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The cars listed on this page are often ones that we know. If you call, we can usually provide details on them as we've known them for some time. In some cases, we built them ourselves! If you are selling a modified Miata and are interested in being listed here, please contact us. There is a $50 fee for a listing. - Flyin' Miata


2006 NC LS3 conversion



Up for sale is my 2006 NC Miata with the V8 Roadsters LS3 conversion. Chassis number 3 out of 11 as one of the prototype cars for the current LS3 kit for NC Miatas. It was built by Steve Leonard from V8 Roadsters who developed the LSX kits for all 3 generations of Miatas. I’ve had the car for a little over a year and have done a tremendous amount of work to it. I had purchased it from a guy down in GA who had Steve build it for him for track days and time trial events. He had the car after it was built for about 4 or 5 months and was building a new house and decided to sell it. When I got the car it had 3400 miles since the build, currently it has a little over 11,000. This car played a big role in the development of the kit and especially chassis components. I used the car for SCCA and other local autocross events and due to the forces of auto crossing on slicks we found the weak links in the rear sub frame and differential braces.

The kit basically consists of a brand new LS3 crate motor, tubular front sub frame, GM Performance ECU, all electrical wiring and wiring harness, brand new Tremec T56 6 speed transmission, aluminum driveshaft, custom rear axle, diff and sub frame bracing and Ford 8.8 rear with LSD. And FM offers a slew of additional options with their kit.

This car has a tremendous amount of quality parts and labor involved with those upgrades to make it as AWESOME as it sits today. I am the type of person who does things right the first time and I appreciate quality parts and workmanship. In life you get what you pay for. I am going to list everything that has been done to the car and where it was either purchased and/or installed. I am not listing prices for each part or modification because I don’t want to make myself sick. Just to give you an idea there is probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-90K in the car included what I paid for it and upgrades.

The car is absolutely AWESOME. It has taken a bunch of FTD’s at local autocross events, and garners a ton of positive attention. Everywhere I go people come up to me and want to talk about the car. It looks mean as hell, sounds totally incredible and is a blast to drive. Also people always ask “how can that car hook up?” It’s a pretty silly question but that has to do with physics. The LS3 motor only weights 50 lbs more than the 2 liter motor that it came with. We have moved the battery to the trunk, and with the heavier rear diff the car still remains an almost perfect balance of 50.5% front and 49.5% rear. It’s basically a C6 Vette minus 800 lbs. Car weighs approx 2650-2700. Rolling stock are the R888’s for the street which are 100 tread wear super sticky tires. The only reason a car spins the rear tires are if the tires are being overwhelmed by weight. I own a 500 plus RWHP NA Miata that weighs 2100 lbs and it hooks perfect as well. I took the LS3 NC Miata out a couple weeks ago after not driving it for a couple months due to snow etc and I was literally giggling to myself and hooting and hollering like a cowboy… I always keep the car garaged and never drive it in rain, snow or salty roads. With that said it is also very smooth, it has a smooth ride than my 2012 Audi S4 if you could believe that. From a mechanical standpoint it is in tip top condition and it’s built so damn strong at this point that I highly doubt new owner will have any issues.

It is a 2006 so the paint isn’t perfect but still looks great. Its got a couple little scratches and dings. The car has AC but it is not connected at the moment but I have the V8 Roadsters AC connector part which will be included with sale. I believe car had about 130,000 miles on it prior to conversion. Essentially at this point there is nothing left of that car as the whole chassis is new, new shocks, springs, sub frames etc. So one can buy with confidence. And any serious buyer is welcome to have the car inspected and if they are local to come and drive the car. I have a ton of  other photos available on request. 

This is by no means a fire sale or any type of act of desperation on my part. I’ve got 6 cars, 3 of which are Miatas and I wanted a fun car with a back seat to take my kids around. The car is located on Oyster Bay NY about 30 miles outside NYC.

