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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - 70 MGB-GT + Mazda Rotary engine?
| I have been cosidering transplanting a rotary engine into my 70 MGB-GT and am wondering if anybody has any advice. I know most will tell me to go with a V8 but I am a big fan of the little W*nkels. I saw an article about this swap in a Roadster in an old issue of Grassroots Motrsports Magazine (great publication!!) but it lacked detail. If anybody has any advice please let me know, I live in the Midwest and would love to beat the local Ford and Chevy boys at their own game!|
Thanks for any info.
I've seen one done, so it is possible. Awesome engine that cam be reved ski high and sounds like a pissed-off bumble bee. As I had heard that the engine and frame rail interfere, I was curious to see how his problem was solved. To be honest I could not tell how or if the frame rail had been modified everything was packed in very tight. I hear this is a easy swap in a midget. There is a website on the subject. One big downside to this swap is that the rotary and all its hardware is one ugly thing to look at: I find the stock MG engine compartment to be cluttered, the rotary did not help. Just my thoughts!
|rapid rotary in seaattle does this but not cheap |
the guy I talk to said "how fast do you want to go"
he had taken a 'GT" down to 13 sec in the 1/4 mile and
said he had a fiat down to 11 sec
But like I said about 4-5k not cheap
ps rapid rotary has changed name if intrested will find it for you
This thread was discussed between 13/11/1999 and 17/11/1999
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