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Old 08-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #21
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I agree about everything except the rotary.

A 13b swap would be excellent.

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There's a reason why people who own rx7's do LS v8 swaps. If you can guess what it is, you get 13 points.
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i am a qualified welder and mechanic so normal engine swaps and metal fabrication is like a walk in the park for me
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yeah i would build my 1.6 too but the bottom end can only handle 250 before it grenades unless i can get work done to it or get a stronger bottom end either
So which is it, you are a qualified mechanic or a hack that has cobbled one engine swap at some point in the past?

Let me guess, you once bolted a b124c12456ge3-43 type rrrrrrr Honda motor into a civic right?
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There's a reason why people who own rx7's do LS v8 swaps. If you can guess what it is, you get 13 points.
Because they are from america?

In australia we have this thing called 'All of the rotor records in existance'. So we have a LOT of great shops here.

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I live 10 minutes away from probably the best rotary tune shop on the east coast. They also do LS v8 swaps. Why would somebody ditch the rotary for a LS v8? Better fuel economy, reliability, larger aftermarket avaibility, more torque, the list goes on.
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Because they are from america?

In australia we have this thing called 'All of the rotor records in existance'. So we have a LOT of great shops here.

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I don't want to start a big America vs Australia argument here, but having records like that isn't impressive. You can have the record of most polished turd in existence and it's probably because no one else wants to bother.

Seriously, anyone who goes rotary and still wants plenty of RELIABLE power is a big idiot.
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I live 10 minutes away from probably the best rotary tune shop on the east coast. They also do LS v8 swaps. Why would somebody ditch the rotary for a LS v8? Better fuel economy, reliability, larger aftermarket avaibility, more torque, the list goes on.
Not to talk ****, but the quickest ever Miata chassis in the quarter is powered by a rotary.

I personally detest the way the 13b sounds. The 3 rotor sounds pretty awesome.
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I've seen a white Miata drag car, I think it was on Vimeo...it was faster than the rotary one I just posted. It was a 2.0 4 cylinder if I remember with some huge turbo and an unheard of amount of boost. I don't care enough to find it, cause those cars are clearly for drag use only. Take a poll of every person that ditched the rotary and LS v8 swapped...I'm sure they have no regrets.
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Ironically, the drag Miata you are referring to is about a mile from my house as the crow flies. If you go to dragtimes.com. there is a rotary Miata that holds the #1 spot. It is faster than the BP powered car you are referring to.

I talked to the owner of the white car about bringing it out sometime. He is just not ready to do so.
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Because they are from america?

In australia we have this thing called 'All of the rotor records in existance'. So we have a LOT of great shops here.

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This is the best one. Much glorious noises. 6 rotor, P port. I want one in an RX3 with flares and massive tires.

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Australia/ New Zealand v the WORLD!! Oh Yeah.

Although I'm gonna pull the New Zealand wins v the world in this case... (just like the rugby )

That 6 rotor was built only about 8.5 hours from my house (as the crow flys).
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So which is it, you are a qualified mechanic or a hack that has cobbled one engine swap at some point in the past?

Let me guess, you once bolted a b124c12456ge3-43 type rrrrrrr Honda motor into a civic right?
no man i dont play with little kid toys like civics and integras i might be 18 and all but most people who own hondas here are complete douches and theres already a f20c swapped miata here so im not going to do that

and im a qualified mechanic not some hack as you call it


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no man i dont play with little kid toys like civics and integras i might be 18 and all but most people who own hondas here are complete douches and theres already a f20c swapped miata here so im not going to do that

and im a qualified mechanic not some hack as you call it


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If you are 18 then you are not a qualified mechanic.
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doesnt play with kids toy, installs a kids toy motor.
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no man i dont play with little kid toys like civics and integras i might be 18 and all but most people who own hondas here are complete douches and theres already a f20c swapped miata here so im not going to do that

and im a qualified mechanic not some hack as you call it


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Calling bullshit on this one. Even an 18-year-old would know that is a stupid and immature idea.


Since there's already LOTS of sr20 swapped Miatas too I guess we can count that out.


Nobody has swapped the 1L ecoboost turbo I3, I'm still waiting to see someone do that. With enough boost they can make the same 200hp as the sr20 so I'd go for that one OP. 200hp + 50mpg = winning
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hey guys i have been thinking about this for quite a while and have been seriously thinking or doing the sr20 swap , does anyone know what mods are needed to make the sr20 fit into the miata, just take into consideration i am a qualified welder and mechanic so normal engine swaps and metal fabrication is like a walk in the park for me, but putting a SR into a miata is uncharted waters for me, this would be my 3rd different manufacture engine into a separate automobile company chassis, any help and guidelines would be awesome,


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If you have all this experience, then there's no need for you to be asking questions.




However, they're questions that CLEARLY have never been asked before! I can't believe nobody has ever thought of an SR20 swap before!
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guys has anyone here swapped a BP into a miata?
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This is the best one. Much glorious noises. 6 rotor, P port. I want one in an RX3 with flares and massive tires.

6B 6 Rotor Flames - YouTube


That motor lives in an RX4. There's videos of it driving, as well as on the dyno.

Power. It makes it.
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That motor lives in an RX4. There's videos of it driving, as well as on the dyno.

Power. It makes it.
Yeah only like 815hp or something though... with like 40ftlbs of torque. I didnt post the dyno video because it sounds like crap with the exhaust pointed directly at a wall. And the track video is laughably bad.
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who needs torque though.

its all about shifting at 10k and waking the dead on your morning commute to work
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Yeah only like 815hp or something though... with like 40ftlbs of torque. I didnt post the dyno video because it sounds like crap with the exhaust pointed directly at a wall. And the track video is laughably bad.
By 40ftlbs of torque, you mean "over 500ftlbs to the wheels across 6000rpms of powerband," right?

On an easy break-in tune.

Not one person on this entire forum has any room to laugh at the torque that thing is making.
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