Engine:
2012 Chevrolet LS3 Crate Motor (V8 Roadsters)
MAHLE Power Pack Pistons (V8 Roadsters)
Oil Cooler (V8 Roadsters)
ARP Main Bolts (V8 Roadsters)
ARP Rod Bolts (V8 Roadsters)
LS7 Cam (V8 Roadsters)
Custom Mandrel Bent Dual Exhaust (Star Performance)

Drive train:
Tremec T56 6 Speed Manual (V8 Roadsters)
Clutch masters FX 250 Clutch (Star Performance)
Billet Aluminum Stock LS3 Flywheel (Star Performance)
Aluminum Driveshaft (Hell Bent Racecars)
Ford 8.8 Rear (V8 Roadsters)
Ford Racing 3 Rear Diff (Star Performance) (Just installed 5/14)

Chassis
Front Tubular Sub Frame (V8 Roadsters)
Hotchkis Front Sway Bar (Goodwin Racing)
Custom Rear Sub frame which has been plated and gussied (Hell Bent Racecars)
Custom 4130 Chromoly Differential Brace (Hell Bent Racecars)
4130 Chromoly Custom Sub frame to Chassis Connectors (Hell Bent Racecars)
4130 Chromoly Custom X Brace (Hell Bent Racecars)
Ohlins Full Race DFV Shocks (Goodwin Racing)
Swift Springs 550 Front/325 Rear (Goodwin Racing)

Exterior:
1 Set of 17 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s in Black with Brand new Toyo R888’s 255/40/17 (Goodwin Racing/Phil’s Tire Service)
1 Set of 17 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s in Black with BFG R1S’s 255/40/17 with approx 30 runs(Goodwin Racing/Phil’s Tire Service)
Wilwood 12.88 6 Piston Caliper Big Front Brake Kit with Cross Drilled Slotted Rotors (Goodwin Racing)
Stop Tech Cross Drilled/Slotted Rear Rotors with RX8 Sport Calipers (Goodwin Racing)
Brake Pads are the Wilwood Up Front and Porterfield R4S (Goodwin Racing)
Brand New Robbins Canvas Soft Top in Black (Goodwin Racing)
Brand New Mazda Factory Hardtop (Mazda) ($3,000 Top)
Goodwin Racing Rear Spoiler (Goodwin Racing)

Interior:
Speed Hut Custom Gauge Cluster (V8 Roadsters)
OMP WRC Race Seats (Stable Energies)
Schroth Profi 6 Point Harness (Driver) (Stable Energies)
Schroth Clubman 6 Point Harness (Passenger) (Stable Energies)
Full Interior DynoMat and Trunk (Automat)
Brand New Interior Carpet (Automat)
HardDog M3 Sport Black Powdercoat with Double Diagonal Roll Bar (Goodwin Racing)
Pioneer AVIC Z140 H Head Unit with Navi, Bluetooth, Streaming Bluetooth
Kiwi Wifi Device and iphone 4 which broadcasts live data from OBD 2 port onto the navigation screen

I am probably leaving a bunch of things out because so much work was done. All labor that has been done to this vehicle was all done by professionals. Anything that says V8 Roadsters on the list above was done before the car left their shop by Steve Leonard. Stable energies is a racing and safety shop in Garfield NJ and they installed the seats and belts. Automat is a custom interior shop in Hicksville NY and they did the dynomat, install of soft top and new carpet. Hell Bent Race cars is a full racing fabrication shop in Islandia NY, Mark the owner is one of the best TIG welders on the east coast. The rest of the work was done at Star Performance in Wading River NY, and Nick the owner has been working on Racecars for 30 years and he has built 3 cars with me in last 2 years.

The car is in New York. Asking $42,995 OBO
Josh L.
917-923-5573
jlipman@rampartinsurance.com


Time capsule 1999 10th Anniversary





This is not the typical car to find on the Flyin' Miata site, we know that. But it's an interesting one. The owner of this 10AE recently passed away, and his car is now available. Note that we have not seen this car in person, nor do we have it at the Flyin' Miata shop. We have no financial interest in the car.

The car is completely stock. The battery has been replaced, but there have been no modifications. Apparently there are some small dings on the driver's door and we're not sure if those are the original tires or not. The car is garage kept and includes a cover. As far as we know, it has traveled only 500 miles since the current owner bought it in 2007.

