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Ok, I've been lurking for a long time, I love the vipers but unfortunately I just can't afford one. =(...some day.... but anyways, me and my friend have been building a 302 miata for some auto-cross fun. This is not the normal "monster miata" this is all homemade, all fabricated by me and him.
but it's still a miata...=)
plus the first time at the track, it pulled an 8.2 at 82 mph in the 1/8, with a basically bone stock 5.0 with an AOD trans... on street tires, pulling a 1.909 60 foot time....=)


Here's the car in stock form 90 miata with a blown up 4 cyl ....=)
Thats my friend dan, he owns it

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Some what finished

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Me being funny, just in case we had to go under water.....=)

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We still need to make a skid plate......it sits a little low..=)

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Can you say......This will explode....=)......this is the smallest rear end i've seen

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Bling Bling!!!........it's dirty, and the clear coats got it's final polish today, so it looks really good now. Just needs to be waxed.
My friend at work painted the car, he did a great job!!!

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headlights? who needs headlights?.......grin, it's got fog lights in the turn signal area for temp headlights, not very....legal....=)

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and the time slip for proof......i'm number 60.....=)

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still need some touch up work on interior...=)

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hehe, did i mention we made our own firewall? and pushed the engine back, a few feet...=)

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He did all his own powder coating, if you're interested in getting something you have powdered coated, he does great work.
 

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Craig201MPH said:
that's no fun at all. Are the monster miatas autos?
no, there is only one other auto v-8 miata that i am aware of. and the "monster miata" kit, puts the engine all the way forward, you have to put the radiator under the front support, you have to shim your sub-frame an inch, creates horrible over-steer, and the weight ratio just sucks! Our design, everything behind the front wheels, and low to the ground. =) and no shimming or changing of the stock suspension. And it only sits 1/2 lower in the front then the rear.
 

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monster converted cars and there are a few near me and in my local miata club. a guy has a monster car w/ a supercharer on the 302, w/ a manual tranny. the other conversions i have seen were also sticks. Norm Garrett has a great book on miata performance and service issues, its a great tool for tuning and setups(maybe not so much for your in house project), "Miata Performace Handbook" good luck w/ the project.
 

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and isnt 8.2 a little slow for a v-8 in a 2000lb car?
 

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You can wish a v-8 miata weighs in at 2000lb, but it doesn't. And that car....same thing. toooooo far foward......horrible oversteer.....=(......but nice, because there are only 2 running LS1 miata's. and 3 in the works.
 

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I tip my hat and say congrats and a good job grafting the engine in. Thats alot of work, and a cool fun project looks like. Whether it'll win or be good at autocross is one thing, just having the experience of building a car like that is much more than most others would even consider attempting.
 

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Toby said:
The crank pulley and headers look like ass. And what is with the 4x4 look?
crank pulley is out of a junk yard and isn't the one we'll be using, the headers need to be sent out to be ceramic coated, along with the whole exhuast system. just had to make sure it fit. The cars only been running for a week. And the 4x4 look does suck, i agree with that
 

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v8ranger347 said:
You can wish a v-8 miata weighs in at 2000lb, but it doesn't. And that car....same thing. toooooo far foward......horrible oversteer
youre worried about oversteer in an automatic 1/8mi drag car?
 

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v8ranger347 said:
You can wish a v-8 miata weighs in at 2000lb, but it doesn't. And that car....same thing. toooooo far foward......horrible oversteer
youre worried about oversteer in an automatic 1/8mi drag car?
no, if you would have read my orginal post, we built the car for auto-cross. We just took it to the strip to see how it would run.....=)
 

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v8ranger347 said:
ryan0 said:
v8ranger347 said:
You can wish a v-8 miata weighs in at 2000lb, but it doesn't. And that car....same thing. toooooo far foward......horrible oversteer
youre worried about oversteer in an automatic 1/8mi drag car?
no, if you would have read my orginal post, we built the car for auto-cross. We just took it to the strip to see how it would run.....=)
Then why did you put in an auto?

Still though, nice work.

Eddie
 
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