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you know, when i was younger (like 3rd grade).. for a short while i got the tracer and tracker names mixed up. but if iw as going to sell something on ebay, i would definitely have someone proofread my ad.

i wonder how many miles he has on it. *rubs chin*
 

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I may bid on it. I'm planning on swapping the 12A rotary engine in my RX-7 with the 1.8L BP engine. If it stays under 70, then I could drive down with the festiva and pick it up. I'd probably independently manage fuel and ignition instead of buying an ECU... basically making it into a completely independent management race engine.

On top of that, I've got access to just about every tool you could possibly want. Lathes, vertical mills, waterjets, rapid prototyping systems, TIG, mig, and arc welders, oxy-acetylene torches, hydraulic sheet metal cutters, cabon fiber stuff, bandsaws, CNC machines, tons of electronic equipment... I've basically got access to everything to make just about anything. But I have no time. heh.

Believe it or not, if I wanted to, I could swap the rotary 12A into the escort GT. By the way... my RX-7 only gets about 11mpg. HOLLER
 

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Believe it or not, if I wanted to, I could swap the rotary 12A into the escort GT. By the way... my RX-7 only gets about 11mpg.
I would love to see that conversion just to shove it down somebodies throat,that always saiz there is no way in hell that can be done,even though it has been done on a FWD format before.(MAZDA 323).I would go for it if I had acces to all that equipment....
 

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I don't think I'd do it. The rotary's basically a race-only engine. It can make a lot of power, but it's inherently inefficient. I just want something that has decent power and torque (127/114 would be perfect for the RX-7) and still can get about 25mpg. Chances are, with the weight reduction and the proper fuel management, I'd have no problem getting 37mpg highway with the RX-7/BP combo.

The rotary in the EGT, though... I think that the only BIG advantage it would have is that it weighs a lot less and is much smaller... so your handling would improve a lot. So in the end, it probably would be a better engine for the car.

The main thing that holds me back is time. I just don't have time to do any of this stuff. It kills me that I have access to all this stuff that most people only dream of, and no time to use it.
 

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You could also do a BP and tranny from a miata and use the miata ignition set up if you don't like the escort/protege distributor setup.
 

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actually i would assume it would handle worse with a light weight motor... 1 the springs are made for a heavy motor so your nose would ride way higher. then your spring rate would not be correct any more... leaving you with few options... 1 getting ground controls after figuring out approximatly what spring rate you need OR ride with a front end that will do what it wants... or if your rich (what in the hell are you doing with an escort) you can get some real mazdaspeed coilovers. 2 what are the weight differances between the egt and the rx7? because as you know it wont do a bit of good to take a motor from a 2000lbs car and drop it into a 2500lbs car and all your gains may be in vain.
 
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