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  1. How do I...
    So long story short I'm mid engine swap at present and to get the engine to sit where I want it I need to drop it about 15-20mm relative to the engine bay. Unfortunately that would mean the oil pan would sit right where the steering rack wants to live. The way I see it my options are move the...
  2. Members Rides
    So I thought I'd start a Project thread before I started tearing the car apart again for the next project. Back in February, I bought this Golden Nugget MX5 and had started buying turbo parts before I'd even bought the car because going from a 300HP WRX to a 140hp MX5 just wasn't going to cut...
  3. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    Hi guys, not sure if this is the right section, just looking for advice/opinions really. I have a '97 1.6, one of the 'lame' ones that put out 90bhp. It's totally stock at the moment, however coil overs, clutch, and one of those Halfords heart-shaped air fresheners are all on the list for the...
  4. Problems
    Hi all, This may be a lengthy post, but if anyone at all could help in the slightest I would appreciate it more than you could imagine! :unsure: So to start, I bought a 1996 1.8 Mk1, done a couple bits, but then found out before I got it on the road that the rust was beyond repair, and in the...
  5. Problems
    So I've swapped an RX8 rotary engine (6-port 13B-MSP) into my 2006 Mazda MX-5 folding hardtop (PRHT) & since then we're at a loss as to why the roof won't open. All that happens when you unlock the latch is the radio gets louder (normal) and the roof icon beside the hazard switch stays...
  6. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    It looks like I've ruined at least one piston (see earlier posts), so the engine is officially dead However, what had started out as frustration and a gnashing of teeth has turned into my usual inspiration and motivation to do something different, and I am enjoying the challenge of working out...
  7. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    I have recently swapped my 2.0L engine from my 2007 z-sport. I hydrolocked the original. As I have a full geo setup, I didnt want to drop the subframe and risk ruining the geometry set up. So I lifted the engine out of the top with much effort. The steering wheel and rack (and other steering...
  8. Mechanical & Electrical
    Hey guys, I've currently got a 93 1.6 which has some sentimental value. I'm looking to drop a 1.8 engine into it to give it a bit more of a kick. From what I can see it should be fairly simple and only involve changing a few wires, but I'm not entirely sure. If anyone has got some information...
  9. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    Hey guys, I've currently got a 93 1.6 which has some sentimental value. I'm looking to drop a 1.8 engine into it to give it a bit more of a kick. From what I can see it should be fairly simple and only involve changing a few wires, but I'm not entirely sure. If anyone has got some information...
  10. General Car Chat
    hi im new to hear just asking if anyone knows were I can get engine mounts made for a 1uz engine and if anyone has any info on the complete conversion thanks
  11. How do I...
    Right. As some of you may know, I have fitted a new engine. I'm having a few issues though :/ While the engine was bring replaced, I fitted a new XTD paddle clutch, lightweight flywheel, pressure plate etc and I fitted genuine Mazda bearings (flywheel bearing and clutch release bearing)...
  12. Servicing
    Morning All, Swapping an engine and I'm of the understanding there are things that are more easily serviced with the engine out. Generally looks to be in reasonable knick but I'm thinking while I'm here I should make sure it's cleaned and tidy. So far the thoughts are to replace the Cam Cover...
  13. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    So my engine cut out after a good drive and I foolishly dumped the clutch to try to jump it back to life. Net effect: seized engine. Oh joy. Advice on options would be welcomed - anything from the cheapest through to the most thorough. I have a Mk1 1.8 ('96 plate) and I recently dropped a 6spd...
  14. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    We now have a 210bhp n/a car with over 200ft lb torque...... I'm not prepared to give all the details right now, but anyone wanting to drive the car and discuss is very welcome to call me and make an appointment. Paul
  15. Mechanical & Electrical
    Evening all, I currently race a 1.6 eunos in sprints and hillclimbs but realised the other week that the lack of power compared to some of my 1.8 competitors (single make MX5 class FYI). This got me thinking about an engine swap to a 1.8. I've read the flyin miata guide which was very helpful...
  16. Problems
    So I buttoned nearly everything up today on the car I'm working on, and decided to have a go at getting it started temporarily (running headers only, so as temporary as my ear-drums)... Car was turning over fine, got good oil pressure, got spark, etc... but... nothing. Couldn't even coax it...
  17. Members Rides
    You may remember my old car, which is still in the family and running well (fitting new mohair roof asap) - my old white Mk1 1.6 running RS Aizawa ITBs. Eventually got it remapped at RE:Worx and is making a healthy 128bhp: After selling the white car, I went in search of more power. I bought...
  18. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    So basically I was going to go down this route of engine swap in the near future but as it is my head gasket is buggered its time now lol Would this MX5 1.8 SVT Sport Engine 146BHP out of a 2002 model fit in my mk1 1993... I know i ndeed to upgrade the gear box an so on, Is there any other...
  19. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    ok peeps Thinking of a project for 2013 and looking for ideas......... If you were to do an engine transplant to a mk3 what would you use? Please only use something that is readily available. any/all ideas welcome....... Paul
  20. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    Hi guys, I need to change the engine in my '94 Eunos as it went bang back in November and has just been sitting around looking sorry for itself ever since. Just wondering if there's anything I should be aware of when going about the change. It's a 1.8 Eunos. Is there a difference between the UK...
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