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Old 11-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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i decided i'd start a build thread while gathering pictures the other day

please dont reload you flame gun too soon,i'm from Montreal,Quebec so i cant be perfect translating everything

i bought that little red 90 NA,160 000 km,woughly 100k miles.Tottal virgin,never been mod in any way.
has been previously winter driven so it does have some little rust spot, but it's properly maintained for it's 21 years

car is dirty as hell, i know

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sold my previous street race mx-3 to start this mx-5 project,so i started gathering parts even before actually buying the car

bought a complete artech stuff, the whole setup was just too tempting,so i
removed the whole oem exaust asap:P
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got the manifold on just to test-fit it with a 2871r i had lying around
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allready got the MSPNP,460,turbokit is complete, i'm still waiting for my intercooler setup that stuck at the custom for god-knows-why.
i'm making a plate to instal the COP and i'm starting to strip the interrior to put dynamat evrywhere and install the walbro.

dumping the daisies for some xxr in the next month,god i hate daisies


I intent of running this 1.6 engine while building another one in the garage spare time, hoping for the crank to hold on.

but i just dont know what to do for now with the turbo, the 2871 has the .86 ar housing and is just plain too big for a street-non-build-250ish whp setup.so i'm actually trying to tradi it for a gt52560rs or a potato with smaller houssing, that would be more suitable for let say,next 2 years.

i bought a FM2 clutch kit and i'm going to get my 6speed+torsen out of a 2002 next week. while the drivetrain will be more suitable for everyday beatting vs the old 1.6 open ****,I'm still in a lot of confusing tought about the suspention

I dont want to pay a 2000$ suspention setup since i mainly drive it on the street,ocasionally gonna try the track(even if i'm used to 350whp dosent prepare me for the rwd-quicker boosting setup)wich i wait for a used setup to get on sale this winter, wich i buy something based on forum speculation
i dont want a super harsh race setup, and i dont want a super-drop-slammed either. a 1inch drop is way enough for what i'm looking for. so if you have any sugestion, feel free

p.s: please dont mind the typos and failed basic ponctuation.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Can't wait to drive with you next summer!
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was actually wondering who could had post on my project

we gonna have to get moving, i'M not halfway through like you are

could need a hand on 28(sunday) working big time to part out the little 1.6 stuff


just bought a FM2 clutch and i'll be picking up the 6speed+torsen in 2 weeks:P
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Nice

I was wondering which car my spare piping was going on
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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actually i sold it before it even got pass the custom.

founded a full intercooler piping kit,including all the bungs,coupler+clamp+cooler.


i'm still raping the for sale section,setup is not complete and winter is just starting(having a 6-month dead season is usually worst for the wallet)
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where did you find your 6 speed?


i am from ontario and would love to find one in canada too if you find one.

What kind of driving do you do with this car?
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found one on an usa-imported 2002 that was in a front end accident. south shore of mtl,not that far, and i'm skipping the 500$ shipping+custom+taxes

quite lucky, I'm gonna make a deposit on it,dont want it gone the time i gather the money(1300$ )

for now i'm just gonna drive it for fun, for a couple of reason
did 5 years of 100+drag pass @ napierville dragway
been drag racing for 5 years,never tried laping,autox,drift,etc
Been building a bp-powered mx-3,got to learn a shitload of things while test-fitting new setup every winter.got from low 16 to low 12,on stock internal,stock tires/drivetrain:P

never been on a track exept for 1/4 miles,and i just got tired of exploding a transmition a week(mazda oem fwd drivetrain sucks pass 250whp,and simply shread every run pass 300whp)

so i moved on, was missing my ''stock but still fun'' 2 seater targa delsol,got to love the targa/convertible. and i was just sick of swapping transmition.


One of my buddy (ABSRTP)got himself a mx-5 and was bragging about how cheap it was to mod VS our mx-3, had to check it out.got a ride in a NA 90 and just felt in love. parted out the mx-3, got 9k and started my little mx-5 project.

to be brutally honest, it's my first rwd car, so i dont want to simply loose it since i feel like starting from scratch,

i have to''re-learn'' to drive since i lost traction sooo often due to a fwd mad-boosting understeer. now i gotta learn to stay in line with oversteer.

i'm reading each and every post i can find to learn as much/as quickly as i can on those platform so that ''gulp'' ..maybe..''sweat'' ...start to post on the forum without getting ban/flamed


if i see a meet in ONT next summer, be sure to see me drive a 9h ride to see you all
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i frequently make the 3h journey to St. Eustache for their "drift thing nights" where they do time attack and drifting on sunday nights.

