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Old 09-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #21
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How the hell is that original paint? Was the car kept in a sealed box?
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See, this is what I was hoping for license plate boy. Every now and then, someone shows up and demonsrtrates how to un-**** a car.

Dat paint.

Seriously, I've had a few black cars and none have been close to as shiny as that. Nice job.
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curious to the story behind you username? pics of said "fail Wagon"??

nice car btw
Thanks, this was my first car. Long story how it got the name "Fail Wagon" 100% stock to a full wrx drivetrain and turbo conversion. I did all the work when I was 17.



this was my last DD Subaru I had a few years later


I prefer clean and simple cars. The Miata will be no exception.

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How the hell is that original paint? Was the car kept in a sealed box?
Nope, it has its fair share of swirling, scratches, little dings etc but for a 1994 it is in great shape. I'm pretty happy with it.

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See, this is what I was hoping for license plate boy. Every now and then, someone shows up and demonsrtrates how to un-**** a car.

Dat paint.

Seriously, I've had a few black cars and none have been close to as shiny as that. Nice job.
Thanks man. Really looking forward to getting this thing straightened up!
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Really want a roll bar as well, but damnit I do not want to spend $700 on one. Car previously had a Hard dog M1 so the install will be easy atleast.
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Loving the GC man!
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Love what you did with that first wagon. Very clean and simple. I hope to build a clean wagon as a daily one day.

for your injector question this was pulled from Brain's DIY FAQ turbo thread:
It also includes some formula to calculate required cc.

https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...big-post-4288/

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"The common injector used with EMS users are the Rx7 460cc and 550cc injectors. The 460s should be able to support around 250rwhp, the 550s around 300rwhp."
I'd step up to 550s just to be safe so your duty cycle isn't too hight.
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Haha yeah I cannot justify that price on suspension. I'm trying to keep the cost down whenever possible. Just got my first career job and I am trying to buy a home at the moment as well. Konis and GC would be in my pricerange before next season though
I thought this too but if I could go back in time I'd buy Xidas. The initial investment is high, but the resell value is ridiculous. Used Xida's only depreciate a few hundred and sell in a heart beat. As long as you aren't putting alot of miles on your miata and can keep your suspension in good shape I'd consider them. Just some food for thought.
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Love what you did with that first wagon. Very clean and simple. I hope to build a clean wagon as a daily one day.

for your injector question this was pulled from Brain's DIY FAQ turbo thread:
It also includes some formula to calculate required cc.

https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...big-post-4288/



I'd step up to 550s just to be safe so your duty cycle isn't too hight.
Thanks for the link, that is a great resource. I know 550's would be much better but I'm to get as much power as I can safely the way the car sits for the time being, dont want to swap turbos, manifolds, injectors or the exhaust right now. Would rather spend that money on suspension and a roll bar. I have a buddy with an almost new borla straight through muffler similar to the magnaflows everyone runs here that he is going to give me along with a hi flow cat and resonator.

The car has the factory cat right now due to emissions and a flowmaster knock off baffle type muffler. I am going to swap the stock cat for a resonator and put the borla muffler on. Luckily I don't have to do emissions where I have the car registered. Going from the restrictive exhaust to no cat and a good muffler should make a difference in spool time and hopefully 10-15whp once it's tuned properly.
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Yep.

Get koni's and sell them for at least 200 less later.
Get xidas and sell them for like 100-200 less later.

I got FM stg1 suspension simply because my #1 goal is lexus-like daily driver ride quality. I believe I achieved that. If I was doing any sort of competitive driving or wanted serious performance from my car I'd be talking to Emilio right now
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Luckily I don't have to do emissions where I have the car registered..
Extremely lucky. There's so much I'd like to do to my car that I probably never will due to smog checks.
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oh I hate you.....so jellyyyyyyyy

if I had no emissions/visual inspection here I would die of happiness
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oh I hate you.....so jellyyyyyyyy

if I had no emissions/visual inspection here I would die of happiness
I live in the mountains, far removed from any major city. What are these things you speak of? Someone actually looks at your car, then tests it somehow to see if it is up to their code? There is only one code I follow, and that's the swanson code.
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lolol

Yes, they basically sodomize your car for over an hour and pee in your cheerios every 2 years
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Got a ton done yesterday
Replaced the heater core
water cooled the turbo
re did the gauges
made a knock sensor
installed my WB02
built a custom catless exhaust with a Borla muffler and Magnaflow resonator
welds aren't the best. I let my brother do a lot of it and he is still learning but it doesnt leak and you cant see if from the rear.

and I finally got my wheels and tires on!


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Looks awesome! Although I'm biased.

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Looks awesome! Although I'm biased.
PSHHHHH...... He only wishes his was as shiny as yours....



I think mine may be worse than yours though, and mine was just an Oklahoma car its whole life until i got it. Some farmer had it as his Sunday Cruising car, but it was kept parked outside the whole time.
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Well it's been a while since I have updated this, I got a rollbar, added a harness bar with DOM tubing, removed A/C and PS, installed a new 14b turbo with 7CM housing, routed the EWG to a screamer pipe. I adapted the stock eclipse hard water lines to the car. They aren't super pretty but it keeps the rubber away from the turbo!

I kept the 2.5 stainless downpipe and built a 3" aluminized steel exhaust with 2 v bands and a magnaflow straight through muffler. It's loud.
Also ordered a brand new set of Tein Flex coilovers and some 9kg/m front springs. They will going on next weekend or the weekend after.

Here is a couple pictures. I am going to take the charge pipe off and grind the welds smooth and powdercoat it wrinkle black when I am bored some time. (I have an eastwood PC machine at home) I had to do some adapting to make the FM silicone IC hose work. Besides that I'm really happy how it came out.

The exhaust turned out really well!










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Dat Caterpillar.

Another PNW guy too. Glad you're holding onto it...clean looking car.
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That's about on par with my welding skills. At least I'd take the time to grind it smooth.
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Dat Caterpillar.

Another PNW guy too. Glad you're holding onto it...clean looking car.
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That's about on par with my welding skills. At least I'd take the time to grind it smooth.
I forgot that I had stainless wire in my machine, after I started I just said **** it and kept working, I didn't have much time left. I have a powdercoat machine at home and I am going to grind it and powdercoat wrinkle black this weekend. I know it looks dumb but I wanted to make the FM silicone charge pipe work rather than trying to build one so I had to make the goofy adapter.

My welding skills are better than that. I'm not very proud of that one haha.
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