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PostSubject: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:10 pm

I can. Smile

That's why I bought this a while back:




And got as far as this:








Before I got this:


So yeah, I have had it pictured for quite a while. And I have a feeling it'll happen in the next year or so. Wink

Thanks Timmy! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:38 pm

Oooooh....I get it you want one for Bella!

THAT explains it cuz ....

otherwise....

well......

you know

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:51 pm

Nope. For me. Smile

It's what LSx motors were designed for. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:40 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Nope. For me. Smile

It's what LSx motors were designed for. Wink


I'm pretty sure GM was'nt thinking "...hey this will fit great in a Miata" when they were designing it. No
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:13 am

Oh, c'mon! But look how nice it fits!!!!










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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:21 am

^That's fast, I can tell from right here!

How are the burnouts!?
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:02 am

Ok, so now this is a damn cool build! A "drift car" self built by owner... Wink

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1493024-dannys-miata-self-built-badassery.html













It's a little different than I would plan, but it's nice to see that I can easily modify a stock crossmember and not have to spend 4 grand for a swap kit. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:56 am

FOUR GRAND! Shocked


that's when I would stop thinking about it and get something like an 89 formula to drop an LS in! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:47 am

Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:42 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

And instant death on collision! You forgot that!

Point taken though, then again I feel like it's too much power and it would be all over the place in the handling department. Are there videos to prove the great handling?? Question
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:03 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

A C5 Vette?
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:08 pm

Not a fan. But it would be sweet to see and sick to drive. I would just buy a box Caprice or late 70's Impala and drop that motor in and use it to drag.
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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:38 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

And instant death on collision! You forgot that!

Point taken though, then again I feel like it's too much power and it would be all over the place in the handling department. Are there videos to prove the great handling?? Question

Thousands of autocrossers can't be wrong. And with the all aluminum LSx, it's only 40 lbs heavier than the stock 4 banger. And the added weight of the Ford 8.8" rear, about 40 lbs also, keeps pretty damn close to the factory weight distribution with no adverse affect on handling. Wink

boojum wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

A C5 Vette?

Close. But I bet this outhandles it.

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Not a fan. But it would be sweet to see and sick to drive. I would just buy a box Caprice or late 70's Impala and drop that motor in and use it to drag.

Going in a straight line is boring. Especially after you've gone through the twisties a bit. Give me a car that handles over a straight line killer any day. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Crovo: picture this with an LT1   Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:42 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

And instant death on collision! You forgot that!

Point taken though, then again I feel like it's too much power and it would be all over the place in the handling department. Are there videos to prove the great handling?? Question

Thousands of autocrossers can't be wrong. And with the all aluminum LSx, it's only 40 lbs heavier than the stock 4 banger. And the added weight of the Ford 8.8" rear, about 40 lbs also, keeps pretty damn close to the factory weight distribution with no adverse affect on handling. Wink

boojum wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, but for $10-$12G's total investment, what else are you gonna be able to buy that would come near it in performance and handling?

A C5 Vette?

Close. But I bet this outhandles it.

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Not a fan. But it would be sweet to see and sick to drive. I would just buy a box Caprice or late 70's Impala and drop that motor in and use it to drag.

Going in a straight line is boring. Especially after you've gone through the twisties a bit. Give me a car that handles over a straight line killer any day. cheers

That's the way I look at it. I figure if I can get the Caprice HANDLING pretty nicely, I won't be too broken up over the TBI 5.0 in it for now.

That Miata is sick...427 Cobra redux...
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