A stunning piece of cinematography, this is a walkaround a Habu, one of Flyin' Miata's turnkey V8 cars. For more information, see http://www.flyinmiata.com/V8
You can see these cars in action at http://www.youtube.com/TargaMiata.
The car is a 2004 Mazdaspeed that was stripped to a bare body and rebuilt with all new parts:
430 hp all aluminum Chevy LS3 engine
6-speed T56 transmission
Getrag rear end with limited slip
Flyin' Miata Exhaust and cooling upgrades
Flyin' Miata AFCO suspension and V8Roadsters tubular control arms
Flyin' Miata four-wheel big brake kit
Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top roll bar
John's Monster Miata, New Engine
First test of the new engine, a 331ci Ford engine.
Check out theses TWO sites to see it at the track for the first time,
(first video camera is in a Corvette, second video camera is in Miata). See
the spinout at 17m:27s! Just having fun!
First drive of the Flyin' Miata Exocet
The first drive is always fun. And there's something about these cars that
encourages a certain level of hooliganism. So, here is the first drive of
our shop Exocet. It's missing the bodywork (such as it is), lights, a
passenger seat, etc...but that doesn't mean it isn't ridiculously fun right
off the bat.
The Exocet is a kit car that drops a stiff space frame on top of the proven
Miata running gear. It's a relatively quick build and combines all the
friendly handling and strong aftermarket support of the Miata with light
For more information: http://www.flyinmiata.com/exocet/
Putting an LS6 into a Miata HD
How to easily slide an LS6 with Transmission under a Miata HD. Special
little wooden cart with castoring wheels. Lift, push, drop. more at
What its like owning a 3 Rotor 20B RX-7
I have one of the most amazing custom RX-7s in the world. I want to share
my experience of owning and driving such a unique car.
I explain where the engine came from, why its so special, and what it does
to a Mazda RX-7
V8 Miata racing at Infineon
This is my V8 powered miata racing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. This
is a NorCal NASA event. There were only 2 cars in Super Unlimited, so they
started us right behind the CMC, AIX and AIX extreme classes. I also catch
some of the Honda Challenge cars that did a standing start before our
V8 NC Miata! First ever done!
Here is the first ever done V8 Mazda Miata on the NC body style. Here is
info on the factory chassis! Production of the third-generation MX-5, code
NC, began May 17, 2005, for delivery in August, for the 2006 model year.
This was partially due to the declining sales of the MX-5 during its second
generation run. The exterior styling resembles the original design, but
unlike the update from NA to NB, which was mostly a nose/tail/interior
change, the NC shares no components with the NB, except for the side-panel
turning-lights on non-USA models. The lead stylist of this model generation
was Moray Callum.
The suspension has changed from a 4-wheel double wishbone setup to a front
wishbone/rear multilink setup. Technologies like traction control and
stability control were added to increase driveability. According to Car and
Driver, the NC has a skidpad number of 0.90g.
For the USA, the engine is the new 16-valve, 2.0 L (120 cu in) MZR I4,
producing 170 bhp (130 kW) and 140 lbf·ft (190 N·m) coupled to either a
5-speed or a 6-speed manual transmission or 158 bhp (118 kW) with the
optional 6-speed automatic transmission. A limited slip differential is
available with the 6-speed option. In Australia the 2.0 L (120 cu in) MZR
is offered, rated at 118 kW (158 bhp) and 188 N·m (139 lbf·ft) and the
6-speed transmission and LSD are standard. In Europe, two engines are
offered: the 2.0 L (120 cu in) MZR rated at 158 bhp (118 kW) and 188 N·m
(139 lbf·ft), coupled to the 6-speed manual transmission; and a new 1.8 L
(110 cu in) MZR, rated at 126 bhp (94 kW) and 167 N·m (123 lbf·ft),
coupled to the 5-speed manual transmission.
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Monster Miata! - The Downshift Episode 27
On this episode of The Downshift, we visit Monster Miata where Martin
Wilson and his team are dropping Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engines into MX-5
convertibles to create wild performance monsters.
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The LS3 Crate Powertrain - An Entire Drivetrain all in One Package!
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