Debacle; Reborn (Coming at some point... hopefully...)

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RustyZX3
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Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:39 am

Hello All!

Several of you may be familiar with a car known in the community as 'Debacle' or 'Rusty'

I am the son of Steve Powell, and we have owned the car for the last few years. When we purchased it, it was in quite the state of disrepair. Our goal with this car was to bring it back to its former glory, when Doughboy owned it. Over the years, this car has been through several blocks (Hence the name 'Debacle') one of these motors was a fully built block, that had been run out of oil.

Upon purchase of Debacle, we were given this block (Although, not in the car) The car had a stock Zetec when we bought it, whose rods later decided they wanted to live outside of the engine. 

I recently picked up the block from Zurno, and was able to salvage the JE 9.0:1 Forged Pistons and the Crower Billet rods, as well as the ARP Head & Main studs. Unfortunately, the crank and the rest of the block were damaged due to lack of oil.

This winter, I am planning on putting these rods and pistons into a new motor, turn up the boost slightly and eventually have the car retuned by Fernando, the car will also be receiving new suspension, as well as new Sparco Drift wheels.

If anybody has forgotten, I have included some Doughboy era pictures of Debacle, and some current pictures of Debacle. I am super excited to start this build, and bring this car back to it's former glory. 

Doughboy-Era:
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Current Photos:
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~2000 Boosted ZX3 'Debacle'~
Aerocharger Stage 3 Turbo/195whp/214wtq

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Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:22 pm

Cool Jake. More boost FTW!
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RustyZX3
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Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:15 am

[quote=HotRodWagon]Cool Jake. More boost FTW![/quote]
More boost is always a good thing! I can't wait to get this car back to it's full potential!
~2000 Boosted ZX3 'Debacle'~
Aerocharger Stage 3 Turbo/195whp/214wtq

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Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:52 am

The car has come a long way already, a little at a time. Keeps getting better and better.

-Steve
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:51 pm

Looks pretty damn good!

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RustyZX3
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:55 am

So, I picked this up on Sunday. It is a charcoal grey dashboard, out of a 2002 SVT, that is going into Debacle to complete the SVT Interior swap. 

I also picked up all of the charcoal grey interior trim pieces, and the SVT gauge cluster to put in the car as well. 

I am so excited to get work started on this project. Later this winter, I will be picking up an unmolested dash harness (This dash came with one, but the 2002+ harness is different than 00 & 01), and a Zetec to put all of the forged goodies into! 

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~2000 Boosted ZX3 'Debacle'~
Aerocharger Stage 3 Turbo/195whp/214wtq

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Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:51 am

Always proud to see your mechanical skills improving, you're getting to be quite the mechanic Jake!

-Steve (Dad) :)
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RustyZX3
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:55 pm

Hello All! It's been a while, but there is another update with Debacle.

Although the engine build did not happen this winter due to financial reasons, the car will be looking better than ever sitting on a set of 17x7" Rota Boost's! This car show season is going to be great fun with lots of fun people, so here's to 2017!

These photos are from Carlisle Ford Nationals (Focus Rising '16)
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~2000 Boosted ZX3 'Debacle'~
Aerocharger Stage 3 Turbo/195whp/214wtq

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