V8 Miata Conversion FAQs and Builder Resources V8 Miata Conversion FAQs

So i want to build a miata...

Old 04-29-2018, 11:33 AM
  #1  
V8 Miata Noob
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Wa
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default So i want to build a miata...

So i have a late 80's early 90's 5.0 and t5 with ecu...im curious approximately what founds i would need to get the 5.0 in a miata and driving. Simply speaking anyone have a rough idea of a grand total for a 5.0 v8 swapp without doing suspension breaks, etc....?delete if post is in wrong place
Zackmm is offline  
Old 04-29-2018, 12:58 PM
  #2  
V8 Miata Protégé
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SW Ont.
Posts: 540
Likes: 0
Received 21 Likes on 20 Posts
Default

Monster Miata

This is the easy button, and what I did.
MX-Brad is offline  
The following users liked this post:
jrmotorsports55 (06-01-2019)
Old 05-06-2018, 01:48 PM
  #3  
V8 Miata Habitué
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Kelowna, BC
Posts: 196
Received 17 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

cost depends on your talent and available metal working tools. V8 without brake upgrades would not be recommended,lol, younger generation, always worried about going fast but not so worried about slowing down, hehe. Be prepared to spend at least $10 000 and 1500 hrs if you are doing all the work yourself as you will find out that EVERYTHING will have to be moved / modified to get all this to work. Don't bother with the stock rear if you are using a V8, your fun time will be short

Remember to have fun
Dean0
movieboy4fun is offline  
The following users liked this post:
jrmotorsports55 (06-01-2019)
Old 05-07-2018, 02:18 PM
  #4  
V8 Miata Noob
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Central MA
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Including engine, transmission and rear end, i have $8300 and somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 hrs into my drive-train alone. I did all of the labor and fabricated a ton of parts myself that i could have bought out but I did spend all of the money saved on a v8r subframe and a foxbody megasquirt.
brickmiata is offline  
The following users liked this post:
jrmotorsports55 (06-01-2019)
Old 05-31-2019, 06:07 AM
  #5  
V8 Miata Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 95
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Jzogg- great looking car. I’m looking for a fuel Injected carbideally but will keep you in mind

mark- I miss the red car every day but I’m glad you are enjoying it and happy it is in a great home

ron- what is Paul’s name on here...I’d like to ask him some questions about the car. Thanks

thanks for the help, keep them coming as my hunt continues...
Five-o-joe is offline  
Old 07-01-2019, 09:49 AM
  #6  
V8 Miata Noob
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have a completed car (Monster kit)... sorted and in excellent running order and cosmetic condition for $10K firm.
I bought it 90% finished and completed the details... new starter, alt, fuel pump, battery, fan switch, gauges.
Great(!) grocery getter on nice days (no roof leaks on a rainy day!) and a sleeper at car shows.
I'm selling it as i'm ready for the 'next car' of involvement!... but will keep this if i don't get my price!
jzogg is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Boombeartree
Introductions
3
11-06-2015 11:00 AM
ThumbsUp
Wanted to Buy - Cars
2
11-04-2015 07:05 AM
garyl
Wanted to Buy - Cars
4
01-09-2015 02:16 PM
barrattboy72
General Motors V8 Discussion
8
01-07-2015 06:55 PM
Heretic
V8 Miata Wiring, Electrical, and ECUs
8
09-03-2011 09:23 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: So i want to build a miata...


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.