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Old 08-31-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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I need help planning for the future

OK guys here's my idea. When I graduate from college I want to make my car a rwd beast. The thing is I would much rather use my zetec with a turbo of course. I guess what I am asking is what would I do for a transmission/ drivetrain? I would like to have a 6spd tranny if possible. If no 6 spd isnt there a bell housing you can buy to bolt up some years of the mustang's trans?

I was also thinking about retaining an IRS setup in the rear. Any input would be nice I would like to start a parts list and a source for those parts. I know lots of custom work would need to be done. I have alot of ideas if I can figure a way to make this work.

The reason I want to use the zetec is because thats what I have now and I feel it would be easier to not have to deal with making a custom wiring harness.


I hope someone on here can help me and any help will be appreciated. Please dont tell me about how hard it will be or that I should go with some other engine.


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Old 09-01-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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I kind of figured this would happen if I posted in the engine swap area.
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There is a bellhousing to bolt the t-5 to the zetec but it costs 475 and good luck finding one used, not too many hobbyists part out midget hot rods. I plan to make my own, by combining the mtx bellhousing to the t-5 in order to keep the mechanical/adjustable clutch cable system rather than the hydraulic. Getting alot of used parts and making alot of them also, you could probably do it for 4 grand.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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AWESOME finnaly someone to help. Thank you so much. 4k isnt too bad I think if I do want I want itll be like 10k but itll be over several years.

is there anyway to get the bell housing I mean the way this looks if I have to shell out 475$ then so be it.
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quadsforrods is the only local place (aka us) that makes one. The zetec is pretty popular overseas for rwd kit/ engine swaps.
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I guess Ill have to start looking around and see what I can dig up.
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I just looked at the website and they have some interesting stuff. WHat would you do about a clutch/flywheel package?
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using the mustang 4 cyl t-5 I went with the zetec flywheel/pressure plate with the mustang clutch disk.
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I forget the part number for the pilot bearing
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ah ok that makes sense
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