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project miatabusa makes sweet sounds and donuts!

 

 

Project Miatabusa has been dragging on for a long time. So long, that our comment section is filling up with impatient demands to hear this baby run and see some donuts. Well ok, then...  

 



 

 

So it runs.

Now hit page 2 to see some donuts!

 

 

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vehicular
vehicularlink
Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:44 PM
You gay.
Steve Choi
Steve Choilink
Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:58 PM
delicious.
DrunkenMessiah
DrunkenMessiahlink
Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:16 PM
YOU GUYS ARE SO MEAN! (*0*)

Cool to see it actually run though. How did you get from the last article to this current state? I presume something more in-depth is coming.
econobox
econoboxlink
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:31 PM
Awesome donuts!
drew_flux
drew_fluxlink
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:37 PM
Insert Homer voice "mmm donuts"
8695Beaters
8695Beaterslink
Monday, March 12, 2012 3:18 AM
No spare tires in the above?
emeyer
emeyerlink
Monday, March 12, 2012 4:33 AM
So, whose Hayabusa did you have parked in front of the car, right outside of the shot?

I kid, I kid :-P
pk386
pk386link
Monday, March 12, 2012 5:46 AM
ccreddell
ccreddelllink
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:04 AM
This reminds me of those girls in high school who wore short skirts and low cut tops and flirted shamelessly-but wouldnt let you even kiss them. We even had a name for them-***** tease.
Alex Vendler
Alex Vendlerlink
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:19 AM
TLRracer
TLRracerlink
Monday, March 12, 2012 9:27 AM
Of all the projects on MotoIQ this seems to be the one with a valid product for sale. If the project was a success I am sure people would line up for the tranny adapter, sub-frame and perhaps even an exhaust system. Riches and fame would be yours to behold!

Rockwood
Rockwoodlink
Monday, March 12, 2012 11:09 AM
So, why did the DRLs that were shining towards Miatabusa dim when the engine you hear was started? ;-p
SixCylinders
SixCylinderslink
Monday, March 12, 2012 2:51 PM
Must have rainbow sprinkles!!!
sr20freak
sr20freaklink
Monday, March 12, 2012 5:21 PM
Nice Donuts Alex.... Dave might need one later after the Miatabusa followers get a hold of him!!
destrux
destruxlink
Monday, March 12, 2012 5:59 PM
I call shenanigans.
Craig
Craiglink
Monday, March 12, 2012 8:11 PM
I'm dissatisfied and hungry:(
Thanks for the update though:)
Dave Coleman
Dave Colemanlink
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:20 PM
Rockwood,

The lights you're seeing are actually the Miata's own parking light bulbs dangling loose in the engine compartment. This was shot before I reassembled the front bumper. Don't think for a second I'd go to the effort of making a fake video. I'm too lazy for that!
Misnblu
Misnblulink
Friday, March 23, 2012 8:54 AM
Awesome donuts. Enough to make a good cop go bad.
Good stuff though on getting it up and running. :)
Supercharged111
Supercharged111link
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:20 AM
This is just like that episode of South Park where they didn't tell you who Cartman's dad was as promised in the episode prior. . .
Zero 1
Zero 1link
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:53 PM
This is really cool. Having owned and raced a 2002 Miata I'm curious why not go with a turbo 4 setup, or furthermore an LS swap? I'm really tired right now and I'll read the articles later so forgive me if an explanation was provided in one of the segments on this car.

To me the one thing the Miata always lacked was torque and its the same thing sport bike engines lack. Obviously you can adjust with gearing, but this engine surely has a ton of top end, but in all the kinds of racing you would do with a Miata I think an LS would for sure be more practical, provide more torque, cheaper to mod and certainly faster around any track.

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