Drivetrain - Can I swap a GT G5M tranny with a zx2 G5M tranny? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)
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Drivetrain Can I swap a GT G5M tranny with a zx2 G5M tranny?

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by GreenleafRacers, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. GreenleafRacers

    GreenleafRacers New Member

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    Hey everyone, this weekend I locked my manual transmission for my GT up while racing. I can't find any GT transmissions for sale near me, but I have multiple Escort ZX2 trannys in the shed. From what I saw on the forum, both are G5M transmissions with the same internals, but the bell housings are different, and it is not just a simple swap.

    What I am hoping someone can help me with is:
    1) If the internals are the same, what prevents me from simply swapping the bell housing? What else do I have to do to make it work?
    2) Has anybody completed this type of swap, and do you have any advice/directions I could follow?

    I could be wrong about some of this, so please (kindly) correct me. I'm new to racing and my transmission knowledge is very limited. Any help is appreciated!
  2. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    As far as I know, the bellhouse swap is all that is needed. Gearings should be the same between ZX2 and GT transmissions.

    John

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