TRYING TO PUT A NEWER ENGINE INTO AN OLD BODY

  • Tiny
  • Andrewgfc
  • 1996 FORD COURIER
  • 275,000 MILES

Trying to put a 2000 Mazda bravo engine into a 96 ford courier the new engine has an electronic angle adjuster on the crank cam whereas my old one was all mechanical. Will this work without an onboard computer or am I asking for trouble?

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:15 AM

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  • Tiny
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Asking for trouble. Completely different control systems. Major undertaking.

Roy

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:56 AM
  • Tiny
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That's a bummer. Apart from that engines are identical. Thought there may have been a way of bypassing the whole electrical thing.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 11:50 AM
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No bypassing. Why dont you use the donor engine like you wanted but you have to change over everything from your to the donor. Lot more work but worth it,

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 12:07 PM
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May just have to do that. Was hoping for a quick fix but looks like a rebuild. Cheers for ur time.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 12:29 PM
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No re build, just change overs.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 12:50 PM

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