Hello everyone! A few of you may have already seen me post up in my bad surprise/good surprise thread here:
Help ID 1.8 motor year/parts please
My first miata was a 91 that I got for $800 with a broken timing belt. Put in a new T-belt, water pump, and some other bits and have been using it for the last two years as a daily. My garage queen is an 05 s2000, but we're here to talk Miatas right?
I've been wanting to get into the miata game for a while, so I picked up a 92 with a blown motor that is in better cosmetic shape than my 91. The idea behind it is to build up then sell off the old 91 for a new to me, more fun daily.
My core of my plans WERE:
Goal: 250 rwhp
94-97 1.8 Swap
1.8 Rear whenever the 1.6 blew up
FM Manifold/Downpipe (their homebrew kit)
MSPnP - pump gas tune
Obnoxious makes me smile everytime BOV (anything but SSQV please)
eBay IC pipes/IC
2.5" Straight through exhaust
If you saw my thread, when I ordered my 1.8, I received a 99/00 motor and 6speed not knowing it. After seeing the feedback from my thread, I decided I'd keep it. The main thing that changes in my plans is more heavily considering e85 given the higher compression of this motor. I'm even considering going with the Hydra and their Flexfuel support, but that's some big $$$