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Old 12-26-2010, 06:38 AM   #1
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Hey guys thought id start a build thread on this forum..

Ok so i bought the car stock in feb this year.. Its a 1990 1.6 with 5speed.
Original plans were to improve the handling a little and just keep it as a nice daily.. that changes later on

Feb:
Bought axis oldschool wheels, bc coilovers, new gear boots and replaced the broken rear window.
Then the engine blew so replace with a 1.6 longnose, new clutch, new mounts, fix the thermo fans and sort out some wiring.

Heres the first 'look' i went for.


March:
Bought a sparco sprint off a mate.. Went really well and was a good upgrade

Also bought a mania cold air intake and garage vary lip





Detailed the car, bought some new door cards and some project kics spacers







April:
Bought a nardi classic 330mm, mazdaspeed oil cap and m2 runabout mirrors

Painted the valve cover white with red lettering


May
Bought some boss frog 'frog arms', 15mm spacers and secret element tie rods


Fitted the new mirrors
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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June
Installed the frog arms

Bought a local roll bar and got it fitted





Bought a flyin miata rear subframe brace, arc intake and an oil catch can.

Fitted both intakes, new brake pads, fitted subframe brace, tie rods and spacers

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hit up a meet with the new shizz


July:
went to a few meets, replaced the headlights and bought an autokonexion carbon bootlip spoiler





August:
Lowered the car and fitted the rear spoiler.





Bought some sway bars, decided to only fit the front for the time being.. Made up a bmc stopper out of the strut brace


September:
Bought a jackson racing cold air intake and went to a car show..


Bought an exhaust to use as a base and also some boss frog frame rails


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JDMST September 2010 by Matyas Fulop, on Flickr

Fitted the jr cai and some tuckin 99 floor mats


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Old 12-26-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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October:
Full custom exhaust with stainless headers (wrapped) and stainless cat.

Bought a barchetta console and some rota grid v's
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Artech manifold and dp courtesy or slutz

November
Bought some vented window things..


made a list of what to buy and what not..

Engine/Drivetrain-
Forged and balanced bottom end.
Refreshed and decked Head
Thicker Headgasket
HD Clutch Kit (pressure plate, street disc)
1.8 torsen diff
NB8B brakes all round

Fuel & Ignition-
RX-7 550cc Injectors (can get some off a mate)
Upgraded fuel pump

Engine Management-
Haltech Premium Sprint 500 ECU
water temp gauge
Boost gauge
Oil temp gauge
Oil pressure gauge

Turbo -
GT2554r turbo (Oil and water cooled) internally gated
Stainless Steel Manifold
Custom 3" Downpipe
Oil and water line kit
Custom intercooler setup

Exterior -
Work equip 03's 15 x 9 +10 (ordered)
Full respray

Installed a new softop.. that was ******* hard lol And bought a new sparco to replaced the old one..




Turbo parts arrived from the states..


Sold the roll bar and bought a cusco 7pt cage from japland. Also test fitted mates equip 01's and bought another mates takata harness




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December:

Equips came

wheels on XD







Bought a haltech ecu and then took some better pics



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and thats it for now.. Still piecing together the turbo kit.. Still have to buy intercooler, piping, injectors, engine stuff and diff.

Hoping to get the turbo sorted out by march.
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Just put a deposit on a OS Giken super single clutch and flywheel and just bought an intercooler

heres whats left:
nb6 engine
1.8 diff setup with 4.3 torsen
clutch (soon to be bought)
fuel system (injectors and fuel pump)
cooler piping and BOV.
oil cooler kit (ideas?? make one myself or buy a kit??)
full respray with new panels

Thats pretty much it i think. if anyone can recommend me buying anything that'd be much appreciative.

hope u like it so far
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IDK about miata cages, but I do know that the honda cusco cages are more dangerous than not having anything. You're safer w/ just the roll bar, i don't want to start a debate bu you should really read about it.
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Good looking car, dude. You'll have a lot more fun once you get the turbo stuff sorted and running well.
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Car looks awesome. Just about how I'd do it if I had it all to do again. Where'd you source your cage?
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I think i dig the rota's more than the old schools. But nice car, welcome.
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I like those Rotas.

Buena suerte!
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sweet build!!! subin for updates...

ooooo and btw, AWESOME choice on the haltech, they are AMAZING ecu's... i have a haltech in mine...
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I like those Rotas.
Buena suerte!
Cheers dude.. I liked them aswell they were just to skinny

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sweet build!!! subin for updates...
ooooo and btw, AWESOME choice on the haltech, they are AMAZING ecu's... i have a haltech in mine...
Yeah I'm stoked I got one cheers for the kind words

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Car looks awesome. Just about how I'd do it if I had it all to do again. Where'd you source your cage?
Hey mate I got the cage from up garage in japan. They have heaps and then imported it through Jesse streeter.

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Good looking car, dude. You'll have a lot more fun once you get the turbo stuff sorted and running well.
Yeah I hope so to cannot wait

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IDK about miata cages, but I do know that the honda cusco cages are more dangerous than not having anything. You're safer w/ just the roll bar, i don't want to start a debate bu you should really read about it.
Yeah i had a roll bar before but I always liked the look of full cages in Miatas and this one just came up to cheap so I thought I would try..

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Hey I met you at Danny's old workshop when Rhys was working on Matt's turbo upgrade.

Nice car, looks like you have been busy!
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If you need a base map for the Haltech send me a PM. We've done a few Sprints on the 1.6 cars.
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Lookin good and some good photography. You do it?
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Where do you live?
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Things got good in post #3.

Bad things:

Please stop buying wheels ASAP. Each revision looks worse than the last. You also need to save your money for boost.
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Things got good in post #3.

Bad things:

Please stop buying wheels ASAP. Each revision looks worse than the last. You also need to save your money for boost.
Im not looking to hit amazing power levels.. if i get 200 rwhp then ill be happy. Wheels are done for now.

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Nar a few of my mates took those shots

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That'd be awesome.. ill send u a pm when im ready.

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Hey I met you at Danny's old workshop when Rhys was working on Matt's turbo upgrade.

Nice car, looks like you have been busy!
Yeah its changed alot since then.
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i realy like your car ! you have some niceee wheel\fitment :P
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