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Old 06-01-2006, 11:35 AM
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I am Looking to transform my miata into a 427 Cobra. I'm having trouble finding a kit for that.If anyone knows about how much it would cost and where to get it. Also if it is just a dumb idea?
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:38 AM
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Did you look at this one..

http://www.cobracountry.com/monster/home.html

I tried to talk my neighbor into doing it with his miata.. he wouldn't hear of it..

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Old 06-01-2006, 11:56 AM
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I looked into that place but its not close to the 427 cobra and that want 10000 for the kit
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Just leave the Miata in it's stock appearance and put a 5.0 Mustang engine and trans in it. If you want a Cobra buy/build a Cobra.
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You may as well just bite the bullet....................and get a Cobra.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:07 PM
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I know a guy with a cobra that has a VW engine in it if you want something really unique..
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:11 PM
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A body doesn't make a cobra! It's what is under the cobra body that counts!!!!!
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A body doesn't make a cobra! It's what is under the cobra body that counts!!!!!
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Thats what I keep telling my wife too..
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:36 PM
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I wondered why so many people gag when they see the 454.
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Miata? Cobra? Were those two in the same sentence? But really? $10000 for the kit? YOu'll be miles ahead if you go with a FFR or similar kit for not much more
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I own a Miata and a Cobra, two completely different automobiles....Quite simply stated, you cannot make your Miata into a Cobra, nor your cobra into a Miata. Sure you can dress a turd up, but underneath the exterior, it is still a turd.

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mrmustang I resent the turd word, maybe a small fart but seriously a turd...??? wait till my wife sees what you called her car.
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mrmustang I resent the turd word, maybe a small fart but seriously a turd...??? wait till my wife sees what you called her car.
Cobra replica=FPSB
Miata=FASB

Since I own both, I guess I am qualified to pass judgement on them both
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Just leave the Miata in it's stock appearance and put a 5.0 Mustang engine and trans in it. If you want a Cobra buy/build a Cobra.
Seriously, will it fit?? My wife has a 1999 model (called Mazda MX5 here in Oz)
and I have a 5.0L HO Engine from a 1989 Mustang which I was going to use in my Cobra, but now can not due to changes in registration rules here. (Looks like the Cobra will now get an LS1.)
Any web sites on who has done this conversion on the Miata???

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I've seen a very nice conversion of a Miata using late model mustang running gear several years ago. It was a professional job done by a company I believe in Arizona, the only problem was the person was trying to register it in California. It was considered a completed vehicle from a small vehicle manufacturer forcing it to go through ARB fuel lab test and all safety tests. The car was very very well done......guy couldn't get out of there fast enough, I guess he thought if the ink wasn't dry he might get his money back....
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