Hi thought its about time id post up some pics of my car and the small progress ive made.
welding repair to both sides.
performance 5 frail rail reinforcements fitted as my frame rails were crushed :/
gutting the interior to save weight.
view of rear spax coilovers.
So far ive taken engine and gearbox out so that i can swap a 99 head onto the block,
do a coolant reroute, fit a timing belt kit, and fit forged rods.
I have a 6 speed and matching rear diff waiting to be fitted.
going to mount the engine to engine stand via the exhaust side of the block awaiting the right bolts to do this. see here.http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...38#post2154806
Ive been debating over which turbo for a while now and tbh iam still 50/50 iam thinking gt2860 for my goal of 260-280bhp at the wheels. but cant help thinking gt2871r.
Engine proves to be in good condition showing 5% leakdown. so want to run as is. I will fit forged rods for reliability I think standard pistons should be fine for my power goals?
Seeing the many threads on here about studs failing iam going with an ARTech v band manifold with ext wastegate and downpipe. just looking for a reliable setup.
Any thoughts and advice please post cheers