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1992 Mazda Monster Miata With Ford 5.0 V8 on 2040-cars

US $10,500.00
Year:1992 Mileage:130000
Location:

Savage, Minnesota, United States

Savage, Minnesota, United States

The V8 Miata is complete and running and driving perfectly.  The engine is a rebuilt 5.0 (302) V8 from a 1996 Ford Explorer. The engine/trans have approximately 12,000 miles and the car has 129k miles.  Miata was repainted in 2014 with both quarter panels replaced, new tan top installed 2012 and interior is in ok shape. 

 Engine
Rebuilt Ford 302 bored .30 (2013)
GT 40 Intake
GT 40 Heads
Stock Mustang cam
New stock oil pan
New Summit Racing Street & Strip damper
New Stock Flywheel (7/2014)
New G3 Alternator (2013)
New Starter (2013)
New Dillion Radiator with pusher fans (2013)
New Stock Distributor (2013)
Headman block hugger headers with 02 sensors (2013)
2-1/4" exhaust with glass packs and resonators
No Smog
New Battery
1989 Mustang A9L Computer and modified wire harness

Transmission & Differential
Rebuilt T5 world Class from 1991 Mustang (2013)
New Sachs Clutch (7/2014)
New Hydraulic master, slave and braided clutch line (2013)
Thunderbird 7.5 Differential (3.27 Open)
Monster Miata Axles, hubs, differential hanger and pinion torque mounts (6/2014)
Custom Driveshaft

Brakes
1995 Calipers
Newer slotted rotors front and rear
New front pads and rear pads (2013)

Suspension/Chassis/Tires
Upgraded front and back sway bars (2014)
New front springs (Rated for #300)
Rear Springs swapped with front springs with one coil removed

All Front bushings replaced (2013)
New differential hanger bushings (6/2014)
Chassis stiffened with steel frame rails and transmission mount
Konig Silver Feather Rims 15 x 6.5



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Naturally, both of the diesel finalists are fielded by the Germans - with BMW's 328d and Audi's A6 TDI getting the nod. In the case of the 3 Series, BMW installed a 2.0-liter, turbodiesel, capable of delivering 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, while returning 45 miles per gallon on the highway. Audi and its larger, 3.0-liter, V6 turbodiesel produce quite a bit more grunt, with 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of grunt, but net a very impressive 38 mpg on the highway in the A6.
Finalists for this year's awards include two diesels, three gas-powered cars and a plug-in hybrid.

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A revised methodology in devising its annual Car Brand Report Cards has seen Consumer Reports award Lexus its top overall ranking for 2013. For the first time ever, the institute broke out individual brands from their larger corporate umbrellas, meaning car makers like Lexus and Scion were judged independently from parent company Toyota. That strategy worked out well for Lexus, as the luxury brand earned a top report card score of 79 for the 2013 model year.
The institute has recommended every one of the Lexus models it has tested to date, and said that the company's products won out thanks to "a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles."
Meanwhile, Mazda and Subaru tied for the second-highest scoring report cars, with scores of 76. Subaru earned praised for sporting models like the BRZ, which CR testers apparently had a lot of fun driving (naturally), while the Mazda products were lauded for their blend of practicality, sportiness and efficiency. Both of the Japanese brands offered good handling, fuel economy and versatility, said Consumer Reports.

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