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Thread: The Build: 2004 Miata Mazdaspeed w/LS3 crate motor

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    $20k for a LS based Miata is normal. If you have deep pockets then LS all the way. But if you have a budget, then your going to have to stick with the Ford 5.0. Monster sells the Kit for around 4k. Then you need the Motor, Trans, and Diff. Fox bodies are going up in price but old 5.0 IRS T-Bird's are not. I have priced out most of this myself, after all I own a 1990 Miata, and have deep thoughts about doing this. If Done on the Cheap, you can do a 5.0 Swap for under 10k. Besides how Much power do you really need to make? The stock 225hp 5.0 is enough to send any MX-5 down the tubes in less then 13 seconds.Last time I weighted my Miata it tip the scale at 1973lbs. With one HP per Cubic inch I'll have the power to weight ratio of a 2006 ZO6.
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    2003 Mercury Marauder- Stock with 223k miles.

    2000 Crown Victoria P73. Deep Wedge Wood Blue.
    SW longtube headers and high flow cats, magnaflow mufflers, 3.55 gears w/track lock, 70mm Aviator TB, PnP factory plenum, ADTR intake tube, 87 octaine tune by MO. Bilstein HD shocks, Mecto Rear control arms w/ watts link, Addco custom order 1.5 inch front sway bar (38mm), 1.25 inch rear bar 31.75mm (only 11 made).

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    Watched all the vids, putting aside the guy's attempts to be funny I enjoyed them. Some great fab work.


    Looks like a fun job till I heard the prices, the build cost him $42,000 for all the parts (which includes the $9500 to buy the car).


    Maybe when I win the lottery...

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    Sparta FOMOCO Racing 8.8 Girdle
    Mo's Dyno Tune
    Gorilla Nuts - The System
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    OUCH!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyBlackBeasts View Post
    Watched all the vids, putting aside the guy's attempts to be funny I enjoyed them. Some great fab work.


    Looks like a fun job till I heard the prices, the build cost him $42,000 for all the parts (which includes the $9500 to buy the car).


    Maybe when I win the lottery...
    ....and he did pretty much all of the work himself. Wondering what MartyO would do it for?!?!

    Current Garage:

    2004 DTR Marauder
    2005 Mustang GT Premium
    2019 Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab 4WD
    2008 Triumph Sprint ST
    2015 Triumph Trophy SE


    With all the decisions you've made in your life, are there any you'd change?

    Oh, yeah. Many. But, luckily, this is the way it is. We have to accept our condition as human beings to be vulnerable to the fates, to weakness, to insecurity, and these all create the elements for the challenge you are facing every day and that you are trying to overcome. This is why, when we finally succeed in doing something, in spite of all the difficulties, it's a great reward. A great personal satisfaction. - Alex Zanardi

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    Thumbs up Project Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by MyBlackBeasts View Post
    Watched all the vids, putting aside the guy's attempts to be funny I enjoyed them. Some great fab work.


    Looks like a fun job till I heard the prices, the build cost him $42,000 for all the parts (which includes the $9500 to buy the car).


    Maybe when I win the lottery...

    I completely missed this as it wasn't released on youtube until January 5th.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy0X3X2B4Lk
    Current Garage:

    2004 DTR Marauder
    2005 Mustang GT Premium
    2019 Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab 4WD
    2008 Triumph Sprint ST
    2015 Triumph Trophy SE


    With all the decisions you've made in your life, are there any you'd change?

    Oh, yeah. Many. But, luckily, this is the way it is. We have to accept our condition as human beings to be vulnerable to the fates, to weakness, to insecurity, and these all create the elements for the challenge you are facing every day and that you are trying to overcome. This is why, when we finally succeed in doing something, in spite of all the difficulties, it's a great reward. A great personal satisfaction. - Alex Zanardi

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