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Old 05-04-2011, 02:32 PM
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Some inspiration...haha...(not mine....I wish....)



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Old 05-04-2011, 03:32 PM
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Just don't push the revs too much on that motor if it is stock. I've helped change a crank due to spun bearings in one before. They don't always oil themselves well enough in the higher revs when stock.
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One of the finest looking japanian cars ever made.
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Sweet find! I want to do a Datsun 510 / turbo miata engine.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:54 PM
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Definitely a good deal...and I'm jealous. I've had three of them throughout the years and keep telling myself there's no reason to get another as long as I'm playing with a Miata...but I"m still drawn to them.

Last one I had came with a built 3.1L that screamed...at least when I wasn't fixing the injector harness. I had looked into MSing it, but the MS was still in it's infancy at the time and I wasn't that brave yet. I'm sure the Z guys have come pretty far by now and it's probably worth checking out.

Konis work great on those if you can still find them.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:41 PM
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that looks like a FUN project!! I really hope you repaint it though LOL
You look like a douche. Stop bumping old threads for no reason other than your post count.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
You look like a douche. Stop bumping old threads for no reason other than your post count.
WIN for calling it out!! hahahah! +1 for me
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:52 AM
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Would people make fun of me if I painted my Miata that color?
ITS JUST SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:04 AM
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People will make fun of you for just owning a Miata, why not just give the gay guys one more reason to love your Miata with you....
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:04 AM
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hahahaha I don't care about looking gay its about looking ricey.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:53 AM
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Well guys after two years if hard work this is where I'm at with the z decided to go a different route with the looks and focused a little more on performance... Haha put a 5.7 ls1 in there from a 99 vette, threw a big ole 595/596, 232/234 cam and a few other bolt ons, 3" exhaust 6spd manual, some chassis work and some body mods but other than that a fun 400hp beast!!!!






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Old 08-28-2013, 06:16 AM
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******* beautiful. That is my dream as well. Btw whats the weight on that thing?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:03 AM
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Wow! You have come a long way from the Miata.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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And you just missed getting more stitches in your foot by a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:22 PM
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The color still does nothing for me at all. But wow nice motor and overall build.

Any videos of this beast in action?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:04 PM
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How hard was finding parts along the running gear or is everything out of something else more modern?
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Well the weight is 2602lbs wet, the running gear is out of a 99 camaro, the rear end is stock it's a little shy of an 8" so it holds the power fine, I do need a lsd however. The install kit is from a company called johns cars inc, which provided everything from mounts to driveshaft. It's a great car I love it soo much, handles like a dream and has lots of power with plenty of room to grow
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Ahh I miss ole butts county!!! Haha
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Thats ******* nuts. That thing weights as much as a v8 miata.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by p51hellfire View Post
Ahh I miss ole butts county!!! Haha
Beautiful Butts County.
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