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Old 04-29-2018, 11:33 AM
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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
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:58 PM
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Monster Miata

This is the easy button, and what I did.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:48 PM
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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
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:18 PM
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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.
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:07 AM
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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...
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:49 AM
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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!
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