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Mazda 323 engine swap

 
 
Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 08:56 am
i have a 1984 mazda 323 limited hatchback that im thinking about doing a engine swap on but dont really know what to do.
i was thinking 1500 ohc turbo or 1600 dohc yurbo, does anyone have any ideas or recommendations for me plz???????
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 09:51 am
@1984mazda323,
Wait..please clarify. Are you planning on doing it yourself? If you are, are you experienced mechanically and what have you done for DIY car repair projects? Do you have a lift or a hoist, etc?

If you aren't going to do it yourself, what does your mechanic say about the rest of the condition of your car (transmission, drive-train, suspension, wiring/wiring harness, body and undercarriage rust)? A 27-yr-old car may not be a vehicle into which it's worth such an investment of that sort of money (~$2000 USD). For a little more, you can buy a servicable used car for $3500 USD.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:14 am
@1984mazda323,
changing to a different size/type motor (and adding a turbo) will require changing to a different computer.

unless money is no object, you're crazy.

check that...

even if money is no object, you're not quite right.
parados
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:21 am
@Rockhead,
But....c'mon

It's a 1984 MAZDA 323!!!!!


http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3630/201/21572600001_medium.jpg
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:26 am
for reference:

I am just finishing up replacing the motor in a 1987 Nissan pick-up.

with the same (rebuilt) motor. and putting the a/c back into working order.

the customer has about $4000 in it now, predominately parts...

Mazda parts are more expensive yet.
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