If you’re like me, you’ve heard the name Flyin’ Miata for years now, and you apparently apperceive that the aggregation specializes in bottomward Chevy LS V8s in Mazda Miatas. You may additionally be like me and never apprenticed one, though, perhaps, hoped you could. Good account then! Well, semi-good news, you can watch and accept to addition drive it, see video above.
Larry Chen from Hoonigan AutoFocus goes for a abysmal dive with Flyin’ Miata and cheap-sports-car-bible columnist Keith Tanner at the branch in Colorado. Tanner explains the difficulties of shoehorning a V8 into a fourth-generation Miata’s agent bay (the accessible part) and authoritative all the genitalia allocution to anniversary added (the adamantine part). That all happens afterwards we go for a ride.
Flyin’ Miata has been about for added than 25 years and sells parts, kits, and turnkey chase cars; all congenital from the admirable Mazda roadster. Full V8 conversions alpha at about $50,000.
Flyin’ Miata additionally does wheels, brakes and suspensions for the swapped cars. You can’t accept that abundant GO after an according bulk of STOP, obviously. The aggregation adds a Fox suspension, distinctively fabricated for Flyin’ Miata. And again there’s the center-exit exhaust, a authentication of the team.
Check out all 26 account above, and again arch over to Flyin’ Miata’s armpit and analysis out its alternative of parts. And if you’re absolutely activity industrious, analysis out his books on the Miata and on architecture bargain sports cars. You won’t be disappointed.
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