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Old 06-22-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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About 2 years ago i posted a topic about using a 3.7L V6 in a Miata. Ive finally got my car, currently looking for engine. Does anyone have engine specs for the new 3.7L V6? I cant find measurements and such for the life of me. I even work at a Ford dealership now and still can't find the info I'm looking for lol
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I have seen a mustang with a gto motor in it so a 3.7 should fit.
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Miata not mustang lol
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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It sure would be a great combination.

A 305 HP 3.7 Mustang V6 in a Miata would be just plain """SICK"""

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My model is a 1993 Miata. The engine bay may be smaller than that second gen you posted with a GTO engine. Pretty neat how they fit those in there. Im pretty sure it's a narrow engine, definitely not a 90 degree like the 5.0s?
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My model is a 1993 Miata. The engine bay may be smaller than that second gen you posted with a GTO engine. Pretty neat how they fit those in there. Im pretty sure it's a narrow engine, definitely not a 90 degree like the 5.0s?
There is an outfit somewhere that jammed a Vette motor in a Saturn Sky. So the 3.7 should fit in the Miata.
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Why don't you just put in a squirrel and a couple of rubber bands?
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There is an outfit somewhere that jammed a Vette motor in a Saturn Sky. So the 3.7 should fit in the Miata.
I've seen a vette engine in a miata it was cool as ****
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You can put a 5.0 in that Miata. That would be even better.
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You can put a 5.0 in that Miata. That would be even better.
Look at these 5.0 guys trying to steal out shine we get ONE dude that wants to use our engine & ur trying to take him away!? Get outta here! Lmao.
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Not really. Just making a suggestion for some power and torque. I'm talking the old school 5.0's though.
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Not really. Just making a suggestion for some power and torque. I'm talking the old school 5.0's though.
I was just joking don't mind me!
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Yeah there are a lot of V8 converters out there. They say the LS1 is better engine to use than 5.0. I just want to be different. Besides the 3.7produces same power as LS1, weighs less and has better gas mileage than my 1.6 i have now. Power/gas mileage... I like the sound of that.
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No way I would use a computer controlled engine

Before you start ragging me just read. If I were going to go through all of the trouble to put a V8 in a Miata, I would not use any computer controlled engine.
I would just get a complete small block carbarated engine from Ford Racing and go from there. No Computers, Just a good old fashioned Hot Rod when finished. I know the Computer controlled stuff is more efficient and gets better MPG but who really cares when your building a hot rod? A nice light weight engine in a car like that would be dynamite.
No computer means you can work on it with a few Sears Craftmen tools at home in your garage if needed. Just plain old school real Hot Rod fun.

This is what I would do but it is not my Miata or $$$$$$ so what I would do don;t count anyway.

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PS: Sometimes I hate being old and broke and missing the good old street rodding days so much.
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Before you start ragging me just read. If I were going to go through all of the trouble to put a V8 in a Miata, I would not use any computer controlled engine.
I would just get a complete small block carbarated engine from Ford Racing and go from there. No Computers, Just a good old fashioned Hot Rod when finished. I know the Computer controlled stuff is more efficient and gets better MPG but who really cares when your building a hot rod? A nice light weight engine in a car like that would be dynamite.
No computer means you can work on it with a few Sears Craftmen tools at home in your garage if needed. Just plain old school real Hot Rod fun.

This is what I would do but it is not my Miata or $$$$$$ so what I would do don;t count anyway.

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I would do the same!
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Convertor is almost converted... What about handling issues? Im under impression they don't handle worth a flip once u put a V8 into it? At least I've read a underlining issues relegated to understeer?
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Is this feasible? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fm...63ft/overview/ As far as it being aluminum and such can u use nitrous on it with modifying it?
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Try the website for the TV show "GEARS", as they did a series of episodes about a year ago where they swapped a V8 into a Miata. While they might not have the 3.7 V6 measurements, they may have links to sites that offer conversion kits that do.
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Before you start ragging me just read. If I were going to go through all of the trouble to put a V8 in a Miata, I would not use any computer controlled engine.
I would just get a complete small block carbarated engine from Ford Racing and go from there. No Computers, Just a good old fashioned Hot Rod when finished. I know the Computer controlled stuff is more efficient and gets better MPG but who really cares when your building a hot rod? A nice light weight engine in a car like that would be dynamite.
No computer means you can work on it with a few Sears Craftmen tools at home in your garage if needed. Just plain old school real Hot Rod fun.

This is what I would do but it is not my Miata or $$$$$$ so what I would do don;t count anyway.

Ronnie

PS: Sometimes I hate being old and broke and missing the good old street rodding days so much.
The newer engines are lighter, more HP per cubic inch, and with FI, so much easier to tune than on outdated carb engine. Time to move into the 21st century Ronnie. Our 3.7 V6 puts out more HP then most of the small block v8's of the 60's and 70's. I too miss the old days, but todays engines are so much more economical to run with. Holly, Edelbrock, and others make easy to install FI kits with all the wiring harnesses and ECU/PCM boxes that even old farts like us can install. Most of my tools in the 3 tier tool box don't get used anymore.

Anyone need a dwell meter, a timing light, and engine anylizer? How about a set of point gappers?
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It's true. However the electrical part would be an intimidating nightmare if you don't like that kind of thing. Im glad you guys like my idea. I hope to see someone do it before i do tho, this is gonna be awhile. Btw... What kind of suspension would you recommend in any of these swaps?
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It's true. However the electrical part would be an intimidating nightmare if you don't like that kind of thing. Im glad you guys like my idea. I hope to see someone do it before i do tho, this is gonna be awhile. Btw... What kind of suspension would you recommend in any of these swaps?
Suspension is everything with these kind of swaps. You will have power and light weight but if your suspension can't handle it then all that work is just nice to look at.
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