Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Budget racer Miata, so close...

Haven't got much done on the Miata project yet this week. The transmission was mounted on Friday, no big deal. However, the starter and engine mount are posing some curious monkey business. The starter has a support bracket that attaches to the engine mount; here's the bits: 1.8 engine mount, 1.8 engine, 1.6 trans, 1.6 starter and finally 1.6 starter to engine mount bracket. The 1.6 starter is slightly shorter than the starter used on the transverse 1.8 but other than that everybody 'looks' happy except for the misfit bracket. Guess we'll slot, drop and mod it to work. Would like to start dropping this engine back into the Miata this coming weekend.

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