paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
12/31/17 10:14 p.m.

 Seller says:

Mazda 91' machanic's special $500.00 rebuilt motor less than 5,000miles on motor needs a transmission

Looks like a 323 to me, could be a good starting point.

Linky look is here

Graphics on it are hottt!

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
12/31/17 11:38 p.m.

Yup, 323. Too bad auto tragic.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy SuperDork
1/1/18 7:46 a.m.

Paging Captain Downshift to the red courtesy phone.....

captdownshift
captdownshift PowerDork
1/1/18 9:47 a.m.

the good news about an autotragic with a bad trans is that a rusty protege lx or escort gt with a manual is now easier to find then a clean BG 323. So getting a donor with a good BP motor, G series transmission, pedal box and manual ECU would likely still have the total outlay around $1250 at most. 

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
1/1/18 9:55 a.m.

In reply to captdownshift :

Yeah, but how much labor? Now AWD would be tasty.

captdownshift
captdownshift PowerDork
1/1/18 10:06 a.m.

the pedal box swap is the most involved part. B6 to BP swap is plug and play, disconnecting the coolant lines is seriously the most involved part. As a bonus doing the timing belt and water pump while to motor is out is stupid easy. AWD is too involved to be worth it, it's easier just to import a BG chassis GTR and wait 18 months. 

captdownshift
captdownshift PowerDork
1/1/18 10:22 a.m.

this would be the holy grail of BP swaps for $800

reason being the spline count on the G series transmission would allow for the MSP limited slip to be swapped in. 

 

or these for even less...

https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/d/1999-kia-sephia/6422785615.html

 

https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/d/99-kia-sephia/6415382896.html

fidelity101
fidelity101 UltraDork
1/2/18 1:57 p.m.
markwemple said:

In reply to captdownshift :

Yeah, but how much labor? Now AWD would be tasty.

finding replacement transmissions are the tough part, and they are a bit fragile.

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