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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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    dads is too long so it wont fit
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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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    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!
    Andreas Preuninger, Manager of Porsche High Performance Cars: "Grandmas can use paddles. They aren't challenging."

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    Step 3: Ask why...

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    No, it's Step 3: Profit For your local tyre shop
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    I'd rather get a kit-car shell and dump an LS7 in there. Maybe a Cobra replica or something.

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    A company in Perth have been doing this sort of crap for a while now. Except for using a Miata/MX5 chassis and an LSX. Instead, they make their own tubular chassis and a supercharged Lexus 4L V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    A company in Perth have been doing this sort of crap for a while now. Except for using a Miata/MX5 chassis and an LSX. Instead, they make their own tubular chassis and a supercharged Lexus 4L V8
    Would that be the "Bullet" company? I saw some in-car from one of those from last years Targa Tasmania. The engine completely overwhelmed the chassis and tyres, the thing just had rampant power-oversteer on application of the throttle. To me, the idea of putting in a massively powerful, heavy V8 just seems to destroy the whole reason for having a MX5/Miata, it would just have to destroy the balance of the car.
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    It was actually. Havent heard too much about them recently, hopefully theyre still in business as their parent company is also the local distributor for Sprintex superchargers.

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    Would that be the "Bullet" company? I saw some in-car from one of those from last years Targa Tasmania. The engine completely overwhelmed the chassis and tyres, the thing just had rampant power-oversteer on application of the throttle. To me, the idea of putting in a massively powerful, heavy V8 just seems to destroy the whole reason for having a MX5/Miata, it would just have to destroy the balance of the car.
    From what ive heard the balance is actually still VERY good. Got to remember that the LSx engines are one of the lighter V8s that can easily be pushed back and down.

    I would even say that engine weight wouldnt be that much of a difference compared with the stock MX5 engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    It was actually. Havent heard too much about them recently, hopefully theyre still in business as their parent company is also the local distributor for Sprintex superchargers.
    I went to uni with the guy's.. nephew I think. He designed their drag bike. There was something about them being bought by AEC, and it was them that did the supercharger conversions for Magnas and Rover 75s.

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    That'd be them. They also did the Falcon 300+ program

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    That'd be them. They also did the Falcon 300+ program
    Was that the one from the '80s..?

    I'm trying to remember it. All I remember is a B&W photo and some crazy bhp figure. Turbos.

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