1989 1600 Eunos Roadster. Bought it off a mate with a spare set of wheels for £750 with a full MOT, sold the wheels off the car for £280 = $760 car :-)
Has/had a full sports exhaust with tubular manifold and adjustable rate front shocks. Have fitted a set of Toyo T1Rs too it and the handling is incredible, done a couple of track sessions in it too, I seemed to be to the only idiot that turned up with a crosser helmet
I went to the Nurburgring in March with a group of guys and one of them had at home a turbo charged 1600 Roadster/MX5/Eunos. Had been done the cheap/basic way with 1.8 injectors, FPR, retarded ignition timing etc. After looking in to both ways of going about turboing I decided that I would be happy with just another 30hp or so and that I'd give the cheaper way a go first, if it leaves me wanting more, then I'll go the full management possibly forged way in the future.
I've now bought and fitted a cast T3 flanged manifold, 1.8 injectors, fuel pressure regulator, a cheap no brand turbo which has turned out to be way way bigger than anticipated(!), but hopefully with it being a generic T3 manifold and 5 stud exhaust flange is swappable for a smaller T3 turbo if this one fails to make any useable boost/disintegrates. Home made a full exhaust system out of 2.5" Stainless and am currently waiting to pipe up my cheapy universal intercooler kit.
Heres some pics so far;
Started it up with the old airflow meter and pipe work attatched, exhaust sounds good but is blowing from the V band a bit. I've welded a bracket on the downpipe so it's bolted to the bell housing meaning theres no weight hanging on the V band, it's been ground flat after welding so going to try readjusting it, if that doesn't sort it I may just weld it to the turbo
I'm half expecting to be laughed at by you guys, a turbo that size looks like it should be on a 1000hp Skyline or something! But it was only £100, if it doesn't work its not the end of the world and I can buy something more appropriate