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Old 08-17-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Yellowihss's well rounded turbo build. (lots of pics)

So a couple weeks ago I made my introduction thread, so now it’s time for my build thread.
Its not anything special, but I figured as much as I like reading other build threads
regardless of what was done, I decided to do my own.

So to recap my introduction,
Bought first Miata with forged motor, and a bunch of BNIB parts,
Built Miata,
Friend wrecked Miata,
Bought 2nd Miata,
Striped and sold first Miata,
Stripped 2nd Miata.

And this is where the build starts. It won’t happen overnight as I’m getting married in February,
but I will be working on it and making it my own as quick as I can. Some might not like my paint
scheme, but I couldn’t give a s#!t. I like Green (as you can see through my toolbox) so I am
going to incorporate it throughout and I have seen yall’s option on the color.

Miata starts as a ’96 M Edition.

The lower control arms are getting blasted and powder coated Tein green to match the coilovers.
The car will be painted either Audi Dolphin grey, or Nissan Storm grey. The wheels will be black
15x9 6UL’s wrapped in 225’s. The goal is 300-350 whp all around street, track car with little strip time.

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First Miata before crash.
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After Crash.
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New Miata finally in my garage.
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New Miata engine bay.
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T28
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Head off!
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Hole in piston.
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Taking the motor out.
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Completely gutted drive train and suspension.
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New lights for FREE. (It pays to have an electrician for a dad)
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Parts ready for sandblasting and powder coating.
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The #3 piston .
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AIRBAGS Work.
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Getting ready for the whoring of the parts off the wrecked car.
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Motor almost out.
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Motor almost out.
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Motor out.
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VIS carbon fiber hood destroyed.
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Radiator, Ouch.
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Saying goodbye to the first miata. So Sad.
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40’ gooseneck towing a 9 foot car.
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Secret Element tie rod ends installed.
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Tein Coilovers.
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Brembo rotors, and Hawk pads.
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K&N for Free. Pays to work at an autoparts store. ( I did not steal it, display)
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Boss frog Clear view.
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550cc RX7 turbo injectors cleaned and flow tested by Deatsch Werks.
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SSC Dual feed fuel rail.
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Energy Suspensions bushing kit.
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Warbro 190hp.
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Ishihara-Johnson Crank Scraper.

Any advise, comments, or concerns would helpful.
Thanks, and enjoy.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:25 AM   #2
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The busted pistons were from a stock motor? Sorry if it's in your intro thread, but I'm too lazy
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The piston was in the 2nd car which is why I got it so cheap. The forged motor in the first miata was salvageable and will be going into the new car.
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Ohh alright, that's what I figured.

I envy your parts list.
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Nice build! Looks like it will be a good build to keep up with
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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Ha...very cool story.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:24 AM   #7
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Just got my parts back from the sandblaster/painter. What do y'all think. Name:  f0c13f4d.jpg
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that looks good. never actually thought about doing my control arms until now that is.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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lol @ tein colored control arms.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #10
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Upper control arms.
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Looks wicked! The next time I do a swap I'm going to take all that crap off and get it powder coated.
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I love the powder coated peices.

Where did you get the upper control arms? They look like Ebay stuff.

Good Build so far
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Nice build. The parts seem to just keep coming. Subscribed!
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Here is the beginning stages of the exposed gear valve cover.
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And the engine primered and ready for paint.
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What color should I paint the engine. The car will be dark grey and the sus. is green. They don't make the tein green in engine paint, and anything that is green on the car has to match the sus. or I'm not doing it. So aside from a different green, what color should I paint it.
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Whatever color you paint it, do yourself a favor and put the oil pan on. Also, take the time to tape up any mating surfaces. Looks like you have over spray all the way to the nose on your crank. of course that's just my opinion.
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good luck with those $3 control arms...
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Is there something i should know? Or is it because they are off ebay.
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If your lowered those rear upper control arms will bottom out on the subframe and will eventually crack as a result.
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Paint it something light, like white or silver. This helps detect leaks.
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Moved the car outside, and 4 feet in the air.

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