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Thread: Jess's 91 BRG LS6 Build Thread

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    Wink Jess's 91 BRG LS6 Build Thread

    Well, I guess this is my build thread. Bought my Miata in 06, drove it and modded it a little more each year, slapped a turbo on it towards the end and now I'm sitting in V8 territory.

    I've been through 3 Neons since I bought it and now have a Mazda 2 as a DD. Little car has staying power (nothing was wrong with the Neons when I ditched them FYI!)

    Here's some pics of how it sat before:







    This....... is my V8 List.

    Parts acquired thus far:

    -LS6 engine with 9,000 miles out of an 01 Corvette Z06, no A/C or PS
    -V8 Roadsters subframe mounting kit (includes tubular subframe, engine mounts, tranny crossmember, and frame rail braces)
    -T56 transmission out of a 1999 Trans Am (6 speed), with B&M short shifter and skip-shift eliminator
    -Monster Stage 3 clutch rated to 700 hp/tq (came with tranny)
    -Drive by Wire throttle pedal from a 97-04 Vette
    -Walbro 255
    -Vette Filter/Regulator
    -AN fittings and stainless lines
    -LS1 Pilot Bearing (LS6 won't work)
    -New Clutch Master Cylinder, bleed lines
    -CTS Diff (05, 54k, 3.42 gears and LSD) and diff vent
    -V8R Stage 2 Mounting kit with optional aluminum driveshaft
    -Refreshed Hubs/Wheel bearings courtesy of Planet Miata, with ARP studs
    -Sport brakes with R4S pads
    -Flyin Miata/V8R oil pan ordered 7/1/11


    Parts that I still need for the swap:

    Electrical
    -ECU reflash to delete VATS and 2 of the 4 o2 sensors it is looking for
    -Speedometer/Gauges in general solution

    Exhaust
    -Headers (debating stainless FM vs coated Sandersons)
    -Exhaust system (want 2.5" or 3" to a Y" to a single pipe back)

    Other
    -I decided I didn't want my ABS anymore (I had been running it relay-less anyways for about a year), so I yanked everything... which means I need a new non-ABS Master Cylinder and new brake lines
    -Cage

    Project goals:
    -Shaved, tucked, and stitch welded bay
    -2200-2300lb curb weight (no A/C, PS, Cruise, ABS, heater)
    -15x10 wheels (need to figure out ideal offset to match up with my rolled/pulled fenders that worked well with 13x8 +4)

    Random notes:
    -OEM Miata wiring harness with plugs for all options weighed 17lbs.

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    Pics...

    Cutting the tranny tunnel to make room


    What a mess


    Oh hai


    Might as well... stitch welds:



    Shaving the bay:



    Before any filler:


    For anyone that is curious, the "batwing" pan doesn't work with the V8R subframe, the 01 was a 2piece design, I took it off just to see... there's some crazy stuff going on in there. There's literally like 4 sections to it. Thought you guys might want to see!


    Going out to work on the bay in a bit
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    ^yup! You walked right past it when you came and got the tranny/ppf ... It was covered up and looked like a sailboat LOL

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    awsome! I just wanna see more pict!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malaki View Post
    awsome! I just wanna see more pict!
    http://m971.photobucket.com/albums/X...f5l0E%2F3yw%3D

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