**9/9/11 UPDATE!!** I was over oiling the turbo a bit but it was only coming out of the outlet for charge pipe and spitting on the hood. My bad for going -4 with it all. Put a shitty ebay restrictor up there for now and problem solved. Also had to re-tighten the sandwichplate adapter and got rid of that small leak. Downpipe was fabricated 2 days ago and came out amazing ( took some time since the vband adaptter pushed it out and left us very little room to make a 90. Thank god I went with 2.5 inch. Megasquirt is here and clutch. Sunday i/c piping will be fabbed. wideband and i/c are going in tonight. who wants pictures ?
**9/5/11 !! **
UPDATE* Pan tapped the other day ( on car) and was not hard at all, reached my pinky in there and got any and all filings out, so glad i did this. Got pictures too for the write up. It's about time, things started rolling on this.
And I'm not using the adapater at all. Had the studs removed and a tapped t3 flange tig welded onto the manifold. Came out very nice and I am certain I won't have too much clearance issues now.
All about some miata action, coming from a history of many 240's boosted and na. I've had my 2000 NB since February. Bought it stock from a dealer. Few months later I lowered it on tein coils, purchases a new set of rota grid v's, and a set of ebay eyelids.
This did it for me for a while........ but I'm ready for the turbo days again. So I've pieced together a kit. I love this site and the info available. I want anyone/ everyone considering boosting your their miata (especially 99-00 models) to read up on the parts lists, prices, and alternatives. As I know now I could have done a few things differently and saved some money.
** I'll post link to said thread when I have made it within the week. Everything is being fabbed and installed this weekend**
Here's some pics of my baby
Parts list/prices after photos, laugh at my mess ups please. I was going for a budget of $2,000 and rushed it.
Just the turbo was used, everything else is new.
DIY turbo setup:
-Garret t25 turbo .60 compressor .63 exhaust t3 flange (used from a friend) $150
-Flyin' Miata cast turbo manifold $421
-NGR Type S BOV $155
-BOV flange $17
-I/C and Piping (CX Racing) $164 (still to be fab'd)
-2.5 in" downpipe (friend) $75
-Oil Feed: Sandwich plate from glowshift, fittings and line from summit. $77
-BEGI vacuum block $43
-Flyin miata boost gauge $66 ($85 after shipping voodoo box)
-Flyin Miata Level 1 Clutch $365
-AEM digital uego wideband $173
-Oil pan and exhaust manifold gaskets $23
-Oil pan bung w/fitting $16
-Penzoil ultra synthetic oil w/ filter $31
-NGK plugs $11
-2.5 in 5bolt V-band Swing Valve $35
-t2 to t3 adapter flange $25
-Vband clamp with flange $25
-Internal wastegate actuator $42
-Brain Built MegaSqurit
Total $to be continued as i'm in the process of swapping some crap, and researching :( Luckily I have friends who can/will cut/fab/weld this for not much at all.
***8/18/11 UPDATE: Sending back voodoo box tomorrow. Braineak's assembling my Megasquirt. Purchased a set of rx7 460cc injectors. Things are looking better.
Power goals are around 180whp on 7-8psi for now. Then upgrades to come in the winter.
Now I will CLEAN all this up in the "build" thread. and specify where all parts came from if anyone wants. Pretty much all parts include shipping and yeah...I could have gone a different route on some things. I'm aware, more than AWARE. haha. But hey, learning from it. Looking forward to blowing my motor up and making noise.