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Old 06-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #1  
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UPDATE: Car has sold.

Greetings fellow auto enthusiast!

This little RWD rocket that has an LSD, and roughly twice its birth horsepower. I will dearly miss it if it goes away, but I simply don't drive it enough. I have been riding my bicycle to work, and only occasionally twisting the key in this thing over the spring/summer, meanwhile it is stored in the winter. It really yearns & deserves to be enjoyed. I'm hoping someone on here will get a kick out of it.

I purchased this car in 2010 from Nebraska, and have not driven it in the winter at all. I sought one specifically that had not been driven in the winter, so there's no rust on the car. It still has only 70k miles, and is in great shape, starts, runs, accelerates, and stops very well. It's an amazing car; my favorite of all time to be honest. The only reason I'm considering selling this car is because I built a kit car, and all that blood, sweat, & tears makes that one harder to part with. Further, I have only one me, and can't use more than one summer car at a time, so this one seems redundant. I know I'll regret it, because the kit car doesn't have a roof/doors, and this one is so much more practical, if it gets chilly or rains for example... But all the blood, sweat, & tears that went into the kit car. You know. Truth is, if you don't want it, and nobody else does either, I win, because I tried, and I was meant to keep it! If you do, you win, because seriously, it's amazing.

1999 Miata 1.8L FMII Turbo kit. This kit alone costs ~5500, and is widely accepted as the best (most reliable/convenient/predictable) way to turbo charge a Miata. The kit has been on the car for ~30,000 miles, and works as well as when it was installed, which is great.

I Purchased it in 2010 with 55k miles for $10,500.00, (far less than the sum of its parts already).

Mechanical
Braille B3121 No-Weight Extreme Use Battery $205.64 Discarded in favor of a die-hard for better cool weather starts.
Flyin Miata FMII Kit with Garret 2560 Ball Bearing Turbo Came with car
Hydra Nemesis v2.5 engine computer - with extensive tuning. Came with car
ceramic coated manifold and downpipe Came with car
Begi (Bell Engineering in TX) ported exhaust manifold, and downpipe. Came with car
Begi Upgraded turbo and downpipe attachments (to 10mm bolts) Came with car
Begi ported wastegate Came with car
Begi flat decked manifold, and outlet casting Came with car
FM Electronic boost controller. Came with car
Turbo blanket Came with car
2.5" statinless exhaust with FM single outlet turbo muffler Came with car
5 speed manual transmission. Came with car
ACD HD clutch Came with car
replaced clutch master and slave cylinders in 2008. Came with car
Swapped the OEM 4.3 torsen for a 3.9 torsen LSD differential (70mph on highway = 3000rpm) = increased gas mileage Came with car
Walbro 255 lph fuel pump Came with car
Oil filter relocation kit Came with car
Head Gasket replacement $844.75 Aug-10 Kale's Customs
Timing Belt, various gaskets $99.52 7/14/2010 Mazda Motorsports
Water Pump & gasket $77.78 7/14/2010 Mazda Motorsports
Pinion Bearings, Oil seals, Thermostat/gasket $195.96 6/21/2010 Mazda Motorsports
Royal Purple Gear oil for trans $39.31 6/12/2010 Autozone
250whp/230lb-ft tq at wheels (14psi) Dyno results by previous owner.
Replaced mid-section of exhaust (cat and resonator included). $358.39 6/25/2015 Flyin' Miata
New Battery - Duralast Gold $117.99 5/1/2016 Autozone

Brakes
Brakes on all four corners upgraded to 2001 "Sport brakes" - Calipers and rotors. Came with car at time of purchase.
Carbotech pads XP10/XP8 $280.00 7/20/2011 CarboTech 10/8 (front/rear) pads - spec Miata brakes
G-Loc brake pads, R-18 Front, R-14 Rear See 949 receipt below 12/3/2017
ARP extended wheel studs See 949 receipt below 12/3/2017
See 949 receipt below $483.60 12/3/2017
Additional "front" wheel studs for rear, (since rear hubs called for this size) $58.65 12/18/2017
New wheel hubs/bearings all 4 corners + new spindle nuts See rockauto receipt below 12/3/2017
New Rotors all 4 corners See rockauto receipt below 12/3/2017
Rockauto receipt below $449.06 12/3/2017
New lower rear control arm bolts (both sides), --replaced when doing wheel bearings $33.72 1/8/2018




Cooling
Flyin' Miata Oil Cooler Kit $354.00 8/26/2013 Flyin' Miata
Flyin Miata Crossflow Radiator $526.00 8/26/2013 Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata Lower radiator hose (silicon) $46.95 8/26/2013 Flyin' Miata
M-Tuned Coolant reroute kit $329.00 8/26/2013 Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata stage 2 airflow kit, (radiator fans/shroud) $334.00 8/26/2013 Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata Hard lines for Turbo coolant and oil drain $273.93 6/4/2014 Flyin' Miata
Replaced upper heater hose with a more heat tolerant silocone hose. $30.00 Aug-15

Suspension
AYB AGX 4-way adjustable shocks
FM Springs Came with car 8/6/2007
Stock swaybars but rears have Racing Beat end links Came with car
14 Gauge stainless steel frame rails (precursor to the FM butterfly brace) Came with car
New Flyin' Miata long knurled lug nuts See FM receipt below 12/3/2017
Flyin' Miata sway bars See FM receipt below 12/3/2017
FM End links for fron tsway bars See FM receipt below 12/3/2017
FM receipt below $404.62 12/3/2017

