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Engine SV2 SVT ZX2

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    Well after back and forth with swapping the SVT engine into the wagon or ZX2, the ZX2 won the debate. I swapped the S/R PCM into the wagon, and it’s a blast to drive. I decided to pull the plug and yank the engine from the ZX2. I have had this car since 2004. It’s almost part of the family. I figure I’ll make a fun autocross car for my kids and I to enjoy. The engine is almost out already. Just started on it after lunch. Hopefully, we will be driving it tomorrow.

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    I got the old engine out. Everything is swapped onto the SVT engine. Should be running this time tomorrow As long as no tuning issues arise.
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    I got the engine swapped. Fit pretty well. Going to look very good. Had to change the accessories and the lower block support to fit. It’s in and almost ready to fire.

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    when i did this i used the block and head only from the svt. I had to swap over the windage tray and the oil pan as well as the accessories from the zx2. I ended up going back to the zx2 intake and the exhaust because i did not like the fit of the focus parts
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    Why did the intake and exhaust not work? The Focus parts are in and appear to fit. How did you like the power when it was finished?
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    As if this posting, I’m running the ZX2 injectors with the VCT disconnected. Going to get the engine fired up and running. Then install the VCT delete and gear. Or attempt to program the factory ZX2 PCM to work the intake VCT.
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    i have already answered this in my post

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    I spent most of the day making a wiring harness that will work with the SVT engine in the ZX2 chassis. Got the header looking good. Not sure why 4cylinder had issues, but mine looks factory. SVT intake manifold looks great. After talking to my engine tuner today, I decided to do the VCT delete along with the Kent Cams cam gear and lock the intake camshaft timing. Probably going to use a S/R engine computer. I think I’ll do a manual VCT controller to see where the engine performs the best at first. It’s came together quite well in 2 days. I had to repin the under hood fuse panel. I used the one from this car when I did the Zetec swap in the wagon. I found a under hood fuse block from a sedan and completely rewired it. Someone had left the bolt loose going to the 100a main fuse and it melted the block. Should be ready to fire tomorrow.
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    a picture of how you handled the transmission support will help people better understand the issue of fitment
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    Hmm,,,, 170 HP in a car about 200 lbs lighter than the Focus SVT. Probably a pretty good combo. It looks like the swap is really not that hard. I"d like to see more detailed info on how it went/ or is going. I just did the zetec into my wagon and I'm doing the basic bolt ons (underdrive pulley, headers, sr intake tube, open up filter housing, exhaust eventually) that will probably get me to about 150 HP. If there was a taller gear for 6th, you could probably get the highway mileage up. 25mpg in the focus is pretty bad for a compact car.
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    It’s about 300lbs lighter, and I am going to try and get it close to 2000 lbs. I don’t wanna just gut it, so I don’t know if that’s possible. The Getrag 6 speed has no overdrive in the Focus. I kept the original 5 speed in the ZX2. Just finished a complete SVT swap in my Focus Wagon. I guess I have a thing for wagons.

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    I installed the timing belt. Everything is going along. Got the power supply harness installed. I robbed it to use on another project car. Starter and alternator in and wired up. Tried a A/C eliminator pulley, but it wouldn’t fit. I guess I’ll hook the A/C up. The lines do not want to fit with this header. 3ECBA133-67CF-452A-B828-A609E95D2170.jpeg
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    i did 3 things to make the svt parts fit into the zx2. For this problem i swapped ac lines and compressor
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    I have made the high pressure fuel line and EVAP lines. Axles installed. A/C compressor is on, but disconnected. Going to have to find a manifold that will fit with the ZX2 compressor and SVT header.
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    Starter is on. Gotta straighten the radiator support from a previous run in with a ditch. Port A Power time. Wasn’t an issue with the original engine, but the enormousness of this header is not going to allow the radiator and fan to fit correctly. As soon as I’m close to ignition, something else doesn’t fit or problems arise. Just a bunch of piddly crap. Nothing major. I would do the swap again. Part of it is my doner vehicle was totaled in a front end collision, and part of it is my recipient was also crashed at some point in its life. I anticipated some of the SVT parts would not be useable. It’s mostly been the things that I would not have used anyway.
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    I went junk yarding today. Found a fuel filter bracket from a wagon. The ZX2 bracket would not clear the intake. FG-1114 Motorcraft fuel filter was needed. It has longer nipples, and I needed it for a custom fuel line. Put the CCRM in. Port-A-Powered the radiator support out, and the radiator fits great. Close. But clear. Engine fired up and runs smooth. I’ll try to load a video. Now it’s buttoning up the rest and off to the races.
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    Fan assembly will not fit in current condition. I want to keep it stock appearing. May have to get aftermarket fan(s).

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