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Old 02-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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hopefully i can take a "whats this in my garage picture soon" ;-)
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pussrods?
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pussrods?
look at it wrong and that pussrod motor makes more power.
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I'm stoked. Who's "kit" are you using for the install? Your own?
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it wants to be in my 240sx so bad!
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:04 PM   #8
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there was a ls1 NB here in town, WAS is the key word

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Old 02-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #9
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hopefully i can take a "whats this in my garage picture soon" ;-)
Yes. Should be next weekend that I get it out.

I'm going with the v8roadsters.com kit. I like the fact that a brand new CTS diff is ~650. And the diff is lighter than the 8.8 Ford.

The only other kit right now is the racing concepts kit (shown in the fire!). They didn't handle that situation very well and that soured me towards their kit though it's cheaper.

I'm trans hunting now. If anyone has a line on an LS1 F-body or GTO T56 lemme know. They're quite pricey.

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I've got engine-swap-envy. I think Tacoma Tim live somewhere near you. He was like one of the LS Miata swap pioneers. I heard bad things about the CTS diffs. Search youtube for CTS racing and you'll see a few videos of the cars rolling off the line after a snap. Of course being 1000# lighter may be all the difference you need.
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Frank, the diff is a known weakness in the CTS. Just FWIW...
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I'm not farmiliar with a CTS diff but it's well known that ford makes a very strong diff. They have always been ahead of other manufacturers in this area it seems. I would take a weight penaltity for peace of mind and the readiness of parts if the CTS diff is not as strong.
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there was a ls1 NB here in town, WAS is the key word

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I think Tacoma Tim live somewhere near you. He was like one of the LS Miata swap pioneers.
I hope you understand what you are getting yourself into. Tim lives a few miles from me. I have driven his beast a few times and have to say that it is the scariest car I have ever driven. Being a track and autocross instructor, I have driven a lot of fast cars. Tim's car is by far the fastest I have ever driven. I would kill myself in it if I owned it.

Word of advice...leave the engine alone. The stock power is more than enough. Tim stroked his LS6 to a 383. I will say that 430rwtq in a Miata is too much. Spinning tires at will in 4th gear makes your cheeks clinch just a little.
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I hope you understand what you are getting yourself into. Tim lives a few miles from me. I have driven his beast a few times and have to say that it is the scariest car I have ever driven. Being a track and autocross instructor, I have driven a lot of fast cars. Tim's car is by far the fastest I have ever driven. I would kill myself in it if I owned it.

Word of advice...leave the engine alone. The stock power is more than enough. Tim stroked his LS6 to a 383. I will say that 430rwtq in a Miata is too much. Spinning tires at will in 4th gear makes your cheeks clinch just a little.

there can never be enough horsepower...
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The new part number for the CTS diff avoids the problems. I'm well aware of the high hp "issues". I had a turbo and nitrous'ed Miata that made 282 to the wheels. It was squirelly but not unamanageable and I have better wheels/tires now. I had a 410 whp Forester XT and I never got in trouble. I don't drive like a retard on the road. I'm 40 years old now with a 4 year old kid. To tell you the truth, half the fun of these cars is building them. It'll be a nice car to show off, a good car on mpg for my golf outings, fun to light 'em up if I need to, and a unique conversation piece. Given the money I'll recoup when I sell the engine/trans/diff/ECU/turbo, and the money I paid for the car, I won't lose money if I build this and sell it for $18K or so if need be.

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bitchin. someone should figure out how to put four cams on top of the LS motors...

oh and my birthday is wednesday, but i'll accept a late gift after you pull it out of the car
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bitchin. someone should figure out how to put four cams on top of the LS motors...

oh and my birthday is wednesday, but i'll accept a late gift after you pull it out of the car
You will get a happy ending for your birthday, just not from me. My car, maybe.

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ha I met that guy back in sept when I went to a daytone miata meet. We all went to a DYNO and if I remember correctly he DYNO'd around 280 to the wheels. The motor was stock then, donno if it is now.



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