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Hey br/o/s I have a 1990 Miata with serious engine issues, so rather than keep pumping money into the old girl, I've decided I'm gonna use another car for a while and save up for a new engine in it.

What kind of engine would you recommend I put in it? Should I try to find the same engine I have now? The 1.6l or should I get a 1.8l or should I maybe go up to a v6 or something. I don't think a v8 would be easy to fit into the engine bay, even though its probably possible.

What are your suggestions? I have a friend who is going to help me work on it, and I'll be participating in some of the work. So the largest expense is the price of the engine and parts to make it fit.

What engines would you recommend? I still want to have it be relatively small engine so that I have room in the engine bay to work. I was thinking maybe the Mazdaspeed Miata 1.8l turbo engine they offered for a few years in certain models, but finding that engine might be hard.
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>>14198398
dont be a bitch

give that miata a j series swap and enjoy it for another 200k

http://www.superfastmiatas.com/JV6%20Miata%20Kit.html
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>>14198424
What would the average price of one of those engines run me?
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>>14198424
forgot pic some anon has a jswapped miata here

maybe he'll show up

a low mileage acura cl j32 can be had cheap

and the j35s are just as plentiful but make more power and thus cost a bit more
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>>14198434
pretty cheap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/151924588884?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
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>>14198447
I just googled it and found one for 500$ but I think that's a bit low. So If I found an engine for lets say like, 2.5k, and another 2.5k for the kit to fit it, then I'd be about 5k into it before even counting labour or tools
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>>14198455
no way man
$2.5k is brand new built 4cyl money
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>>14198466
Oh, then this seems a really good suggestion, huh
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>>14198455
see
>>14198452
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KL swap
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>>14198398
>I don't think a v8 would be easy to fit into the engine bay, even though its probably possible.
have you not been on the internet? theres a million v8 swaps online. theres a guy that owns a 5.0 miata that goes to car shows around my town
also somebody even fit a v12 in one, pic related
not saying its easy at all but its possible
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13b swap or k20 swap
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>>14198521
forgot pic
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>>14198521
Since I'll be doing the work myself I'm kind of looking for the easiest engine swap really. something that won't require a ton of extra parts.
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