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Old 09-30-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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hi guys im new to the miata game, im an Mr2 owner so go easy on me, ive been trying to find a good source for miata engines but cant find one, i also noticed how hard it is to find these engines, if you know of any good engine let me know im in the market, and i also have a question. Can i run the earlier engines on my 00 without a problem im a pretty good mechanic so if it is doable i can take on the task thanks guys

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Afaik any of the earlier 1.8 engines will work in your car if you swap the 99 head over.
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That's a pretty miserable first post. I can't bear to read through the capitalization errors, punctuation errors, and can't really bring myself to deal with this **** right now.
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I'm a pretty good mechanic so if you're looking for a poz bottom, I'm your gay.
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hi guys im new to the miata game, im an Mr2 owner so go easy on me, ive been trying to find a good source for miata engines but cant find one, i also noticed how hard it is to find these engines, if you know of any good engine let me know im in the market, and i also have a question. Can i run the earlier engines on my 00 without a problem im a pretty good mechanic so if it is doable i can take on the task thanks guys

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Welcome aboard, might want to fully introduce yourself in the meet & greet section of the forums. Now for your questions:

Sources for used miata engines (that a quick google search can provide)-
Planet Miata, Parts Group, Craigslist, Ebay, just to name a few.

Yes, your specific engine is harder to find, it is a BP4W and was only in the 99-00 cars in that specific configuration. It's also a higher compression engine than the 94-97, has a better flowing head, and a variable intake system.

Yes, it is possible to run a 94-97 engine in a 99 chassis, just takes time and $$$. You can get your project started using the search box up in the top right hand corner of your screen.
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