In Reply to: engine swap posted by johnny on March 11, 2000 at 11:25:42:
: i was checking the archive for engine swap when i ran into two interesting swap, a e30 and a rotary. i was wondering which one would be a bit easier to perform. i would perfer the rotary because it is only a 1.3L and this would give me a better balance of the car. i also have one sitting in my garage. the e30 is awesome aswell (owner of 89 325i) but will it decrease the handling of the car because the engine weights more. any suggestion or advice for the two different swap? thanks
JOHN: Check WWW.GRMOTORSPORTS.COM..Try to get the "ro-spitfire "series of articles from their "back issues store".E-mail TIM SUDDARD directly (see above mentioned web-page).THEY are great people.Also check www.rx7.org;I believe I read an article on an MGB "rotary conversion" full of info on how to "shorten" your shifter-linkage.(you need all the room you "can get inside your engine bay).Depending on your tranny: turbo or normally aspirate engine type;you may need to use the tail-housing of a mazda B-2000 pick-up.Battery-relocation may help with better "weight distribution".Big "brake conversion" will stop you.Grassroots web-page has a link for a drive shaft manufactoring co.and info on "drive-train phasing".I am installing a rotary 13b turbo-II engine in my 1970 2002 without major problems so far.DO a lot of research first.GOOD luck..