Monday, November 07, 2005

Ben K's blog from Down Under

Ben K has been a valuable source of information from Australia and he started a blog of his own (Link above soon to be on left side) where he discusses the auto industry and his new project Harvey a Mazda sedan with a Toyota engine and tranny. I can only hope Ben pulls that powertrain out and installs a Rotary in it's place. Good luck Ben, I found the link on Bill D's blog, Bill is the researcher I've talked about before.

2 comments:

Dotty Gale said...

Rotary Schmotary!! That's so last millenium! The next big thing is going to be the Quasiturbine!!

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/quasiturbine.htm

Ben K said...

I'd love to stick a rotary in it but for the moment, there are several reasons not to, the first being that I'm way too poor to even buy a used, running, engine.

The second is that I've read about people sticking rotaries in these old Mazdas before and it's way beyond my current level of ability. We're talking custom cross-members, widening the transmission tunnel and then probably upgrading the diff.

So, it stays with the Toyota engine for now. Of course, another option could be a 1.6L MX-5 engine.