We've got 1 engine to swap, but 2 to pull! The into picture shows the end result of a somewhat repetitive process, as the Transit Connect and the Focus ST engine bays are quite similar, with familiar connections from bay-to-bay.
Last time that we checked in, the Focus ST had been prepped for the start of the "pull" process. With just a few major mounts disconnected, we had an empty-bay!
After the pull; repeat! After removing the Transit Connect front fascia, we itemized (made a master list) of all important connections, and then proceeded with second engine pull.
Vaccar's Master Garage might have the Transit Connect engine bay looking a little lonely, but it's also ready to make a home for the Focus ST drivetrain!
8/16/2017 12:54:52 pm
Awesome build! I'm excited to see the final product. What are you guys doing about suspension? Will any of the Focus ST parts match up for that?
11/7/2017 08:47:06 am
Any updates? Is the Transit Connect ST running?
6/21/2018 01:58:10 pm
I saw a start-up vid on a Ford forum...I can't wait for this build to be complete. I want to do something similar with another Ford platform.
1/9/2019 02:07:58 pm
Any new updates? Considering a Transit Connect, and the availability of parts you may offer for this conversion.
12/23/2019 05:54:51 pm
Any updates on this conversion? I’m VERY interested in doing something like this with my 2015 TC.
4/28/2020 02:45:48 pm
I am PERSONALLY tackling a similar project...a manual transmission-swapped 2015 Transit connect. I see no "finished" project updates and am curious if I might win the title of the "First manual transmission 2nd gen Transit Connect in the U.S.A. to be daily driven"
7/24/2022 03:30:46 pm
Seeing how Aaron always has his hands full with other projects and forgets to update any of his build threads scatted all about the web.. I locate this image while search Reddit. On reddit and other sites, Aaron claims he completed this "ST" commissioned build: So this is the latest and final update. https://www.evshift.com/168750/aaron-vaccars-contribution-2018-ford-transit-connect-st-w-19-ford-focus-wheels-a-finished-commissioned-project/
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