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Hi iam new to this can any one help me on converting my 1.8 engine to a 2.2 tdci out of a Mondeo I do have the full car as a doner

Iam considering fitting the engine and 6 speed box as well as the mondeo loom and possible the hubs disc and drive shafts I pursume they will need shortening and the splines recutting

But I guses it's not that simple

Any help you be great

Thanks Gibbo

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It sounds like this build is just a little out of your "do-it-yourself" level.  You might want to find a shop with an adventurous mechanic, and float it by him.  Just trying to get ideas from people online, then playing Dr. Frankenstein sounds dangerous.  I wish you all the luck though.  It's something I can't do.  The mere fact that I know where my limits are, stops me.  I once had a crazy idea to drop a Ford 302 crate engine into a salvage yard Mazda RX7.  But once I figured out that I did not have the knowledge, tools, or shop to do it in, I quickly factored in what it would cost to pay a mechanic.....and my dreams were killed.  Actually, I had help.  My ex was a real dream killer.  She sprinkled reality into every one of my hopes and dreams.  She kept reminding me that I was too old, fat, bald, and short to play in The NBA.  She kept pointing out that no matter how many videos I made, and posted online, the adult video business was not knocking on our door because Ron Jeremy did his own stunts.  She kept inviting her mother over, to remind me of what she would eventually turn into.

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It's actually a DIY level job with some fabrication, motor mounts + something minor.

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3 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

It sounds like this build is just a little out of your "do-it-yourself" level.  You might want to find a shop with an adventurous mechanic, and float it by him.  Just trying to get ideas from people online, then playing Dr. Frankenstein sounds dangerous.  I wish you all the luck though.  It's something I can't do.  The mere fact that I know where my limits are, stops me.  I once had a crazy idea to drop a Ford 302 crate engine into a salvage yard Mazda RX7.  But once I figured out that I did not have the knowledge, tools, or shop to do it in, I quickly factored in what it would cost to pay a mechanic.....and my dreams were killed.  Actually, I had help.  My ex was a real dream killer.  She sprinkled reality into every one of my hopes and dreams.  She kept reminding me that I was too old, fat, bald, and short to play in The NBA.  She kept pointing out that no matter how many videos I made, and posted online, the adult video business was not knocking on our door because Ron Jeremy did his own stunts.  She kept inviting her mother over, to remind me of what she would eventually turn into.

Thanks I've got the know how the tools etc I just don't want to do the job twice I've done some quite big customs jobs in the past I've converted a transit to adopt a chevy different which included loads of lath work and cast iron welding I wanted a lower gear ratio as I was putting a bigger diesel engine in my van and didn't want it screening at high speed this was just one of the projects I've done in past.

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You have more skill, tools, and shop space than a lot of us.  That is so cool.  I wish I could do what you're doing.

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20 minutes ago, Fifty150 said:

You have more skill, tools, and shop space than a lot of us.  That is so cool.  I wish I could do what you're doing.

I Just live in a normal house and a decent size garage and normal salary. I always do my work outside in the UK weather in between showers etc lol I did all lathe work at work in my dinner hour which took a few weeks 

Youle be suprised what most of you can do. Just do it will always take you longer but if you keep at it you will get there.

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Ha, ha!  The learning curve being taking apart your car and not being able to put it back together.  

 

Truth is, here in The U.S.A., there is an auto service in just about every neighborhood.  The demand is so high, that they have become nationwide chains, and aggressively compete with advertising and coupons.  What that means is that even though we Americans love driving our cars, most can't even hange their own oil.  

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