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Old 06-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default 1996 Mazda Miata - $8000

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I have a 1996 Mazda Miata for sale, in USA - Mississippi.

Mileage: 150,000 miles
VIN: JM1NA353XT0702192
Engine Size: 1.8

Asking price is $8000

Classic Red 1996 Mazda Miata
Lots of modifications, Track or AX ready, prepped for SCCA CSP or NASA TTD
Lots of extras and spares including 8 wheels, 12 tires, diff, tranny, trunk with spoiler
Miles: ~150K on body ~75k on motor
Clear title in hand
Vehicle Identification Number ("VIN"): JM1NA353XT0702192
Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, near Mobile AL
Asking $8000 OBO

If you donít have ADD and are still with me, this has been my autocross (primary) and track toy (occasional) for the last 6 years. Itís prepped to SCCA CSP solo class rules. Although itís not 100% full tilt boogey, itís not far from it. The main changes to be full tilt boogey would be 10Ē wheels, aero package, and a rules spec built motor. This is a very fast and very capable autocross car. As is, itís been to about every region within a dayís drive from the MS coast and several national tours in the South East. It has obtained multiple class wins, FTDís, top PAXís, and many times all three at once, and at multiple regions. It earned me driver of the year in my local region a couple years ago. On my trips to national tours, I typically am fast enough to be slightly ahead of mid pack, but right behind the aliens, several times snagging the last trophy spot.

For the last year my focus shifted more to doing track time trials. I added a roll bar, hardtop, seat brace, fire bottle, etc to the car to do time trails. It passes tech with both NASA and SCCA and I have a current SCCA log book for the car. With NASA it runs in the Time Trial D class (TTD). The car was dyno reclassed to TTE** (+14 points) with that and all modifications on 225 hankook C71ís it has 36 points into TTD.

This car is very fast and very capable both in solo and on track. It dynoíd 147 SAE corrected WHP, but that was on the OEM 55mm throttle, and a full racing beat exhaust. Since then I have went to a 65mm TB and a short exhaust with a turndown. I am very confident it is making over 150whp currently. And it weights just under 2000lbs, about 2100lbs with the bar and hardtop installed. I took it to the drag strip once just out of curiosity. In my 5 passes I managed a best of 14.766 @ 95.32. I might be able to do better with more practice. I am not a drag racer, and -2.4 degrees of rear camber didnít help launching.

On to the details
2001 VVT Engine installed beginning of 2010 (~60k miles on it)
BEGI Custom lightweight AL long runner intake manifold (sounds and looks awesome)
Phenolic intake manifold insulator gasket
65mm Mustang Throttle body
Joefis Racing 3Ē custom cold air intake with K&N cone filter in front of radiator (a month old)
OBX Aluminum Under drive crank Pulley with PS/AC pulley machined off
Engine Management and Electrical:
Adaptronics ECU Dyno Tuned by Top Dead Center Performance in Mobile, AL
DIY autotune VVT controller
Innovate LC-1 WBO2 Sensor and XD16 LED AFR Gauge
BEGI High Flow Fuel Distribution Block and braided stainless lines
Racing Beat 4-1 stainless steel Header
Flowmaster Hushpower 18Ē long muffler 2.5Ē exhaust piping with turndown before differential
5 speed
Fidanza 1.6 Aluminum Flywheel
Spec stage 3 clutch (new when VVT motor went in)
Spec light-weight pressure plate
OEM Torsen LSD with 4.1 final drive gear
JIC FLT-A2 coil-overs with 12f/7r kg/mm springs
Polyurethane suspension bushings
Racing Beat 1-1/8" tubular front swaybar
Rear bar removed
AWR heim joint adjustable end links
1.8 calipers and discs (I had 1.6 for CSP but recently changed back for track use)
Hawk blue track pads
Goodridge braided stainless steel SS brake lines
Wilwood hi temp racing brake fluid
Wilwood adjustable bias proportioning valve
Wheels and Tires:
949racing 6UL 15x9 currently with brand new sticker 225/45-15 Hankook Z214 C71ís (will have ~five 20 minute session on them if not sold before june 23)
TRM 15x9 wheels with 225/45-15 Hankook R-S3 Street tires (lots of tread, were new beginning of this year, a few track sessions old)
I also have a set of one track day old 275/35-15 R6ís that I will include. These are very fresh. they picked up more rubber that they put down.
Interior: Safety:
Corbeau FX Pro Fiberglass Racing Seats and sliders (brand new last year)
LeCarra steering wheel
Miata Roadster tall/bent short shifter
1.6 dash conversions (no airbag)
Hard Dog Hard Core Double Diagonal (HDHCDD) roll bar (track days only, removed for AX)
2lb fire bottle with roll bar mount
G force SFI 5 point harness (needed for TTís)
Corbeau DOT legal 4 point harnesses for passenger
Bolt in lap belt seatbelts for AX(no retractor)
A/C removed
Manual steering rack swap (PS removed)
Stereo and speakers removed
Ragtop removed (removable hardtop)
Odyssey PC 545 battery with custom made bracket (<12lbs)
R model front chin spoiler
Removable Hardtop (no soft top, sorry)
Issues with the car