Exterior
eBay garage vary style polyurethane front spoiler $109.25 12/3/2017
Body colored Moss Motors rear spoiler Came with car
Stock small side skirts Came with car
gas charged trunk lift struts $34.95
Headlight bulbs (Sylvania SilverStar Ultra Twin) $52.99 4/23/2010 Autozone
Robbins OEM style canvas top, with new rain rail, all 6 seals, and tensioners $1,044.60 6/29/2015 Moss Motors
Soft Top installation + 2 additional seals for each side. $1,200.00 7/15/2015 Rick's top and seat, Shelburne Rd.
New batteries for both keyless remotes $19.24 10/24/2017 Interstate Battery

Interior
Hard Dog Sport double diagonal roll bar Came with car
Aftermarket keyless entry system w/ 2 Key fobs Came with car
Additional courtesy lights (in access panels by center tunnel). Came with car
Voodoo black aluminum shift **** and parking brake. Came with car
Seat dye $67.40 11/1/2011
Summit Coolant temp gauge $25.00 In glove compartment, still not a track car!
Rear Window re-glue (old top, since replaced). $142.50 4/22/2010 Richmond Upholstery
Project-G e-brake & shift boot with green stitching $100.00 4/24/2014 Project-G (free shipping!)

Total: $18,838.80


1.8T Miata (EYH528) Mileage changed Mileage Due Oil used
Changed Oil 55000 58000 Mobil 1 0W-30
Changed Transmission oil 55000 70000 Royal Purple 75w90 full synthetic
Changed Differential oil 55000 70000 Royal Purple 75w90 full synthetic
Changed Oil 58625 61625 Mobil 1 0W-30
Changed Oil 60020 63020 Valvoline synthetic 5W-30
Changed Oil 65823 68823 Valvoline synthetic 5W-30
Changed Oil 68595 71595 Valvoline synthetic 5W-30
Changed Transmission oil 69888 85000 Valvoline 75w90 full synthetic
Changed Differential oil 69888 85000 Valvoline 75w90 full synthetic

Please see my other auctions if you're curious what else I have that might pique your interest. I pretty much listed all my cars this morning, and "we'll see what sells".

Asking $9k.

The only thing this car "needs" is tires, as I tend to use them until they are no longer usable, and this particular set is pretty close to that point. That said, if you would like, I could consider substituting the rims/tires you see on the one kit car picture at the end of the list of images, then it would need nothing. Your call, I'm a little torn about which rims I like better on the kit car, but perhaps you could help me to decide.

Many photos:
Imgur: https://imgur.com/a/MyKSQHb

Thanks,
Jeff

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Old 07-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #2  
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Lowered price to $9k, Happy Independence day!
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I'm confused about one thing, "I Purchased it in 2010 with 75k miles." For sale, "70k miles, crazy fun ($9k)"
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I'm confused about one thing, "I Purchased it in 2010 with 75k miles." For sale, "70k miles, crazy fun ($9k)"
Thanks ridewhencan, good eye on my typo. The mileage when I bought it was 55k. I have records for oil changes back to that point, as recorded in the very poorly formatted maintenance log below the price.

I fixed it in the original ad with an edit just now, thanks again!
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:09 PM   #5  
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Is the miata still available, thanks I'm interested
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:13 PM   #6  
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Is the miata still available, thanks I'm interested
It is. I will reply to this forum saying it is sold if it gets sold. Please let me know with any further questions, or to set up a time to stop by and see what you're missing! Thanks for your potential interest.

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Old 07-13-2018, 07:45 PM   #7  
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Have you done a dyno recently?
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:08 PM   #8  
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Have you done a dyno recently?
I have not. The previous owner showed me a 250whp dyno at one point. I believe it. This is my 2nd of three turbo Miatas.

I have never wished or requested that this car be more powerful than the day that I got it. I had, (somewhat recently sold), another Miata in parallel that I worked on way more often than I drove it. It had a Nissan Sylvia motor in it, 2.0 with a bigger turbo, and almost 400 whp. That car was more powerful, but I always liked this one more.

This FMII kit is just seamless. It has been VERY reliable, and has what I consider to be the perfect power to weight ratio for this car/chassis. It will power oversteer if you ask it to, but it won't if you don't. Its brother was a bit less predictable, which was fun; sure, but not as useful in the real world of street and track use. This truly has been my favorite fun car of all time. I just find that after putting an average of 1,875 miles/year on it for the past 8 years, it is clear I just don't need it. I'm thinking of investing the money instead, so that money can grow while the car makes someone else enthusiastically happy in parallel. You can see from my words that I'm not adverse to talking someone out of it if it's not what's exactly right for them, ... worst case I have my favorite car of all time even longer, --but I am not trying to mislead anyone into buying the car either.

If you (or anyone) is looking to accomplish bragging rights horsepower-wise, you can do better than this car, (or buy it and start risking its well being). But if you're looking for a "stock-FMII" with all of the important cooling system, suspension, and brake needs well-met to be a reliable street and/or track car, this would suit you perfectly. With your one question, it strikes me you may bell be looking for a different car than mine.

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Nope I agree honestly I was just curious the number doesnt mean anything to me. Do you have an email I could contact you by that would be easier for me. I appreciate it
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Certainly. I PM'd you my email address, thanks for asking; --easier for me too!
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