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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:50 AM   #41
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Put a Suzuki Hayabusa motor in it.

1300cc

Check out this link you will understand why.

http://www.daxcars.co.uk/rush/index.htm

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:52 AM   #42
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I'd get shot down by most of the torque loving rednecks on this site, but I'd go with a NA 4 cyl myself.


...wrecked miata and swap it all over. Both the 1.6 and the 1.8s are nice, would compliment the car well.....


...SVT Focus motor ...
A lot of good motor options, but all way too pricy

Early miatas only push 100hp, the later ones (that I would be able to afford) still only hit 140hp.

the NA Focus/Ranger 2.3L motor (151hp/154tq) is 216 lbs shipped out of the factory. That does not include front accesories or a started, but does have a manifold. Assume just over $300 dressed. The iron 2.3L turbo motor (190hp/240tq) is 415 lbs with all front accesories, no starter.

Again, my biggest problem is going to get the manual shifters to line up in the cabin correctly, and not push the motor too far onto the nose.

I know nothing about Toyotas and Nissans as far as wiring, so those are off the list.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:09 PM   #43
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Mazda 13B rotary with an adaptor kit to the stock transmission. Mildly ported with a 44mm dellorto /header can get you in the 175 hp range with an 8000 rpm redline. Rotaries are also stupid-light. I've owned two and they are reliable and fast.
I agree, I owned a RX7 with an NA 13b and with minimal mods that thing scooted like mad. They are cheap and plentiful, you could by a complete RX-7 with one of these in it for like $800.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:20 PM   #44
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I'm going with the Porsche vote too. Maybe a 911?

EDIT: oK forget it. I should have read the whole thread. A Porshe would have been worth spending your time on though. A triumph. WTF is wrong with you?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:52 PM   #45
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I agree, I owned a RX7 with an NA 13b and with minimal mods that thing scooted like mad. They are cheap and plentiful, you could by a complete RX-7 with one of these in it for like $800.
I still can't find a kit to use the stock trans... which means I would just swap the whole thing... which i guess isn't a problem, but I can't use the stock shifter location and have to tunnel the interior, which I would rather leave stock
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Running a drivetrain with a T-5 would give you some shifter placement options.

With the bike drivetrain you could rig up the shifter linkage wherever you wanted - like with paddles behind the wheel or a stick on the tunnel that you click left or right. Backing up would suck, though. :tonka:
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:11 PM   #47
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If you went with any of those original ideas, you'll be blowing up evrey inch of the stock driveline, anyway..


For now, just research.

I'd suggest reading up at grassroots motorsports..

posts liek this might help ya.

http://www.grmotorsports.com/board/v...t=7789&start=0


Actually, they did a rotary swap even swapping the RX7 diff, too. Might call and see if you can find what back issues that was and order them.

A 13b would be interesting. RX7s aren't particularly expensive, find a nice early 80s one..
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I bought this gem for $800, put an exhaust, clutch, tires and sound system on it and sold it for $4500:tonka:
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 02:44 PM   #49
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If you go the srt route you can find em for a good price on some neon or srt site's with harness and computer. And from what I hear a trans from a 4 cyl. liberty will also work.
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If you go the srt route you can find em for a good price on some neon or srt site's with harness and computer. And from what I hear a trans from a 4 cyl. liberty will also work.
yep the new six speed bolts up the to neon block.... its in the wrangler also
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You could also buy a regular dohc neon engine from junkyard then a the srt turbo setup for around 350 then you could do it cheaper and still have plenty of power you would just have a 2.0 instead of a 2.4. If you didn't want turbo you could go with 2,000 and up magnum 2.0 and still use a computer and harness from an older neon for cheapness.
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I would rather have a whole vehicle, that way I won't have to nickle and dime a lot of crap. That rules out SVT motors, SRT4 motors, etc.... No neon motors, the mounts are engineered to be transverse supported, I want something meant to be in a RWD since space is so limited.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 03:22 PM   #53
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I want something meant to be in a RWD since space is so limited.

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Who cares which way the motor faces as long as the tranny output points rearward down the center of the car?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 03:40 PM   #54
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You could also buy a regular dohc neon engine from junkyard then a the srt turbo setup for around 350 then you could do it cheaper and still have plenty of power you would just have a 2.0 instead of a 2.4. If you didn't want turbo you could go with 2,000 and up magnum 2.0 and still use a computer and harness from an older neon for cheapness.

Keeping in mind of course, that the 2.4 turbo motor in the SRT4 has very little in common with either the 2.0 or 2.4 NA motors..

That motor is a beast, and is appropriately built for it..(V8 oil pump, oil cooled pistons, inconel valves, stronger rods/bolts, stupidly strong mains..etc)
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:23 PM   #55
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Put a Suzuki Hayabusa motor in it.

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http://www.daxcars.co.uk/rush/index.htm


hehehehe that would be neat.
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Who cares which way the motor faces as long as the tranny output points rearward down the center of the car?

huh? motors designed for FWD don't usually have 2 mounts under each head, they have stab bars and a cradle that usually have mounts on the front top of the block... I don't want to fab some goofy looking heavy cradle to manage a FWD motor
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huh? motors designed for FWD don't usually have 2 mounts under each head, they have stab bars and a cradle that usually have mounts on the front top of the block... I don't want to fab some goofy looking heavy cradle to manage a FWD motor

Of course not. You don't own anything with any goofy fabwork on it...


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Of course not. You don't own anything with any goofy fabwork on it...


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Running a drivetrain with a T-5 would give you some shifter placement options.
please explain.... are there cable shifter kits?
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please explain.... are there cable shifter kits?

No, fool. The Ford and Chevy versions have the shifter at like opposite ends of the case.
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