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Rotary into Datsun Roadster (Fairlady) 311?

Old 08-31-2007, 12:15 PM
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I know that people have done RE swaps into these cars, but I've never seen any documentation. Does anyone here know of any swaps or have done it themselves? I'm inheriting a 67.5 roadster and would love to RE it.
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:07 PM
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It used to be common to put a rotary in the roadster. The were termed "Madsuns". Check the width of the RE with turbo and make sure it will fit. Use the Mazda tranny and a custom driveshaft and it should be easy. I have read about this swap but never actually seen any pics. Most of the conversions are too old to have digital pics. Perhaps there are some polaroids floating around.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:39 AM
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I can't respond to your inquiry directly, but did you see the three part item in Grassroots Motorsports about transplanting a Miata engine into a MGB? It's a different example, but the principles are the same. It might get you started. That's where I started to map out my REnesis to FC project.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:24 PM
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You gotta open up the tranny tunnel a bit on the passenger side to fit the mazda tranny.



Gotta make custom mounts, no kits.



http://www.311s.org/phpBB2/index.php



Good luck. But it's been done before.
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