OK, I'm really friggin tired but here it goes...
The bore and stroke are the same. 84.8 and 88mm respectively.
The connecting rod big end bore (crankshaft bore) is 46.9mm for both. That means that the Focus rods will fit perfectly onto a Pre98 crank.
Did Ford just change the wrist pin from 20.63mm to 19mm and just move it up on the piston 0.185" to make up for the longer rods?
I guess I could yank a piston/rod out of my '96 engine and throw it in Hector's old '00 Zetec and see if one is lower that the other.
Holy crap I've gotta go to sleep.