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Miata Rotary Engine Swap

Here at MiataSpeed we are an eccentric bunch.

We have always dreamed about swapping  in a full 13B REW along with the supporting drivetrain into the Miata chassis.  It was a natural fit as our sister company specializes in the FD RX7 FD3S. 

With this idea simmering in the back of our minds we then came to the conclusion that there is no time like the present to start on such a project.  To add further compications, we set ourselves a deadline to have the car ready, and driving, to attend this years annual Miata Reunion event held at Laguna Seca in October.

With a timeline of just shy of 4 months, this should be a massive undertaking. 

Final time the NB will be BP powered and still feature miata bits.

This past weekend we began disassembly.  We started by ripping out the entire drivetrain in prepartion to begin test fitting the NB's new heart. 

Goodbye BP, you served us well.

A bare tubular subframe will be used in place of the stock piece.  Next up on the list will be measuring, measuring, and more measuring, to provisionally mate the engine to the new subrame.

We also image there will be a generous use of a sawzall throught the entire swap. 

We will continully update the blog with our progress, struggles, and celebrations with this project.    

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