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Old 06-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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4.3 GM v6 - 305 ft-lbs

Curious about weight given that it is likely an iron block.

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Lol...I thought about doing this swap years ago. I had 2 S-10's that both had 4.3 vortec v6's. They ran amazing. It's a great motor.
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there are eleventy billion motors that "can" fit and "can" work and "can" be great in a miata.

the trick is finding one cheap enough, compatible enough, light enough, and worthwhile enough to do. Also to get it to play nice with the rest of the drivetrain, or install the drivetrain it came with, or mix-n-match, or or or or.......

See where I'm going with this?

TL;DR: cool story bro, finding/buying the motor is only 1/10th of the progress
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Protip: dont type hot swap into google image search at work.

I thought this thread woul be a homo circlejerk with pictures based on the title..

Disapointed..

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It's never too late to get that going, this thread can be saved!
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Protip: dont type hot swap into google image search at work.

I thought this thread woul be a homo circlejerk with pictures based on the title..

Disapointed..

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I like a 4-way hot swap



ohh myyyy
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I like a 4-way hot swap

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ohh myyyy
Now that is hawt.
uhhggrr



This just got cray.
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This thread was going places, and then this ****. Really?

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ohh myyyy
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Now that is hawt.
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This just got cray.
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This thread was going places, and then this ****.
was it really?
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I get amusement how fast threads here can turn either gay or nerdy. It is hilarious.
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what about both?

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ohh myyyy
That's what I had imagined this thread was about.
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If anything, the new Ford V6 has 300 bhp and is all aluminum. A much better choice than the GH iron block.
Just saying.
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The 4.3's power delivery puts me to sleep. Yawn. Why you'd want that in a sports car is beyond me.
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Protip: dont type hot swap into google image search at work.

I thought this thread woul be a homo circlejerk with pictures based on the title..

Disapointed..

Dann


Google'd it. No gay ****, just computer ****.....

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Thats cos google disabled **** searches via images a couple months ago.

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Not if you turn off the content filter like a real man
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Friday night.

No date.

No one to call.

At home, alone.

Step 1: insult people on miata enthusiast message board.

Step 2: turn off google image search **** filter, type in hot swap.

Step 3: ????

Step 4: become a real man.

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there are eleventy billion motors that "can" fit and "can" work and "can" be great in a miata.

the trick is finding one cheap enough, compatible enough, light enough, and worthwhile enough to do. Also to get it to play nice with the rest of the drivetrain, or install the drivetrain it came with, or mix-n-match, or or or or.......

See where I'm going with this?

TL;DR: cool story bro, finding/buying the motor is only 1/10th of the progress
Well, it's an LS based block (supposedly) which means it should bolt to a V8 roadster subframe.

It's also aluminum, direct injection, and VVT. Since it's a base truck engine it should be a cheap junkyard buy in another 2 years.
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