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Old 06-12-2016, 05:09 AM   #21
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still cuts out at :20. but at least I can play the vid a little bit
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:02 PM   #22
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I have corrected an issue that I put off but finally have removed boost sag from the equation.

Tapped and installed a hose barb on the cold side pipe before throttle body.

Now I have a constant 10 psi and the car feels amazing. Videos will be up later of the setup and some more pulls. I am happy to say I've reached my end goal for this setup until I build the 1.8 that I pulled out of here. I will take it to the dyno in the coming weekends.

Now to get some functional seats and harnesses.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:17 AM   #23
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:21 AM   #24
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Yes I know my burnouts were terrible! It's not a drag car lol. I've only ran this car at an oval track so this was a little new to me.
And in the video where I ran the SRT8 300, I literally had him, and then I missed 3rd and went into 5th :(. You can tell by my trap speed of 76mph when I was normally hitting 81-83 mph.

The in car video was when I ran my fastest time of 8.8 with plenty of room for improvement. This is also with my corrected 10psi all the time "mod" vs my boost sag seen in earlier video.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:27 AM   #25
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looks like fun
the video of your speedo/tach freaked me out with the way the gauges are set up lol

be careful when the car starts hopping violently like it did on the burnout: you can break the diff doing that.
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be careful when the car starts hopping violently like it did on the burnout: you can break the diff doing that.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:53 AM   #27
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looks like fun
the video of your speedo/tach freaked me out with the way the gauges are set up lol

be careful when the car starts hopping violently like it did on the burnout: you can break the diff doing that.
Yeah that's the last time I'm going to be doing any of that for a while. I didn't want to rev to high and engage 2 step but I'm sure the diff was not a fan of fighting the brakes lol.
But she's still doing work, no issues yet.

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I shouldn't have to worry about this haha. I think my 91 trans will go before the diff does haha.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:26 AM   #28
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That diff broke at 220hp. And it broke before my 1990 trans did.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:54 AM   #29
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That diff broke at 220hp. And it broke before my 1990 trans did.
Yeah that does not sound like a good time. Let alone coming upon a diff here in North Dakota would be a long shot haha.

I need to get on the dyno soon. I hate not having numbers. I'd love to know where I'm at (and i'm okay with breaking things, it's the best way to learn)
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:42 PM   #30
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Just some clips of the HID's in use. I'm working on another "retrofit nb1 headlight" thread. Just because I feel like it. Figured I'd post these here too since the thread won't be up for a couple more days lol.


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Old 07-04-2016, 03:58 PM   #31
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Okay guys so I'm looking to finally start budgeting/ piecing together a "rebuild kit" for the 1.8 that I pulled out of my car.

Power goals: I want the motor to be built for over 400whp, but i'm only going to keep it around 350whp.

and before I get the response "search and google is your friend" I'm hoping someone who has viewed or followed this post has already done this and can pass on some tips. From what I saw in the borescope, the cylinder walls will need a nice new finish [I did not run an air filter for a period of time on that motor after becoming turbo :( ]so I'm looking to bore it out just a tad.

Need recommendations for : Head work, rod & piston combo, head gasket.

I know for sure ARP studs will go in and I will probably be going the route of the Flyin Miata rebuild kit, ( I sourced out all the parts in their list individually and the savings they had were superb)

None of this build will be taking place any time soon. But I do plan to document, take pictures, take videos, keep receipts, make a write up etc of the whole process so I can I add another contribution to the forum that would also flow with this post.

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Old 07-04-2016, 04:33 PM   #32
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Your exact question is asked on a weekly basis. Two times this weekend already.

Why does your afr gauge constantly bounce from 13 to 16 afr when you're cruising?
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Your exact question is asked on a weekly basis. Two times this weekend already.

Why does your afr gauge constantly bounce from 13 to 16 afr when you're cruising?
Ill get back to searching then lol. My free time is too valuable to me. I'm hoping for a pasted link to a 1.8 build.

And it doesn't? You'll notice in that night video, I was driving on slight inclines and every little throttle variant you'll see a change in the AFR. And of course under any decel it will lean out.
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So other people's free time is of less value?

Yeah, come freeload and waste peoples time. Thats how you make friends.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:42 PM   #35
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I really wanted to help bring this forum to a more friendly level. Between this post, with you thinking my time is a lost entity, and that guy from this afternoon who wanted to have sex with my mom, I see why alot of MT'ers are decrepit ********.
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Your exact question is asked on a weekly basis. Two times this weekend already.

Why does your afr gauge constantly bounce from 13 to 16 afr when you're cruising?
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So other people's free time is of less value?

Yeah, come freeload and waste peoples time. Thats how you make friends.
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I really wanted to help bring this forum to a more friendly level. Between this post, with you thinking my time is a lost entity, and that guy from this afternoon who wanted to have sex with my mom, I see why alot of MT'ers are decrepit ********.
That's why I didn't make an actual thread requesting that info. I stated I was hoping to get a link to a 1.8 build.

