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I just got a early Contour Zetec gasket, and have an engine builder at work going to re do the bolt holes on the Manifold. This pic shows how much they are off, and you will notice they are not even!! All my Fr intake manifolds are getting redone and hope to be able to offer these with all hardware to directly bolt up to the engine, including a gasket, and SVT alternator bracket, and a T/B adapter plate.

Chris



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Good luck Chris! Your making great progress!

Originally posted by Egz:


Was it designed for a different Zetec?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yes, I believe it was designed for the Escort ZX2 Zetec motor.



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Originally posted by Egz:
Was it designed for a different Zetec?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I think it was designed for the ZX2. I don't know what the differences are though.
 

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From some investigation, somebody has determined that the bolt patterns are the same, but the ports do not line up to the ZX2.

http://pub39.ezboard.com/fteamzx2ontariofrm14.showMessage?topicID=89.topic

I'm not sure how it bad it is to fit on the ZX3, but regardless, it will take some work to get this intake manifold to fit on either engines.

There are clearance issues with the ZX2 engine compartment... mainly with the alternator, as I recall.

I think other than bolt pattern and port alignment issues, you might want to check on clearance.
 

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if you guys want to know the new issue of HCI does a whole article on Focus Central and their different intake manifolds including the Ford Racing. they ran into many problems with the FR mainfold including having to relocate the alternator. get the issue it explains more in detail.

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That why I am offering this with a new intake manifold gasket, and a new SVT alternator bracket, that lowers the alternator, a new Throttle Body adapter plate, and all the holes redrilled for a DIRECT bolton product. with free shipping.

I have heard about the problems. Thats why i have done research to make ths is direct bolt on.
Ans show my progress on the way so everyone can see what I am doing.

Chris
 
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