[Cortina-list] Tell me why I shouldn't

Tim Craig Tim.Craig at invetech.com.au
Thu Jan 12 04:55:45 UTC 2012


I don't think it matters what engine, it's what suits the owner best.
It not as if it's going in a Proton Cortina, sorry Lotus Cortina.

-----Original Message-----
From: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
[mailto:cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com] On Behalf Of Peter Pentz
Sent: Thursday, 12 January 2012 2:39 PM
To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Tell me why I shouldn't

Despite our new found Global friendliness ......
Like it or not, Mazda is a Japanese product that has about as much
genetic connection to Ford, as my Calculator has to a Slide Rule -
.......   none !
So what are we saying here guys - now that Lotus (new Lotus remember)
now uses Toyota (Yuk !) engines, we're OK fitting a 60's Elite with a
Toyota engine ?
Get real guys, a Mazda is a Bloody (Japanese) Mazda, and not a Ford -
English or American !   
Get over it !  Just like fitting a damn Chevy small block in a Mustang.
OMG - Henry will turn in his grave.
Fit a Zetech or Duratech and drop Maaaaaaazda out of the conversation
Please !!!!

BTW - remember the Cossie Turbo's hitting the 500+ HP stratosphere in
the 70's ? -  what do you think the Duratech / Zetech engines are based
on ......
Peter P

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On Jan 11, 2012, at 11:02 AM, John Miller <jem at milleredp.com> wrote:

> On 1/10/2012 5:58 PM, Peter Pentz wrote:
>> Durateck or Pinto ! Come now  no Mazda polutents !
> 
> Ah, but Ford owned Mazda then, indeed the Escort, Probe, etc. of the
day
> were Mazda designs not to mention the various Mazda manufactured
products sold as Fords and, more recently, vice-versa.
> 
> The engine in question was used in quite a few Escort GTs, the
Ford-labeled cam cover will fit the '94-97 Mazda BP, I'm not sure if
it'll fit the '99-00.
> 
> My turbo-Miata friend advises finding a '99-00 donor car, as those
years get a much better head than the earlier motors, but after that
they got variable cam timing and etc. which I don't want to deal with.
> 
>> A Pinto 2L will give anything from 160 to 240 ponies - nice ! And
>> it's "period correct".
> 
> "Period correct" might also be defined as "costs real money to add EFI
and a 5-speed".
> 
> Part of the attraction of the MX-5 powertrain is that it looks
completely usable from crank damper to tailshaft, including intake,
clutch actuation, maybe even exhaust.
> 
> The Miata transmisions are much easier to find here than a Type 9, and
significantly more compact than a T-5 so there's even the possibility of
avoiding tunnel surgery.
> 
> John.
> 
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