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Old 06-17-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default V8 swap on CL... looks decent $6500

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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/2442739531.html

Selling a 1999 Mazda Miata with a 1994 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT engine.
Car runs great without any problems. car pulls really hard and sound really mean.
car has around 85k miles
motor has about 95k miles
Electronic Exhaust cut out with custom exhaust.
has an 8.8 LSD rear end
wilwood big brake kit
MSD ignition kit
F1 racing clutch
Hurst short shifter
Flying Miata front and rear sway bar
roll bar
front lip
green interior
black leather interior
Clean title in hand

Needs:
speedometer needs to be wired up
top needs to be repaired or replaced

looking to sell for $6500 or best offer. Or trade for a car of similar value
call or text me at 408-394-4973 serious buyers only
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Very tempting at that price, but the fact that it was somebody else's project and their letting it go for such a low amount makes me think twice.
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I'm very interested. I'll try to get ahold of the owner for more details this weekend.
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Good price for a excellent parts list.

Some one buy it and turbo it.
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Definitely a worthwhile buy if only for the jumpstart on the project. With the motor older than that car it can never be made CARB legal. It was for sale back around Christmas so I wonder why it never sold. Maybe the CARB thing?
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So do you think i can drive it back to miami. Want!!
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Definitely a worthwhile buy if only for the jumpstart on the project. With the motor older than that car it can never be made CARB legal. It was for sale back around Christmas so I wonder why it never sold. Maybe the CARB thing?
Yeah, hopefully that's not it. That's my most important question for him though.
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Yeah, hopefully that's not it. That's my most important question for him though.
Why not buy the car, take out the old 5.0 and swap in a newer LSx? Wouldn't that make make it CARB legal?
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Why not buy the car, take out the old 5.0 and swap in a newer LSx? Wouldn't that make make it CARB legal?
And sell the 5.0 and T5 on Craigslist. Depending on what transmission they used (didn't some of the early SN's come with TK3550s?) the engine/trans combo could bring in several hundred rubles..

Actually, aside a few little things that swap (on the surface, anyway) looks pretty good. Nice price, even if something is missing/wrong.
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I can't see someone going backwards and ripping everything out to make and LS1 car. No economic sense. It will end up going to someone that doesn't have the smog crap to deal with and they will finish it.

Or stay in CA for a track only car.
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id rock it... i want to get rid of my na for a nb anyway
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noobs, here are the steps for win:

1. Move to Nevada
2. Buy car.
3. ?????
4. Profit.
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