Hey everybody. Here´s the poop on the swap. I just got the 1.9HO out of my car today. It was a biotch, but I managed. Blood was shed and swears were said, but it was all for the greater good. So after working all day doing that I came to the conclusion that the 1st gen 5 speed WILL NOT FIT the Zetec. So all you inspiring to be like me take note. But all is not lost. Now I´ll have to brag a bit. I figured since my tranny won´t fit, I would look for one online. I found an SVT 6 speed on ebay, I wanted it soooooooo bad, but the bank account said nu uh. So I kept looking. (BTW any richies out there who want a 6 speed for their ZX2 or zetec swapped 2nd gen it still has 4 days and it was at $660 but still below reserve) So as I was looking my second choice of tranny poped up. A ZX2 MTX-75 5 speed. It HAD a Buy It Now price of 399.99, so I said yoink, that bastard is mine. Wooo Hooo. So not only will I have a bitchen ass Zetec in my 1st gen I´m gonna have a ZX2 tranny as well. The reason the ZX2 5 speed was my second choice is because it has a 4.10 diff gear as opposed to the 3.73 in the regular MTX-75 This thing is gonna ROCK!! Not a Focus or Honda on the street will be able to touch me given the fact that there is such a considerable weight difference in my advatange over the ZX2 and the Focus. As far as the rest of the swap, the Zetec I bought was out of an auto tranny car, so the ECU is wrong and the wireing harness is wrong too. Not to mention there is a flexplate instead of a flywheel at the back end of the crank. I´m collaberating with some guys at focaljet.com (a Focus forum not too much different than this great site) that are looking into puting Auto´s into their Manual equiped Foci(plural for focus) to try to swap ECU´s and harnesses. As far as fitment goes, I´m still pretty sure it won´t be too hard to shoe horn under the hood, my main concern is how the CV joints will work out. I need to see if I can get some specs on their length, and the distance between the spindles. I also ordered a Focus shop manual CD so I can get all the info about the wiring. So the easy (easy being relative to the rest of the project ahead) part is over, so now I´m going to have to pull the magic wand out of my toolbox and do that voodoo that I do so well when it comes to cars. Wish me luck.
Pimp: When you get yours up and running....we can do the same swap to mine right? But I´m going the extra mile and hit up the SVT 6-spd. :iconbiggrin: Nobody will suspect a thing with the "LX" badge. :wink: What do you guys think?
I didn´t say Bloating, I said Gloating. It would suck if you got bloated. Well for you atleast. And I was talking about how your head was getting too big to fit my monitor screen. I just casually mentioned that I can work magic. You were all "Look at me. I´m so smart. Everyone bow to me." Tell you what. You keep chatting with me for another year, and mybe then you will be that awsome. :wink:
This message was edited by: Pimp_scort_89_GT on 12-01-2003 23:02 ]
Yea Siragan, I thought you were the "Scort God." You should know all about the Zetec. :wink: And you should have told me my tranny wouldn´t mount to a Zetec before I went and bought one, then had to buy a new tranny to fit it. J/K dude, your such a trip sometimes.
hey pimp scort can u take pictures of ure motor mounts and possibly measure them. i am very interested in this mod ever since i rode in rips zx2. that engine is so great. good luck and keep me posted. thanx
Will do bro. I gotta get some first though. The engine I bought didn´t have any, plus I´m probably going to have to weld some new mount points on the frame as well. I wil take pis and measurments an document the whole thing though.
What kind of engine and tranny combo specifically? The reason being is that I´m trying to build a ´scort similar to the Rally Ford Escort in the game Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec. Here´s a look if you haven´t seen it:
I´d like to make 4WD for the sake of authenticity and badassness but unfortunately I´m tired of trying to find info on 4wd drive conversions. So I´ll turn it into a street racing car. I want a 302 in it but I to must think economically. So I´d be oblidged if you could offer info on engine swap combos as well as Turbocharging my ´scort. ThanX.