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Old 10-06-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Scored a 96 motor, tranny and rear-end etc etc.

A guy bought a 96 miata that had been fliped for the airbags. He just wanted to get ride of the rest. I got the Motor, tranny, and rear-end. And and few interior pieces & new tires.
The maintrain only had 109K on it.

I'm trying to decide wheither to sell them or put motor in my brothers car. And the rearend in mine.
I need to fine out what rear-end I have. Can you run the vin and find out which torsen it is? Or do I have to look inside.

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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I looked at the 1.8L conversion kit. Can I use the 1.8L engine mounts out of a 96, or does it require machining?

I would have to swap over his S/c as well.

I quess I'll call Moss tomorrow.

For the people who actually know......... Is it worth all the trouble to swap over to the 1.8L?
I think he has the short nose. So I wanted to be able to sell it while it is still in great shape.

I have a spare 1.6L and now a 1.8L. We could swap either into his car. Or even drive it like it is.
But if it isn't worth the work. I'll just sell the 1.8L
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Mazda can tell you the options if you give them the VIN. You can tell what package it is if you have the whole car. Power windows/mirrors/antenna mean Torsen.

1.8 engine mounts with 1.8 engine into a 1.6.(i think)
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Hmmm. I quess it is back to the vin. It was a stripped down version with A/C and steelies.
94+ should hold up to 12psi anyway shouldn't it?
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Even if its an Open diff.... its an upgrade from your 1.6L rearend.
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Even if its an Open diff.... its an upgrade from your 1.6L rearend.
I looked back over the "all in one". It said that it should hold 250+. That should cover me.

So how much differance does the 4:10 gears make compared to the 4:30's in the 1.6.
I love the reving of the 4:30's. And I wasn't as impressed with 10psi as I thought I would be. But my clutch is weak. it is holding for the moment, but it is slipping between gears at times.

I am so happy about getting this rear end!
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Can you run the vin and find out which torsen it is?
No need. If it's an LSD it's a Torsen type 2.
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I looked at the 1.8L conversion kit. Can I use the 1.8L engine mounts out of a 96, or does it require machining?

I would have to swap over his S/c as well.

I quess I'll call Moss tomorrow.

For the people who actually know......... Is it worth all the trouble to swap over to the 1.8L?
I think he has the short nose. So I wanted to be able to sell it while it is still in great shape.

I have a spare 1.6L and now a 1.8L. We could swap either into his car. Or even drive it like it is.
But if it isn't worth the work. I'll just sell the 1.8L
I have spare 1.8 engine mounts I bought from FM. They're new, and shiny.
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I have spare 1.8 engine mounts I bought from FM. They're new, and shiny.
Oh really.......LOL
I should have some project funds comming in this week. I'll try to see what I can do then.
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