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Old 08-18-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Just a intro. I have 91 miata that I have swaped a vr6 turbocharged into. 8.8 rear partially complete waiting on FFR axles. Long way to go yet I work out of town 6-8 months a year don't get to work on it much just collect part lately.
I am working now I have a couple pics of engine and rear end on I phone if someone knows a way to attach let me know.
Here is a list of items purchased lately for it.
AWR widebody
corrado front rotors
sport rear rotors
FD calipers front
haltech e6x
xxr 16x7 & 16x8 wheels
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vr6 as in VW vr6? If so I need to see pictures NOW! That motor has the most intoxicating sounds!
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pictures NOW!!!, nice project.

welcome.
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In for pics as well...
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Welcome.

I would LOVE to see this...
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:21 PM   #6
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Pictures are mandatory.

This has got to be one of the most uncommon swaps for a miata out there.
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If you wait too long, were gonna demand GF pics...... nudes.
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I want to see body kit ASAP.
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Nice. But we've seen plenty of 13b's.
We want to see the vr6
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Pic of new project Early progress[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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holy ****

You already mated the miata transmission to it I see.
That is weird as hell to see a vr6 engine mated to a rwd transmission.

And TURBO MANIFOLD?

oh this will be good.

those motors are NASTY with boost


Have you considered running a shorty intake manifold like some turbo/supercharged guys? it would make intercooler plumbing a whole lot simpler and better looking.
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Oh **** I like where this is going
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Took a while on my iPhone couldn't get URL to paste had to type in. I figured everybody thought I was lying about project, I haven't been home to work on it since febuary due to work.
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my vw sense was tingling. subscribed.
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Oh **** I like where this is going

word to ya *****.
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Took a while on my iPhone couldn't get URL to paste had to type in. I figured everybody thought I was lying about project, I haven't been home to work on it since febuary due to work.
At first I thought you were lying too. No one here has attempted such a swap yet.

This is refreshing to say the least.

I'm assuming this takes as much custom fabrication as an LSx swap or is it a bit easier?

I know the engine mounts and wiring on those motors are VERY simple so that's a plus.

How much more will the car weigh with this sucker?
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Alot of fab, I have changed motor mount setup twice also built 2 oilpans and modified the craddle twice getting engine lower due to vr6 is a tall engine. As for wiring this will be second time with haltech this time going to attempt electronic boost controled hooked to abs sensor front and rear to drop boost if wheel speed higher rear to front to limit wheel spin when needed I have a efi tuner says he can set up.
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