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I doubt its possible or else I would have heard of more people doing it, or the gains just didn't net enough horsepower to make it worth it. You could always swap in an SPI from a third gen, I think the 97 is the easiest to do as it use the same type of fuel system as the 2nd gens.
 

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to do it you would be swapping basically everything from a car with a 1.8, motor, tranny, wiring harness, ECU, Cluster?.

Most people dont do it because it is easier just to buy a car with a 1.8

Of course it makes perfect sense if you want a 4 door hatchback or a wagon with a 1.8.

I did it in a 92 wagon, so it is not impossible.

It's best to have a whole parts car so you can do a disk brake conversion at the same time, and you may as well get the bigger rear sway bar from a GT. If you are doing it to a hatchback then you can also pick up the GT ground effects.

SPI swap is quite a bit easier to do though
 

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I don't think he meant swapping his 1.9 to a 1.8, I think he meant putting a DOHC head on his 1.9 block.
 

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Yeah, you would be best off swapping a BP or a Zetec in it.
 

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Either one will be a pain. Zetec you can use your tranny, BP, you have to swap everything to over to an EGT. If you could get a Zetec engine harness and ecm you would be pretty good to go with the VCT, look at jeffescortlx's cardomain page, he did a zetec swap and is running it on the 1.9 ecm and tranny.
 

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alscort93 said:
Either one will be a pain. Zetec you can use your tranny, BP, you have to swap everything to over to an EGT. If you could get a Zetec engine harness and ecm you would be pretty good to go with the VCT, look at jeffescortlx's cardomain page, he did a zetec swap and is running it on the 1.9 ecm and tranny.
I thought his cars were spi swapped
 

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They are SPI swapped, 2 of them, but he did buy a sedan 5 speed that had a blown head gasket just to do a Zetec swap. I believe it is still up on his cardomain. It's a dark blue sedan, it's on one of his hatchback pages though.
 
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