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General Swap info, READ THIS FIRST NOOBS!!

Discussion in 'Engine Swaps' started by Josh_LX, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Buggaman2014

    Buggaman2014 FEOA Member

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    Your wagon is sick bro does it have a zetec zx2 under the hood or ?
  2. Buggaman2014

    Buggaman2014 FEOA Member

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    Ok so I didn't make it out to the junk yard today it was pouring rain and had to work late anyway I was thinking about it today at work and I remember reading this bit on the first page about the hybrid Hybrid

    The question of putting an SPI top end on a 1.9 Bottom end has be discussed, and tried. The net result is a better flowing head with a drastic drop in static compression due to the 1.9 being flat top piston and the 2.0 being domed. This is great for high boost turbocharging, but not suitable for naturally aspirated systems. So it's been done I'm wondering how it was done I remember Reading a bit that said an rpm controller had to be added to make up or run the dual ports something like that ok well in my shoes I would like to know why can't I use the 1.9 block and head only just swap those two items together in my 99 escort wagon se spi 2.0 engine bay take out the 2.0 head and block only so I would use everything stock except the 1.9 block and head can this be bolted in and run or is there a ton of sensor's on the new obd 2 setup that won't let the 1.9 run or will the manifolds not bolt up if that's the case how was the 2.0 head ran on the 1.9 2nd gen if I had time right now I'd just try it to see what happens lol because I own a few 2nd gen escorts and tracer's also just time is the main issue right now just need to get the new 3rd gen up and running ASAP as cheap as possible of course and reliable to don't want another stock 2.0 single spi motor unless the valve seats won't drop out of course somehow LoL
  3. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Zetec swap or build the hybrid that Mark(Diabloscort) built for his sedan. There's a thread he started in the engine swaps section that details what he did.

    Essentially he swapped out a 2.0 SPI head for a first gen GT HO head and bolted it to the 2.0 bottom end. Doing this or any other hybrid will force you to use a standalone ECU like a Megasquirt.

    My suggestion would be to swap in the Zetec and swap out the stock computer for an S/R computer. The fuel maps and other specs are more performance oriented on that and it's from the factory. This would be the easiest and cheapest way to do this. PM me if your interested in obtaining an S/R ECU and I'll quote you a price.

    John
  4. steven777

    steven777 FEOA Member

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    the zetec swap is so easy the only things i changed for the zetec was the fuel filter bracket underhood wiring used my split port manual trans on my first swap the evap bracket from the zx2 on the fire wall it will run and drive but no ac I ended up modding a zx2 wiring harness and switching it out anything you need help with let me know i have done two of these swaps unnamed (2).jpg
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    I agree but I'm biased! LOL!

    When I had the SPI/F4AE the car ran fine but that annoying vibration that the SPI's tend to have was getting on my nerves. I followed the Ford announce and it did reduce some of the vibration but there was still enough that the steering wheel would vibrate pretty hard.

    When I swapped the Zetec it was like night and day. Ran smooth and without issue.

    John
  6. steven777

    steven777 FEOA Member

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    I'm planning to turbo mine and put an svt focus 6 speed in my car
  7. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Don't the SVT 6 speeds have the same final drive as the G5M?

    John
  8. steven777

    steven777 FEOA Member

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    I could not find the ratios of the svt I do know it is a far stronger transmission
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  10. steven777

    steven777 FEOA Member

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    Really it will be about the the same amount of work to put either transmission in an escort the 6 speed is a better transmission plus it is just cool to have a 6 speed in an escort

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