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Ray Cecil
I wanted to stuff an LS motor into a miata once. Then I realized I wanted to live to see my kids grow up.
Ray Cecil
I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW I AINT THAT SMART
1982 Flareside 4x4 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI, Offenhauser C Series and 600cfm Edelbrock


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salans7
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Same, I also have Boot Barn but their pricing is a little higher than TS and RK.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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ArdWrknTrk
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5.0 conversions are actually pretty popular.

Same as Carroll Shelby put the 289 in an AC Cobra and created a monster.


http://www.mccullyracingmotors.com/index.htm
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Ray Cecil
Jim, MonsterMiata was the company that got me thinking about a miata. They started with 5.0 kits, and now offer an LS kit.
Ray Cecil
I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW I AINT THAT SMART
1982 Flareside 4x4 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI, Offenhauser C Series and 600cfm Edelbrock


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ArdWrknTrk
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I can see the appeal for a weekend driver.
Lack of room and peril to both license and life would make it a big NOPE for an only car.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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In the UK you could buy a Brodie Brittain Racing turbo'd MX5 from the dealer, replete with warranty.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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ArdWrknTrk
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There's a lot of cool cars we can't get here, thanks to the likes of Joan Claybrook.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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salans7
I'm subscribed to an LS Miata owner on YouTube and that little Miata is a completely different car compared to the 4 banger that he had before. I've also personally seen an LS Miata up close and it is a sight to behold.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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ArdWrknTrk
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Does he autocross it?

I'd think it would tend to push with that big engine up there, but I don't know how it effects weight distribution.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
I'd think it would tend to push with that big engine up there, but I don't know how it effects weight distribution.
That and the warranty issue were why I liked the BBR approach to Miatas.  Granted, that was a single turbo with minimal boost, but it allowed the stock tranny and diff to live.  To go with a V8 they obviously had to change out the tranny and usually the rear axle.

But the 3.5L Ecoboost has proven to me that twin turbos can spool quickly and provide serious power w/o the weight of a V8.  So that approach might also allow the stock tranny and diff to live.  And, it would maintain the balance that the creators worked hard to achieve.

EDIT: I used to stuff my Miata into corner and experience a true 4-wheel drift.  It was FUN.  And I could follow M3's and motorcycles quite well, although both left me on the straights.  I loved the balance.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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salans7
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It's setup to drift. Car is at the beginning.

-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Ray Cecil
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If I remember correctly, a Ford 5.0 swap with aluminum heads into a miata had nearly the exact same weight distribution.

If you had an all aluminum LS, I think it was lighter than the 5.0.
Ray Cecil
I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW I AINT THAT SMART
1982 Flareside 4x4 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI, Offenhauser C Series and 600cfm Edelbrock


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ArdWrknTrk
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Hard to believe that little 4banger is as heavy as an aluminum headed 5.0.

*mind blown
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Ray Cecil
ArdWrknTrk wrote
Hard to believe that little 4banger is as heavy as an aluminum headed 5.0.

*mind blown
I didnt say they weighed the same. I said the weight distribution was nearly the same. Their site states 250lbs heavier with the 5.0. And nearly 53/47 weight distribution. Which I believe factory was 50/50????

Ray Cecil
I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW I AINT THAT SMART
1982 Flareside 4x4 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI, Offenhauser C Series and 600cfm Edelbrock


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Dorsai
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Since I know it's a popular pastime to try to spot Bullnoses in the media, see if you can spot the white bullnose in this excellent documentary on Florida Man.

Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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ArdWrknTrk
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I wasn't doubting, Ray. I was surprised!

Hence *mind blown

Do they put some of the 5.0 in the trunk????

***But I can see the BP4W weighing #285, and the 5.0 with aluminum heads 250 lbs. more than that at #535.

Nearly double the weight for twice the cylinders and displacement...***
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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That's disturbed/disturbing.  But, I liked the bullnose.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Ray Cecil
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Dorsai wrote
Since I know it's a popular pastime to try to spot Bullnoses in the media, see if you can spot the white bullnose in this excellent documentary on Florida Man.

That was funny. Round here, Florida man is "Turtle Man".
Ray Cecil
I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW I AINT THAT SMART
1982 Flareside 4x4 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI, Offenhauser C Series and 600cfm Edelbrock


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ArdWrknTrk
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Well, now that we've met Vernons mechanics that previously worked on Big Blue....

I am sure that the truck is so grateful to be out of that state and into Gary's caring hands.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Dorsai
ArdWrknTrk wrote
Well, now that we've met Vernons mechanics that previously worked on Big Blue....

I am sure that the truck is so grateful to be out of that state and into Gary's caring hands.
That's the truth...that truck has Florida Man written all over it.

I'm just glad my parents got me out of there when they did - there's no telling what could have happened!
Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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