I seen one Midget with this transformation and spoken with one owner who
was going through the process. They were apparently ungodly fast, but
were real PTAs to create. The one owner that I spoke to said he would
never do it again and the only reason he finished it was that he already
had too much money and time invested to let the car sit unfinished. It
may look easy, but it is not. First getting everything bolted in is one
big job. Second, the diff cannot handle the extra power and therefore
you MUST replace the rear axle assembly with something more substantial
(the owner had trashed 3 diffs within 2 months before finally paying
gobs of change to cut down an American car's rear axle to fit). If you
are looking to create an E-mod car, maybe some of the 2 cycle snowmobile
engines are something to take a look at... High HP and very, very low
weight = winning engines in current A-mod field.
From: VolksPEZ@aol.com [mailto:VolksPEZ@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: Off Subject, MGA needs an Engine
Personally I have been researching the RX7 rotary swap for the Spridget
like what I see...compact lightweight motor...good stock horsepower with
more on tap with tweaking...almost a drop in for the spridget with just
little fabrication...and if you are like me the idea of the old wankel
engine, lets keep it clean) may seem a bit daunting, but after spending
learning about them they are acutally quite simple...a real marvel of
engineering that should have gone further...
To top it off I have seen good running cars that are otherwise beat in
area going for $500-$700...get the whole car then you have all you need.
almost bought a 97 RX7 TURBO for $700 the other day with the hopes of
a clean spridget (or preferrably and Arkley) to put the mechanicals
in...overall I would stick with a naturally aspirated rotary for
simplicity...but the idea of the gobs of HP in that turbo motor strapped
a spridget just makes my brain go squishy :)
All my research has been for the spridget so I have no Idea how any of
applies to the MGA...but it is a nice compact motor which fits well in
places while making alot of power....
just my .02.....