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Old 01-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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I suppose this is a dumb question but why don't you just hang the good Zetec on the auto tranny in the zx3, then sell it and buy a car that has a manual in it? Then take the overheated zetec and sell it as a core to some engine rebuilder?

It seems to me the problem isn't going to be the ECU and wiring as much as all the mechanicals involved in putting a clutch pedal and shifter console in an auto - your going to have to find a donor car for all those parts.

There's tons of manual transmission Focus LX's that started out life with a SOHC engine that dropped valves and grenaded itself, that are in wrecking yards - surely you could find one of those - and that swap is far more commonly done.
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