never got he factory hot rod treatment.
      The Ford/Mazda parts bin could have made for one fun and cheap car.
      But then again- they didn't want the Festiva to be faster than the Escort GT.
      heck- we didn't even get a mazzer 1.8 turbo Escort.
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    10. 10-13-2012 02:21 PM #11
      I know this car personally. It was epic when fresh. Sadly, after he sold it to some kid it was getting bagged into the ground and then was mysteriously "vandalized" to the point of being totalled. Another guy has been very slowly putting it back together last i heard and should be back on the streets in the not too distant future.

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      10-13-2012 02:46 PM #12
      Still prefer this over that.
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      10-13-2012 02:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownA34DR View Post
      Still prefer this over that.
      Sure, but the Shogun was an expensive beast to build.
      The Fastiva is more of a personal project car build.
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