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Old 02-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Here it is as I picked it up, gas station picks yo! Anyways, it is a '95 with supposedly 115K on it. The transmission was locked in reverse. The body is pretty good except for the fact that the guy started molding in the body line with fiberglass. The interior is non existent except for seats and a steering wheel, not even a dash. The previous owner also started to cut out the rear shelf to put in a roll cage, but I can buy that panel for $90. I fixed the transmission in 10 minutes after I drug it home. It seems to run and drive great. Here is a list of the mods in the pic:



Garage Vary Hood
Hardtop
17" Kosei Seneca S5R wheels
Low profile headlights
Cross Drilled rotors
Eibach springs
Bilstein shocks
Jackson Racing Header
Jackson Racing Cat
Jackson Racing Exhaust
Jackson Racing sways
Adjustable end links
Short throw shifter
Spec stage 2 clutch
Fidanza Flywheel
Tail light covers
Style bar
Cobalt shock tower brace
Grant Steering wheel

Not pictured are the boxes upon boxes of parts that he sent with me. Those include:

Ebay Turbo Header (new)
Billet chrome vents and rings
Oval driving lights
460cc RX7 injectors
Console light kit
Aluminum alternator pulley (new)
2 cone air filters
blue aluminum lug nuts (new)
gold aluminum lug nuts (new)
black aluminum lug nuts (new)
Cast Cobra style fuel door
Momo harnesses
Red Jackson Racing shift **** (new)
Red Jackson Racing ebrake handle (new)
chrome round shift ****
leather ebrake boot (new)
leather shift boot (new)
dual pillar pod (new)
2 pair Pilot PL-360W lights (new)
2 OBX-R adjustable Cam Gears (new)
Unorthodox crank pulley (new)
ebay crank pulley (new)
Right R.S. Aizawa Ducted headlight cover
Left R.S. Aizawa Ducted headlight cover
Sparco Pedal covers (new)
99 stock springs
95 stock springs
Bilstein shocks (another set)
8 shock top hats (2 99s and 6 95s)
top boot black
DEI header wrap (new)
99 4.30 LSD in differential housing
Garage Vary Front Bumper with molded TSIs

I think I am going to paint it silver and move my drive train and a lot of my good parts from the '90 over and sell the '90 and sell whatever is left over. Here is the '90 in it's current state:







'90 Miata w/ 238K on the chassis

Power:
- 1.8L swap
- BEGi S5 Manifold
- T3/T4E 50 Trim
- BEGi SS separated gasses downpipe
- Tial 38mm wastegate
- Forge BOV
- Electromotive TEC3 ECU
- Magnecor plug wires
- K&N cone filter
- Isuzu NPR intercooler with custom piping
- High Temp Silicone couplers
- RC 550cc injectors
- Innovate LC-1 WBO2
- Godspeed aluminum radiator
- Dual low profile fans w/ aluminum shroud
- Enthuza test pipe
- Flyin’ Miata turbo duals exhaust
- 8 lb. Fuji Racing chromoly flywheel

Drivetrain:
- '2000 1.8l rear end assembly
- 1.8l axles and drive shaft
- '88 RX-7 clutch type LSD w/ thick shims for extra lockup
- ACT Xtreme clutch

Suspension:
- Koni adjustable shocks
- Ground Control Coilovers
- Fat Cat Motorsports upper shock mounts
- Drilled and slotted rotors
- Goodridge SS brake lines
- Hawk HP+ brake pads
- Racing Beat 15/16” front sway bar
- Mazdaspeed adjustable end links
- Ebay strut tower bar

Exterior:
- OEM Hardtop
- R package front Spoiler
- Racing Beat rear spoiler
- DIY rear skirt
- NACA duct in driver’s headlight lid
- S2000 antenna
- Smoke turn signals
- 15x8 949 Racing 6UL wheels w/ Falken Azenis RT-615 tires

Interior:
- Innovate XD-16 Air / Fuel Gauge
- Auto Meter Boost Gauge
- Apexi Autotimer
- Voodoo shift ****
- Custom rollbar
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I think I am going to paint it silver and move my drive train and a lot of my good parts from the '90 over and sell the '90 and sell whatever is left over.
I do not get it. Why are you going to screw with the '90 when it is perfect?

How much did you pay for the '95?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
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I do not get it. Why are you going to screw with the '90 when it is perfect?

How much did you pay for the '95?
The main reason is that I really hate my car being red and there is no good way to do a color swap without stripping the car completely anyway. If I am going to do that, then I might as well swap everything into a 5 year newer shell with half the miles.

The '90 is far from perfect. Mechanically it is close, but that is only because everything is new, but the body and paint show 238K of abuse. There are tons of dings and scratches. It looks good at 50' or 50 mph, but pretty rough when you get up on it.

I paid $1000 for the '95 with everything listed. My biggest obstacle is the dumbass that owned it before me cut most of the wiring harnesses behind the dash. If I can't sort that out easily, then I may abandon the swap and just repaint my red car.
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your 90 looks pretty nice. I dont know if I would try to swap chassis'. That being said, sell me your garage vary hood lol.
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I'd repaint the 90...why deal with the hassles of the new car? Scratch that, I'd keep the red...I kinda always liked the red on the miata.
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2 questions. Are those the 15x8 6ULs in nickel? If so could you post more pics im interested to get them for my red 90 wanted to see what they looked like in red. And are you will to sell those low pro headlights
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2 questions. Are those the 15x8 6ULs in nickel? If so could you post more pics im interested to get them for my red 90 wanted to see what they looked like in red. And are you will to sell those low pro headlights
Yep, nickel. The low profile headlights will be for sale probably this weekend. I am going to get a lot of the stuff cleaned up and photographed and should have a giant for sale thread soon.

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Yep, nickel. The low profile headlights will be for sale probably this weekend. I am going to get a lot of the stuff cleaned up and photographed and should have a giant for sale thread soon.

Hmmm im feelin those 6UL's what size tire are you running? Did you have to roll your fenders? EDIT: Is the car also lowered, if so how much?
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Hmmm im feelin those 6UL's what size tire are you running? Did you have to roll your fenders? EDIT: Is the car also lowered, if so how much?
205/50 Azenis, fenders are not rolled but probably would need to be for 225/45's. The car is lowered on Ground Controls and Konis. It is 11 5/8" in the front and 12 1/4" in the rear from hub center to fender lip.
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Brian - nice find on that '95! You could easily part that out and make some quick cash - I just sold a JR header for $300, so that gets you 30% of the way there.

Your '90 is beautiful - if I were you I would keep it as is. Good luck with whatever route you go!
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Your red car is way too sexy to part out..
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Well after spending the day with the 'new' car, I have decided to sell it. It would just be way too hard to ever make it as nice as I would want it. I will be posting a for sale thread as soon as I scavenge the last of the good parts I want off of it. I will use the money I profit to do a few things to the red car to finish it off including a new paint job.
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