LS1 V8 Miata Conversion DIY Swap Complete Start to Finish How To Video
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Miata V8 5.0 First Drive
2nd short drive really but who's counting. Interior yet to go in, still
fine tuning engine. Lots of fun so far, though!
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!
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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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:
SLEEPER Miata Shocks 600hp Z06! [STREETS]
At our stop in Nashville we hopped into a 600hp Heads/Cam Z06 after a
random Miata asked to street race at a meet, not knowing much about the car
other than the Intercooler we
noticed we went out to see what the car had... The results were crazy!
This thing was SCREAMING down the highway surprising everyone who witnessed
the race. Returning back to the meet we all found out exactly why this car
was so damn FAST!
The 5.3L LSx under the hood Boosted
by a rear mount 78mm turbo puts down mid
600whp on LOW Boost, the car was
turned up as much as it could be without completely blowing off the
non-radial 225 (narrow) STREET TIRES (around 700whp) equipped with a 4L80
transmission, once this street beast spools you better hold on!!!
Can't wait to see this car again in the future.
Sleepers Two Official Trailer
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"
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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