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Offline Edomaita1704

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13b engine swap
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:47:42 PM »
I have an 04' mazda 3 hatchback, anyone know or know someone who can tell me if an rx7 13b engine would fit with a bit of tinkering?

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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 01:49:36 AM »
i don't see how it would fit at all.. the Mazda 3 is a front wheel drive and the RX7 is a rear wheel drive.. the chassis is completely different... maybe someone else can shed some light on this?

you might be better off finding a complete engine/brakes and suspension system from a written off MPS...
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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 02:12:10 AM »
Let's say you did manage to drop in a rotary engine - how do you expect to get the electronics to work with it? I doubt the car would even start.

I would be amazed if you could pull this off.
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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 11:44:36 AM »
Well ive seen cossie lumps dropped into fiestas which theoretically shouldn't work but do so im at least goin to give it some thought.......

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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 12:38:37 PM »
This is the funniest thread I've seen in ages.. Are you serious ??   I suggest you do a lot more research before you even consider this approach.

If your other thread continues on the same subject I shall be merging them together.
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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 01:06:05 PM »
I think it is possible, but it would be a lot cheaper to buy new MPS  :)

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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 01:11:20 PM »
Yeam i'm completely serious. I've had a look at the 13b engine and 04' 3 sub frame measurements and with a couple custom made parts then technically it could work with a lot of hard work

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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 01:12:26 PM »
I'd like to see Top Gear do this. That would be funny. :)
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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 01:14:46 PM »
You cant put a price on one offs haha

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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 01:15:44 PM »
The comedy of it all would be enough payment alone. :)
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Re: 13b engine swap
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 01:15:44 PM »