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Author: Subject: Duratec RWD gearbox options??

posted on 8/5/06 at 06:38 AM Reply With Quote
Duratec RWD gearbox options??

Hi all,

Does anyone know of a Mazda/Ford gearbox that will bolt straight up to a 2L Duratec out of the current Focus?
AFAIK it's the same as the new MX-5 engine, but there may be a Ford/Mazda commercial RWD box that fits??

This is a question on behalf of one of my fellow builders here in Oz. He just picked up a written-off 6-month-old Focus for the equivalent of 800 squid. And the engine has not even been run in properly yet. Some people have all the luck....



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posted on 8/5/06 at 07:29 AM Reply With Quote
Ford Ranger trucks are RWD and use the duratec.

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posted on 8/5/06 at 04:09 PM Reply With Quote
You'll probably find that newish Mazda trucks also use the Duratec/trans combination, if you can't find any Fords (Ford and Mazda truck parts are interchangeable for the most part).
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posted on 9/5/06 at 02:22 AM Reply With Quote
The US Ford Ranger/Mazda B2300 (sold in Aussie as diesel Courier/B2500) use Mazda's M50-R1 gearbox. Same box as the RX7 Twin-turbo, but with wider ratios.

Has a seperate bellhousing, so get a closer-ratio RX7 TT box from one of the importers and the B2300 bellhousing from Mazda, and Bob's your auntie

or make your own adaptor for the smaller/lighter R-series MX5 trans (which has closer ratios anyway

Bryan Miller
Auckland NZ

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