2000 Miata DIY turbo "build" thread with pics and so on - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #21  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 243
Total Cats: 21

SHOOT I don't know how I let the aluminum part slip my mind. I really wanted the pan to be steel when I drilled it so I could just use magnets of some sorts to get filings out. The drain plug came on the side with some purchased parts. Oh well I'll live, the car has been fine for the past week and no signs of damage and no leaks

There is plenty I could improve on. But this was supposed to be the all around budget nb miata diy turbo thread. I even calculated in oil and what not into the budget so people don't get the wrong idea. The manifold is what killed the grand total, but I really really really wanted cast. And I was heartbroken to see the that hks cast topmount for the 1.8 was discontinued. I would KILL for that manifold. haha

More ideas/ suggestions from fellow members welcome. I can't wait to get some videos up, and track times in.
sickmiatabra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 06:26 PM   #22  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 243
Total Cats: 21

Why can't I edit my original posts? I'm ready to do some updates. on the miata....may make a new thread because this turbo did not last long and and a lot has been taken care of.
sickmiatabra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #23  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
curly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,299
Total Cats: 560

You can't edit posts after a few months I believe, sorry. Why not new posts?
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #24  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 75
Total Cats: 1

Originally Posted by Savington View Post
Protection against the aluminum filings, eh?

Cool build, solid parts. Call us when you're ready for Inconel studs
I hear brass magnets work on aluminum

Nice looking car, going to do any suspension mods?
romanservices is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #25  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 43
Total Cats: 5

Originally Posted by sickmiatabra View Post
Kit consists of:
-Garret t3 turbo .60 compressor .63 exhaust (used from a friend) $150
-Flyin' Miata cast turbo manifold $421 (could go a cheaper route here)
-Exhaust manifold gaskets $10
-2.5 in" downpipe (friend) $75
-2.5 in 5bolt V-band Swing Valve $35
-Vband clamp with flange $25
-Internal wastegate actuator $42
-NGR Type S BOV $155
-BOV flange $17
-BEGI vacuum block $43
-I/C and Piping (CX Racing) $164 (still to be fab'd)
-Oil Feed: Sandwich plate from glowshift, fittings and line from summit. $77
-Oil pan fitting $6
-Flyin miata boost gauge $66
-AEM digital uego wideband $173
-Rx7 460cc injectors $100
-Brain Built MegaSqurit $650
-Penzoil ultra synthetic oil w/ filter $31
-NGK plugs $11
-Flyin Miata Level 1 Clutch $365

Grand total of $2,726
Have you dyno'd the car?
what power are you putting out for your $2,726 investment?

Last edited by SSMtobeturbo'd; 12-01-2011 at 10:36 PM. Reason: typo
SSMtobeturbo'd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 11:25 PM   #26  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hollywood Fl
Posts: 61
Total Cats: 2

I have a few questions. How long was the oil feed line and when you add the sandwich plate, does it put the filter too close to the bracket that supports the intake manifold?

Build looks like it's going pretty well. I cant wait til I am at this point.
dliverance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #27  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 243
Total Cats: 21

I can make new posts I suppose. I'd rather someone click on the the thread and see all updates/ pictures on the first page than searching though (even though this is only the second page)

Only suspsension mods are the tein basics. If I keep the car through the winter. It will be getting plenty more suspension mods.

I have not yet dyno'd it since a few street tunes. I'm estimating around 200-215whp at 8.5psi with the new turbo I have up there.

I wanted to update because i'm no longer using the garrett (it crapped on me) and went for a relatively cheap/ reliable route.

Considering making a new thread. I love this car as is right now. Definitely gets down
sickmiatabra is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
elesjuan's mediocre 95 Miata adventure (google fiber edition) elesjuan Build Threads 8 02-16-2016 08:36 PM
1997 Miata Misty_Miata pineda92 Meet and Greet 4 09-20-2015 09:22 PM
Miata Backpack: 2000 SE Rustbucket WTB 0 09-15-2015 01:57 AM
Project DDoS: '99 "Budget" boost build ProjectDDoS Build Threads 1 09-09-2015 01:52 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:03 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.