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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    11K mile 1991 1.6L LNC engine, 5-speed, VLSD, shocks, springs, brakes, etc.

    Thinking of building an Exocet? Want to mechanically refresh an old NA6 to like-new?

    Well, do I have a proposition for you.

    My 1991 car is due to arrive January 18th in Daytona Beach, Florida. I'm swapping basically everything out for a new LS3 utilizing a V8Roadsters kit.

    Parts available:

    • 1.6 Big Nose Crank engine complete, ECU, radiator, etc.
    • 5-speed manual transmission, clutch, flywheel.
    • Front and rear 1.6L brakes (calipers, rotors, pads, rubber lines).
    • Complete exhaust & headers.
    • Viscous Limited Slip & Driveshafts (I need to verify this, but it's a B or C package car, so I'm fairly confident).
    • Stocks shocks, springs, maybe front swaybar.
    • Two sets of aluminum wheels & tires. 14" Daisy's with OE rubber and 15" Work Reps with new tires.


    I'm probably forgetting some things. The engine should come with the front cradle, as the V8Roadsters kit replaces it. The rear driveshafts will come with hubs, as those are being replaced.

    I'd like to get $2500 for the whole lot. Maybe that's unreasonable, but it's a starting point. I know 1.6L engines don't carry the value that BP4W's and VVT 1.8's do, but it has 11K miles... from a dry climate, in a garage.

    I might be able to get stuff palletized for shipping, especially if the price is right. But pickup in Daytona Beach, Florida would certainly be easiest.

    matthew.f.lambert@gmail.com or PM me here.

    Google Drive link for pictures of the car. https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...EIA1_qM1GaHxAE

    Thanks, -Matt
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Infedora's Avatar
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    �� so many wants.

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    Wondering if my Mazdaspeed3 can hold a miata engine in the trunk.

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Paul B's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    Wondering if my Mazdaspeed3 can hold a miata engine in the trunk.
    plenty of room in a speed3.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    Seems to be more interest in individual items, so here we go:

    Complete 1.6L engine: $1250.
    Complete 5-speed transmission: $400.
    11K 1.6L VLSD: $500.
    4 Daisy wheels w/ old tires, center caps, lugs (immaculate condition though, or so I'm told): $250.
    4 Work VSKF 15x7 Replica's w/ new Cooper Tires: $500.

    Make offers on miscellaneous parts: brakes, shocks, etc.

    I also have a 50K mile VLSD and shafts in Maine that I'd sell for $350.

    Shipping not included. Will discount items if purchasing the whole lot and if you'll work with Al and I on time frame and pickup. I've compared to Treasure Coast and others and think the prices are reasonable given mileage and condition, but I'll entertain non-low ball offers.

    Thanks, -Matt

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Is the 50K LSD for 1.8?

    And most of the interior stuff i am interested in. I will PM you.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaRcOp01o View Post
    Is the 50K LSD for 1.8?

    And most of the interior stuff i am interested in. I will PM you.
    50K VLSD is a Viscous unit from my 1991 BRG that I swapped a Torsen into.

    I don't know if I'm going to sell any interior stuff, unless you're referring to my old ad for the Nardi and aluminum stuff (which I still have, and will sell).

    -Matt

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    Can I call first dibs on this miata once you have the V8 installed??

    Where is the build / story thread for this miata? Still waiting on photos please

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLambert19 View Post
    50K VLSD is a Viscous unit from my 1991 BRG that I swapped a Torsen into.

    I don't know if I'm going to sell any interior stuff, unless you're referring to my old ad for the Nardi and aluminum stuff (which I still have, and will sell).

    -Matt
    If it was for 1.8 I would have snatched it from you. And you still have the M2 handbrake and shifter?

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    Can I call first dibs on this miata once you have the V8 installed??

    Where is the build / story thread for this miata? Still waiting on photos please
    Yes! I want to see how clean everything is.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    Slight setback, car is being dropped off sometime around the 25th now.

    I really do need to sit down and organize a thread with all my previous cars as an introduction and then get you guys up to speed on this. If anyone is local and serious about the engine or other pieces, I can get you contact info for Al at V8R Performance to swing by the shop.

    -Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLambert19 View Post
    .......
    I really do need to sit down and organize a thread with all my previous cars as an introduction and then get you guys up to speed on this. .........

    Yes with links to all these miatae in your signature line .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    plenty of room in a speed3.
    I've done it in an Echo Hatch

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    Well ladies & gents, the car is in Daytona. Al has a few others he needs to wrap up before he begins tearing stuff out of mine... so now's as good a time as any to lock it in if you want parts for a month or so from now.

    When inspecting the car, it was noted that the factory sticker is still on the muffler... clean, clean, clean. Also confirmed that this is the later big-nose crank 1.6L.

    -Matt

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    I will be looking forward to your updates and a review of V8 Roadsters workmanship. I had them quote an LFX swap prior to the last Miatapalooza and regret not going that route. I probably would have already been enjoying my car rather than figuring out how to fix the bugs from my Ecotec swap.

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