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Old 05-26-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default The car that Trackspeed built, vol. 2: 1990, 2001 longblock, AEM, rental car

The white turbo car we just finished up is back with its owner being abused (hopefully), so we're gearing up for our next build. I've had this '90 shell kicking around for quite a while, never really got around to doing anything with it until now. We decided to take the 2001 motor from our salvage NB and stick it in along with an AEM and a slew of other goodies and build a Miata Challenge mod class car. This car will be available for rental in California once it's built.

The car, powerwashed and tucked into the "project position" of our shop:

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Tired old 1.6. This motor spent some time with a 2560R strapped to the side of it, so it's lived a good life.

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Pretty tired interior. The whole car is like this, tired but salvageable. What it does have is a hardtop and a TC Designs half cage, which is why we're starting with it.

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Motor's out, still gross. Need to bust out the powerwasher again. Next step is to get the rear end swapped out for the 4.30 Torsen...

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and get the rest of the suspension torn out.

Along with the 2001 longblock, it's also getting:
-AEM EMS
-full RB exhaust
-custom intake
-possibly a JDM intake manifold
-possibly a set of Integral cams
-15x9s, NT-01s, and our BBK
-949racing XIDAs
-poly bushings, sways, etc.
-seats and harnesses

Our goal is to keep the AC system and a radio as well - the idea is that we can load a jack and a small toolbox in the trunk, drive it to the track in comfort, beat on it all day long, and then drive it home again. Looking to see ~150whp while staying naturally aspirated for reliability and ease of maintenance. Enough power that it will hold its own in SV Red but not so much that it's a handful to drive for new drivers.

Stay tuned, our completion goal is mid June on this one.
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This should be good!


Are you guys adding GPS-based data logging for educational purposes?
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Rental battle!
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In for this. 150whp N/A? Nasty...
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Can I rent your sister?

lookin' tight:
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01 motor in, about to begin wiring.

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And a little teaser of our new radiator. We are working through a couple fitment kinks but hope to have these on the website July 1st.

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That is a big-*** radiator... no reroute nessecary here. Expected cost?
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That is a big-*** radiator... no reroute nessecary here. Expected cost?
Hell yes reroute. With this chiller the temp diffs in the head may be even greater front to back.
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That is a big-*** radiator... no reroute nessecary here. Expected cost?
With the placement of that inlet it looks like they designed it to work perfectly with a reroute.
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That is a beautiful rad... can't wait to see it with a shoud and fans attached!
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damn too bad its too thick for my Vmount. Thats one killer lookin rad there
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I love the radiator. I checked the trackspeed website and didn't see it in the online store. Is it still in the testing stages?
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And a little teaser of our new radiator. We are working through a couple fitment kinks but hope to have these on the website July 1st.
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I love the radiator. I checked the trackspeed website and didn't see it in the online store. Is it still in the testing stages?


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So when is Miata Challenge going to make its way to the East Coast? I think my car would be a good canidate to make into something like this.
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I'm digging the radiator. This would really make over the top IC piping easy-smeasy as well as cure any line pinching on reroutes.

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We want to get the fitment perfect, no need to have them fit like eBay pieces. As is, they bolt up to the OEM mounts but they aren't as easy to install as we want them to be. We want them to drop in like OEM. Once the NAs are done and on the market, we will have an NB version done.
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Any idea on price point?
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it.


In for pricing to.
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