I was tempted today.. - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,707
Total Cats: 19
Default I was tempted today..

I saw a totally beat Ford festiva for $500 today. Ever since I have not been able to stop thinking about it completely gutted with a BP swap, a big turbo and fat front tires to own the drag strip with a total low buck beater. I read somewhere that the B6/BP is an easy swap.

Only if I had the room...
Stealth97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
patsmx5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,793
Total Cats: 247
Default

that's tempting. I used to want one soooooo bad when I was a kid.
patsmx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

You might as well just drive it backwards down the track because it will never hook up. Unless you want to sit on the engine with some cinder blocks in your lap.
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Sounds like a GRM2008 car. You just need to find the GTX AWD donor
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,707
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saml01 View Post
You might as well just drive it backwards down the track because it will never hook up. Unless you want to sit on the engine with some cinder blocks in your lap.
never thought about that. Really does not matter, though, 'cuz I'd have it mostly torn down by now if I had garage space.
Stealth97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 05:59 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 284
Total Cats: 1
Default

or you could go completely ghetto-fab and put a motorcycle motor in the back and make it rwd.
Exhondaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #7
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

there are pics of a guy with a CRX and a rear mounted 66-67 Olds Toronado 425 motor and transaxle floating around. he drives it to the track on the stock F/F powerplant, and still gets 30 mpg. good stuff.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,292
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben View Post
there are pics of a guy with a CRX and a rear mounted 66-67 Olds Toronado 425 motor and transaxle floating around. he drives it to the track on the stock F/F powerplant, and still gets 30 mpg. good stuff.
I want to see that.

I remember a yugo coming to an autox here a few years ago... v6/8 in the back and a 4g63 (or chrysler 2.0T) or something in the front. Thing was FAST... then it blew an axle through the radiators and disgorged itself in the pit out area ;p
Splitime is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitime View Post
I want to see that.

I remember a yugo coming to an autox here a few years ago... v6/8 in the back and a 4g63 (or chrysler 2.0T) or something in the front. Thing was FAST... then it blew an axle through the radiators and disgorged itself in the pit out area ;p
are you serious, who has that kind of time and money to do all that...but it'd be pretty cool, i love yugos
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 07:18 PM   #10
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,707
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben View Post
Sounds like a GRM2008 car. You just need to find the GTX AWD donor
Damnit, now you have given me a reason to buy the thing.

Car - $500
Escort BP from JY $3-$500
EBAY clutch $200
75 Shot of N20 $300-400
Rustoleum Paint+wetsand $40
Miata alloys Free
Cinder blocks free
gut the hell out of it free

- whatever I can sell

And there is still wiggle room left for suspension, or tires, whatever.

Damn, I need more room, Baaad.

All I know is I gots to get out off the scion xB I owe money on. Cruising $500 hot rod beaters I can flip every 6mo gives me a woody.

Last edited by Stealth97; 10-23-2007 at 07:28 PM.
Stealth97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 08:51 PM   #11
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
miataspeed1point6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,235
Total Cats: 0
Default

If I remember the Escort 1.8 is not a direct drop in. I think the frame needs some minor cutting for the lower pulley. The intake manifold also hits the fire wall, nothing a BFH won't fix.

I was going to do the GTX turbo swap back in the day. I ended up buying an MX3 instead, but never finished it. I did put it in an Escort GT though.
miataspeed1point6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 10:06 PM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

http://www.clubprotege.com/wil/tech/...ineswapfaq.htm

I too have considered this swap... and still plan to do it if I find a sweet deal on a clean 5-speed festiva/323. The swap is easy as hell (add 3 wires, clearance two places with a BFH, swap ECUs). You can use the stock tranny, clutch, and mounts.

Supposedly you can install a cage and cut out every piece of metal you can reach with a sawzall/grinder and get them down to about 1500 lbs. At that weight the car will stick like **** on a work boot.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 10:25 PM   #13
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 2,084
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exhondaman View Post
or you could go completely ghetto-fab and put a motorcycle motor in the back and make it rwd.
kind of like the opel hatchbacks at disneyworld? (mgm studies i believe)

Name:  JDM_5311_small.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  8.9 KB
mazda/nissan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with identifying these Konis... mx5-kiwi Race Prep 9 02-14-2013 09:56 AM
Dual throttle setup - no more idle issues! Godless Commie Supercharger Discussion 18 09-14-2012 04:58 AM
Hello all! Tuscany964 Meet and Greet 1 01-04-2011 09:01 PM
Bought something for the winter FRT_Fun Insert BS here 6 12-12-2009 08:44 PM
Continue Miata Turbo or Turbo IS300? Cpt_Slow Insert BS here 14 10-27-2009 12:15 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 AM.