possible spi to zetec swap
I have recently come across a beautiful first gen focus se automatic that has just dropped a valve seat. I know the owner and they are willing to sell for around $400, nothing else is wrong with the car, it has new tires/brakes. my plan is do buy it to repair and sell. I already have replaced a piston and head on my old spi last summer. and it is still running strong. there is a parts zx3 5 speed with 100k on it nearby that I could get my hands on, they are willing to sell the engine and trans + wires for around $800, the problem is that the se is auto and the donor is mtx75. what's my best option? get the zetec? or buy a head + piston like last time. it was about $800 to get my old car running again so its really a matter of difficulty and what is worth the time. I have access to a garage, any ideas? opinions?
Last edited by lmcd314; 04-02-2013 at 10:46 PM.