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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LS1 V8 Miata Conversion DIY Swap Complete Start to Finish How To Video
I hope you will click the like button but if you click thumbs down please
tell me why. Yes I know my welds stink. First time using a welder and these
cars are really hard to weld on.
For a complete build diary go to http://jimsmiata.blogspot.com/
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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!
Watch this video for answers to all your questions (songs, car mods,
setups, etc..) along with bonus footage and updates.
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found
footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny.
No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are
all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This
is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same
setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races
in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track.
Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with
stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8''
pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
First two songs:
"Wake of the Martyrs"
By Secession Studios
The Banshee [S1 Ep.3-2]
What do you get when you cross the quintessential girl's car...the Mazda
Miata...with the ultimate guy's car...the Shelby Cobra??? Well, GearZ is
the only place to find out as Stacey blows apart an innocent Miata to get
it ready for it's conversion into a V8 powered, screamin' machine called
Mazdaspeed miata 17psi vs 6.0 LS2 GTO 440 hp
If you want to run water meth on your Mazdaspeed mx5 I recommend a 3 gallon
per hour nozzle & 14.5 psi of Boost
with the stock injectors & I disconnect my throttle position sensor to give
more fuel a lower rpm's when I know I will be hitting the gas & reconnect
the TP sensor when I am just cruising around. With TP sensor connected I go
full throttle only above 5000 rpm's where it switches between open & closed
loop at anything above 10.5 psi. I do not run 17 psi all the time just did
a few times. Most of the time I have it set to 14.5 psi. I feel very safe
at 14.5 psi with water/meth injection. & on curvy mountain roads sometimes
I will shut the water/meth off & turn the Boost down to 10 or 10.5 psi. Mazdaspeed mx5
1.8L turbo, 2450lbs, FM intake, FM
downpipe, no muffler, Devils Own progressive water/meth kit, Denso 321cc
injectors, 17psi VS 6.0L LS2 Pontiac GTO cold air intake & Exhaust pipes 440hp.
Fluid MotorUnion Getting Fabel Off - The Lowest Static Car in America??
Miles said he wanted Fabel to drag frame. And with a little bit of
wrenching, we accomplished that for him :)
The car's a smidge higher now, just to make sure the frame rail
reinforcements dont rip off the frame rails, but it's still dangerously
We wish Miles and Fabel the best of luck on his way to H2Oi this year.
Because luck will certainly come in to play here :)
Work Performed on Fabel (the Miata, if you haven't guessed) at FMU:
-Oil pan skid plate install
-Underbody skid plate install
-Front wheel spacer install
-Custom Exhaust midpipe
-Custom muffler exit + shroud
-Custom Exhaust tuck (for maximum lows
with minimum risk)
-Jackson Racing header install + heat wrap
The Banshee (Part 2) [S1 Ep.4-1]
Last week, he made room...this week, the transplant takes place as Stacey
stuffs a 400 horsepower V8 into a Mazda
Miata. If you've ever wondered if it's possible to actually build a
blindingly fast car on a reasonable budget...the Banshee is the project you
need to see...and Stacey David's GearZ is the only place to see it!
Car runs red light, hits girl on bike, hit and run... Pursuit follows...
After I talked to the SUV driver and made sure I had his license plate and
description, I called the police. They said they would send someone. I
told the driver I had his license number and his description and I also had
the whole thing on video. He parked across the street from where I talked
to him and walked back to the scene.
I drove back to the scene where several witnesses stopped to help the girl.
The girl didn't seem to be hurt, but she was shaken up. She definitely
needed a new bike. Front wheel, forks destroyed and frame seemed bent. I
spoke to the girl and the other witnesses who were grateful that I caught
up with the driver and had his information. I gave her my name and number
and let her know I had the whole thing on video, but she never called.
After the SUV driver arrived back on the scene and I saw them exchange
information, I went on my way.
The police called my cell phone literally 2 hours later, while I was having
dinner at home to say they were at the scene and no one was there anymore.
I don't think they put a high priority on traffic matters unless there is
injury or alcohol involved.
-Video of GoPro camera used in the SUV vs Bike:
I don't use the GoPro anymore... Good video quality, but not automated. I
now use the Smarty BX1500+ (the 120 degree version)
-Video shot with my Smarty BX1500+ camera and a mini-review of the camera:
LS1 Miata 20-100mph
We didn't have a holder for the camera so I tried to keep the camera as
still as I could in my hands. Sorry for the shakiness