On this episode of The Downshift, we visit Monster Miata where Martin Wilson and his team are dropping Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engines into MX-5 convertibles to create wild performance monsters.
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I have converted 100+ Monster Miatas in the past 20 years. It is a passion of mine. Having spoken to many gearheads, the consensus is there needs to be a straight-forward way for the average person with a toolbox to do a V8 conversion themselves. I'm now proud to say we have achieved this and produced the "easy to understand" V8 conversion kit.
The instruction manual and detailed photos show you the way from start to finish. The majority of the conversion parts simply bolt on. And though welding is required in a few areas, if you do not have welding capabilities, your local exhaust shop can easily handle these for you. The most difficult part of the entire conversion is convincing yourself to tear into a perfectly good Miata.