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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/22/21 11:20 a.m.

Im glad to see this back! 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/22/21 1:43 p.m.
amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter) said:

Too late at this point but I wonder if this place has any adapters for that engine..

https://www.rx8gearboxadapters.com/

Adapters don't really help in this case.  The transmission is part of the problem.

 

One of the reason to use this engine is because it bolts right to the camaro t5 and has a .72 5th gear.  That means I can turn just over 3k rpm at 80mph.  The stock gearbox would be over 4k at 80mph.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/23/21 6:47 a.m.

 

exhaust hackery to see if I can make stock manifolds kinda fit....

not sure how these pics are gonna show up...  one of them shows the manifold in the car.  Not sure I like it well enough to keep.

 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/24/21 1:48 p.m.

Gah....  post deleted...

 

I've decided that home made headers are the way to go...  Should be much better in the long run.

 

I took a chance on an ND miata steering joint for the rx8.  I moved the rack and the column was no longer long enough.  This makes the column about 3 inches longer AND gives it about 2 inches of adjustability. 

You can see the difference between rx8 and ND miata in the pic.

obsolete
obsolete Reader
9/24/21 6:44 p.m.
wvumtnbkr said:

took a chance on an ND miata steering joint for the rx8.  I moved the rack and the column was no longer long enough.  This makes the column about 3 inches longer AND gives it about 2 inches of adjustability.

Nice find!

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