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Old 02-22-2019, 03:50 AM
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Was thinking about this further and wanted to add that in my opinion a lot of these kits kinda defeat the purpose of buying a miata to begin with.
Yes, you absolutely can throw 15k+ at putting a V8 in one and a ton of other ****/money too. Orrrrr you could just buy a f'in corvette and get it over with.
Just seems like going that route defeats the point of what a Miata is.
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Was thinking about this further and wanted to add that in my opinion a lot of these kits kinda defeat the purpose of buying a miata to begin with.
Yes, you absolutely can throw 15k+ at putting a V8 in one and a ton of other ****/money too. Orrrrr you could just buy a f'in corvette and get it over with.
Just seems like going that route defeats the point of what a Miata is.
I have a great forum for you. Its called miata.net
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Originally Posted by Frankenfab View Post
Was thinking about this further and wanted to add that in my opinion a lot of these kits kinda defeat the purpose of buying a miata to begin with.
Yes, you absolutely can throw 15k+ at putting a V8 in one and a ton of other ****/money too. Orrrrr you could just buy a f'in corvette and get it over with.
Just seems like going that route defeats the point of what a Miata is.
So you want to buy a corvette then dump $10k in it to fix what GM didn't get right in that chassis? Be my guest.

I'm gonna stick to the low running / repair cost life. Miata Is Always The Answer.
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I...absolutely love this place.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:41 AM
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Here is a rough cad model of the trans plate
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So we're gonna do this, huh?

First ever CAD model of the transmission plate

Here we go
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Indeed, whenever I have some free time I can try and get some rough models posted. I don't know how "exact" they will be but it's a starting point! I used this cad to cut a piece of wood on the cnc router. The outline isn't super accurate but the holes look pretty close
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:20 PM
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Don't sweat it. "Pretty close" is plenty good enough.
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Yeah no worries, a rat-tail file and a couple of hours will clean that right up once you make one out of aluminum.
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dude, just buy the kit, hell just buy my ******* kit for thousands off. complete setup.

yes it needs a custom oil pan, the engine needs to sit low. A K24 is a tall ******* engine and even with the custom subframe and oil pan you still gotta murder the hood and valve cover. the oil pan allows for a custom oil pump housing and pickup tube.

but seriously don't reinvent the wheel, just buy my ****.
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While I do believe particle board bellhousing adapters are the future, I don't think we're quite there yet.
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Sub'd for the particle board hood and front subframe!

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Sub'd for the particle board... front subframe!
In for group buy if it's NASA ST legal.
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Originally Posted by ctdrftna View Post
dude, just buy the kit, hell just buy my ******* kit for thousands off. complete setup.

yes it needs a custom oil pan, the engine needs to sit low. A K24 is a tall ******* engine and even with the custom subframe and oil pan you still gotta murder the hood and valve cover. the oil pan allows for a custom oil pump housing and pickup tube.

but seriously don't reinvent the wheel, just buy my ****.
Well the issue is i cant "buy your ****** kit" because you refuse to ship anything, i have already sent you a pm previously and asked about this.

I am not planning on creating a kit myself, simply providing some CAD of the trans bolt hole locations for others as no one has done this yet.
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Originally Posted by gooflophaze View Post
While I do believe particle board bellhousing adapters are the future, I don't think we're quite there yet.
My dad has a CNC router so it was an easy and free way to test my CAD against the actual mounting plate haha
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For those who dont have access to CAD, here are the hole locations i have measured.
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damn dude.. yes.
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