I have been lurking around here for a few weeks since i decided a needed a turbo Miata in my life. Its not my first Miata (I had an NB awhile back) I have found a bunch of great information and a large amount of sarcasm :-). I wen't down to look at a 91 with 133k and the less than optimal greddy turbo kit. It seems like a reasonably well sorted car saving a few issues
Timing belt and WP changed 20k ago
Brand new clutch. Less than 200 miles on it. (Stage 2)
Greddy turbo kit professionally installed by DDMWorks (less than 20k miles on Turbo). Running 5 Psi responding to a fuel regulator, no ECU or tuning
Custom exhaust, not too loud.
Hard dog roll bar
Lowered on Eibach springs
NEW BF goodrich super sport tires.
Konei K1 race rims gloss black rims.
Clear water speakers with new USB (iPhone/Android compatible) kenwood stereo
Good brake pads and rotors
Alignment done last week
A/C and Heat work. A/C was recharged this week.
The less than good:
Questionable intercooler installation (see pic)
(Only been on the car for about 500 miles)
The air filter and MAF assembly don't seem to be attached to anything other than the turbo intake piping
Curb rash on one or two of the wheels
I also didn't see any cracks on the intake manifold, but, I couldn't tell if it had been cut or not.
Paint could use some freshening up or at least a few passes with an orbital buffer and some cleaning wax.
The First question:
Whats it worth as it sits? The guy is asking for 5300, after looking it over I think he has a solid 4k worth of car as it sits.
The Second question:
Using this kit as a base on a 1.6, what would I need to get the car to around 200hp assuming its at 130ish now.
The Third and final question:
Is anyone around the western NC/ Asheville area? Can you recommend a shop other that R-speed in Marietta? (about 3 hrs away)
P.s. This car is outside the Vin range of the dreary short nose crank issue