Unlike any other plate for this conversion on the market this one locates on both of the ford dowels and the mazda dowels. This ensures the gearbox input shaft locates in the crank shaft bearing correctly. Which in turn protects the gearbox input shaft bearing from premature wear. It is also CNC laser cut for accuracy, first time, every time. There are drilled and tapped holes in the plate to reduce the need to use fiddly nuts making the install and removal.
Of the plate quicker, easier and more user friendly. Just to clear up a few questions that are being asked regular here are a few answers i have been giving. If you already have a type 9 prop shaft you can get it shortened and use the mazda rx8 gearbox end.
Or you can get a brand new one made cheap enough by bar props in Neath. You keep your standard ford 23 spline clutch and flywheel along with your ford starter motor. You will need to grind the inside lip of the rx8 box out to clear the stater motor but it isn't a lot. The standard rx8 clutch release has been fine with the couple of different engine i have converted but i can't comment on every case.
Also you can use the 5 or 6 speed mazda rx8 gearbox as they are the same but the 6 speed is better as it has closer ratios and a longer 6th gear. YOU WILL HAVE TO MACHINE 15MM OFF THE GEARBOX BELLHOUSING FACE AND RE MACHINE THE DOWEL HOLES TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSION ON THIS ENGINE. I will in the future be CAD drawing up the plans for an xe 7 degree to rx8 gearbox plate, so them plates. Will be on sale in the future. I can draw up any engine bellhousing to bolt to an rx8 gearbox.
But i will need a minimum of 5 people interested (to pay a deposit) and a bellhosuing off the engine to measure up. The item "Rx8 gearbox Adapter plate vauxhall redtop XE/ Saab B204 CNC LASER CUT RWD" is in sale since Monday, June 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts\Transmission & Drivetrain\Other Transmission/Drivetrain". The seller is "freddy686868" and is located in bridgend, The Vale of Glamorgan. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.