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scotty g

posted on 15/3/19 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
Other than MX5

Hi all,
I'm currently collecting the parts needed for my next project, its a Fury body that i'm going to stretch a bit to fit onto a Locost chassis.
Now i've been looking out for a cheap MX5 1.8 as the prefered donor of choice these days but also been looking at any other options and just seen a BMW 116i SE.
1.6 engine, all ally and 6 speed box and must say i'm tempted even though at 121BHP it's a little less than the MX5.
What do you guys reckon, is it a contender?? Pros and Cons. Discuss.
Cheers.

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Paul_Arion

posted on 15/3/19 at 01:19 PM Reply With Quote
Stick with the MX5 I recon - loads of rusting donors around and the engine is very easily tuned for plenty of power with a turbo kit. Try the MX5nutz Facebook buy n sell page as loads of cars come up on there at some very good prices
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scotty g

posted on 15/3/19 at 01:45 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah Paul i know its a great engine and they are still cheap and plentiful, i just like to try and think outside the box sometimes. haha
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Paul_Arion

posted on 15/3/19 at 01:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scotty g
Yeah Paul i know its a great engine and they are still cheap and plentiful, i just like to try and think outside the box sometimes. haha


Ah well in that case I recon an RX8 rotary engine would be fun in a Fury bodyshell

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theduck

posted on 15/3/19 at 01:56 PM Reply With Quote
The rx8 rotary engine would be superb in a kit, but its an acquired taste and has its inherent reliability issues, if going rotary better off with an an older 13b to be honest.

As for BMW, could be a great donor, but go for a 6 cylinder rather than one of the of the 4 cylinders, something like an m50b28 would be great.

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