come on out to one of those sometime and rip... its $40 and you can do both from 4-9pm
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this sounds awesome.

never even been to st-eustache strip,since it's only some gay-assed 1/8 mile drag race. i didin,t even knew there was some drift space/time attack

i'll sure gonna go there,i really want to go to Mecaglisse track too more towards Terrebone/Rawdon
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just read your sing.

i REALY want a ride in your mx-5, need to know if i keep the 2871 ar.86 or if it's too big for my 1.6
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cooler setup on progress
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cleaning the stock block,installed new mazdaspeed motormounts

audio-clarion cross over,DB speakers,alpine type X tweeter.
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BP act clutch
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racing beat springs,super cheap alternative way to my low budget project.all on powa,rest later.
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intake with 460's
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engine cylinder head ready to drop back in
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lc1 gauge and prosport premium got wired up today

MSPNP
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engine is going back in this week, shoud do the first startup before the end of the month
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Build is looking good, the mt sticker placement is excellent.
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engine is back in
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changed all 4 20years-old link kit
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installed some spare 16'',anything but daisies
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BEGI coolant reroute
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FM lower rad hose
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timing belt is back on
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putted everything back on the engine,
installed the escalade one peice upper rad-hose, wich fits like a glove:P
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waiting for my artech oil lines, artech manifold/downpipe make the turbo WAY too flush with the firewal plate, i think i'll end up cutting a bit of material near the downpipe section.

first startup next week

''crossing finger''
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Getting there man! Keep plugging away at it and soon enough you'll be driving it. For how long is another story. lol
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i ran a stock BP with over 22psi of boost on a t3t4E in my mx-3 for a couple of years,not affraid for now:P

the worst case scenario is that i'll re-swap BP this year.


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finished!
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first ride was cool, i was dying to take a ride since i first store it.
but i noticed an exaust leak,so i went back in the garage,because it was causing some boost issue.


how to feel retard in 2 easy step

first drive test the car and notice a leak,look around to find a missplaced coolant bracket. must have been in a hurry not to have spotted this before.

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crappy picture,taken on the run
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have to fiddle with megatune to up the boost, and i'll take an apointment on the dyno

more to come, been 8 month since it's last wash.
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first drive test the car and notice a leak,look around to find a missplaced coolant bracket. must have been in a hurry not to have spotted this before.




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yeah, you cant do that.
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yeah, you cant do that.


manifold with turbine bolted on is quite a tight fit to assemble to the artech downpipe, i mean REALLY tight fit.

once it was bolting time i never re-taught of that.

it's raining pretty bad/all the time around here, as soon as we have a day or 2 i'll up the boost to 10-12 psi
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post up some videos! That ARTech stuff looks AMAZING
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been through a lot lately, haven't even taught about updating this page

had a couple of problems after blowing a first head gasket. changed it ,re-used the same bolts, and they stretched at 14 psi blowing YET ANOTHER head gasket
in the same month.

i even took my cylinder head to the machinist to make sure it was still flat, wich was...installed a cometic head gasket,new head bolts, and STILL had some coolant problem(overflow tank spilling everything only under hard runs, overheated sporadictly ,on only one of 2 gauges,fucked-up symptoms) car was simply un-safe for long trip.compression test got worst after 2 weeks, and a leak test revealed a cracked head.(**** my life)


head gasket damage after using a composite **** with used bolts.

cracked cylinder head


got the old engine out and tried to find a new one.
was about to get in a BP swap,when i felt uppon an add of a guy selling a turbo 1.6 miata engine with everything to go with it.previous owner smashed the miata while drifting, about 2 months after the build.his lost is my gain i suposed.

i bougth the rebuilded 1.6 with all receipe of the build. only thing that haven't been changed, is the crank, cams and rods. every bearring,seal,gasket,oring,lifter,spring,EVERYTHIN G was replaced.even pistons, wich are from a canadian familia b6t for way lower compression.
bought the engine 700$ and installed it on the same day:P
perfect compression all across, a1 leak test.even the intake runners never saw oil vapor i think


took the time to install my 2 way alarm and the 255walbro


engine started on the first crank, ran like a charm, not even some lifter noise, i was TRILLED about going for a ride. engine revs faster than the old b6(sludge?)is a lot quieter(with the top on on a light, the whining of the walbro is louder than the iddle on a complete 3'') and the car pulls way harder and i'm at 9psi for now(was at 14 with the old engine)

i also ditched the pile of **** of a suspention i was running. got a luck over a buddy going for teins. i bought back his kyb agx+groundcontrol coilover with eibach spring for 250$.lmfao
pics to come



just finished washing and waxing it, not to bad for a 1990



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