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Old 03-02-2009, 11:53 AM
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I am at the junk yard right now typing on my phone. I have found a 94 mazda mx5 with a dohc 1.6 that looks real close to my 92. Does anybody know if this head matches up to mine or is there any useful parts to rob off of it?
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1994s were built with 1.8L engines, unless you are not in the US. The engine swap would be beneficial if the engine is in good shape.
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sorry hit the wrong button on my phone. it is not a mx5 but a mx3.
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4 cyl mx-3's had the same block as 1.6 miatas, should be the same head too unless something's different due to fwd fitment.
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the differences in the head should be similar to the fwd/rwd BP changes. i.e. bolt-on parts and freeze plugs.
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I have some conflicting information.

The 323 with the 1.6 was available in both SOHC and DOHC versions, but I can't pinpoint which years got which head. They are all variants of the B6 platform however, so if it is a 1.6L DOHC, the head should fit, assuming the manifolds and accessories are transplanted from the Miata.
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The mx-3 went from sohc to dohc in 1994.
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I didn't get it yet but I will be going back tomarrow after some research tonight. I wonder how different the cams maybe there is potential like the protege exhaust cam swap for the 1.8 guys.
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