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Old 02-23-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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zetec/duratec rwd swap into pickup? ???????

The low down- cali smog suck,to be smog exempt it has to be 1974 and older. I love the turboed zetec/duratecs alot. I found a 73 ford courier(small truck like a ranger) and been thinking of swapping in a built zetec or 2.3 duratec 5 spd. I know I need the motor and the ecu/all wiring harnesses and probably a 5spd from a newer ranger or custom bell housing. Return style fuel system. Then a custom turbo system. I know the ranger came with a 2.3 also so maybe looking for a complete drop out of one of those also. Opinions and help appreciated


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That is making a Focus RWD, but I imagine the information about the driveline will be helpful.
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I found the bell housing to mate a t5 to the 4 banger. So I guess just need to find a 2.3 duratec w/engine harness and pcm the rest is cake
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I found the bell housing to mate a t5 to the 4 banger. So I guess just need to find a 2.3 duratec w/engine harness and pcm the rest is cake
Just get an SVO mustang!!!!
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Just get an SVO mustang!!!!
1980 still smog :( think of it like putting a newer sr20 in a pre smog Datsun pickup. The courier is the same size as a Datsun. But ford with a ford in it. I can show polish and podercoat everything crazy and not worry about hiding anything cause of smog exempt!
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wrong 2.3 for the svo as well, though not a bad idea.
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wrong 2.3 for the svo as well, though not a bad idea.
True but it's still a badass car. I would love to own one

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Don't want the single cam lol
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