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Old 03-06-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default 2000 Miata Project (LS1, T56, Getrag)

Bought my Miata new in 2000. Added some misc goodies along with an MP45 blower. Worked really well, but when I saw an LS conversion... I had to have one. Ended selling the engine & trans to the new owner in Arizona. Called my friend Brad and he soon came up with a used 2004 LS1 & T56 Tremec tranny. Purchased a new Getrag diff & the V8Roadsters kit.

Project took me about three months to complete. Here's some pics & details.

Used LS1 just off the truck
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Car & engine bay covered before firewall mods
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Interior gutted
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Firewall work compete, primed & painted
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Gold foil material is suppose to reflect 78% (trying to keep the interior temp down)
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Machine 0.760" off the alternator bracket to match the LS2 water pump
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Engine & tranny rebuilt & mounted on V8Roadsters K-member
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Decided to put together my own harness (won't do that again...)
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Interior going back together
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Used a Jegs 2 1/2" universal kit w/cross-over
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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That looks good!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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Very nice!

Is there a part number for that exhaust kit or did you piece it together? I couldn't find it on Jegs website.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Jegs "Street Rod Exhaust Kits"
2 1/4", #555-30670
2 1/2", #555-30671
3", #555-30672

Jegs, Universal X-Pipes
2 1/4", #555-30660
2 1/2", #555-30661
3", #555-30662

I used Sanderson Headers (#V8RLS1-P). Had to dipple the #1 & #7 tubes to clear the steering shaft. Maybe their headers have changed since 2009 to accommodate the shaft?

Good luck with your builds!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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Very impressive build. Really like how clean and detailed the motor looks. I guess you painted the alum block red or orange? What suspension, radiator, etc did you elect to use with this LS bundle of joy?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Thanks.

The block was degreased, etched with Purple Power cleaner, rinsed, dried, prepped with thinner, then sprayed with Duplicolor Red Caliper paint.

Other details:
-Spaks coil-overs
-Fly'n Miata competition radiator (stock fans)
-Summit Racing under-drive harmonic balancer
-Custom P/S bracket for Miata pump
-Pro 1 short-shifter
-Getrag differential w/G80 LSD option
-Dual oil pressure sending unit (revised stock gauge & idiot LED next to speedo)
-Heat sheathing throughout the cabin
-Sparco, Roadster seats (custom seat brackets)
-Dakota Digital speedo signal converter

I'm sure I missed a few things. The swap has about 14k on it.
Thanks for your interest.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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Wow this is the best build thread I have ever seen! Thank you so much for posting it! What a sweet build. Very well thought out and detailed. I really appriate the numbers on the exhaust and how you approched that. You have given me much hope!!
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Great looking build!
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That is a VERY nice build! The work is neatly done, and the finished product is lovely indeed. You do good work, Bro. Thanks for posting this fine thread.

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Thanks

Wasn't able to edit the initial post to insert this video? It was taken by someone at a local show.

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