Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the community. I have been lurking this forum for a few years but, never really had much to contribute until now.
I have had three miatas throughout my life all of which were NA. I have had a 1994 M-Edition which was my dads until i crashed it into a tree going 60mph at 15 years old.
My second was a 1990 that was $1000 and the most reliable car i have owned. I sold it with 230k on it and made money. I sold it due to excessive rust that i didnít want to deal with.
A year later i purchased my Black 99 which i currently own. Honestly, this car has been extremely unreliable but, i really am in love with the car so i put up with it. I will make a long story short:
- Purchased the car in MA (I live in CT). Car had a CEL so i could not register it in CT. Dealer replaced the motor with a junkyard motor. Which blew 5k later.
- Decided to do a stock rebuild on that motor. 10k later the motor started making noise. The machine shop thinks some object went through the motor. We are not sure really what happened.
- At this point i am super frustrated so i said screw it i am building a motor so i can eventually go FI. Which i am in the process of doing now. I am hoping i will be able to start a build thread to track the progress.
I am not new to miatas or building turbo cars. I have owned mostly Audi S4's most of my life. I purchased the blue S4 in 2004 has my first car (No my parents didn't buy it for me, i worked my *** off to pay for it). This car was EPL Stage 3 (Ko4 turbos, meth inj, etc) Made around 400 whp.
The next major build was the Yellow S4 which had a build bottom end and much bigger turbos. Made around 525whp.
Currently, i own the 99 miata and a 2004 M3. Im still trying to convince myself that i like the M3. Still on the fence about it.
My main goal for the 99 is to build a very reliable turbo track car that i can drive to the track race all day then drive home. The build will come in two phases.
First is the motor build (which is in progress). I will get that running well on standalone. Track it for a season. Then I start the turbo build which will most likely contain custom equal length manifold, efr turbo, V-band, etc. The build will be documented thoroughly and the car will be dyno tuned with before and after reports.
I know a few of the members on here personally and appreciate everyones support.