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Old 05-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default UPDATED: 1991 Mazda Miata - $3,000

UPDATE: Fellas, I just became a dad this weekend! Forgive me if I'm slow getting back with all of the serious inquiries.

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I have a 1991 Mazda Miata for sale, in USA - Florida.

Mileage: 135000 miles
Engine Size: 1.6L


Asking price is $3,000



1991 Mazda Miata (Mariner Blue) - $3,000
~135,000 miles

Go here for a few more high res pics:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzfeeDq

Turbocharger Setup
-custom turbo setup based on Mitsubishi TD04-13C turbocharger with integrated wastegate and bypass valve
-custom Weld El tubular manifold, custom 2.5 downpipe and exhaust -MX-6 GT intercooler and custom charge pipes
-custom electronic boost controller using GM 2-bar MAP sensor and GM boost solenoid
-Bipes ACU timing retard device
-RX-7 airflow meter
-1.8L injectors cleaned and benched ~5 years ago
-O2 signal modifier
-BEGI rising rate fuel pressure regulator
-high pressure 190LPH fuel pump and high pressure rated fuel lines from regulator to rail
-4-wire heated oxygen sensor

Chassis Setup
-'99 5-speed transmission
-'94 Torsen limited slip differential
-'01 driveshaft and half-shafts (with ABS rings)
-1.8L flywheel with SPEC stage 2 Kevlar clutch and pressure plate (rated for ~275lb-ft)
-Tein Basic shocks & springs package with '99 shock tower & upper mount/bumpstop conversion
-Okuyama Slot Single front chassis brace
-Rota Sub-zero 15"x6.5" wheels with Toyo T1R tires

Body
-New vinyl top with glass rear window installed ~4 years ago -original paint in good shape considering car's age
-R package trunk lid spoiler and rear skirt
-Racing Beat front nose/bumper

Interior
-vacuum/boost gauge
-Grant 13.5" stitched leatherette steering wheel
-custom door strap pulls (OEM arm rests included with car)
-Sony CD player with aux. input
-Many spare parts included (OEM wheels/tires, sun visors, tonneau cover, belly pan, stock air intake tract, car cover, etc.)
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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bripab007 legacy member back from the dead Car looks great!
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Other than bandaids... looks like best deal on here in ages.

Glad I'm just at the beginning of my break from cars and don't have the time to do a roadtrip.
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bripab007 legacy member back from the dead Car looks great!
Legacy member! I like the sound of that :-)

We've got our first little one on the way and that, combined with not really havnig given this car the attention it deserves the last few years, I've decided it's time to let someone else have some fun with it!
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First, congrats on the new addition. There's nothing better.

Nice looking car.
Couple questions:
- you mention not giving it much attention the last few years - has the car been sitting or has it been getting at least a little regular exercise?
- I know you're in FL now, but that doesn't mean the car has always been there. So, any rust? The pics look like the body is fine. How's the underside? Suspension?
- Leaking or using any fluids? oil/coolant/tranny/diff/blinker...etc
- how much boost have you been running it at? Ever dyno it? Data or guesstimates as to the HP or TQ?
- is it due for timing/water pump or have you done that?

Where in FL is it? I'm headed down to the Orlando area this weekend and will be around for a couple weeks. Perhaps I could meet up with you somewhere to see it in person.

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Thanks, man, my wife and I are pretty darn excited :-D

I guess what I meant when I said I hadn't given it much attention the last few years is that I was once quite active on this forum and others and was working on making the car better regularly. As you can imagine, the turbo kit adds some complexity, and so there was always something to be tweaked or improved. Sometime a few years ago, some close car friends of mine moved away, and it seemed my interest in tweaking the car waned.

That said, I've driven the car nearly daily for the 11 years I've owned it. We were a two car family, so this was my own primary transportation. So with that said, it had to be reliable: no, I don't believe it leaks or burns any oil to speak of. Always did regular oil changes with good quality filters and synthetic oil, accessory belts, etc. One thing that did make me think of, though, is that one of my steel intercooler pipes rubbed a pin-sized hole in the aluminum high-pressure A/C hard line a few years ago, leaked all the R12 out, and I never bothered to fix it and get it converted to R134a.

It's always been in Florida to my knowledge and has a few spots of surface, cosmetic rust. I'm talking pin-head-sized spots on a couple body panels that could just be hit with some touch-up paint.

I've been running ~6-10PSI over the years, depending on configuration. The custom boost controller I have is not always predictable, so I typically set it for ~7-8PSI, and sometimes it'll swing up to 10-11. My guess is that it makes ~160rwhp, but it's never been dyno'd. The timing belt and water pump were done ~80k miles, so I'm assuming those are good for a bit longer (every ~80k, right?).
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since i never post anything i can't pm you.. where are you in fl?
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since i never post anything i can't pm you.. where are you in fl?
Tallahassee
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based on post #6 content, I'd agree- best deal I've seen on a turbo miata in a while
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based on post #6 content, I'd agree- best deal I've seen on a turbo miata in a while
Thanks, man :-)

Looks like the baby may be coming much earlier than expected, so I'll try to be as up front and communicative as I can with the interested parties so far, but ----'s about to get real
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Brian is the car still available?
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I'm interested. Would like to come check it out

PM me your phone #

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intrested and have money in hand where at in fl??
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prob one of the best deals Ive seen. i'm sure this will sell fast! love that blue
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