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Old 01-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Hey I'm from Germany and new to the Forum
I'm into Miatas since 5 years now and having my own Shop in Germany for used Miata Parts and Cars.

First a bit of History:
Last Year i had a Customer who had a Turbo Nb Miata with lots of Parts ,but the Car was not running properly and he has spend lots of money and time into it,so he finally has had enough .
The Car was build by a Shop in Germany (all in all 3 Shops tried it over the last years )
His proposal was :
I get all the Parts when i build it back to stock with well preserved stock Parts .
So i did it .........

Parts that i got from him :

Build Engine (15k Miles):
K1 Rods
Gtr Pistons

6 Speed Transmission

Hgp Turbo Manifold (German Brand )
Gt2560r Turbo
Hgp Intercooler/piping
Setrab Oilcooler
FlyinMiata Downpipe 3"
Flyinmiata Cat
Flyinmiata Catback 3"
K-Sport Coilovers (Special autocross edition)
K-Sport 6Pistons Big Brake Kit
Innovate Wideband


The Headgasket has gone because of the shitty Mapping with stock ecu , a auxilary heater with kinked hoses ,no coolant reroute and the old stock radiator....no wonder

I bought a white 1990 1.6 Miata for this Project :














Pros:
It was repainted a few years ago
It doesn't has many Rust

Cons :
Technically it isn't in the best condition but that doesn't really matter
Engine is burning oil
Manual Steering is broken
Suspension Components are broken
Electric Installation is "creative "
The Interior is "tuned"
It has had more then ten previous Owners

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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The first Thing i've done today is disassemble the Front and Rear Subframes for Powercoating and rebuild with Pu Bushings (949 Racing)






The Subframes are frome a Nb Model

They don't have many rust and are in good overall Condition

The Differential you see there is a 3.6 Torsen 2 Lsd and will be swaped in as well
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Hi, where in Germany are you from..?
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This thread looks like it could be interesting. Welcome!
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Hi, where in Germany are you from..?
Hi near Frankfurt
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First Thing i did today was to finish the Subframes that i can give them to the Powercoater
The Hubs and Wheel Bearings will come from an Na later




Next Thing i did was stripping the Interior because the Carpet ,Dash and almost every other Part had Scratches ,was horrible painted or broken.
Electronic installation was just as bad
Many Cables led to Nowhere.
I'm swapping in a complete 94 1.8 Harness in it and fix the other Stuff








The Rear became a black Panel and a Kg Works Spoiler which will be painted black and mounted with rivets
The old Taillights had scratches too so i changed them



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Great progress. I like the look of that spoiler
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very nice, what spoiler is that?
should be a good clean build!
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Looks good! I like the way this is going!
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very nice, what spoiler is that?
should be a good clean build!
Thanks
It's a Kg Works Spoiler from il motorsport ,but i don't know if it's available in their us shop
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RSpeed also sells them.
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Great progress. I like the look of that spoiler
Me too it's the only one i really like on a Na
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Today i carried on stripping the Miata.....

First the Rest of the Interior :




Then the Engine , Tranny ,the old harness , and everything else in the engine bay went out :












Somebody has an idea what to do with the sideskirts ?
On one side i like them for making the body wider, on the other they have a little ricey touch.....
The next Thing is ,there is the typical rust under them ,so i must remove them whether i like it or not .
That means fenders must be painted





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Hi! I'm from Germany near Frankfurt, too! I live in Hofheim. Will be watching this build, the chance to see this one in person is a lot higher than most of the others here
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Hi! I'm from Germany near Frankfurt, too! I live in Hofheim. Will be watching this build, the chance to see this one in person is a lot higher than most of the others here
I'm from a Village near Heppenheim
When i'm finished we can meet somewhere no problem
The Goal is to be completed by no later than end of May ,because i will take it to the Alps and Croatia this Summer .
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Some new Parts arrived :

Stiffer Motor Mounts
71C° Thermostat
Cometics Head Gasket
New Valve Gasket
Used Gtr Valve Cover (very rare here )

So i decided to take the engine apart to do the Hg job and stuff
The Head will be machined down next week ,because of the shitty Cr Ratio of the Gtr Pistons.
I don't know the exact Cr Ratio ,some say 7,8:1 ,some 8,2:1 !?
The Pistons are from a Mazda 323 Bg Gtr (familia in the US i think )











I definetly need a new Camera
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I'm swapping in the complete Harness of a 1994 1.8 Na like i said ,so the Camshafts ,all sensors etc. will come from an 1.8 Na
I'm going with a Ms pnp3 ecu wise.
The biggest problem in this Build will be ******* german Tüv
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Specs of the Engine at the moment:

K1 Rods
Gtr Pistons
Arp Studs and Bearings
Rx8 Injectors
Gt2560r Garett
Hgp Manifold
Fm stage 1 Clutch
The Rest is unknown........

Plans :

550cc Injectors or 1000cc (if i do an e85 map)
aem fuel rail
Fuel Pump 255 Walbro or Bosch 400
Lightweight Flywheel
coolant reroute
oilfilter relocation

Parts around the Engine will be powercoated too

Power Goal is between 250-300whp
Engine was dynoed at 257 crank hp

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What do you Guys think about a water/air intercooler in the Engine Bay ?
Apart from the Complexity of such a Setup it should only have benefits i think.....
As i said the Nb Turboconversion was originally a complete HGP Kit with a gt2554 Turbo
The only Thing changed is the Gt2560r now
It has a tiny fmic intercooler wich isn't PnP in an Na Modell...so i'm thinking about a Upgrade .
The Radiator will be a Mishimoto 3 Row with a shroud and 2 Fans
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Someone will be along shortly to convince you not to go water/air intercooler. I will say though that you shouldn't do it. There are plenty of good affordable intercoolers that will be a better choice.

What are you doing for engine management? What are the laws in Germany in regards to aftermarket engine management?
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