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Old 04-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by The_Pipefather View Post
Or without spending big bucks, you could do a duratec 2.0/2.3 swap, lose another 100 lbs, get your weight distribution back to where it should be, and use a MZR cam cover to remain inside the "any corporate engine" rule. Quad4Rods makes a Duratec to T5 bellhousing, so there is no problem gearbox wise unless you find an 06+ MX5 trans which will bolt right to the duratec.
Are you saying the duratec weighs 100lbs less than the 1.6? I did some searching, but could not find weights.
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Yes, very close to it, according to some numbers I found on the net. Of course its hard to be sure because it could have been dressed vs. undressed, manifolds vs no manifolds etc.

Regardless, I am totally inclined to believe that number because the duratec is all-aluminum and has a plastic intake manifold.
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