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Mx5 engine and box into an excel; probably

into an esprit; no the gearbox is entirely wrong

i put an mr2 engine into an elan 5 years ago,  engine swaps are not easy or a cheap way to do things, that said, it came in cheaper than a replacement twincam lotus engine !

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Having seen on the TV recently putting a Tesla motor into a Delorean, it seems that the same would surely fit into an Esprit. I'd be keen to hear about anyone trying this on a decent Esprit body where their engine and gearbox was broken. They would need to get the speakers inside to recreate the wonderful noise of course!

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I started a topic on an dead esprit for this kind of conversion, but be prepared to throw at least 30 k at this project… it is not a cheap alternative, you could get yourself an interior, engine and box and do some paintwork and get that sad esprit back and running for less

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How about a Zetec-e 2.0 liter engine from the 00-04 US Ford Focus/Mazda Protege? 

Many turbocharger kits and two (have to be used) supercharger kits available for that engine—one (Jackson Racing) non-inter/after cooled and another (PowerWorks/Cosworth Engineering) inter/aftercooled. 

I only mention these after seeing a pic a ways back of an Esprit with a Zetec engine, although the car was not in the US so no idea if the engine was the 1.8 or 2.0l. 

1986 Esprit HCI (Bosch-injected)

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