Well, thought I would start a build thread....
I had been working on my Laguna blue 94 pretty much stock with SM suspension, big radiator and had a super charger for a year or so.
One day John(ZXTex) calls and says he's selling his Begi GT2560 turbo setup and upgrading. I couldn't pass up. I was planning to drop it on an '03 motor I have had sitting in the garage for the last year. Then ChuckyZ comes along builds a bad *** motor and turns around and sells it....to me. Lucky me! then ZX, convinces me to order an Adapronic to run it all.
Now that I have a bad *** motor and pretty damn nice turbo setup and very capable ecu, I am thinking I want a newer car. I go in search of a 99+ miata that I can hopefully get for about what I have in the 94. Low and behold a friend picks up a loaded (silver w/tan leather, ABS) 2000 out of Austin with a bit of hail damage and in need of new driver side fender. Just so happens I know a few paintess dent repair guys, so no biggie. But, it's an auto with no Torsen.
Oh well, price was too good. Not the end of the world, I have ZXTex's old 99 5 speed sitting here, but I will need a Torsen.
Yesterday, same friend that got the 2000 calls and says he found a 2004 rollover mazda speed. Voila, now I have a 6 speed and a Torsen, and some big brakes as a bonus. And the nose, headlights, hood and left fender are all good. I could use this front end on my 2000, tempting! It should also have an oil cooler and some other misc goodies as well. I can't wait to tear into it.
I also picked up a set of Tein Super Street Coilovers from a local dealer for $400, threw on a set of stock springs/shocks for him. Even came with actuators for electronic control module. I think I can grab the control unit for about $250.
I'll post some pics of both cars shortly...a friend is planning to put the mazdaspeed drivetrain in my '94, should make for a capable little track car.
2000 Miata silver/tan
1999 Head Belfab Oversized Valves/Springs
1995 Block with Belfab HP kit
2004 6spd Transmission
ACT HD Clutch
2004 Torsen Differential
2004 Miata Big Brakes
GT2560 Turbo, Begi Cast Manifold and Downpipe
RX7 550cc Injectors
CXRacing Intercooler 28x7x2.5 (might swap, bought this when I was still building the 94)
Radiator? Not sure yet...
Tein Super Street Coilovers with Electronic Control
Sway bars? Not sure yet...
6UL 15x8 Wheels
Tires, just used up a set of NT01s, not sure what to go with next time