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Old 11-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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So back when I was REALLY pissed at the green car (https://www.miataturbo.net/insert-bs...ar-pics-60097/) I started looking for another miata. The plan was to buy car, boost, then fix / build up other stuff. I know that's a crappy plan, but I was tired of driving slow crap. The green machine is not really super fast (0-60 ~6 seconds). Plus I missed the miata. And I want turbo boost.



So I find this 91 with a hardtop that seems to have been well cared for. Only immediate issues that I could see is the paint, dented fender, and power steering fluid leak. It also came with pretty fresh falken rt615's, an act stg 3 clutch, racing beat header, tokicos and some lowering springs, and the AC was converted to 134a and works great. It was mine for 1850. I mean it ONLY had 314,000 miles on it.

I'd like to add, that my first miata always had boost, and power, and was a 1.8. The 1.6l engine even with a header and exhaust SUUUUCKSSS. I bet the 1.8 aint much better. These cars deserve 150 WHP, and then they are a hoot.

So then I got it inspected, and it passed! Wheel skinz steering wheel to make it not gross to drive, and started looking for used turbo stuff on my favorite car message board, miata.net. I got an old used FMII from a user on here for like 700 somethin bucks, a pretty complete kit down to the fuel pressure regulator; not that I'll use that crap. The turbo is a watercooled gt2560 I think. And it even came with the 9 miles of intercooler pipe that FM used to use. What ev, its the right price for now. FM was great and hooked me up with great service; I got correct hose, clamps, and heat shielding for the turbo for like 80 bucks. Also on the MT. net used market I picked up some ev14's, 650 cc I think for 300. I'll have to verify before I like scale the maps. All this crap is going to be controlled my a reverant built enhanced ms2 with a innovate mtx wideband.

A couple of weeks ago I started taking apart a perfectly good car. Life gets in the way, including wrecking the green car at an autox (I'll update that thread...later), wimmen, bills, etc, but I finially did some work that will directly lead to turbo boost last night.



Sunday the car is coming off the jack-stands one way or another, can't have my house looking like a Mexican lives there.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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So bros, wnet to bolt up the trubo and ran into an issue; the manifold has these thicker bosses on the 4 corners and the stock studs are not long enough. To make it worse, the m10X1.25 is an odd size to get longer studs in.

Any pro tips to getting some longer exhaust studs that don't involve getting threaded rod and cutting them myself?
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Ask FM.

Also why in the ever living **** did you go from an ok car to a horrible POS miata?????
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Ask FM.

Also why in the ever living **** did you go from an ok car to a horrible POS miata?????
I did; they dont have anymore. And like the thread title, it was a good idea.

and the cars not THAT bad, just needs some love.
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I just ordered the threaded rod from mcmaster-carr. Guess I have to break out the metal working tools :/
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It is a 1.6. Fail
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It is a 1.6. Fail
the early 1.6 motor is the best motor ever.
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You should buy your old car back. I'll take $1,000,000...obo.
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You should buy your old car back. I'll take $1,000,000...obo.
trade plus cash for shitty 1.6? But I'm already about 3500 deep into this one sooo.....
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PM me how many monies if you're serious. I'll include the Ubercharger and a set of ultra bitchin 13x6 Exim Mesh wheels. Plus I've fixed/ replaced almost everything on teh car since you owned it.
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