03-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Hello from College Station
Hi everyone, been lurking here for over a year now and finally decided to post. I have a bit of experience working on cars, repaired/engine swapped plenty of 626's years ago for my siblings and a 94 protege for myself. Helped a friend with a LS FD swap recently and decided to get a project car for myself. I purchased Toddcod's turbo 93 back in August and am just now getting around to working on it.
A quick rundown on what I believe the car has;
JDM 1.6 put in the car a few years ago, unknown mileage but good compression numbers.
t3/t4 churbo that I am looking to replace with a .42/.48 t3, Godspeed seems to be the cheapest option for an internal wastegate so I suppose I'll get that eventually.
3" center exit exhaust, seems ok except the joints are only welded on the bottom half.
Haltech e6k, not sure what to do with this. Im having a lot of trouble finding a computer with a serial port and the usb to serial adapters dont seem to work. Engine is running very rich at the moment, seeing 10:1 on my AEM gauge most of the time, best I see is 11.5-12:1 at highway speeds, dont even want to talk about what my spark plugs looked like. So my plan on that is to sell the haltech and go brain or reverant MS since there seems to be a lot of support for that in the miata world.
old KYB AGX's... terrible. Waiting on some money to change this but current plan is VMAXX or tein advanced if I can save enough.
wheels and tires need to be replaced, pretty set on some 6UL 15x9 with Rivals.
I have a supermiata 1.6 organic, ss brakelines and extended clutch line waiting to be installed and rock auto cheapo discs and stoptech pads on the way as well as a TB/WP kit.
As soon as that all comes in I will be pulling engine/trans to change clutch and depower the rack FM style. Does anyone have suggestions on what else I should consider changing while I am in there? I know that is a slippery slope but I would like some ideas besides motor mounts, which look and feel fine.
Looking forward to posting here for some time as I obviously have a lot of work and money ahead of me here.