Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft fit

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Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft fit

Post by Boggy2112 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:03 pm

Hi, I am looking to fit a running, 13b fd3s engine with a rx8 5speed box and carbon propshaft, into my FB. I have a series 2 1983, and was hoping someone could tell me if the propshaft would fit my standard diff please? Its a turn key package, so should drop in the engine bay. Its the rx8 shaft size i am worried about, people say its longer than the rx7s.
Thank's again Dave

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by TOOL » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:40 pm

Dunno. How are you planning to mount the engine? Off the rear plate, FD style?
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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by Boggy2112 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:31 pm

Hey guys thanks for getting back to me, and thanks for the info. but i am still unsure about the project. I guess mounting the engine is easy enough, as to all the information out there. But i just can't seam to find anyone who has mounted the rx8 box to the series 2!
I guess the only way is to buy the thing and have a go!!!

Nice one Dave!!

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by richrx » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:36 pm

From a quick google it looks like the fc box is a better choice as its stronger. But as with most things on the fb it will be trial and error as theres not alot of info on rx8 into fb swaps.

Rich

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by richrx » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:07 pm

I hope its not the 13b bridgeport, gearbox and prop on ebay?


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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by Boggy2112 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:12 pm

Hey Rich,
Yer i have read about the rx7 gearboxs being better. Yer it is the red one! Why whats up?

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by spirit r » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:17 pm

Boggy2112 wrote:Hey guys thanks for getting back to me, and thanks for the info. but i am still unsure about the project. I guess mounting the engine is easy enough, as to all the information out there. But i just can't seam to find anyone who has mounted the rx8 box to the series 2!
I guess the only way is to buy the thing and have a go!!!

Nice one Dave!!
Perhaps he can answer your question?
http://www.kenscheepers.com/1979_rx-7.htm

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Re: Will a 13b engine, 5speed rx8 box and carbon propshaft f

Post by Boggy2112 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:25 pm

Wow that is one perfect write up my friend, thank you so much for the post. I have a little more confidence with the swap now!
Dave

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