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and a subi will loose that sound if you put equal length on it

The "equal length" thing is urban legend; you can make any I4 engine sound like a subie by pairing two adjacent firing cylinders into one outlet. Tie 1-3 and 4-2 together and send them out ina dual exhaust and you get the same pairings as left and right banks on a sube (or VW, Lycoming, Continental, or Porsche) flat four. Even a Honda Gold Wing makes that sound and they typically have very equal length pipes.

Back in the day, Porsche 356 racers used to cross the exhaust to get rid of the adjacent exhaust pulses. That makes a 356 sound like an inline 4 with tri-y headers. And the 4 into 1 stingers (equal length) loses the distinct flat four sound, too.
 

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Son is out off town doing pre-wedding stuff so i'm continuing the tinkering.

As it turns out, the port spacing on a 1.8 mazda Miata is nearly identical to the zetec so i'm going to fab up an adapter to bolt one on. Even if we haveto mod a pipe or two it saves a lot of fabrication time.

Now to do some more on this bike carb intake......
 

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Love this build! Did you ever get dyno numbers yet? Or did I miss that?
Thanks! My first dyno appointment fell through. I have an appointment now for Thursday so I'll scan and post the results after. [driving]

I just had the car weighed this morning at the local landfill and it was actually a nice surprise. On mgexperience.com they listed the gross weight of a 1980 MGB around 2,500 pounds. My MGB only weighed in at 2,320 pounds with a full tank of gas (including spare tires, jack, etc). After doing a chrome bumper conversion and this engine/transmission swap, my MGB will probably shed at least 200 pounds. The only downside is that it cost $6.00 to weigh in! [eek]

 

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That seems like a good idea. [cool] I recently just upgraded my cell phone and it shoots 1080p video. I'll try to put a video together so you guys can see the car in action.
 

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Well... I made my way to shop today and they told me their computer for the dyno died yesterday. [mad] They said they would contact me when it's running again.

I need to find a more reputable shop. I've been waiting to dyno this car for too long. I'm still going to make a video this weekend to show you guys the MGB.
 

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I'm still working on a video to show you all the car in its current condition. I think there might have been a little confusion about what engine is currently in the car.

Currently, my MGB has the original 1.8 liter engine in it. My plans were to dyno and weigh the car BEFORE the engine and transmission swap to show off the difference in weight and power AFTER the Zetec is installed. Sorry if there was any confusion for members subscribed to this thread. I have a timeline and a budget for this build but it's a slow and steady kind of task. In the meantime, I'll be writing posts about other work I've been doing on the car.

This weekend I tinkered with the car a little by replacing a very worn V-belt, shortening my shifter lever about 1.5 inches, and taking the tacky vinyl stripes off the side. I felt like the shifter was waaaay too high up and the vinyl looked too 70's. Eventually the vinyl would have to come off for when I repaint the car another color.




 

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Finally! I was able to find a Zetec motor for a decent price. So far I've just been taking things off the engine. If anybody here needs some random parts off the engine, let me know via PM. I have no need for anything like the intake manifold, throttle body, fuel rail, fuel injectors, power steering pump, etc. I'll post another update tomorrow showing some more details of the engine. I can't wait to rebuild this thing! [headbang]

 

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It took way too long to get an engine. [thumbd] I hope people are still following the build thread! lol

I made a little progress today. Going to paint the engine block tomorrow. I have some nice gloss black enamel to use.


 

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didnt know you were looking for a zetec. hell i could have gotten you one and mailed it to you. or even built or just rebuilt it and sent it

if you need a header or something let me know

Tim
 
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