1992 Mazda Miata With Ford V8 408w Stroker Motor And T5z 5-speed Transmission on 2040-cars
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Engine:Ford V8 408W
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: MX-5 Miata
Trim: 2 Door Convertible
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Power Options: Power Windows
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Beige, Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1992 Mazda Miata with Ford V8 408W Stroker motor and 5-speed T5Z transmission. This was a complete teardown and rebuilt project of mine for the past few years I am ready to move on to something else. This car is loaded with go fast parts it is a blast to drive. Everything works just like it came out the factory except it does not have A/C. heater works great. Below is a brief list of parts that went into this car I am sure I missed something. If you have any questions please don't hastate e-mail me. I will consider a trade for a C5 Corvette any color with manual transmission.
All new internally balanced forged 408W stroker motor long block was built by local "Street & Strip Performance" shop. Forged Eagle 4340 crankshaft, Eagle forged H-beam connecting rods, forged Wiseco pistons, Canton oil pan, Edlebrock Victor Jr. aluminum heads, Edlebrock upper & lower intake manifolds, Crane Performance Hydraulic cam, Stock modified k-member with solid motor mounts, reinforced sub frame, costume trans. mount, Aluminum RCI fuel cell with MSD fuel pump and stock fuel sending unit, RJM standalone EFI wiring harness, A9L Ford computer dyno tuned by Blankenship Tuning & Performance, Griffin radiator, remote oil filter kit, costume 2.5" exhaust with 50 series flowmasters & Porsche exhaust tips... e-mail me for more details I have all of the paperwork.
New T5Z 5-speed transmission, Spec stage 2 clutch & aluminum flywheel, costume 4" aluminum drive shaft, Mustangs 7.5" rear end shortened with costume axles, costume 4-link suspension setup with QA-1 coilovers, stiffer front springs, New manual steering rack with new ball joints.
New front Big Brakes kit from Goodwin Racing Front 11" two piece rotors with Willwood 4 piston calipers. Rear brakes are stock rebuilt calipers with 11" rotors and costume caliper brackets.
Costume hood, flush mounted tinted projector headlights, New Rota RB wheels and Dunlop tires, new vinyl top, aftermarket tinted taillights, Stock modified rear bumper flush mounted, Front chin spoiler. Paint job is 7 out of 10 has some small scratches and dings.
Momo steering wheel, Autometer tachometer, Reupholstered seats with real leather, Costume rollbar, New carpet, aftermarket CD player, tinted front windows, costume built in shift light in the dash. All of the instrumentation works even the "check engine" light.
Mazda MX-5 Miata for Sale
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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:57:00 EST
When is a stock, 167-horsepower Mazda MX-5 Miata quicker than a Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise and a Porsche 911? When it's raining. Sort of.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:58:00 EST
Mazda Canada arranged a unique drag race to show off the fact that the Miata's optional power retractable folding hardtop can go from top-down to top-up in just 12 seconds flat. In this video, all six cars line up for a drag race, and it starts to rain (well, sort of - but you'll have to watch the video all the way to the end to see what we mean). The green flag is waved, and the timer starts as soon as the convertibles begin to put their tops up. But because the Miata's roof mechanism gets the car's roof back up a full 5.1 seconds quicker than the second-place car, the Mazda gets a serious advantage off the line for the actual drag race.
It's a fun video. And while we've spoiled the results (come on, the video was uploaded by Mazda, you knew the Miata was going to win), be sure to see how it all unfolds, below.
As Mazda continues the current rollout of its still-new Skyactiv technology, the automaker is already looking at improving its family of engines for even better fuel economy and emissions reductions. Automotive News reports that with stricter fuel economy and emissions regulations planned for 2020 and 2025 in Europe, Mazda will likely release engines with next-generation Skyactiv 2 technology by the end of this decade, and Skyactiv 3 units just five years later.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:00 EST
The latter is expected to focus on improved engine cooling and lessening energy losses, but the big news in AN's report is that the next-gen Skyactiv 2 engines will use Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, or HCCI. This type of ignition is very similar to how a diesel engine operates (with high compression and using the compression stroke for fuel combustion rather than spark plugs), a method said to provide a cleaner and more efficient fuel burn - to the tune of a 30-percent improvement in fuel economy compared to current Skyactiv engines. Other automakers, including Hyundai, have already announced they are developing HCCI powerplants with similar technology and characteristics, so Mazda likely won't be a lone wolf here.
Equipped with HCCI technology, Mazda figures to be able to compete with larger automakers in terms of fuel economy and emissions without resorting to hybrid powertrains, continuously variable transmissions or automatics relying on more forward gears (eight or more) for optimal efficiency. Some of the challenges of HCCI, according to AN, include the need for better engine cooling, risk of misfire at high and low rpm and uneven engine performance based on fuel properties.
Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original announcement, and it also removes erroneous entries from General Motors, leaving only the 2005 Saab 9-2X (a reskinned Subaru WRX), and the 2003-2005 Pontiac Vibe, a joint project with Toyota.