Perhaps making up for that it has a Wankel engine. Speaking of streaking, why do you suppose nobody does that any more? At one point in time it was an anticipated part of pretty much any major sporting event, awards show, or Baptist church service. It was otherwise a pure expression of the sports car ethos at the time.
This allowed me to make a front mount that fit nicely in the Midget's engine bay. The 13B looked like it would fit well, except for one area that was hitting the intake manifold. That area of the Midget unibody was cut out and a boxed section welded inward to keep strength and give plenty of clearance. I also had to make a new transmission mount to center it in the very small tunnel. The fuel injection system was scrapped because the Mazda intake sat too high and would not allow the hood to close.
Brian Kraus's 1976 MG Midget with 1986 Mazda 13B rotary engine
Like so many prescription stories, this one starts with a visit to the emergency room. Brian Kraus was driving back from work in his MG Midget when he was rear-ended—the driver was too busy playing with the radio to notice the fully stopped, bright-orange MG. In most cases, this would be the end of a tale; but Brian saw it as an opportunity.