OutsideGroove New Reader
July 10, 2012 10:48 p.m.

So somehow my buddy who was looking for an engine for a Bobcat ( not a mercury but one of those little bulldozer type things) found an engine he thought would work on ebay. Here is the ebay ad http://www.ebay.com/itm/330645835133?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Item number: 330645835133 if that link isn't working

Anyhow, he had me buy it for him and paid $375 to ship it to his shop in VT and then found out that it was not the engine he needed, nor can he adapt it. So now he is hoping to recoup some of his loss, so I figured maybe someone on here might have a use for an engine like this.

he is asking $1000 but is pretty negotiable at this point ( also very embarrassed he goofed up)

If your intersted, email me at outsidegroove at gmail.com or text me at 802-324-0352 and I will put you in contact with him.

TRoglodyte
TRoglodyte Dork
July 10, 2012 10:50 p.m.

Mazdax605 Dork
July 11, 2012 4:16 a.m.

Doesn't look brand new.

mistanfo
mistanfo SuperDork
July 11, 2012 11:50 a.m.

Perhaps it came in a new crate?

N Sperlo PowerDork
July 11, 2012 12:07 p.m.

May I suggest he try a 2.0 Mitsubishi motor like those thangs are supposed to use?

... Unless it runs on gas... Meh

DaveEstey Dork
July 11, 2012 1:43 p.m.
mistanfo wrote: Perhaps it came in a new crate that was open to the elements for 10 years?
OutsideGroove New Reader
July 11, 2012 7:23 p.m.

The pic is not of the engine. I have some on my phone I could text to anyone interested. The pic was just a stock photo the place used.

OutsideGroove New Reader
July 11, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Here are some pics of the actual engine from a couple days ago.

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N Sperlo PowerDork
July 12, 2012 9:13 a.m.

Rebuilding the head and painting the valve cover a pretty shade of blue does not constitute as a crate engine.

dculberson Dork
July 12, 2012 9:44 a.m.

I don't doubt that it's a crate motor .. that looks like the usual surface rust an engine would get from 20 years of being schlepped around warehouses in leaky wooden crates.

4cylndrfury UltimaDork
July 12, 2012 9:53 a.m.

never been a fan of dissimilar metal engines.

Still could be a decent buy for someone wanting to power a lowcost or the like with a decent-ish motor

OutsideGroove New Reader
July 12, 2012 10:02 a.m.

I thought it would be great for someone doing one of those MG Kit cars that call for a small 4cyl. or if someone was doing up an EXP, they had the same motor I think.

I dunno. Just trying to help a friend. Some of you guys seem to think crapping on someone's thread for sport is a hobby though. To those that are serious , thanks for your help.

Powar Dork
July 12, 2012 10:04 a.m.
OutsideGroove wrote: or if someone was doing up an EXP, they had the same motor I think.

The early non-turbos used this engine. Pre '86.

schumithecat New Reader
July 12, 2012 11:11 a.m.

deleted; I was saying I thought it may work in Miata but I think that's incorrect (I think the 1.8 Escort engine will be dunno about 1.6).

jimbbski Reader
July 12, 2012 11:42 a.m.

It the early 1.6L CVH motor as installed in the first gen Escorts starting in 1981 until the late 80's when Ford went to the 1.9L in all Escorts.

Powar Dork
July 12, 2012 11:45 a.m.
jimbbski wrote: It the early 1.6L CVH motor as installed in the first gen Escorts starting in 1981 until the late 80's when Ford went to the 1.9L in all Escorts.

The first year for the 1.9 in the Escort and EXP was 1986.

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