Originally Posted by germannnick
So i looked into the rotary engine idea some more and I am stocked to look further into it. So far I like the idea of putting an RX7 or 8 engine in it. From the looks of it it will simpler and more gear toward that middle ground that I am trying to achieve between DD and light camping off roader. The biggest problem i see with the rotary engine though is the fact that mazda is no longer going to be making the rotary engines and that means that parts and support will start to die off. I can also see emission problems since I live in California. Screw you California!
Ahh... the car hatin state.
Check on 4 rotors pulled from Japanese cars ($$$). Not only did they make a 3 rotor (rx7), but a mainland sedan had a bigger one. In Japan, they replace motors to keep up with emissions and US companies go buy the cars, cut them in half, then sell the imported clips.... you want a front clip. Jarco is an east coast company that does it, IDK of cali companies but I am sure there are some.
Or you can buy a crate motor, but it will cost about the same as most front clips (which a clip will include everything in front of the tranny, including the tranny).
One of my buds bought one (rx7, 2nd gen) and we used the firewall, ps rack, and a few other pieces to go right hand drive with it. Another feller got a front and rear clip for a AWD Celica (like holds the record at Pikes Peak still) and built one beast of an awd with a JDM Mr. Two turbo charged power plant.
But Jeeps go places those just won't.