Guess my new car.

SootySport

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Last years lockdown and restrictions have had a strange effect on me :scared2: Being retired and lots of time on my hands I bought project no. 3, so have a guess———
 

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SootySport

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Messy. It’s a 3.0L v6 but what car, not Italian.
 

Charlie23

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I think its Japanese, Nissan or Mitsubishi??
 

SootySport

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Yes it’s Japanese but not the ones mentioned
 

SootySport

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On the nose mate. It’s a Rocketeer converted MX5. Had a few issues when I bought it in September but most are cured now and it’s good to drive.
 

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abmat

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I want a mx5 with a LS1 engine in it. Check out Tom’s Turbo Garage on YouTube.

small car + V8=Fun
 

SootySport

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I want a mx5 with a LS1 engine in it. Check out Tom’s Turbo Garage on YouTube.

small car + V8=Fun
Maybe a bit too much power and a lot heavier, The Jag V6 engine is the same weight as the Mx5 1.8 engine. Another bonus is the whole engine sits behind the front axle.
 

abmat

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Think of the audio track from the V8 though. Simply heaven!

seriously. Look that guy up. It sounds amazing and they drop straight in, only minor work on the tunnel required. They sit in pretty much the same place as the original unit.
 

abmat

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Maybe a bit too much power and a lot heavier, The Jag V6 engine is the same weight as the Mx5 1.8 engine. Another bonus is the whole engine sits behind the front axle.

this conversion is pretty much a direct swap. And as for weight, does it really matter with 500hp?
 

chris11122

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this conversion is pretty much a direct swap. And as for weight, does it really matter with 500hp?
I'm sold on it. LS3's are a pretty penny in the UK though...

By the way I have started that series and on episode 4 already. Hooked!
 
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abmat

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I'm sold on it. LS3's are a pretty penny in the UK though...

By the way I have started that series and on episode 4 already. Hooked!

good ain’t it. Also his ls3 turbo’d hilux.

I’d love to have a setup like his.
 

abmat

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But it’s not as good a Project Binky.

Now that’s proper engineering.
 
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