05-16-2011, 10:49 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego
Total Cats: 0
Semi-NOOB reporting in
Prior to selling my 95 Miata 2-ish years ago, I was on this site daily reading every post and contributing when I could. Once I sold it, I frequented this site less and less. A couple weeks ago I bought it back! Now I'm ready to finish what I started.
I'm not new to Miatas or this site. However, I'll call myself a semi-noob because when I read through the posts here, I realize how much I have forgotten and need to relearn about miatas, megasquirts, and turbos. Plus, things have changed a bit in the 2 years since I've been on here regularly. For example, I don't see UrbanSoot giving his new parts away for 90% off msrp anymore and Hustler has a reliable turbo track car now.
Now for the future of my Miata... I have always had plans of installing a reliable turbo system. I hung out here reading everything I could and learned a ton-- Thanks everyone! Through the classifieds, Ebay, and Craigslist I acquired pretty much everything needed and just never installed it. Then the Miata was gone! At the time I had no intentions of getting another Miata. Well I guess deep down I must have wanted another one, because I never sold any of the turbo parts. Everything's still in boxes waiting for me to get my **** together and handle business.
I already have a good base to start from:
Tein Basic coilover suspension with NB tophats
Racing beat hollow front swaybar (no rear swaybar)
Megasquirt 1 V3.0 parallel install (only reading sensors, not controlling at the moment)
Boost gauge and A/F gauge installed
Here's my plan for the car in an order that should minimize risk. If anything seems dangerously out of order, please let me know.
1. Install my LC-1 wideband to a/f gauge and MS
2. Tune MS for fuel only control on stock setup
3. Install 460cc injectors and retune MS fuel only
4. Tune MS for fuel+spark control
5. Install COPs
6. Install turbo setup - mix of BEGi and FM parts incl. GT2554 turbo
7. Tune MS for 6-8 psi
8. Setup my 3.63 gears and RX7 clutch diff and install it in the car.
9. Get a turbo exhaust
10. Increase power
11. I'm sure there will be something else by the time I get here.
I look forward to spending more time on the site learning and contributing.