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Old 10-16-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default New build thread - LS1 V8!

Here is what I have ordered so far:
- stock LS1 motor from '99 Camaro
- stock T-56 transmission from another '99 Camaro
- 8.8" Ford IRS rear end from '95 Thunderbird
- Brand new Ford Racing limited slip differential w/ carbon fiber clutches
- Ford rear end installation kit (gaskets, bearings, etc)

Still need to order or fabricate:
- Boss Frog subframe, transmission, and rear end swap kits
- Axles/driveshaft
- PCM re-flash + harness modifications
- Headers
- Exhaust
- Clutch / flywheel


Reasons to go with Boss Frog kit:
- comes with EVERYTHING you need to install
- no need to cut/weld transmission tunnel
- really not much weight distribution difference as FM/V8R kit places motor only 1.5" rearwards and weights about the same


About the car:
- 1992 race prepped Miata
- FM AFCO suspension w/ RB hollow front bar
- Polyurethane bushings everywhere
- Hard Dog cage
- Sparco Sprint 5 seat
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Who wants to take bets on how long til he sell everything and starts another project?

Sorry man couldnt resist
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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Who wants to take bets on how long til he sell everything and starts another project?

Sorry man couldnt resist
actually, ill be selling the car within half a year or so after its done
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actually, ill be selling the car within half a year or so after its done
I'll be there when you do...DIBS!
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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I'll be there when you do...DIBS!
you do realize that by the time im done with it it will be in 350whp range and ill be selling it for appropriate price, right?
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I'm not joking...as long as its not in the next six months. I love the turbo scene, but really wanna go LS myself deep down.
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I bet this build thread will be full of just as much fail as the last. Good luck with the "project."
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I'm not joking...as long as its not in the next six months.
i think we should be done with everything by end of january if everything goes as it does now.
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I bet this build thread will be full of just as much fail as the last. Good luck with the "project."
dont be an ***.
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This thread is bad influence.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #11
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This thread is bad influence.
im not posting any prices because ive got good deals and i it will affect my resale price
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im not posting any prices because ive got good deals and i it will affect my resale price


lmao, I was just going to ask you to post prices.
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pics or it didnt happen. so what's next after all your parts come in?
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guys at the shop are very excited and they cant wait to start on it
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Jeez I wish I had the time, money and energy to do all the builds you have. I'd have kept one or two and driven the crap out of them though. Looking forward to seeing how this one goes and what the finished product ends up like. Of course, that's IF it gets finished.

I still think a turbo'd Honda K motor build would be killer. 400+ hp out of a light aluminum four banger. You're just the guy to do it too!
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Im sorry, I wasnt aware Honda and Miata went hand in hand.
Good luck with the build!!! I LOVE V8 Miatas just about as much as I love Turbo Miata's. Sub'n!
cueball, where in Tigard are ya?

EDIT: Im in Gresham.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:21 PM   #17
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i hate fwd cars
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wow, urbansoot with another pointless thread? wft i mean at some point doesn't he need a running project?
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LOL I really hope we're all wrong on this. Seriously. But I'm fairly new here and have already witnessed Slava go through like 3 projects none of which were finished. That really makes you wonder
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