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    Pretty cool swap with a 13BT engine by my friends at Lucky 7 Racing. Is this an RX-5?



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    They made a very reliable Miata into something that is going to blow Apex seals and nom more oil than fuel.
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    modern apex seals have improved dramatically over the last 2 decades, assuming an engine has proper air flow for cooling (a front mounted FD is NOT properly cooled....) modern rotaries can be very reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neocataboi View Post
    They made a very reliable Miata into something that is going to blow Apex seals and nom more oil than fuel.
    Seems like a small price to pay versus the John Deere stock power levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Seems like a small price to pay versus the John Deere stock power levels.
    nothin' runs like a Deere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Seems like a small price to pay versus the John Deere stock power levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Pretty cool swap with a 13BT engine by my friends at Lucky 7 Racing. Is this an RX-5?
    There was a RX-5 that was sold in the states starting in 1975 it would be known as the Cosmo elsewhere.
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    The only people who rotary-swap Miatas are people who don't know any better.
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    Maybe, but I can't wait to get my '87 RX7 TurboII on track some time this year! It's been far too long in coming together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savington View Post
    The only people who rotary-swap Miatas are people who don't know any better.
    The only people who hate on rotaries are ones who don't know any better.
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