So back when I was REALLY pissed at the green car (Why I sold My Miata: Replacement car pics.
) I started looking for another miata. The plan was to buy car, boost, then fix / build up other stuff. I know that's a crappy plan, but I was tired of driving slow crap. The green machine is not really super fast (0-60 ~6 seconds). Plus I missed the miata. And I want turbo boost.
So I find this 91 with a hardtop that seems to have been well cared for. Only immediate issues that I could see is the paint, dented fender, and power steering fluid leak. It also came with pretty fresh falken rt615's, an act stg 3 clutch, racing beat header, tokicos and some lowering springs, and the AC was converted to 134a and works great. It was mine for 1850. I mean it ONLY had 314,000 miles on it.
I'd like to add, that my first miata always had boost, and power, and was a 1.8. The 1.6l engine even with a header and exhaust SUUUUCKSSS. I bet the 1.8 aint much better. These cars deserve 150 WHP, and then they are a hoot.
So then I got it inspected, and it passed! Wheel skinz steering wheel to make it not gross to drive, and started looking for used turbo stuff on my favorite car message board, miata.net.
I got an old used FMII from a user on here for like 700 somethin bucks, a pretty complete kit down to the fuel pressure regulator; not that I'll use that crap. The turbo is a watercooled gt2560 I think. And it even came with the 9 miles of intercooler pipe that FM used to use. What ev, its the right price for now. FM was great and hooked me up with great service; I got correct hose, clamps, and heat shielding for the turbo for like 80 bucks. Also on the MT. net used market I picked up some ev14's, 650 cc I think for 300. I'll have to verify before I like scale the maps. All this crap is going to be controlled my a reverant built enhanced ms2 with a innovate mtx wideband.
A couple of weeks ago I started taking apart a perfectly good car. Life gets in the way, including wrecking the green car at an autox (I'll update that thread...later), wimmen, bills, etc, but I finially did some work that will directly lead to turbo boost last night.
Sunday the car is coming off the jack-stands one way or another, can't have my house looking like a Mexican lives there.