Thats in the Focus. The Focus has a different tranny than the Escort. In the Escort, the Zetec has the G-series trans that white-lightning was talking about and swapping a Focus trans in is more trouble than its worth.like2ride said:You see a lot of people running 370-450 hp with the zetec tranny without too much of a problem.
After you have some made come on back and say that all over again ...LOLfastturboescort said:yea but what you fail to realize is that you can have pistons and rods made at your local race machine shop for about if not cheaper than the ztec rods so its not all that diffrent but if you just want to bolt stuff on thats fine but a little bit of custom work never hurt anyone either
Why are you so worried about the internals? I used to think that these engines were worthless. Until i took the time to READ through the site, and read up as much as i can. I'm still learning, so I won't claim to be an expert. But the SPI is clearly capable of 200+hp with proper tuning. Sure, you could go with a N/A build, but I believe that with bolt on applications, you're only looking at <150hp, then you could start shelling out money on custom made stuff, which is great if you have money, but i sure don't. I believe someone else on the forums is building a 1g CVH, and yes, they are willing to put the money into it, and I'm really excited to see that build.like2ride said:Everything like the internal block parts are hard to find. The only ones that you can find is over see's for the 1.6 and the american block is bigger than that. Now I have managed to find quite a few zetec rods and pistons. Is it possible for you to put the zetec crank, rods, and pistons (Flat tops not 4 valve releif) in the SPI block. If it is then its game on then.
Poor probe.sedanman said:yes. and if you get a ZE swap be sure and put in an aftermarket oil pump and a bigger filter off a ZR1. or else. :lmao: