v8exocet New Reader
12/7/12 6:15 a.m.

Ill add more as you guys want, bet here is the flickr with all the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/sets/72157623946703386/

it started like this, bought sight unseen for 2k (iirc) 1990 with a 1.8 swap and turbo setup. was dynod by PO at just over 200hp. DSCN1275 by Flsimages, on Flickr

I had a E36 M3 ton of parts i ordered while i was still in japan before i even came home. i came home for a few weeks from japan and did this: IMG_9434 by Flsimages, on Flickr and all the other fun IMG_9258 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_9596 by Flsimages, on Flickr drifting and fun

blew it up a few weeks later. decided to go v8 IMG_0057 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_0034 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_0044 by Flsimages, on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/4772468201/in/set-72157623946703386 Photo 3 - 2010-07-07 by Flsimages, on Flickr photo by Flsimages, on Flickr photo by Flsimages, on Flickr WING

209665_215102358499888_100000003750948_901765_7120248_o by Flsimages, on Flickr raised engine/tranny 3 inches. had ot make room

v8exocet New Reader
12/7/12 6:25 a.m.

218987_216775811665876_100000003750948_913559_5720779_o by Flsimages, on Flickr

moved it from my parents house in SC to my new house in florida IMG_0723 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_0041 by Flsimages, on Flickr dash, custom wire harness, other stuff IMG_0042 by Flsimages, on Flickr wiring IMG_0735 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_0213 by Flsimages, on Flickr new higher further back wing mounts

completed as a miata miataengine.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr DOOR OPEN.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr TOPINTERIOR.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr booty2.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr miata top down.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr miatafrontside.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr Miata front.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr

tube front 557669_397759503567505_100000003750948_1572467_1424290563_n by Flsimages, on Flickr is removable IMG_1881.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr hydro ebrake for 30 bucks Untitled by Flsimages, on Flickr

v8exocet New Reader
12/7/12 6:39 a.m.

at this point, i go exo

taking apart: Last Import-10 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-35 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-50 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-52 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-57 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-60 by Flsimages, on Flickr 150458_438680506142071_728956567_n by Flsimages, on Flickr bye bye! 6811031580_125ecaa5c7_o by Flsimages, on Flickr

then exocet work starts IMG_2439 by Flsimages, on Flickr weld not rivet IMG_2442 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_2425 by Flsimages, on Flickr firewall mods All Imported-66 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-69 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-72 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-88 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-98 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-101 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-108 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-103 by Flsimages, on Flickr All Imported-115 by Flsimages, on Flickr

and finished car_0041 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_3262 by Flsimages, on Flickr IMG_3267 by Flsimages, on Flickr MB Drift 2012 - November 4th by kevinpatrick, on Flickr MB Drift 2012 - November 4th by kevinpatrick, on Flickr Exomotive MEV Exocet V8 - The War Machine by kevinpatrick, on Flickr

as it currently sits IMG_0973 by Flsimages, on Flickr

it will come to saudi shortly ill do an EFI conversino new lifters (dropped a #1 intake lifter) some kind of new louder exhaust rear control arms hydro ebrake fire supression cage

other than that. 300HP, ~1650 lbs, im pretty happy with it. just gotta finish up the race stuff and take it to the track!

92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
12/7/12 7:31 a.m.

Yes!!!!! I'm so glad you came over here. Been following your build on ClubRoadster. LOVE your attitude towards this thing!

v8exocet New Reader
12/7/12 7:37 a.m.

figrued its time to get serious with it and actually care about it rather than just beat hte E36 M3 out of it haha

aussiesmg MegaDork
12/7/12 12:32 p.m.

You definitely belong on this forum, welcome to the funzone

sethmeister4 Reader
12/7/12 7:01 p.m.

Wow, definitely the coolest thing I've seen all day (and that's saying something, cuz I rode in my coworkers dad's 66 Chevelle with a bored over 454 and approx 600 hp)! That looks like a hoot to drive!

v8exocet New Reader
12/8/12 7:58 a.m.

thnks guys and galls

i get to start building my temp drift car tomorrow too. E46 M3, stripped, caged, SLR angle kit, and a bunch of other E36 M3

mndsm PowerDork
12/8/12 8:08 a.m.

Heh, recognized it as soon as I saw the first set of pics- Ben's been crossposting from CR to MNMazda..... glad to see it here.

v8exocet New Reader
12/8/12 8:29 a.m.

what is mnmazda?

Warren v
Warren v New Reader
12/9/12 10:34 a.m.

Hey G-Man. Thanks for finding the forum and chiming in! Your car is frikkin sick.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsCJMcg3s88

Without Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0zFgiRFEw

aussiesmg UltimaDork
12/9/12 10:52 a.m.

Stay around V8exocet, I have a plan to follow your lead.


92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
12/9/12 12:30 p.m.
v8exocet wrote: what is mnmazda?

Minnesota/Minneapolis Mazda forums that mndsm runs. I've been linking a few pictures saying "HOLY E36 M3!!!!' a few times.

v8exocet New Reader
12/9/12 12:34 p.m.

if anyone has any questions feel free to ask. ill spread hte gospel of this awesome chassis with answers no matter how small haha. I did the whole thin in like 2 weeks, and did every bit of work, so i can prolly answer the questions

mndsm PowerDork
12/9/12 1:17 p.m.
v8exocet wrote: what is mnmazda?

Local Mazda website I own, for all the Minnesota Mazda enthusiasts. Nothing fancy, but we're all friendly like.

Maroon92 MegaDork
12/9/12 5:43 p.m.

If you replace the handle, and the head, is it still the same axe?

Nicely done...

Kenny_McCormic HalfDork
12/9/12 7:41 p.m.
Maroon92 wrote: If you replace the handle, and the head, is it still the same axe? Nicely done...

I like to think of the miata based locost type cars as ultimate chassis upgrades.

v8exocet New Reader
12/9/12 11:08 p.m.

sure. if youd like to spend 30k in the end and have something that looks like everyone elses kit car.

TOTALLY recommend it. But for the price vs benefit. Its a looser to me. Had a guy in his 60s with a locust that saw my car at an autox i was visiting, and he was toying with selling his to build an exocet

v8exocet Reader
4/6/14 12:39 p.m.

figured you guys may want an update? Car is here in saudi arabia with me







enging was swapped out for an early 90s 5.0 HO. need to change front main seal, and at same time ill drop in a b303 cam, the built heads from my other motor, all new gaskets and timing chain and be good to go.

OHSCrifle Reader
4/6/14 3:23 p.m.

Setup is a little loose in the videos.

v8exocet Reader
4/6/14 8:29 p.m.

hehe just a bit :P

HaveBlue83 New Reader
4/6/14 9:50 p.m.


this thing is awesome LOL

v8exocet Reader
4/7/14 10:58 a.m.

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N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
4/7/14 12:14 p.m.
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v8exocet Reader
4/9/14 9:42 a.m.

had it picked up from the track to be delivered to my villa on my compound for some work. in store? Head swap to my built ish heads. oversized valves, titainium seats, retainers, races valve seals, double springs. Cam swap to B303 Rocker arm swap (1.6) hardened pushrods (i keep bending them) front main seal new trans It will be about a month or so since im going to the US next week for 3 weeks. Have to pick up my rockers, pushrods, and a tow bar so i dont have to pay these goofs anymore. all my other parts and gaskets are here waiting exocet

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