Let’s jump right in and see what’s happening in this episode of our Miata makeover:
- We welded thick reinforcement braces in the engine bay. These braces are designed to add strength and support back to the firewall area we modified to fit our LS3.
- We mounted a 3.42-geared Getrag Cadillac CTS-V differential in the stock Mazda rear subframe. This required a bolt-on adapter and a couple of weld-on mounting tabs for the front differential mount. Once the welds cooled, we sprayed the modified subframe with Summit Racing’s Chassis Paint, which we’ve used many times over the years with excellent results.
- We installed a couple sensors to ensure our Miata’s factory gauges will work properly, and bolted on a new, low-profile Moroso aluminum oil pan.
- And happy day, our Tremec T-56 Magnum six speed manual transmission arrived!
Watch the Part 4 video here—and stay tuned for Part 5 coming up later this month.