I blew #4 on my small nose original motor about 2 months ago.. so I looked around and found a used jdm crate motor w/ 9500miles, for only $850..
I bought alot of 1.6 to 1.8 conversion parts from flyin miata, along with steering rack bushings, all new tranny seals.. ect... full maintenence..
did myself a custom coolant reroute, and retained the heater core, nice and toasty...
Ive done about 3 oil changes on it so far, to ensure she has a nice clean inside, even though i pulled the oil pan, and cleaned it down with mobile 1 10/30... it still had cross hatching on the cylinder walls.. compression is 185+/- accros the board...
I traded my gsxr 600 for this miata about 9 months ago.. I think I work on it everyday. I love this car.
Im just running it n/a until I save up and buy the exact turbo setup I want...
***Im also looking for some after market 1.8 headers, used or new***
SO.here ya go.
right before I started ripping her apart, i did this all by myself..
THE BP05 1.8
picture I have of the car, i had alreay replaced the stock piping and added a b.o.v.