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Old 06-08-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Hack job 302 V8 Miata goes for $5k on eBay

Okay, so it's kind of hideous, but is everyone really going to let this go for $5k? It might take another $2k to sort it out, but you'd still be ahead of the game in total dollars invested.

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ugly carburetor fail.....hideous
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The car run 13.08 shifting at 3500 rpm and let out at half track.
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That little wing on the back is cute.
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Totally worth it IMO if it runs, and the conversion is not a **** quality job. I would want to know more about what was swapped on the rest of the power train. 5-speed = T5? Diff? Halfshafts? Too bad it is not FI.
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The car run 13.08 shifting at 3500 rpm and let out at half track.
Bullshit.

I think that is a homegrown install like my own. I've seen it around the forums, but I've not seen detail like welds, etc. I would not buy that car without inspecting the install/fabrication in person. $5K is probably not a bad place to start if you are going to trailer it home and have the ability to redo most of the conversion if necessary.


The last thing that I recall about that car was that he was going to run the stock diff until it blew. He does not mention a Ford diff which is what most of us are using. Consider that it would be another $1500-$2000 to the rear up to speed.
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Yeah, I think there's a thread on m.net somewhere about this car, and I remember the same thing about the diff. If he'd posted it on CL for $5k I'd go down and check it out, but I'm not dropping $5k on it to find it's a butcher job.
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Id keep it exactly how it is physically.
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Id keep it exactly how it is physically.
I was thinking the same thing
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Id keep it exactly how it is physically.
But you'd change it...what, spiritually? Metaphysically?
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wtf is with the gay paint job?
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Nice job finding the m.n thread. After seeing the pictures I would have passed on that one.
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spoiler is 6" above deck lid.before conversion car topped at 115,after conversion at 146 herd a pop.now i need a new deck lid to much down force.should have reinforced deck lid.at 146 mph rpm was 7000 with 410 gears.love this car


It is what is- a $5k v8 swapped Miata. As stated "it has Mississippi written all over it".
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Bidding has ended on this item.


Somebody didn't mess around.
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But you'd change it...what, spiritually? Metaphysically?
He says it needs a bigger rad. Thats why I specificed physically.
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Things I do not like:
- Stock rear end (should be upgraded and that is expensive).
- Very low exhaust routing, and that goofy front exit setup.
- Carburetor
- The cosmetic stuff, like the carb scoop and the wing
- I hate light blue on any car, personal preference
- iron block engine, though it is a 302.
- Other stuff I forgot about

Definitely a budget build.
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WTF are people putting 302s in when 5.3L Chevys are cheap, EFI, and vastly better? I just dont get it. Not only will the 5.3 make the same or better power, it's probably about the same price (if not cheaper) it bolts up to a ton of trans options, its much, much easier and cheaper to go AL block in the future, it probably weighs the same with a few LBs of a 302, it wont **** its guts at 600WHP due to a crack in the valley, and it comes with better heads by a country mile. 302s are fine, but if starting from scratch without a killer donor car (Tbird/Mark VIII) or something, why?
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For the record, I bought a 5.3 a few months ago and decided not to put it in my miata. It's in my garage on my engine stand. Any takers? Pick up only. I was gonna keep it for a spare engine for my 2000 silverado, but if the price is right, it's goin.
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WTF are people putting 302s in when 5.3L Chevys are cheap, EFI, and vastly better? I just dont get it. Not only will the 5.3 make the same or better power, it's probably about the same price (if not cheaper) it bolts up to a ton of trans options, its much, much easier and cheaper to go AL block in the future, it probably weighs the same with a few LBs of a 302, it wont **** its guts at 600WHP due to a crack in the valley, and it comes with better heads by a country mile. 302s are fine, but if starting from scratch without a killer donor car (Tbird/Mark VIII) or something, why?
I suspect he did it for the same reason that I'm running a Chevy SB 327 in mine. It is what I had. I picked up a Muncie 4 speed, and I'm running it. I have a Ford independent rear that is done right. I have less money in my whole car than many of you have in turbo setups and engine rebuilds. The sky is the limit with a small block and parts are available. There is a 600hp small block in my neighbor's garage that I could drop right in. That is attractive to me. I have all the options in the world to make this car crazy. My first priority was to make it fast and road worthy. It's 300hp and 330 lbft torque at 2500lbs fully wet. Another 100 hp and I don't think that I'll be able to wipe the smile off. I'm not saying that I like the car on ebay. The only guy that has to like it is the one that owns it.
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