you see them in the junk yard all the time. nobody wants them:shrug:no love for the sho engine? i think its a great choice to put in the car. anytime you replace a sohc junk engine with a more advanced one is a great move.
You see MX6's in the junkyard all the time too. Not to mention Mustangs, Camaros, Escorts (Which are one of the most reliable domestics ever)you see them in the junk yard all the time. nobody wants them
You're joking, right? I'm not sure about that V6 they put in there, but Im sure its right around the same weight, and 2x as reliable.i don't understand why you would replace the rotary engine when its lighter and can make much more power with a turbo, reliably
If you can find a transmission to go along with that :lol:i bet with a rebuild, intake manifold port and polish, headers, etc you could get 300 N/A and still have good handling. a high reving, high compression SHO engine would be a beast on a road course.
You've never seen a big ls1 swapped into a miata? I saw one a few years back... insane...major points for effort and originality.. ever since i started hearing about the FE swapped miata ive been dying to get my hands on a 91 or so miata to slap an f2t into it.. as a matter of fact i still have my f2 motor that has less than 30k miles on it. however all the miatas i find are too nice and still going for up past 3 grand. im confident a f2t in a miata would just be incredible
Forgetting a couple details. An all aluminum long block LS1 is only a little heaveier than a TII setup including all of the plumbing, manifold and turbos. And you cant compare the 13Bs to the new Renesis, they're different.defiler said:If they were so reliable and that much lighter than standard motors, then people wouldnt be replacing them with LS1's in the RX7's. IIRc the LS1 is only about 50lbs heavier than the rotaries. If they were more reliable, then there wouldnt be massive recalls on the new rotaries in the Rx8 either
I wasnt trying to compare motor-motor. They are quite different. I was just trying to show the reliability of a rotary motor by showing that both are far from reliable.:shrug:And you cant compare the 13Bs to the new Renesis, they're different.