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A picture is worth a thousand words...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this one you see the 5.0 HO V8 Miata project. Outside the window you see the empty carcass of a Mustang that once housed the engine that is sitting in the Miata right now. In the foreground you see a fire extinguisher necessary at this stage of the project because Jimmy's not sure he's got the wiring right. What you don't see, however, is the deafening sound of uncapped headers filling the garage and three grease-covered guys with ear-to-ear…See More
Apr 10, 2013
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Gearhead of the Week #87

"That is a fantastic looking ride Taylor.  Impressive.  Congratulations."
Oct 25, 2012
Gearhead and Jimmy are now friends
Oct 12, 2011
Jimmy commented on chris miller's blog post My '93
"Put cats on it, make sure the timing is right, lean it out a little bit, and get the cats really hot before going through inspection.  If it flunks they should give you a sheet telling you what's off and you can tweak it from there. …"
Jul 28, 2011
Jimmy posted a status
"#2 finally got through emissions. Had the O2 sensor wires crossed so the passenger bank was full lean and the driver bank was full rich."
Jun 23, 2011
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Gearhead of the Week #19

"Love this car."
Jun 23, 2011
Bruce commented on Jimmy's blog post A picture is worth a thousand words...
"Great job on this - should be a terror if you can get it to hook up. I would question the removal of the Neutral Safety Switch as an "unnecessary" piece, though. There is a reason for it to be called a "safety" switch - and…"
Jul 4, 2010
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SCORE! IowaHawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise-in

SCORE! The Miata made the IowaHawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise-in for most offensive carbon spewing vehicles."Intrepid Nashvillian Jimmy Hogan illustrates what hot rodding is all about: into one medium sized garage, pour one car, miscellaneous junkyard parts, torches, welders, friends and cheap beer. Shake well. Serve one fast vehicle. In Jimmy's case, a Mazda Miata stuffed with a Ford 5.0 fuelie V8:She's been on the Road for about a year now with no major issue. It's lightning fast (0 - 60mph in…See More
Apr 19, 2010

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SCORE! IowaHawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise-in

SCORE! The Miata made the IowaHawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise-in for most offensive carbon spewing vehicles.
"Intrepid Nashvillian Jimmy Hogan illustrates what hot rodding is all about: into one medium sized garage, pour one car, miscellaneous junkyard parts, torches, welders, friends and cheap beer. Shake well. Serve one fast vehicle. In Jimmy's case, a Mazda Miata…
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Posted on April 19, 2010 at 8:00am

Have not done an update in a while but I thought you guys might enjoy my new personalized tag. The car is still running great. Thanks to Joe, Sammy, Tony Bennett (for the amazing paint and body work…


Have not done an update in a while but I thought you guys might enjoy my new personalized tag.

The car is still running great. Thanks to Joe, Sammy, Tony Bennett (for the amazing paint and body work) and everyone involved who helped put this beast on the road.

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 2:30pm

A picture is worth a thousand words...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this one you see the 5.0 HO V8 Miata project. Outside the window you see the empty carcass of a Mustang that once housed the engine that is sitting in the Miata right now. In the foreground you see a fire extinguisher necessary at this stage of the project because Jimmy's not sure he's got the wiring right.



What you don't see, however, is the deafening sound of uncapped headers filling the garage and three grease-covered guys with…

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Posted on June 9, 2009 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

In the beginning...



A friend of mine, Joe Young, found the idea on the web: http://monstermiata.com (I'm not paying $4,000 for the web swap kit though... we're going to fabricate everything).



The other player involved is a long-time friend, Sammy Barry. He's a machinist by trade and was building customs and race cars down in Pass Christian Mississippi until he got wiped out by Katrina. He moved back to Tennessee…

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Posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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At 5:58pm on November 1, 2009, Erich said…
Knowing all of this now would you recommend the kit from monstermiata?
At 4:00pm on December 1, 2008, Robert Bergsing said…
No its a GTO, Sad its starting to go to s***
At 3:56pm on December 1, 2008, Robert Bergsing said…
Check out Stacy Davids Show on Speed he did one too, it might give you some more cool ideas
At 3:33pm on November 30, 2008, Philip said…
Not sure yet. Maybe a 4.3 liter Chevy or the original motor, for gas reasons. 35 mpg.
At 1:37pm on November 29, 2008, John Newhall said…
Thanks for the comments . Nice looking 5.0 Miata. John
At 11:11pm on November 25, 2008, Bayer-Z28 said…
Have fun with traction!! Nice build... Did you see the LS7 Swap into the Solstice? (SP?)
At 7:03pm on November 25, 2008, ugly86integra said…
put a chevy motor in it, not a ford!!!!
just messin with ya! lol look's like it'll be a cool lil car when ya get it done! ;)
 
 
 

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