Alright guys, sorry I kind of forgot about this. The motor is in (like stated before).
Figured out the starting issue, it was the firing order. Fired up the first time after that. Had a few vacuum leaks, fixed those. Had a high idle, new TB gasket took care of that.
I have been fixing dings, sanding, sanding, and more sanding in preparation for paint this week.
I only have two issues right now:
-the 1.8 header contacts the trans tunnel
-the outer heater hose is leaking where the bend is inside the cabin (up by the firewall)
The list of parts now includes:
-DDM Works ELK intake
-custom catback from local shop
-Flyin Miata 1.8 kit, various interior parts and 1.6 crossover tube
-All new gaskets and seals, tune up stuff, alternator, timing water pump.
-Moss Motors rubber shifter boot
-eBay leather shift boot (really nice actually!)
Here are some pics-
Interior (minus boot, wasn't in yet)
Header and Intake
Gotta love shitty Mazda white paint. Starting to have issues with my FC as well.