1) Itís been a track and AX car, not a show car. So itís got cone rash in a few spots, rock chips, a couple dings from me removing the hardtop by myself, a small dent on the pass (IIRC) fender from the jack handle popping it, etc. The fender lips are rolled in the rear and rolled and pulled in the front to clear 275ís. other than that the paint is still very glossy. Itís been in a garaged all of its life it spent with me (except Sundays). And the hardtop is really faded; it could stand a fresh spray.
2) The car runs awesome! And it idles, but not so awesome, especially when the motor is cold. This is due to the 65mm mustang throttle not having an idle air control valve. You gotta give it a little foot action to keep it running if itís cold. This is not a problem when driving, only when puttering around grid, or street driving when stopping at lights and signs. Once itís warmed up itís not as bad, but still idles low. This might be able to be remedied with more tuning. Or you could add an IACV or go back to the Miata TB with IACV if it bothers you.
3) Current odometer reading is ~ 147k. However the speedo stopped working about 6 months ago. But I donít daily drive this car. I can probably look at how many events I have done since then and give you an accurate number. My guess is still under 150k total. (~ 75k on motor)

Some of its credentials:
I am not the best driver in the world, nor have I had the biggest budget. So itís a modest list. But it is something. And I have had a blast making the list.
2008 3rd place CSP SCCA Dixie National Tour
2009 1 spot out of trophies CSP SCCA Dixie National Tour (big class)
2009 3rd place CSP SCCA Houston National Tour
2009 Gulf Coast Region SCCA Driver of the year
(2010-2012 I co drove a few tours and started getting into more track stuff)
2012 1st place CSP AL/TVR SCCA Spring Time Trials at Talladega Grand Prix Raceway

If youíre familiar with these tracks
No Problem Raceway 1:27.68 on street tires
NOLA motorsports park North short course 1:26.32
Talladega Gran Prix Raceway (little tally) mid 1:08ís
The latter is faster that both the current official TTD and CSP track records, but was done at an open track day, nothing official, video of it below.

Crappy cell Video of NOLA here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNbjyAR6GbA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Crappy cell phone Video me chasing a vette at TGPR here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VjlNdXiOH0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I have tons of pictures of the car. Shoot me an email and I will send em. And just so you know, it has had many stickers on it. I have recently destickered it and will clean it up and post some pictures after this weekend. A couple of the stickers on the driver side were stubborn and I canít get all the goo off. If you know some tricks perhaps you can do better than me at goo removal.

I am asking $8000 for the car. Do the math and add it all up. Thatís a really good deal!

This would make a great ready to go track car or AX car. If you want to jump into a fun and capable track car thatís competitive and ready to go, this is it. If you want a fast and competitive solo car, pull the TT safety gear and you can go do really well in CSP. Add 10Ē wheels and aero and go win nationally. Put a full exhaust and IACV on it and make it a street car and/or dual purpose toy, or add a turbo or supercharger and make it a beast. Lots of potential here!

Oh and I have a lot of spare parts that will go with it. Already mentioned it has TWO sets of 15x9 wheels, one with new 225 hankook race tires and one with 225 hankook ďcheater streetsĒ, and a set of very fresh 275 R6ís. Thatís 12 tires! I have a rear trunk lid with a 8Ē tall CSP style spoiler, a 4.3 diff (open just swap torsen), a 6 speed tranny, a 97 motor if you want it, several intake manifolds, a VVT head, lots of little Miata knick knacks a whole work bench of stuff on and under it. It all goes to the buyer. I also have a transponder in the car, if you want it; I can add that for an extra $300, otherwise I will hang on to it. I might consider selling some of the wheels and tires separate if thatís what it takes to move the car, but I would like to keep everything together for the potential buyer without parting out for now.

If youíre interested please send me an email to trigger dot eric at gmail dot com I will try to check it as often as possible and respond quickly. Also note I plan to list this in several places. So email is probably a better way to get me than a PM. Plus those itty bitty inboxes fill up fast. And my cell is (2 two eight) two one 9 Ė 7 zero 8 nine. Sorry for the funky encrypting, too bad itís needed.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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