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Monster Miata

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by PhotogWannabe, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    Here's a picture of my friend with his monster Miata during a track day on Sunday...

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    My first try at taking racing photos.

    a couple more...

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  2. LDB415


    Apr 26, 2008
    Do you have a shot of the engine? What about it makes it a "monster" Miata? It's certainly a pretty car.
  3. i'd like to know more about that car as well
    i like the color
    nice shots
  4. Cougar8045


    May 25, 2007
    Looks like this Miata is outfit with a 5.0 (302) Mustang fuel injection engine. I guess you can call that a monster.

    Did I get it right??
  5. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    I don't know the whole story; in general though, it goes like this. Back in 1989/90 when Miatas were first introduced there was a person in the States who thought that they needed a bit more power. In stock form they came with a screaming 116 hp at the crank (or thereabouts.) The idea was to see if a 5.0 from a Mustang would fit in the engine bay. It did and Monster Motorsports was begun. A fellow on Vancouver Island licenced the process and built 9 models - this is #3 built by Cardiac Performance. In general, now, any Miata with a V8 transplant is called a monster Miata. This particular one has a 5.0 litre Mustang engine and is painted candy apple red and, hopefully, I haven't mangled the facts too badly.
  6. I loved my '95 Miata; had it for 9 years. Only problem was useless in the snow and icy winters in DC and the exhaust on the beltway in the Summer. After I bought it I took my eldest grand daughter for a ride from church with the top down. After sitting quitely enjoying the wind and sun she turned to me and asked...."Grandpa, when you die can I have this car?" :Shocked:

    I think that was a compliment. :wink:
  7. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    Definitely a compliment, Rich. I don't know how much snow DC gets but out here Miatas are great fun in the snow. The only catch - four snows is a must. Then it'll go anywhere until it gets too deep and you start snowplowing with the front. That's no fun.
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