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Mx5 Engine Dimensions

Any one got a tape measure?

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#1 Tim Norman

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Can anyone let me know the dimensions of a 1.6 MX5 Engine please
I would like to know the total height, width and length please.

Contemplating buying a runner and stripping it down and putting engine box and rear end under the kitten.

Although I might have to sell the V8 to finance it and create the space or at least put some money back in the piggy bank!
Long time plan so I have time to drive the V8 a bit first! :wacko:
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#2 Ian Marr

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

I can measure ours Tim, but won't be for a couple of weeks ... shout up later if no one else can help before
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#3 Tim Norman

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Cheers bud, no rush. Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of all the orient has to offer!.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Will take a tape measure to mine tomorrow evening whilst it's still out. Gearbox too?

Mine came from a Eunos Roadster 1.6 1990. £775 and used as a runner for 2 months before taking it apart. Best fun I've had driving a car......until I get my Zero finished!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Hi Tim

Will have a look at mine this evening. 1.8. as it is out of the car at the moment.
I take it you want dimensions including inlet manifold etc, also from bell housing to front pulley?
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:38 PM

Hi Tim,

Measured my engine as follows:

length from Crank pulley to bellhousing/ end of block = 480mm approx
Width from inlet manifold to exhaust manifold = 530mm approx
Height from base of sump to oil filler cap = 600mm approx

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

Sweet. It'll fit without too much carving!

Just need a job now to pay for it! Looking to graft whole rear subframe on to the Kitten chassis. I have seen it done on the Internet and it looks fairly simple. Does the MX% have wishbone fronts?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hi Tim,

Yes the front suspension is on a subframe using wishbones as per below:

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

ooooh might need to look at buying one sooner rather than later and whipping the body off the Kitten!
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#10 Peter Bell

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Hi Terry/Tim the thermostat housing sticks out the front quite a bit so overall length more like 600.
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#11 Tim Norman

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

Cheers Peter, it will still fit though with minimal carving.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Hi Peter/ Tim

Not if you modify the 1.8 as I have done to give better cooling. Blank off the thermostat housing in the front of the block and fit a 1.6 housing to the rear of the block (no thermostat). This ensures good water flow through the block. In standard form the MX5 uses the heater pipes as a rear flow feed (this was done due to space restrictions in the MX5), restricting flow around the block. Therefore with pump and thermostat in front of engine, back of block does not get properly cooled (very similar to the Pinto cooling issue!)

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#13 Tim Norman

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

Ahhh another gem!
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