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 Post subject: how i zetec'd my mk1,.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:07 pm 
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as theres been a lot of questions on fitting zetec into mk1 fiestas i thought id write a guide on how i did mine , ill start with a shooping list of what i used etc ,


first of are the normal xr2 bits such as,

mk1 xr2/1300 passenger side drive shaft ,

mk1 xr2/1300 gear box craddle and bearer ,

mk2 xr2/cvh engine mount ,

mk2 xr2/cvh drivers side drive shaft

mk2 xr2/cvh alternater bracket/tensioner

fiesta center style weld on engine mount so the mk2 mount bolts to the body ,

as for wiring , radiator and pipes etc i used the stuff from a mk3 xr2i/rs1800

exhaust was from the 2i too down pipe and manifold as the escort downpipe makes the lamba senser hit the front xmember ,

i had a copie of the 5 speed kit made up same as the fc one ,

also had a reversed version of the tiebar made up for the drivers side as this is needed to clear the corner of the sump and the zetec alternater , there are other ways round this but i choose this route ,

to get the bay ready for the zetec to bolt into it needs the 5 speed conversion doin unless your staying 4 speed , the drivers side mount on the inner wing need cutting off along with the battery tray and the cvh style mount welding on , this is so the mk2 xr2 engine mount bolts on and so it clears the cambelt , and you also need to dent or cut a small section of the inner wing to clear the water pump pulley but not that much ,

the sump needs the end peice by the flywheel cutting off so you can still bolt the box to the craddle ,

engine should now bolt in the car ,

the 2i rad will need a little fiddling to fit but isnt hard and the 2i rad pipes are the easyest to fit as they need just a small trimming for a near perfect fit , wiring is done same as stus guide ,

as you should already know it will need a fuel pump and swirl pot etc for the fuel side ,



if your goin 1800 then get the escort/fiesta engine otherwise you will have to get all the same parts as you would to fit a 2.0 to a mk1 or mk2 such as water pump , sump and pick up etc , ally inlet etc ,

once engine is in and wired/plumbed in you'll need to marry up the down pipe to the exhaust of your choice unless you fit a 4branch ,

as for the alternator belt i cut a old belt to size then went to halfords and found a belt that size to fit ,

when i first drove the fez with the 2.0 i was very impressed its a worth while conversion and not a very hard one to do ,

ive done this guide in a hurry so if i missed much then ask me and ill help all i can!,.

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Legend! Nice one Rodney, just a quick question though, what gearbox did you use in your Fiesta?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Thanks Rodney. Nice to see it all written down and know that I'm on track collecting the parts I need. One question.

RODNEY,. wrote:
fiesta center style weld on engine mount so the mk2 mount bolts to the body


Are there some pictures that can demonstrate this.

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Thanks for the info. :D


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havard01 wrote:
Legend! Nice one Rodney, just a quick question though, what gearbox did you use in your Fiesta?



well 1st off was a 1300 5 speed out off a mk5 escort , was a animal with this but it made 1st gear redundent and i found myself keep pullin away in second gear even with 15s on it , got it too 120 on the clocks racing a tuned civic but backed off there as i had images off pistons comin thru the bonnet to say hello , and i beat the civic lol,

i then fitted a 1600 box from a xr2/mk4 escort was still fast and showed 140 on the clocks very fast with 13s on it ,

i dont have many pics of the conversion anymore buts heres a couple i have showing the mounts ,

this shows after a had the engine fitted , i had to take it out leaving the engines bolt on mount in as it was easyer
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this is cut up ready for weldin in peice where i cut for water pump , (dont have to be this big tho) and the engine mount i used,
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engine dummy fitted ,
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this is it in and running before respray etc,
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RODNEY,. wrote:
havard01 wrote:
Legend! Nice one Rodney, just a quick question though, what gearbox did you use in your Fiesta?


I then fitted a 1600 box from a xr2/mk4 escort was still fast and showed 140 on the clocks very fast with 13s on it ,


Bloody hell! That is quick, did you get any 0-60 times for it?

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What throttle cable did you use mate ?


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nah no times on it mate , when i took it to its last ford fair it had a moody cv joint so i didnt wanna risk it on the strip ,

i used the xr2i cable matey,.

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