Mitsubishi 6A12?

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Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby StuartOT » 10 Mar 2017, 12:56

Hi all,

Just wondering if anybody has considered using the 2.0L V6 from a Mitsubishi FTO? It's been my daily drive for the last 6 years but there is more rust than metal these days. The engine is solid and I love the sound. It should be pretty quick in the light weight Midlana.

Thoughts?

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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby Midlana1 » 10 Mar 2017, 20:33

You'll have to measure it to be sure but I was very impressed with how small and compact the Mazda 1.6L V6 was in a co-worker's car.

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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby StuartOT » 11 Mar 2017, 00:22

Thanks, I'll take a look today.

I am concerned about weight. Best guesses within the FTO forums put engine + gearbox with all ancillaries around 300kg or 660lbs. I don't know enough about weight distribution and its affects on drive-ability to know if this is simply too heavy?

The question i need to answer is do I use the engine (my preference) or sell it to fund another engine.

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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby freakynami » 11 Mar 2017, 02:55

I don't know what the engine would be worth, but I'd strip it out of the car for fun, it sounds like you'd do that anyway, keep the loom and anything that might be useful, then you've got an engine to measure, sit on the build table, motivate you etc. If you decide to change engine when you get to the back end of the chassis, you still can, and sell the engine then.

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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby rennkafer » 11 Mar 2017, 07:33

And once the engine is out, you can get an accurate weight on it as well.
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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby Midlana1 » 11 Mar 2017, 08:35

660 lbs sounds way too heavy. Maybe we should start a pool - I'll guess 475 complete.

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Re: Mitsubishi 6A12?

Postby StuartOT » 11 Mar 2017, 10:45

freakynami wrote:I don't know what the engine would be worth, but I'd strip it out of the car for fun, it sounds like you'd do that anyway, keep the loom and anything that might be useful, then you've got an engine to measure, sit on the build table, motivate you etc. If you decide to change engine when you get to the back end of the chassis, you still can, and sell the engine then.


That makes a lot of sense to me :)


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