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Old 07-20-2004, 02:32 PM
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1.8L Mazda Engine

I have seen these engines in ford couriers. Are they any good? Speed? Is it a rotary? I can't find any information about these on the internet, so I came here. Are they a good strong engine, or something that falls apart?

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Old 07-20-2004, 02:42 PM
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Well the 1.8l mazda engine isnt a rotary. The main rotarys are 1.2 1.3 and 2.0 liters. The 1.8l were used in the ford couriers and mazda b1800 1970-1978 I believe. Are they good? Well I bought a courier with about 170k+ miles on it, i put a weber carburetor on it and the thing started right up. Are they strong? Well its a 1.8 liter carbureted inline four from the 70's. No vtec or fuel injection here. Its around 65-70 hp. Avalible with a 4 or 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic, the 5 speed being the only overdrive options. Gearing ranged from 4.11 to 4.56 out back depending on transmission selection. Will it ever be a ground pounder? no. Are they good engines? yes. Are there go fast goodies avalible for them? not many but a few. Weber carbs and crow cams. If you want something to get you there , good on gas, and dependable then they are a good choice. If you want to lay down 12 second or less times.......well there are other ways.
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:49 PM
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I'm not looking to blow the doors off anything, just curious if it was a good engine. Can a tall person even fit into a courier? what gas mileage did you get?

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:04 PM
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Well first just to prevent confusion later, the mazda b1800 is the same as a
courier up till around 77, and the b2000 (78-84) is the same as the courier 78-82. The main differences being the tailgate and grille. I just got done rebuilding a 2.0l engine for my 83/84 model with the 5 speed manual and it was advertised as new to get about 25 mpg around town and up to 36 on the high way. I have a friend that has a 78 courier ( so same truck) and he says that is about right and his truck has over 300k miles on it. Im about 5' 10" and 205 pounds and I fit in the those trucks without any problem.
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