38,916 miles. Includes the original Sapphire Blue hardtop with a cart and a storage cover. It also includes the commemorative box that includes his and hers 10AE Seiko watches, a Sapphire Blue Miata model and a matching kechain.

Asking $13,000 OBO as a complete package. Please don't ask about breaking up the bits such as the commemorative box or hardtop.

The car is in Illinois. Please contact Margie Miller.
mdmiller3@sbcglobal.net


Track-ready 1991

After modifying, preparing and building assorted Mazdas for other people for nearly 30 years, and Miatas basically since they first came out, I decided to finally build one for myself, and incorporate all that I’d learned to make a fun and reliable car that would be enjoyable to drive on the street, but that could also be fast on the track….and tailored exactly to what I personally feel the Miata driving experience is all about. So while it’s not a turbo or supercharged rocket ship, it’s definitely fun, fast, and extremely sweet in all aspects. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m borderline obsessive with finding that perfect balance, and with this 1991 model named Rakuza (all my cars get names – feel free to ask the origin of this one) I feel that I’ve truly found it. Besides figuring prominently (right in front) of the Miatas At MRLS group photos, Rakuza is also mentioned (also with photos) in one of Keith Tanner’s books. Needless to say I’m looking for a good home, someone who will truly appreciate this car.

Engine

  • 1.6L engine lovingly built by Jeremy Rine at P R Motorsports with 1mm overbore pistons and polished rods. The head was re-worked (ported and polished, with further head work magic by Rebello Racing, including some valve work) to optimize flow, as well as Euro cams.
  • Racing Beat stainless header
  • FM high flow cat (with their replaceable pipe for track-only driving)
  • Racing beat cat- back exhaust
  • Jackson Racing cold air induction
  • Racing Beat 1.8L aluminum flywheel, with Stage I clutch
  • Aluminum under-drive alternator and water pump pulleys
  • Powder-coated valve cover
  • Mobil 1 engine oil 

Cooling

  • Racing Beat (Koyo) 37mm radiator

Suspension

  • Ohlins Road and Track dampers and spring package
  • Corner-weighting and custom alignment done by Brandon at Roger Kraus Racing
  • FM frame braces to add stiffening
  • Wheels -- SSR Competition (silver) with Bridgestone RE750 205/50-15 for the street and another set of the SSR's (anthracite) with Toyo RA-1's in the same size for the track. 
  • Racing Beat swaybars front and rear (hollow front)
  • Racing Beat front swaybar brace
  • Beatrush front upper strut tower brace

Brakes
Rather than going with some of the big brake conversions, I opted to go a different stay with original equipment components -- both to keep the budget in line and to stay as faithful as possible to the original car.  We adapted 2001 to 2005 sport (same as Mazdaspeed Turbo Miata) brakes to the car, with surprisingly good results.  Stopping power and (most noticeably) pedal feel and responsiveness far exceeded our expectations. Oddly enough this is the aspect of the car most commented upon after people go for a test drive.  I use stock OE Mazda pads for the street, and Hawk Blue for the track. 
- ATE Blue brake fluid. 

 
Transmission and Diff
The trans is the original 5 speed that came in the car, using Redline MT90
The diff is a 1996 torsen (including complete subframe/bracing for added stiffness using Redline 75/90)

Rollbar
Hard Dog Hard Core single diagonal

Interior
Stock, with the exception of a Delrin racing shift knob, and Clearwater speakers in the doors and headrests.
Track day seats: Driver’s seat is a Momo Mille Laggi race seat, passenger seat Momo Start race seat. (Includes Simpson full 5 point racing harnesses for both seats)
Steering wheel: Momo
Soft top has been replaced with a premium Robbins top

Exterior
Complete re-paint performed by FZ Restoration

The car will be available for pickup after the conclusion of this Miatas at Mazda Raceway event (April 27-28). I will include doing a full post-track inspection of the car, plus service with fresh engine oil (Mobil 1), trans and diff oils (Redline).

Asking $15,000 for the whole package.
Car is in California, Rick is in NZ
Rick Weldon
rick.weldon@gmail.com


 


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