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Old 02-09-2018, 11:48 AM   #51
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Do you have the 2.5L engine yet? Is there a preferred donor for the engine or did I miss that you already found one? I'm pretty excited for the finished product!
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:27 AM   #52
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Interestingly, I picked up a 19k mile 2.5L out of a 2013 Ford Fusion about an hour after you posted that. I was monitoring eBay and saw that LKQ in Sterling was starting to discount their 2.5L engines... they seem to do this periodically, maybe when they get an excess of stock.

I sold the 2.0L out of the Miata a few days prior, so it was a no-brainer to move that money directly into the engine I needed. I also have an FD RX-7 transmission on the way, so when I get back from Mexico I should have a bunch of parts to mock up.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:23 PM   #53
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Just catching up. Jaw on the floor!!!
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:00 PM   #54
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Just curious John, has this been done before? Just wondered if it is a popular conversion, or are you inventing the wheel.

Looking forward to progress reports
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:43 PM   #55
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I think there is one running overseas somewhere using the 2 liter engine. But he cut the firewall a lot and removed the heater to make it fit. I'm not allowed to do that. As far as I know I'll be the only one with an untouched firewall, and the only one with a turbo.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:47 PM   #56
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I think there is one running overseas somewhere using the 2 liter engine. But he cut the firewall a lot and removed the heater to make it fit. I'm not allowed to do that. As far as I know I'll be the only one with an untouched firewall, and the only one with a turbo.
I'm curious to see how the car works out in its element, but also curious about whether anyone outside the Solo community bases a build off yours. I'm hoping it will lead to more.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #57
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Yeah, I don't know. that would be cool. There are lots of LS RX-8s running around at this point. I think that engine appeals more to most people.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:08 AM   #58
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Hooray, we have a lift!

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:21 AM   #59
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Nice!
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very cool.

I also like how you have a service ticket attached to the rear view mirror!
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