Well in August of last year i purchased my first miata, a 1990 mairner blue with 87,000 miles for $1,800. Body and interior were in great shape other than the standard miata rocker rust.
Since this was purchased as a project car I was able to get to work right away. The first order of action was to get rid of the nasty rust. First step was to order a set of BTDT's patch pannels. Then to cut the old out, weld in the new etc.
New Inner Metal:
New outer metal:
Body all metal was welded in, primed and bondo'd. It is still sitting this way. Ill get the finishing pictures up as soon as i finish! (when i get the car back)
Engine work! (first is how I got it):
Fresh Block: Bored .020
Fresh Head: New seals/3 angle valve job
ARP studs for everything, Wiesco 8.5:1 ceramic coated pistions, Eagle H-Beams, ACL Race bearings etc.
Flyin' Miata Level 2 Clutch
Broke the motor in like this for 150 or so miles.
Ready for turbo!
Intake manni painted and put on with a thermal gasket.
Intercooler was a universal Ebay kit, welded everywhere i could, it only uses 4 copulers. Unfortunatly i dont have any pics of it right now but i will get some up asap!
Rear subframes out!
Flyin' Miata springs and sways.
More pictures of the rear end when i get a chance to take pictures.
More information about the car:
As far as fuel management goes:
-750cc peak and hold injectors with inline resistors
-Duel feed fuel rail
2.5'' BEGi old style down pipe - replacing this winter
Stock rear end as of right now, will be swapping sometime this winter.
Stock 5-speed, going to see how long it lasts
Intake :4 inch
Outlet: 2.5 inch
Compressor trim: 70 ar
Compressor Wheel diameter: 59.00 / 73.05
Turbine wheel diameter : 47.05 / 54.50
Exhaust trim: .86ar
Turbine flange type: t25 flange
Downpipe flange type : 2.5 v band
Cooling type: oil and water cool
The car is going on the dyno today, looking to get 350 wheel horses out of it or as close as I can. I will post the dyno sheets when ever I get them! Wish the car luck! Feel free to question or comment!
Thanks for looking,