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Old 12-10-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default LS swap...naw....5 Liter swap...naw....we need some of this

I know there is boat loads of potential with both the LS series motors and the 5 liters....but I would love to have a 1uzfe in my car....theres just something about it....





I love the sheet metal work around the itb's!

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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After seeing the two recent Miata efforts and that AE86 in Corpus I've decided I'd like to tackle this project someday.

The smaller displacement 4 valve per cylinder motor seems more in character with the Miata.
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After seeing the two recent Miata efforts and that AE86 in Corpus I've decided I'd like to tackle this project someday.

The smaller displacement 4 valve per cylinder motor seems more in character with the Miata.
Yessir....and the itb scream is ****** ****!
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The camera does this motors awesome ripping sound no justice. It sounds like an exotic Ferrari. My wife and I followed Josh and Spoolin2bars for lunch yesterday and some awesome on ramp racing insued.


Here is a vid he made the other day.
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The 1uzfe has always been one of my favorite motors. I'm pretty sure that one of, if not THE fastest 2nd gen RX7 is powered by a twin turbo 1uz...
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good god! this is gonna be my next project!
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How bout a twin screw....

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The camera does this motors awesome ripping sound no justice. It sounds like an exotic Ferrari. My wife and I followed Josh and Spoolin2bars for lunch yesterday and some awesome on ramp racing insued.


Here is a vid he made the other day.
I need to see more videos of this car...I saw that other vid on CR that spoolin posted....

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Cspence..............let go steal it!
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With you flares and this recent thread about ITB V8's,

Have fun syncing 8 throttle bodies.
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With you flares and this recent thread about ITB V8's,

Have fun syncing 8 throttle bodies.



I'm all talk....I'd never do a motor swap in my car as much as I say I would....I mean:

1) If you want gobs and gobs of power, the miata is not exactly the chassis to put it in.

2) If you took the money that it would take to successfully pull off the swap, you could build one obnoxious car with the stock motor.

Realistically if I could get my car to the reliable 300 whp range I'd be more than happy....thats more than enough power for the public roads I drive on 99% of the time....****, I can't imagine that I'm that far off now


On the flare front...don't playa hate, congratulate!
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On the flare front...don't playa hate, congratulate!
Only once you get wheels
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I still say a turbo'd honda KA motor swap would be nice. The stock motor can take 400+ hp pretty easily. Just need a rwd tranny to mate up to it.
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stock internals, stock tranny, stock rear end!

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stock internals, stock tranny, stock rear end!
I love the hood .... the exhaust has to be absolutly crazy in person!
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I love the hood .... the exhaust has to be absolutly crazy in person!
i want to say he has a full exhaust all the way back, and the to piping through the finder is the WG dump!
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Interesting, Stock s2k motor = 11.0 to 1 O_O
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