Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-Six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Someone has built and is selling a very unique 2004 Mazda RX-8. Between the front wheels sits a fourth generation (1991) 4.9 L Ford inline-six that produces about 145 horsepower. Behind the engine sits a Ford M5R2 toploader five-speed transmission. The owner is currently asking $2,500 OBO and the only thing left to get this car on the road is a set of coilovers and an alignment.

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Source: Craigslist via Bangshift

6 Comments

  1. MOPARfan

    Is the carb or fuel injected? It kind looks like it has fuel injection, but I’m not sure. Add some turbos and would be badass swap.

    • It should be fuel injected since it is a 1991 model. They switched over to it in 1987. I agree that someone should get it and turbocharge it. It would make for a very unique Mazda.

      • CSRT4

        Those 4.9 Fords had piling problems to the rear of the head and cooling issues to the rear most cylinders. Not typically something you’d want for performance. I can’t for the life of me figure why he went with such a pokey engine.

  2. Brett l

    I currently own this car! I kid you all not. It’s a FI 91 motor. This car has not changed from these photos when I picked it up. I have since added gauges, fixed cooling issues, and have cleaned up most of the electrical. It’s going to be out in the Minnesota car scene this year!

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