It's been awhile but I'm back for more help. If you're not familiar with my conversion, I'm using a 1986 Mazda RX7, an ADC FB1-4001 motor (I think that's the right model number...it's been awhile) and Electro Auto's transmission adapter kit. I'm FINALLY getting to put the motor in, after an exhausting battle to get clutch parts that fit. Now I'm having trouble when mating to the trans mission. Here's what's going on:
-The motor and parts all seem to mate easily. It only takes a short time to lower the motor into position, line it up, and bolt the adapter plate to the transmission. The slave cylinder and throwout bearing appear to function correctly from the outside, moving appropriately when the clutch pedal is depressed and released.
-Prior to mating, the motor spins fine when connected to a battery. Also, when in gear, the spline shaft of the transmission turns the correct way when pushed. In other words, as best as I can tell, both components of the issue seem to work separately.
-After mating, the car can be pushed forward or backward when in neutral. I cannot be pushed (with two people) when in any gear, even when depressing the clutch. With the back wheels off the ground, the motor will not spin with power applied, whether in gear or in neutral.
It looks like the problem is with installation, which is good because these are two things I'd rather not have to replace or service. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.