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Old 10-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Zetec ATX to V8 Swap

okay so heres the story a Co-worker and his garage team really wants to do a FWD car to a RWD v8 so he suggested using my focus(what a great choice lol lucky me) im all for it he has a donor car a mustang 2 a rebuilt 302 bored over to a 306 and a 5 speed manual and driveshaft rearend gears form a a thrid gen fox

the donor car (Mustang 2) would be used for as much of the conversion as we need engine frame brake and and suspension swap?

so anyways my question is if im not gonna buy the conversion kit and they use this donor car to make the custom swap on my focus

anyone know what ill need thats not in the donor car that would be in the V8 focus kit that i seriously need to retain alot of my stock functions like the kit does?

i know there will be some serious welding going on and other custom fab which they can handle but what will it be anyone know? i just dont wanna agree to this to find down the road i need some serious dough or time to continue

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Its easier if you just use the Kugel kit.
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Its easier if you just use the Kugel kit.
i kno it will be easier but cost is my concern ive seen people say as low as $5,000 with providing your own v8 ,transmission,rearend, and driveshaft? i can get this done next to free if its not impossibly difficult
do u know how much the kugel kit runs?
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okay so i spoke with my Coworker he said if i get the $5,500 for the conversion kit we're gonna go all out and do a 331 stroker motor! transmission driveshaft and rearend it'll be awesome when it all happens ill try and make a build thread whenever all this goes down (anywhere form now till Feb 2010) tax return time
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