Y'all are reading way too hard into a reply.

Do you think I was able to make this thread right here in a short amount of time?

And I see where the annoyance in the same question being asked numerous times a week. This is why searching usually just brings up dead ends because it is a request followed with the response "search loser".

Hence why I did not make a thread about that inquiry.

I was only hoping someone who even exhausted their time to read this may have already went the built route and knew of a good source.

Any more gripes and complaints?

Because y'all are acting like I'm bashing the community, if you would just slow down and actually read what I am typing out. You wouldn't be so offended.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:27 AM   #37
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And how many of these freeloaders (myself included apparently) have made any contributions to the forum??
This is the 2nd time I've made a diy 1.8 turbo thread but the first was mediocre......not even that; it was horrendous in a sense and I was more than thrilled to update and redo that thread with a much cleaner outcome years later.

At this point, it's gotten over 4k views so I'm glad it's even getting looked at and hopefully answering some questions or helping someone budget their potential kit out.

I reply to my own thread (not spamming the forum) "hey if you're reading this, mind passing along some 1.8 build info or a good source"

and I get the "non friendly" responses.

If you had nothing to contribute to the post, or even a question I asked later on in the thread, why even waste typing the response?

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My free time is too valuable to me. I'm hoping for a pasted link to a 1.8 build..[/QUOTE]

That's what you wrote, and is what I read. Maybe I read it wrong. Whatever.

Bro, go.sift through some build threads. Yeah, it take some time. Probably a few weeks worth,.sift through and find your own path. Power goal, use etc. You want a list of things needed? Ok, here is my best to recall the basics. Assuming you already have a 1.8, if not, then you will need the associated drive train parts from the 1.8

A SIMPLE SHOPPING LIST FOR 350 HORSEPOWERS

1. Machined block, for 94 mm pistons
2. Forged pistons w/ wiesco rings
3. Ebay rods, the ones that come with 3/8~10mm ARP bolts
4. BE oil pump, Vvt set to 70 psi
5. Vvt head, rebuild, make like new
6. Gasket set, oem mazda, not ebay ****. Try for yourself, tell me how it works out
7. ARTech, Ttackspeed, or FAB 9 hotside, manifold, dp, cat back, all 3"
8. ID 1000 injectors
9. Flat top manifold, any nb manifold, I used 2002 intake, because cheap, and I has a grinder and welder
10. Ls D585 coils, 4, and a rad mount from SAD FAB
11. A new alternator, because why not
12. A new starter, cause.
13. ACL bearing set
14. ARP head studs, rod bolts and main studs
15. 6 speeds trans
16. FM stage 2 clutch
17. Sport front calipers and rotors, na rear caliper, sport rotor
18. Stainless brake lines, 4
19. Brake fluid
20. Brake master cylinder
21. Clutch master cylinder, both of these are 20 years old, just do it.
22. Brake pads
23. Shifter rebuild kit
24. Turbo, 2560r (200~300 hp) GTX or EFR for 275~450hp
25. Turbo oil lines, water lines, fittings, heat shields, and heat wrap
26. Inconel studs for the turbo manifold, 300zx turbo studs for the downpipe, copper nuts
27. Stage 8 hardware
28. Spark plug wires, forgot those
29, trans fluid
30. diff fluid
31. shocks?
32. intercooler, a real one. Big as you can fit. Sparco? Some ebay ones are good too. Good luck
33. Fuel pump, DW 200, wb.190, 250, 450
34. Megasquirt Ms3
35, 95 head gasket
36. Coolant re route
37. Damper pully, 949, or that other big name one
38. Timing belt, Gates Blue

Some of this probably overlaps your current build. Sorry.

****, I F ed up the quote.

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Old 07-06-2016, 01:05 AM   #39
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I respect that reply and maybe I worded my time response a little selfishly.

Let it be known I'd rather people have straight to the point answers and sources but i know that's not capable on any forum.

I'd rather people freeload off my experiences and lacking advice than spend a night searching for same. That's why I'd like to get into this 1.8 build so down the road when someone says "I'm looking to do this" someone else can respond "give this a view" and paste a link there.

After all, were all here for one thing right. I'm just glad to know at the end of the day, someone younger or new to the Miata life in general can at least view my thread and maybe get a better idea of what they might be getting into if they decide on "power mods".

That's not to say i don't want to make more vivid megasquirt posts down the road when I've finally mastered that.

But it's all about support from my end. I'm going grow old and die, and my car will be an antique. But someone could still view this post if they get hands on a miata! Haha
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:49 AM   #40
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I personally have no problem with asking your own question. I completely understand that you just need a straight answer to your specific question. However, for basic stuff, it can be a little annoying to have an extremely noobish question (which this is not entirely).

I personally hate it when I see the "use the search function" reply. IMO, either help, or say nothing at all. Lets keep this forum as non-hostile as possible.
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