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Old 04-15-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default 1992 Mazda V6 Miata - $15000

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I have a 1992 Mazda V6 Miata for sale, in USA - Washington.

Mileage: 156000 miles
Engine Size: 2.5L V6


Asking price is $15000


Seller Information: David deRegt
Phone: (206) 276-0433
Email: [email protected]


The title probably caught your eye. "V6, that must be a typo, but I'm curious anyway." No mistake, my friend -- this is one of only a few completed V6 swapped Miatas in the world. The V6 is a very lightly modified 2.5L KL-DE (from the 626 and some other cars), putting out 180rwhp and 170rwtq in current trim. The throttle response will spoil you in ways you'd never imagined, and the exhaust note is sublime. You'll find turbo cars for sale with more maximum power, but short of a full V8 swap you won't find this much torque available on tap. The car easily passes WA emissions with flying colors and starts right up on the coldest days. This is a turnkey car, ready to drive away.

The car was originally created by Mark Snell, who put the original drivetrain in and was building the car for SSM autocross use. I bought the car from him, intending to continue the SSM project, but quickly decided to just convert it back to a street car. I've spent the last year turning it back into a great cruiser, and I can easily declare my efforts a success. I drive the car into the city fairly often, can leave it at the airport parking lot for a week, and know that it will always start in the morning.

Facts/Mods:
* 1992 Chassis
* 156k miles
* ABS
* Manual Steering
* Recently installed brand new later-style top with glass window
* Kenwood KDC-X994 Head Unit with Bluetooth (that you can even hear/use while driving) and Infinity Reference Speakers
* 2.5L KL-DE V6 motor with KL-ZE pistons
* Autronic SMC Engine Management System
* Zeitronix ZT-3 wideband O2 sensor (installed and connected to EMS)
* MSD DIS-4 Ignition System
* Custom cooling system with fully working heater controls
* Extensively modified KL-ZE intake manifold
* Custom headers and exhaust, including swappable cat section (comes with cat section and "test pipe")
* Stock 5 speed Miata transmission with an FC RX-7 bellhousing and starter
* Lightweight aluminum flywheel, 4-puck ACT clutch
* 1.8 ("big") rear differential, with a Torsen and 4.1 rear end, with Energy Suspension bushings in it
* Tein FLEX 16-step adjustable coilovers
* Racing Beat Front Swaybar
* Most control arm bushings replaced with poly
* 17x8 Rota Torque wheels with almost new 245/35/17 Toyo R1-R tires
* Recently corner-weighted and aligned (and set ride height)
* Wilwood brake proportioning valve
* Racing Beat front bumper
* Fender flares on all 4 corners
* Frame rail reinforcement kit installed
* Sparco Steering Wheel

Options, if you'd rather do your own with these parts, since I'm sure I can sell them separately:
* Swap wheels/tires for 205/50/15 Kumho XS on stock 15" 99 sport wheels - -600$
* Swap wheels/tires for some crappy cheapo tires on stock NA6 alloys - -1000$
* Stock suspension/FSB - -800$
* 1.8 big open rear diff - -500$
* Stock steering wheel - -200$
* Removed Wideband O2 - -150$

I have a pretty stupid amount of money and time invested in the car, but I've decided to trying to focus on the SSM car build, and having two simultaneous custom miatas is getting a bit ridiculous on my poor wallet, so I'm putting the street car up for sale. It's hard to price something like this, but I'll start with asking $15,000 and see what people think about that. I (and the car) live in Redmond, WA, and I work from home, so I'm available almost any time of day for car viewings. PM, post, or Email with any questions or interest.

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Old 04-16-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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gl with sale! Saw your craigslist post and I'm in redmond too. Sorry to see you selling such a cool project. hope it goes to a good home. I'm a KL guy too, just in an mx6 along with my turbo miata
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Damn, this is a good looking swap. Good luck with your sale.






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Thanks guys. I've put a lot of work into making it solid. I just need to focus on my significantly more expensive project for a while. :(
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Is this the one Andre tuned a few weeks ago?
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Is this the one Andre tuned a few weeks ago?
Jeff: Yeah. I'd finished a ton of changes (new manifold, etc.) and needed to tune it. I'd been thinking about selling it, but it still needed a dyno tune to be really drivable and sellable, so it needed to happen either way.
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Jeff: Yeah. I'd finished a ton of changes (new manifold, etc.) and needed to tune it. I'd been thinking about selling it, but it still needed a dyno tune to be really drivable and sellable, so it needed to happen either way.
Awesome.

To everybody out there - Not that the car needs any more upselling, but I've heard nothing but awesome things about it from Andre @ Pina Motorsports.
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Does the FC bell housing bolt directly to the V6 block, or is there an adapter plate as well?
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Adapter plate, CNC'd.
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So why was teh FC bellhousing used instead of a Miata housing?
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Because there's no room for the starter on the engine side with the big V6 block, so you need the FC bellhousing to move the starter to the other direction.
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Somewhat knowing David and the history on this car, sure... you could hack job it for less.

There's been no shortcuts on this car (this particular car was the first "KLiata" in existence), and just keep in mind that $16k is the ASKING price. If you have an offer to make, then make the offer to him. If you aren't interested in the car, then STFU.
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*edited to remove any mention of the prior d-bag threadcrapper*

*context: someone arguing about why this makes sense*

I think this car is better than a V8 swap, because it sounds better (IMO), didn't require replacing the entire rear end with a non-mazda setup, doesn't cost 30+k (which a normal non-hackjob V8 swap does cost), and, most importantly, doesn't light up all tires through the end of 3rd gear, so it's actually drivable. I look forward to finding someone else who understands those ideas, or I look forward to driving this car over the pass to go rock climbing in eastern washington all summer.

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Looks really good man glws
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Definitely looks good. I'm glad to see a KLZE intake mani on there with a stock shaped hood! I have that manifold in my attic and didn't think I could make it fit...but now I see it's possible. I'll post that pic on the KL swap thread on m.net. There's 6 of us doing this swap at the moment.

GL with sale! I am very interested in seeing what this car sells for
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Huge pictures :(
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Let's try a small price drop and adding some options to the sale (swap for crappier parts to lower the overall price).
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Real sweet car man, glws. Just out of curiosity, why were the itb's removed? Also, I believe making some videos would help you sell the car (and I would love to watch some)
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