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    Raced my friends MONSTER MIATA last night...

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    My buddy just finished putting together his monster miata. It is a ~92 miata with a built ford 5.0 engine with all the typical bolt ons. Not currently tuned, but estimated to put out somewhere in the vicinity of 350 rwhp... all this in a small 2400lb car.

    Let me tell you, it is the meanest sounding miata you will have ever heard.

    Anyway, we lined up at a light. I completely botched my launch but got it back together quickly and reeled him right back in. I shifted late into second but still hung with him (yea for awd), but by the time I hit third, he passed me like I was standing still. In third gear he put about 3 cars on me, then it just got worse and worse, so we stopped.

    Needless to say, with a better launch and better driving I might have had the lead from 1st to the very beginning of third, but after that it is no contest. He is heading to cecil this friday so I hope to go with him, and once he is tuned and installs his 100 shot of nitrous I dont know if anything in the area will be able to hang with him.
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    why a miata??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    why a miata??
    I guess its the domestic equivalent of a civic hatch + swap. Light weight car + big power engine = winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padge
    I guess its the domestic equivalent of a civic hatch + swap. Light weight car + big power engine = winner!
    I woulda gone with teh civic
    Cool nonetheless... Do you have any pics?
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    i guess he wanted the rwd, plus he will probably be running low 10s with just the nitrous and tune... you cant do that as easily with a civic.


    Im gonna see him again tomorrow night so ill get some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padge
    i guess he wanted the rwd, plus he will probably be running low 10s with just the nitrous and tune... you cant do that as easily with a civic.


    Im gonna see him again tomorrow night so ill get some pics.
    That's cool. I'm eager to see how it does at the track...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padge
    i guess he wanted the rwd, plus he will probably be running low 10s with just the nitrous and tune... you cant do that as easily with a civic.


    Im gonna see him again tomorrow night so ill get some pics.

    ... i dunno too many tracks that let convertibles without an overhead bar run...
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    True. My Dad has a Miata and to race at the local track he would need a roll bar or a hardtop.
    Those Monster Miata's are awesome. I plan on getting a 95-98 Miata someday and rebuilding the engine for a nice turbo setup. Those cars are just so much fun to drive.
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    wow thats cool!
    why a 5.0? that car probably weighs a lot in the front end now. but the sound would probably make every sh1t in their pants
    ive seen a miata with a rx7 rotary swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanchou
    ... i dunno too many tracks that let convertibles without an overhead bar run...

    yea, he will be building a cage for it. currently he is going to practice his launches then get off it whn he comes towards the end. He may get tossed out, but he doesnt seem to care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    I woulda gone with teh civic
    Yeah, but you cannot drop a 5.0 stang motor into a civic. Also, the miata is rwd and handles considerably better. (but I am sure a handling was comprimised a great deal with such a large engine throwing off weight distribution).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padge
    My buddy just finished putting together his monster miata. It is a ~92 miata with a built ford 5.0 engine with all the typical bolt ons. Not currently tuned, but estimated to put out somewhere in the vicinity of 350 rwhp... all this in a small 2400lb car.
    Hehe that's cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    Yeah, but you cannot drop a 5.0 stang motor into a civic. Also, the miata is rwd and handles considerably better. (but I am sure a handling was comprimised a great deal with such a large engine throwing off weight distribution).
    Yeah it probably handles like brap, but man the striaght line would be stupid crazy! think of the power to weight ratio! I saw one at a local get together a year ago. It was red with two white rally stripes. Man the hood was so big I wounder how the driver could see in front of him, ii sounded awesome though, and comes off like a Japanese Shelby Cobra.


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