93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread - Page 211 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Go Back  Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats. > General Discussion > Media > Build Threads
Reload this Page >

93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread

Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread

Old 09-05-2015, 07:47 PM
  #4201  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,116
Total Cats: 643
Default

German car.

Say it with me . . . "never again," "never again," "never again," . . . .

Alas, I have a Mercedes my wife won't let go of.
hornetball is offline  
Old 09-05-2015, 07:56 PM
  #4202  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by hornetball View Post
German car.

Say it with me . . . "never again," "never again," "never again," . . . .

Alas, I have a Mercedes my wife won't let go of.
Right? Sadly, I absolutely love this car even though it's a bitch to work on. If Mazda would get their **** together and bring the Mazda 6 wagon skyactiv diesel with a 6 speed to the USA I'd buy one in a heart beat.
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-05-2015, 08:19 PM
  #4203  
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,120
Total Cats: 20
Default

Dat HPDC Al casting doe...
Efini~FC3S is offline  
Old 09-06-2015, 01:01 AM
  #4204  
Elite Member
 
codrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 4,289
Total Cats: 494
Default

Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
Plus for assembly speed at the factory their bolt tolerances are ****. Want to remove your front sway bar? Have to drop your subframe!
IIRC, the ND sway bar is like that too.

--Ian
codrus is offline  
Old 09-06-2015, 04:21 PM
  #4205  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,439
Total Cats: 587
Default

You haul engine to CSTG. You get built properly. I give you deal.
curly is offline  
Old 09-06-2015, 04:42 PM
  #4206  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
You haul engine to CSTG. You get built properly. I give you deal.
Curly...



I shall make the trip.

For those out of the loop, I was enjoying my car last night and after letting off after a pull in 4th gear at 20psi at 8k rpm, it starting chugging like it wanted to die. Managed to crawl slowly home(was close) I saw smoke pouring out of the catch can and a compression of 70 psi on cylinder #4. Guessing a piston ring gave up the ghost.

Good game me. If there was money on this happening I believe Hornetball won the pot on that several pages ago.

Hopefully if things don't look to bad, I can reuse the rods and pistons (not holding my breath on the latter), crank, and oil pump(billet). Also assuming no damage to the head.

That way I just need a used short block, pistons, rings, bearings, and someone(CSTG) who knows their way around a Miata.
Attached Thumbnails 93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-80613-waynes-world-hey-i-love-you-ma-ad1g.gif  
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-06-2015, 06:36 PM
  #4207  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,116
Total Cats: 643
Default

Bummer.
hornetball is offline  
Old 09-06-2015, 11:29 PM
  #4208  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,439
Total Cats: 587
Default

I was semi joking, but if you really want to, I can squeeze in an engine build. If you get the car here too, we can get it dyno'd at KO Racing which is just next door too.

It'd be a bit of a crazy trip for an engine build, but if you wanna make it work, let's figure it out. Just wanna see you up and running again. Total bummer dude.
curly is offline  
Old 09-07-2015, 12:10 AM
  #4209  
Hug Life
iTrader: (3)
 
Monk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Huntington, Indiana
Posts: 2,944
Total Cats: 575
Default

^Solid dude there.
Do it Jeff.
Take a break from the bakery and hang out in Portland for a while. I have some friends that would be happy to put you up for a few days if these guys have full houses.
Monk is offline  
Old 09-07-2015, 07:37 AM
  #4210  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
I was semi joking, but if you really want to, I can squeeze in an engine build. If you get the car here too, we can get it dyno'd at KO Racing which is just next door too.

It'd be a bit of a crazy trip for an engine build, but if you wanna make it work, let's figure it out. Just wanna see you up and running again. Total bummer dude.
I figured you were partially joking, but then I considered the fact that I would much rather go out of my way to have someone who knows what they are doing. Having someone I don't have to worry whether they following the proper specs is worth going out of my way for.

The dyno being next door is rather convenient as well!

I wouldn't put it on your schedule any time soon, as I need to see if I can afford to rebuild it anytime soon with the holidays coming up(lots of gifting supplies for the bakery).

It IS a good excuse to get drunk on very good IPA while sitting in the mountains having my mind blown at how green it is. I've lived in the desert too long. Everytime I go to the Pacific Northwest I can't believe it gets so green.
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-07-2015, 09:05 AM
  #4211  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,116
Total Cats: 643
Default

Hopefully by now, you've got a solid manager you can trust. Sometimes it's a bitch being a small business owner, but there is nothing more noble in my opinion.
hornetball is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 02:08 AM
  #4212  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Took a couple hours due to beer and Radiolab(great podcast) but its out. Time to tear into this thing and see what happened.



Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 06:32 AM
  #4213  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Got the oil pan off and was terrified I might see an explosion of glittery metal bits but all I saw were 4 small bits of metal that broke off something. I haven't removed the pistons/crank before and so I'm going to read up on it a bit before I attempt it but I'm guessing these are parts of the piston rings.





I couldn't get a fingernail or feel an edge on the cylinder walls so I'm hoping there isn't any other damage and will be able to retain the pistons. Too early to tell until I completely tear it apart.

Attached Thumbnails 93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-mgkqfxq.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-b7gaz6p.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-11zvob7.jpg  
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 09:19 AM
  #4214  
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,980
Total Cats: 766
Default

That's not rings.
rleete is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 11:19 AM
  #4215  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by rleete View Post
That's not rings.
Correct. All rings are in place and fine.

Bryan and I are scratching our heads at figuring out what those pieces are.

Here are some pictures of the bearings. As I don't know much, I'll leave my opinion out of it. My gut tells me not good. The crank surface is not bad at all though.

From Left to Right 1/2/3/4






Attached Thumbnails 93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-iokrsxl.jpg  
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 12:06 PM
  #4216  
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,980
Total Cats: 766
Default

That's some serious galling, especially the bottom ones. Pics of the crank?
rleete is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 12:11 PM
  #4217  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by rleete View Post
That's some serious galling, especially the bottom ones. Pics of the crank?
Surprisingly, really good. No galling or obvious marks.

Why do you think I lost so much compression in #4? Bearings don't cause that....

Attached Thumbnails 93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-6m0uf6e.jpg  
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 12:13 PM
  #4218  
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,980
Total Cats: 766
Default

Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
Bryan and I are scratching our heads at figuring out what those pieces are.
It looks familiar, but I can't quite think what it is. Looks like some sort of bearing cage. Are the black pieces metal? It appears to be some sort of plastic (ABS?) from the pics.
rleete is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 12:15 PM
  #4219  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,764
Total Cats: 947
Default

Originally Posted by rleete View Post
It looks familiar, but I can't quite think what it is. Looks like some sort of bearing cage. Are the black pieces metal? It appears to be some sort of plastic (ABS?) from the pics.
Damn, now that I have the picture in my head, I do believe you are correct. It isn't magnetic I know that. Not sure if plastic or not, haven't tested it for that.

See, this is why we need props back.
Jeffbucc is offline  
Old 09-13-2015, 12:27 PM
  #4220  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,439
Total Cats: 587
Default

The pieces of metal are probably bearing material, they look horrible.

It almost looks like those three other pieces could fit together to create some trianglular shape with a beveled circle in it, maybe you'd recognize it if you put the pieces together. That's going to slowly kill me until I know what it is.
curly is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread


Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.