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Well, both Zetec and SPI use the same automatic transmission, so there has to be some similarities. I know one guy in particular who did the swap, but unfortunately, I haven't seen him on the boards in a long time or I would ask him what needed done.
 

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I guess you could go to FJ and try to PM or email "Gigaherz."

Super cool guy. He has helped me with damn-near everything I've done on my car! Some of you may remember him because he is the one that's been working on a turbo setup for YEARS now...when it's done, it'll be a monster -- that is, if it isn't done already.
 

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The answer is "NO", you would have to swap the engine too...
 

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The answer is "NO", you would have to swap the engine too...
Seriously? Do you guy's just make this stuff up as you go along? Do you have any evidence to back up your answer?

eh! stop giving out wrong info people! If you dont know, then dont give advice.

The Zetec and SPI & 1.9 have the same bell housing. (many other ford blocks do to, 1.6 CVH, both tempo 2.3 and OHV 2.3, and Valcan 3.0 and I'm sure there's more)
Tin_maddong is right, auto is the same damn tranny!
Gigaherz did the swap to a MTX-75, he did a few other things to at the same time to, but IIRC the tranny swap was straight forward.

The only problems you'd come across is: If you need to use the Zetec flywheel, it uses larger hardware then the CVH, you'd have to find some shims/bushings for the CVH flywheel bolts.
And I dont know if the focus SPI halfshaft mounting on the block is the same as the Zetec.
Axles and spindals should not be a problem.
 

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Sorry for the misinformation, not sure where I picked it up, but at least I learned something from this thread.
Maybe I got it from all the previous threads of trying to swap a MTX-75 into an auto SPI? Don't remember now...
 

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The bellhousing is different even though they use the same 4F27E auto. They are a different trans. The MTX wont bolt up and an adaptor plate would be super expensive also.
 

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The bellhousing is different even though they use the same 4F27E auto. They are a different trans. The MTX wont bolt up and an adaptor plate would be super expensive also.
What part of "The SPI and Zetec have the same bell housing pattern" dont you understand?
 
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