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    KL Powered V6 Miata

    I hear there is one being built here in Tampa, FL ........... Are there any others out here on the interwebs?

    Here is the 1st one built


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    I want one, but find the hood he made to be hidious.

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    His gauge cluster doesn't work....

    And only 180 to the wheels with a V6 and IRTB's? Is that a normal amount?

    But enough hate, it looks so nice!
    1990 Miata, she was red but now she is Spirit Green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I<3flippyheadlights View Post

    And only 180 to the wheels with a V6 and IRTB's? Is that a normal amount?
    For a KL it is. lol. They really aren't that great of a motor. It's just nice to keep it in the family.

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    Can be found on MX5Nutz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maikeru View Post
    I want one, but find the hood he made to be hidious.
    Necessary to supply air to the ITB setup that WAS on that car. (I now own that very setup.)

    Quote Originally Posted by I<3flippyheadlights View Post
    His gauge cluster doesn't work....

    And only 180 to the wheels with a V6 and IRTB's? Is that a normal amount?

    But enough hate, it looks so nice!
    I believe the car was running an Autronic EMS. It wasn't a street car, dedicated SSM car, the gauges don't matter much.

    180whp isn't bad for a motor that originally made 164 crank. The only changes to the motor were exhaust, ITBs, and some ZE pistons. Ended up making in the 190s. That's a HUGE gain when you think about it, especially considering the car was even running stock cams. HUGE gains to be had there.

    I'm looking for 250-260whp out of mine on STOCK bottom end with this same ITB setup if that tells you anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maikeru View Post
    For a KL it is. lol. They really aren't that great of a motor. It's just nice to keep it in the family.
    KLs are nasty motors... the engineering behind them is incredible. They really shine under boost, and i think there's huge N/A potential there, just no real support. Stay tuned, i guess.
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    One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that if you drive into London at 6am, half of the cars on the roads are Porsches and Astons. Whereas if you go in at ten to nine, they’re all Renaults. Simple solution, then. You want a nice car? Get up earlier and do more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Necessary to supply air to the ITB setup that WAS on that car. (I now own that very setup.)
    I understand it's necessary. But I still think it's ugly as fk and could have been done better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maikeru View Post
    I understand it's necessary. But I still think it's ugly as fuck and could have been done better.
    I would agree. You'll be pleased to know that current owner of that car is using a traditional manifold on the car and is going with a stock hood as far as i know.

    I'm not entirely sure what i'm going to do yet with my car with those ITBs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Clarkson
    One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that if you drive into London at 6am, half of the cars on the roads are Porsches and Astons. Whereas if you go in at ten to nine, they’re all Renaults. Simple solution, then. You want a nice car? Get up earlier and do more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I<3flippyheadlights View Post
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    And only 180 to the wheels with a V6 and IRTB's? Is that a normal amount?
    only? A stock 1.6L is only like 90hp to the wheels on a good day! I'd say 180 N/A hp to the wheels is pretty damn tits!

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    ^This. 180 hp in a Miata is more than enough to be fun.
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    You want that Miata cawk...it's what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMT View Post
    Meanwhile in the UK:



    Can be found on MX5Nutz

    Got a link for us across the pond mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    only? A stock 1.6L is only like 90hp to the wheels on a good day! I'd say 180 N/A hp to the wheels is pretty damn tits!
    I would be ok with 100rwhp if it made those noises, too...


    Anyways, i want to see more "KLiatas," so i'll definitely be keeping you guys posted on what my Escort ends up making. I believe there's a couple people developing swap kits for this motor in a Miata, and i'm hoping it ends up being only slightly more expensive than boosting the stock motor, and if it looks like 240whp is pretty attainable, i bet it'd be just as fast if not faster.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Clarkson
    One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that if you drive into London at 6am, half of the cars on the roads are Porsches and Astons. Whereas if you go in at ten to nine, they’re all Renaults. Simple solution, then. You want a nice car? Get up earlier and do more work.

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    whoa how did i miss this thread.

    i am currently doing this swap.

    I cannot say that i have started. But i do have an engine that has been honed and cleaned at the machine shop and just tonight i started putting it all back together.I am going with a stock rebuilt with all new parts. And then will boost it later and possibly get into a built lower end to swap out.

    i am the only one currently trying to keep the stock intake and keep it obd2 and emissions legal.

    i will have more to add to this thread soon being that my short block will be together soon and i have a car that i can start fabricating in. so hopefully have more to update. ill throw a few pictures in here to just make the post worth while. i also need to start a build thread here soon.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    Got a link for us across the pond mate?
    Sure thing: http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=72269

    I'm not too keen on the intake setup or the body work but i think this is a great conversion!
    I love the K-series engines for their sound and the way they are engineered - power of the 2.5 aint too shabby either, especially the ZE really flies in a light car.

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    Turbotyla, your putting in your NB? Should be cool.

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