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Video: Intro to the Hoonigan ‘ShartKart’ Which Used to be a $200 Mazda Miata

We’re excited over the news that our friends at Summit Racing are getting together with the mad geniuses at Hoonigan to—presumably—make some cool project vehicles even cooler. Yesterday, we introduced […]

The Chevrolet Performance CTS-V Accessory Drive System provides a compact, OEM-engineered way to install air conditioning, power steering, an alternator, and the water pump on our LS3. From the thorough instructions to the labeled hardware, the Chevy Performance kit was easy to install and the fit was factory perfect.
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata (Part 5): Engine Goodies, Cooling, and More

There is a lot happening in this episode of our LS Miata swap. First, we installed the Chevrolet Performance CTS-V Accessory Drive System on our LS3.  This impressive kit includes […]

The rowdy Chevrolet Performance LS376/525 is one step closer to its home in the Mazdaspeed Miata!
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata (Part 4): Rear End, Engine Prep—and the Transmission Arrives

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 […]

Removing the dash is necessary to make our firewall and tunnel modifications. With the dash out of the way, removing the wiring harness, pedal assembly, and pretty much everything else will be much easier.
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata (Part 2): Completing the Teardown and Breakdown

In part one of Project Thunderbolt, we laid out the plans to stuff a GM LS3 V8 in to a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata. In this update we’re finishing the teardown […]

Tah-dah! Having never done anything like this before, Tom says it was a pretty wild moment. “I’m filing this photo under “things I do that my wife will never, ever, ever understand,” he explained. It’s OK, buddy—we do.
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(Updated with Video) Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata, Part 1: The Master Plan and Teardown

Light car + big engine = silly go-fast fun. Back in the 1940s and ‘50s it was Ford flathead, Olds, and Caddy V8s in Model As. Pontiac stuffed a 389 […]