On its way is a GT2871. I will be ordering 1000cc ID injectors, some SuperTech pistons, forged rods (undecided), and will be rebuilding the 99 I have in the shop. Question on rods, any forged rods should work fine right? I put a set of $216 ebay forged rods in my current 1.8 and it seems to be doing just fine. I am looking at these but there's not much info on them MAZDA1 6L 1 8L B6 BP 323 Miata Protege H Beam Rod 5 230" A Set of 4 w Arp Bolts | eBay
Hopefully I will be building my rollbar this weekend. After the rollbar I plan to get an oil cooler and then a paint job. After that I feel I will be satisfied until I want more power
Haven't messed with it. In addition to the coolant loss, I also had a bunch of oil coming from the front crank seal. This is on a loktited-crank nose -- didn't really want to dig into that mess again. So, I ordered a crate engine that should be here after the first of the year. I'm just going to swap it out and do a nice reroute at the same time. In the meantime, I can stay focused at work (I hope).
BTW, my car wasn't dragging my driveway even in its new, lowered state. I think it's that big-*** exhaust system you have!
A new crate engine or used? Not a bad decision, I am debating spending my Christmas bonus on stuff to build my "track car" or to put that 99 in. Decisions decisions.
You need to get you a big *** exhaust! Since the car will be down for a month or so, Ab may be able to squeeze you in so you can have a REAL exhaust
Reman longblock from one of those outfits that builds hundreds every year.
I know I need a real exhaust. Problem is, it will likely bump me at least 30HP (that's what Curly saw). Why is that a problem? It'll break my 6" VLSD. Plus, it's just that much more car for my daughter who will be licensed next month. I think I'm just going to keep the status quo for a bit. Car is still a blast to drive.
That roll bar looks pretty kick-***. How much did it end up weighing?