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Old 09-26-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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I know there's a few of you but maybe not close. Anyone know this car?:
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I'm in the market for a '99 to turbo and this would be a good starting point since the motor is up to snuff for higher boost.

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he might have a built motor but i see no engine managment i dont see how he could possibly get 13's at that boost level esp with puny 205's he probable has a reserve of at least 10K not worth the money in my book. but i am partial to NA's so go figure.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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Note at the bottom indicates he's using a Voodoo Box for fuel.

205's are certainly capable of 13s 1/4mile.
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not at less than 8 psi he would need 250 or so whp to get those numbers on 205's considering the launch would be very traction limited at anything above 180whp.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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I don't really care about his perceived performance numbers as I'd be ditching the turbo/mani/voodoo and going with a T3 based turbo and probably an EMU. I've already got the BEGI T3 manifold that was on sale last month.

I'd just like to get an idea on the shape of the car. Granted I wouldn't go up to a 10K reserve but if I could get it for a steal and it was in good shape I might do it.

Magnamx-5, how far are you from Bowling Green? If anyones close I'd certainly be willing to compensate for them to check it out. Any trusted shops in that area? If I could get an idea of the general shape of the car and probably a compression test from a dealership or local shop, it'd go a long way in me putting a bid in or making an offer.

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:46 PM   #6
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Nester ran a 14.2 @ 5psi on his '03

First thing I'd do if I had that car would be to rip that stereo. and replace the rearview mirror.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #7
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Nester ran a 14.2 @ 5psi on his '03

First thing I'd do if I had that car would be to rip that stereo. and replace the rearview mirror.
If I didn't remove it the locals would free of charge.

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i am not but abit over an hour from bg but i have a pretty packe schedule this week i was thinking of checking it out anyway as i have been shopping for a nice NA for my little sister for cheap.
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As i said 14.2 and 13's i abit of a jump considering that guy has a t28 who knows the specs and nester runs an evo3. Maybe it is just the KY air everthing runs better here. i emailed him if he responds i'll see what i can do where you at fox?
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:08 PM   #10
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Lemme know if you head that way. It is listed for 4 1/2 more days but who knows if he'll hit his reserve.

Feel free to check at the Baltimore DC listings for NAs and I can check out local cars. I'm 30 mins from both. 2 '90s in the Baltimore area.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=miata

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thanks i will see what i can do MD huh that is a good drive.
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I live in Plano...The car is running stock injectors , which is fine for the amount of boost im pushing. I have never had the car dyno'd or tuned. Yes, I am still running the voodoo box. Since im running the voodoo and the injectors are stock I have felt no extreme need to tune the car at this point. If someone were to upgrade injectors and add a high end fuel controller then there would obviously be very beneficial to tune the car. A mechanic friend of mine did the engine rebuild. Bosnian fellow that graduated Western Kentucky University with an engineering degree. Extremely smart guy and had his own mechanic shop on the side. I have a slip somewhere from the track showing the car running low 14s as well as a high 13. Feel free to call me if you want to talk about the miata....
thx joe
he emailed back i gues i can call him tommorow as i need to leave for work soon.
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:44 PM   #13
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Hmmm. I emailed him this morning (7am EST) and haven't heard back.

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That wastegate piping is the shiznit.

Buy my 03. :hammer:
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yeah nester has a nice 03 from what i can see of his postings. but hell probably just blow what he makes of its sale on an XB or TC
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I looked at nester's when it was first posted on miata.net classifieds. A bit too rich for my blood. Not that it isn't worth it, but that's why I'm looking at 99-00. To keep the cost down a bit.

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Hmmm I dont know that car. Looks like a decent deal though.
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I looked at nester's when it was first posted on miata.net classifieds. A bit too rich for my blood. Not that it isn't worth it, but that's why I'm looking at 99-00. To keep the cost down a bit.

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I will go a lot lower than what I'm asking, just to get rid of the payment. I've got another car, and I just want to free up this money.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:41 PM   #19
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Hmmm I dont know that car. Looks like a decent deal though.
Hopefully it doesn't burn oil with those pistons. Actually for the limited driving I'd be doing it would even be an issue either way. I just want to make sure the motor is tight and not some home brew, non-precise, throw 'em in and zip it up install.

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