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.