After almost 2 years of working on the car every now and then, my miata is back on the ground and started for the first time with a new 331 Ford V8. I have some ground clearance issues to address before its ready for the road.
331 V8 Miata first autocross
Here's my first autocross after getting the V8 conversion complete. The on-board video recording had some problems, but I pieced together what I could. It was a good day. Only real mechanical issue had to do with the power steering fluid overheating. More video on vimeo[dot]com
331 V8 Miata first chassis dyno
This is my first chassis Dyno pull w/ the V8 in the miata. No tuning this session. Just wanted to do a baseline pull. 360hp/330ft-lb. There's definitely some tuning needed, but not a bad start. Update: after switching to a smaller carb and small amount of tuning, we made 390hp/375ft-lb.
Flyin' Miata V8 turnkey walkaround
A stunning piece of cinematography, this is a walkaround a Habu, one of Flyin' Miata's turnkey V8 cars. For more information, see http://www.flyinmiata.com/V8
You can see these cars in action at http://www.youtube.com/TargaMiata.
The car is a 2004 Mazdaspeed that was stripped to a bare body and rebuilt with all new parts:
430 hp all aluminum Chevy LS3 engine
6-speed T56 transmission
Getrag rear end with limited slip
Flyin' Miata Exhaust and cooling upgrades
Flyin' Miata AFCO suspension and V8Roadsters tubular control arms
Flyin' Miata four-wheel big brake kit
Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top roll bar
Miata V8 5.0 First Drive
2nd short drive really but who's counting. Interior yet to go in, still fine tuning engine. Lots of fun so far, though!
V8 Miata~Monster Power
a vid showing how fast a Miata can get with a V8 put under the hood. Just to let you know, it does keep up with a Ferrari 355.
This song is Vows were made of glass by antiqcool. its on audioswap. My previous song got taken down due to copyright.
Miata v8 5.0 Quiet!
Got it too quiet. Shorty headers, air injected cats, H pipe, resonators, Magnaflows. Wife and neighbors like it. Fine for now, can make the resonators optional later with flanges if I want the music louder.
Reason to have a v8 Miata!
You just can't describe...the sound, the feel, the smile on your face...you just have to have one!
Have you driven a V8 Miata lately!?!?
I want to dedicate this video to Rich...to the good times ahead!!!!!!!!
Monster Miata vs. Mercury Sable
Setting the bar in a 350 hp V8 Monster Miata. For a few camera phone pictures of the car and to see whats under the hood go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63532751@N05/sets/72157626864387594/
Monster Miata by Cardiac Cobra
Built in 94, this Monster is #4 of nine built.by Cadiac Cobra. It has a 90 Ford H/O 5.0 that was recently on the Dyno showing 260hp at 4300rpm with 1076Ftlbt.
Shorty Headers, 2" Exhaust, with "X Pipe" , Flowmaster Mufflers, Ford T5 Transmission, 87 T-Bird 7.5 Rear Dif with Ltd. Slip. New rear axels from Monster Motorsports in San Diago, adjustable rear struts, lower sway bars front and rear, 15" Panasport rims with 205/50/15 tires front, 225/50/15 tires rear. Structural Roll Bar to keep the car from twisting from all the tourque!
This car weighs less than 2700 lbs! It has an almost perfect weight and balance, 54% up front / 46% rear. This combined with the power makes for SIMPLY AMAZING THROW YOU BACK IN YOUR SEAT PERFORMANCE!