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Old 06-13-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Rear wheel drive

I know it's possible to convert a Focus to a V8 rear wheel drive. But is it possible to keep the original Zetec? Yes I know I could swap in a V6 and yada yada yada.

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- Kugel engine cradle modified for the 2 liter
- T56 trans with custom bell housing
- Kugel front suspension & steering components
- Kugel rear suspension crossmember & FOX Mustang rear end or a modified Escape rear suspesion.
- Fox Mustang fuel tank


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Old 06-13-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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- Fox Mustang fuel tank

Not enough room.

My Wagon with under floor tank;





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Old 06-13-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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That sucks, there's less room than I thought. At least now I have an idea how to mount a fuel tank, but I'm wondering if there is room for a slightly larger tank.
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Haha, never thought of it that way... a V8 with a 14 gallon tank would have issues.

With all the extra weight of a RWD system and the added driveline rotational mass, would the Zetec still hold it's own?
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Not sure how much more weight there would be. And the weight distribution would probably be much better.
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www.quad4rods.com sell a bellhousing to mount up mustang trans.I've been planning on do this for years
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www.quad4rods.com sell a bellhousing to mount up mustang trans.I've been planning on do this for years
Not sure if it would work with the T-56, but I guess a T-5 would still work ok.

On another note, I noticed a T-9 adapter... Which makes another idea I had rolling in my head do-able... SVT 2.0 powered Merkur....
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I'm wondering if there is room for a slightly larger tank.
Remember mine is a Wagon which is 12 inches longer at the rear than a Hatch.

Yes, there is more room.
I left plenty of space around my tank, which is about 6.5 U.K gallons, (7.8 U.S) as people seem to comment about cars getting crushed and tanks exploding
I have about 6 inches clear at the front , back and both sides to the exhausts.

My tank is 27 inches long, (side to side) 10 inches wide (front to back) and 7 inches high (top to bottom). With a small sump under for the fuel pick up.


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So I could easily fit a TCI 15 gallon fuel cell which is 30''L x 9''W x 12''H, another benefit would be having a bladder like in some forms of racing.
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Remember mine is a Wagon which is 12 inches longer at the rear than a Hatch.

Yes, there is more room.
I left plenty of space around my tank, which is about 6.5 U.K gallons, (7.8 U.S) as people seem to comment about cars getting crushed and tanks exploding
I have about 6 inches clear at the front , back and both sides to the exhausts.

My tank is 27 inches long, (side to side) 10 inches wide (front to back) and 7 inches high (top to bottom). With a small sump under for the fuel pick up.


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