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Dr.Dan Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
V8, nice! And good for you too!

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Well someone had to say it. GIANTS ARE WORLD CHAMPS! [rockband] Being a native San Franciscan, it's a big deal... Ok I feel better... Thanks.. BTW, I am no longer racing SM as I have sold my car. I will still be racing as I have purchased a beautiful 99 V8 miata.. You know how I like to burn rubber.. Dan

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Dean just leaned back in his chair [banghead] [Big Grin]

No one will have the "I didn't see the car" excuse [laughing]

Go Giants!!

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"Happy birthday, I didn't get you a present...Oh, mom got you one? Well, that's from me then too, unless it's shitty."
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Dr.Dan Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
V8, nice! And good for you too!

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Yes. It is NOT camo.......yet... or at least till I wreck it. I'll be even more about the party. Dean and I will be the ones with the stupid grins on our faces. it was all his fault anyway...lol

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Pat Newton Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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You, Dean, and... me!

My '94 just got back from Flyin' Miata and is now packing a GM Performance Parts LS376/480 (6.2 liter LS3 with a hot cam, 480 hp) mated up to a T56 trans and Caddy CTS independent rear. The suspension and brakes got worked over too, and they added a rollbar.

Mine's a boulevard cruiser for now, but still puts a HUGE grin on my face. I'll be 40 next year and I can't imagine a better midlife crisis car.

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

dtfastbear Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
faster than the average bear...

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Welcome to the fold, boys! I'm sooooooo happy to have Dr. Dan join me on the track in one of these stupid-fun cars. It will be good to see him smiling every weekend. This should also obviate the need for smoky paddock burnouts in his *other* V8! [Eek!] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Eek!] [shame]

Pat - congrats on a real stunner! That thing is gorgeous. I've already got ideas for my NEXT LS1 miata. I guess that one will be Laura's?

Cheers,

Dean

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dtfastbear Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
faster than the average bear...

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BTW, I know of at least three other LS1 miatas either fully built or in the works in the Bay area. One is going to be primarily a street car, but the other two are race cars. Soon we'll have a class.

Anyone else interested?? Tempted??

Cheers,

Dean

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Pat...WOW [Eek!] New Vette killer...anything special to keep the rearend hooked up? Rolling starts over 40mph might be the key [Big Grin] Very,very nice!

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Pat Newton Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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The CTS diff is very good, but trying to hook up 225/45-15 R888s behind a powerplant like that, especially in 40 degree weather, is a recipe for... fun, if not a lot of forward momentum. [Big Grin]

Last night I got on it in 3rd at 35 mph or so, and the rears immediately broke loose. Might head out later to see how it works in 4th... [yep]

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

dtfastbear Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
faster than the average bear...

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Well, if you're just going to use it as a cruiser, not putting on a lot of miles, I'd say here's your answer for traction:

http://www.hoosiertirewest.com/browse.cfm/p275-35zr15-r6/4,1137.html

[Smile] [Smile]

These are what Dr. Dan has. I've only got lowly 225 Hankooks. Let the arms race escalations begin!!

Dean

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NASA Nor Cal SM series Director
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Juan Pineda Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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You guys are sick. Hope it's not contagious...

Oh, almost forgot: awesome job Giants!

-Juan

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Pat Newton Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Juan, I know you have a penchant for old 911s...

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[Big Grin]

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Pat Newton Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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P.S. For those interested and/or skeptical, my car post-conversion is now 2580 lbs, 52/48 weight distribution. That's with A/C and power steering retained. [yep]

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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Pat, I have a '99 that I am seriously thinking of converting to a LS3 Miata. The engine I have chosen is the one you installed on your '94. I will probably make it a track car, not street. I do believe that you need more rubber on the ground to take advantage of the new power.

Did Flying Miata use the V8 Roadsters cradles and tubular upper and lower control arms?

Pat

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PS, did you consider a 5 speed transmission instead of the T56? My understanding is that it is about 40# lighter.

Pat

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FM uses the V8R kit, yes. I opted to keep the factory control arms because it's a primarily a street car which may see an occasional track day.

For a track car, yes more rubber would be useful. I wanted my car to look close to stock, so I didn't want to put on big flares and whatnot.

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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How can you be world champs when you never left the lower 48?

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faster than the average bear...

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You mean that's not where the world ends??

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NASA Nor Cal SM series Director
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Dr.Dan Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
V8, nice! And good for you too!

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wow. Gone for a day and poof, Miata v8 are springing up all over the place. Pat, major kick ass car boyo. Please, please take a vid and post it. Beautiful. That thing would smoke ours. what's next Jet? maybe we will get a class soon. I have not even seen mine in the flesh yet. [Frown]

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Aren't the Miller brothers doing a chop-top turbo car to run with you guys in ITE?

I'd say I'm tempted... to throw a centrifugal supercharger on our car a la Mazdaspeed's test mule.

Scott

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Indeed, the Miller brothers are going the lightweight turbo route. As TC already proved, that is certainly one way to really fast lap times.

Maybe that'll be my next project in a couple years.

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We're trying!
Clint and Vadym are working on the cage now, the motor is in pieces in the shop. We've got everything to bolt it together except belts, transponder, and trans.

It'll either work, or fail miserably. It fails miserably, LS3 FTW.

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ITA 1.6 for sale- ish
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You guys are bad influences. Maybe I'll wait to see what you come up with aero and fender flare-wise, then rip you off shamelessly. I've got the Megasquirt thing figured out, so that's something.

Now if only I could keep front hubs under the car I'd be all set.

Scott

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I know what I'm trying for it, no idea if it will work yet though [Smile]
shoot me an email marcus -at- miller-motorsports-dot-com and I'll send you the summary of what I'm thinking.

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Welcome to the powerful Miatas guys.

Our turbocharged 351whp race car:
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The v8 Miata race car is going together soon. Making some final decisions and gathering the reat of the parts to do it now. We have a couple customers with v8 miatas, one of which we built as a street car for a customer. He drove it to Texas the day after we finished it and averaged 28mpg on at least one tank.

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99 all the way!

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Nick, nice car! Can you give us more details about the top, the rear bumper (looks like plenty of room for a diffuser), and exhaust?

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Looks great Nick! Video please. [Big Grin]

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Pat Newton Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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All Miatas should sound like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TbFbpWE_98

[Big Grin]

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Crew Chief, 3D Racing #64, aka Team Scrappy 2.0
3rd place E2, 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Crew Chief, EGR/Miller Motorsports #64, aka Team Scrappy
E2 Champions, 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Dr.Dan Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
V8, nice! And good for you too!

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Oh, man. I can't wait. Even my turds have goose bumps..Thanks Pat. Nice country side in the DC area.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pat Newton:
Looks great Nick! Video please. [Big Grin]

Not great video quality, but here is Andrew Kidd doing a 1:36 lap at Laguna.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhc1JvE44GY

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