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Author Topic: Turbo manifold and turbo flange?  (Read 2139 times)

redxr2

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Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« on: August 14, 2008, 11:56:00 AM »

just curious as to if a miata 1.6 turbo manifold would work on a capri? also what turbos will bolt up to the stock flange?
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Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 01:58:00 PM »

The manifold head flange is the same as a Miata 1.6. The miata, being RWD, has a totally different mounting of the turbo - it usually sits on top of the manifold placing it pretty much where the hood goes.

The stock flange is a IHI RHB5 flange - the only other turbo readily available that will bolt up is an IHI VJ11. You might want to look into a VJ14/Vj11  hybrid. There are a bunch of different hybrids out there too. There is a comprehensive list on the 323performance forum.

If you want a big turbo look into getting a custom manifold made, or modify a Miata manifold so the turbo mounts correctly.
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redxr2

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Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:10:00 PM »

thank you rocketman! the way the turbo sits ONTOP is not a big deal. no time to explain will post pix when were all done with it.
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Re: Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 09:09:08 PM »

So if i order a header for the 1.6 miata it will bolt right up to my capri no modifications needed?
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Re: Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 02:35:59 PM »

It would bolt to the block just fine, but your exhaust will not line up. The Capri motor is mounted transversely, whereas, the Miata motor is not...
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Re: Turbo manifold and turbo flange?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 05:05:24 AM »

The downpipe would pop out where the driverside wheel is
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