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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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hello everyone. my name is Johnny, i'm from chicago. i stumbled across your forum wile mindlessly searching threw google. i too have a v8 car in the form of a mx-5 that i swapped a corvette motor into (ls1). i hope you guys don't mind me sharing my build.

^ the day i got the car. i bought a 1999 miata ith 250,000 miles, and a blown motor.


i ordered this bad boy. a built, dual syncro t-56


the ls1 in question

while i waited for my car to be ready i used my race seat to play video games.


building custom gauges


this is how they came out
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the full build and my race results are on my web sight Nine Lives Racing Grip, Time trials, Autocross, and 24 hours of Lemons driver.



Not bad! Rpm, oil temp, water temp, oil pressure, and fuel gauge. only what i need. I'll need to do something about the wheel. I'm thinking Nardi.....


Building race cars = a big mess.
see my championship winning 1.6l miata in the background. (with white wheels)


Diff came in!! I went with a factory replacement. with the small wheels I'll be running this should have no issues locking up.



I cheated and went the easy way out with a new harness


before

After!
Seam welded. You can really fell the transitions allot better without all that glue holding the car together.


Another example of my crap welding. :roll:


BIG stoppers for my little car


stance is a local company so if i need to change spring rates or valving i can just stop on buy. i actualy went to a 10k 8k spring rate after my first track event.


more pics of my mess


my tiny wheels next to my wife's wheels. she has the red 350z


they don't make big tires for 15" wheels so i had to go super sticky tiny wheels.



prep for paint


got the motor in there



new 1/2 cage


new sub frame


got it swapped. took me about 20 min to swap everything
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new rad


300% larger

mmmm fancy!!


pulled the motor for the new camshaft


new diff mounts. i use the differential from a 1987 thunderbird with a rod racing lsd


looking like a car somehow



that's a big green bumper!!

first start up



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this is the finished product. i have more videos and event results on my web page Nine Lives Racing Grip, Time trials, Autocross, and 24 hours of Lemons driver.
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that is one bad ass miata! are you gonna be out at the big mazda busse woods meet next weekend with it?
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that is one bad ass miata! are you gonna be out at the big mazda busse woods meet next weekend with it?
no i'll be racing next weekend sorry
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man, thats sux. i would really like to see the car sometime. what series do you race it in? ever make it out to blackhawk farms?
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this year we rce everything. allot of testing and tuning is needed next year we are looking to be using it for nasa ttu class
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Haha wow this is pretty radical. Be careful out there! A friend of mine drove his Miata into a ditch. He was lucky to emerge unscathed I think, considering the frame of the car!
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