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Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata (Part 3): The Engine Arrives and Surgery Begins

You already know we’ve chosen the powerful and compact LS3 for this build, but which LS3? We went right to the top and got the LS376/525 crate engine. It’s the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]