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    Step 1: Find Miata.

    Step 2: Find LS6 motor.
    Step 3: ???



    I love Miatas. I love SBC's. I think this would make for a great track car that you could drive every day, and still get respectable mileage and reliability out of. And on the odd chance it does break, it should be cheap and easy to fix. Quite possibly the perfect fun car.

    Discuss.
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    possibly overpowered? i'd be fitting bigger tires and brakes ASAP
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    Wasn't this in a 'Real or Fake' competition asking whether it was a chop or not?

    I hope it's not a chop. Fastest hairdressers around can drive those.

    Except a helmet might spoil their hairdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    I hope it's not a chop. Fastest hairdressers around can drive those.

    Except a helmet might spoil their hairdo.
    STFU!

    Honestly, I think this is a very stupid and thipicaly american idea. Whoever buys this thing, has no clue about what's the point of a Miata and what is it's background.
    The only unoriginal engine that could make some sense in a Miata, would be something like an S2000. Compact, also light and very powerfull.

    This said, this V6 sounds good, though I'm not sure what engine is that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toughTZ9PIw
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    STFU!

    Honestly, I think this is a very stupid and thipicaly american idea. Whoever buys this thing, has no clue about what's the point of a Miata and what is it's background.
    The only unoriginal engine that could make some sense in a Miata, would be something like an S2000. Compact, also light and very powerfull.

    This said, this V6 sounds good, though I'm not sure what engine is that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toughTZ9PIw

    Typical European view, start bashing somthing you know nothing about...
    Every come to think that maybe the owner got bored with the absolute lack of power the thing has? (Ive driven one, I can vouch, an absolute snore-fest).
    According the guy who did the swap in the picture posted, the LSx/T56 combo is LIGHTER than the 1.8L I4 lump that came out of the car.
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...ighlight=miata

    So now the miata can turn and accelerate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicks
    According the guy who did the swap in the picture posted, the LSx/T56 combo is LIGHTER than the 1.8L I4 lump that came out of the car.
    I highly doubt that. The original engine already has an aluminum head and it's considered a light engine even for a 4 cylinder.
    The rest of your post, obviously, I won't comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    I highly doubt that. The original engine already has an aluminum head and it's considered a light engine even for a 4 cylinder.
    The rest of your post, obviously, I won't comment.
    Yeah, so the guy who actually did the swap wouldnt know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicks

    Typical European view, start bashing somthing you know nothing about...
    Every come to think that maybe the owner got bored with the absolute lack of power the thing has? (Ive driven one, I can vouch, an absolute snore-fest).
    According the guy who did the swap in the picture posted, the LSx/T56 combo is LIGHTER than the 1.8L I4 lump that came out of the car.
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...ighlight=miata

    So now the miata can turn and accelerate!
    Idiot. It's not a muscle car, it's designed for handling/ driving on twisty roads. It's not a Mustang.

    Just wanted to clear it up, but I don't think it'll help, you're already set on the fact that the LS(insert number) = God and that every car should have one.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    I don't think it's the best for the car.

    However, if you want to, who cares? I wouldn't do something like that. But if you want to, so be it. To each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering
    Idiot. It's not a muscle car, it's designed for handling/ driving on twisty roads. It's not a Mustang.

    Just wanted to clear it up, but I don't think it'll help, you're already set on the fact that the LS(insert number) = God and that every car should have one.
    Did you miss the part where the swap actually balances the car even more than stock, putting the weight closer to the center of the car and the ground? The only "downside" to the swap would be having to adapt to not being able to put all the power down as early coming out. But if you're already going through the corner faster, and you have 3x the power, is that really a factor anymore?
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    The things we do for girls who won't sleep with us.

    Patrick says:
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    STFU!
    Oh Hugo, you know I luffs you really, you big hairdressing poof

    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    IWAARS6 - This was something they did only a few years ago. They basically replaced the 5L OHV V8 the Falcon had with a DOHC 4.6 out of a Mustang, and supercharged it for around 360kw and 600nm. They had plans for a 5.4 based on the current body BA/BF Falcon (02-present), as well as a coupe version of the AU Falcon (98-02) which Ford were looking at adopting (Holden was in the middle of putting the Monaro in production at the time) but the coupe idea fell through after Ford couldnt provide the development money, and i havent heard/seen anymore about their plans of doing a version based on the current Falcon with the 5.4. The guys doing it jokingly commented that after the AU was 300+, the BA would be more like 400+
    Do you have a link to it? The mid-80s one. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    Fastest hairdressers around can drive those.
    they wont have much of a 'do left after the ride though at those speeds

    with that chassis and standard tyres and breaks i guess itll do well only in a straight line

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    It's very much real. There's a few of them running around. But this is the first I've seen with a LS6. So far I've only seen LS1 and 2 swaps.

    I'm gonna have to build one of these before I die. Probably very shortly before I die, actually.
    [O o)O=\x/=O(o O]

    The things we do for girls who won't sleep with us.

    Patrick says:
    dads is too long so it wont fit
    so i took hers out
    and put mine in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiggs
    I'm gonna have to build one of these before I die.
    well, that means you've only got two months to build it then. get cracking!
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