OK, so I'm gonna just revamp this whole intro thing. I'm Brian, and I'm a 20 year-old college kid from Southwestern PA. This is Zoann, my adored 2000 Ford Blue ZX3 which is mostly stock, except for the lighting and other very minor details. Be sure to check back often though, as I have plans in store for her, such as exhaust and other fun goodies. Also be sure to check out page 4 for my other toy, a 1952 MGTD that is now in the process of full restoration!
Update 9 - 12 -05
Once again it seems like I wait forever to update, only this time my excuse is that I've been busy with school and stuff and haven't gotten much free time to play around with the car. So anyway, after I put my white face gauges in I decided I should do something else to "spice up" my interior since it was already gutted and went ahead and painted all my vents to colormatch the car (what fun it was matching the paint, grr). So anyway, here's a couple pics:
And you're not cool unless you're representin' with Thundercats floormats! haha
I also ordered an SVT Front Grille last week because my stock piece was starting to get faded and cracked up, but I guess that's what happens when it's used and abused for 55K miles, heh. So ya, here's the process of the new grille installation:
Nothing in there, haha
And viola, the finished product!
Update 8 - 6 - 05
Boy it's been forever since I've updated this thing. OK, since the last time I updated, I've since added a Focus Sport front strut tower bar and some very nice MAC Performance White Face Gauges to the ride. So without any further ado, I'll just get straight to the pics:
Zoann all cleaned up this afternoon:
Focus Sport Front Strut Tower Bar:
The New Engine Bay:
MAC Performance White Face Gauges and APC Carbon Fiber Gauge Bezel Overlay:
Update 7 - 12 - 05
Alright so I finally got some extra spending money and time off from work, so I decided to go ahead and make my own custom cold air intake using K & N parts. I found the entire tutorial on www.myfordfocus.com so feel free to go there or ask me if you wanna know how to do it for yourself.
After I installed my new K & N Filtercharger in the stock Focus airbox, I removed that annoying air box resonator to give it a throatier sound, then designed this custom downpipe to increase my airflow even more:
Now the Focus is K & N Approved!
The funky little warning sticker that came in the box was just too good to throw away, so I felt the urge to incorporate that into the engine bay:
Now the new and improved engine bay, and I can already notice a horsepower increase with this simple little install. Probably the best 50 bucks I've spent yet on my baby.
Update 4 - 7 - 05 (OK, not much of an update to the Focus, but still..)
More Exotic, More Extreme :) My favorite guitar company:
A side angle showing my two favorite sponsors: Focus Sport and SDAC (what irony, haha)
This one's for you Billy, the Ford driver is now SDAC proud!
Wow I haven't updated this thing in forever, mainly because I haven't taken any new pictures lately. I'll throw up a quick picture of my new headlights though. They're 8000K compressed Xenon bulbs from www.eurodezigns.com
This was taken this past fall here in town, I just never got a chance to upload it. This Probe may need a complete engine, but still, wow..
This is me standing next to the love of my life. I love how my car and my house match, haha..(By the way, that's my mom's 2000 Cadillac Catera in the background in case you're wondering..)
A front shot of my baby all cleaned up after a trip to the car wash this afternoon.
And you know no Cardomain.com page can be completed without an ass shot...
It almost looks like she's smiling...either that or I'm just stupid.
My newly-acquired clear sidemarker lights, adding to my European Focus appearance plans (all thanks to Ebay!).
That's right, I'm cheesy enough to get down on my knees and get a close-up of the ZX3 badging. Not everyone can be quite THAT cool..
The stock rims that will be removed once summer gets here for my 17" Motegi's (well, I have to buy them first, but you get the idea..).
So far my only interior pic, as the inside of my car isn't nearly as clean as the outside. My buddies enjoy hurdling trash in my Focus on our weekly Sheetz runs, so once I clean all that crap out, I'll take some good interior pics.
The powerplant of my baby, the 2.0L DOHC 16-V ZETEC engine, in my opinion one of the smoothest running engines ever created, at least by Ford.
A close-up of the engine badging.
Pics of Zoe, my very 1st ZX3, can be found on Page 2.
Also, pics of cars I've drooled over at various car shows can be found on page 3!
Our project car can be found on page 4!