questions on setup for a 90 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default questions on setup for a 90

so i just got a 90 miata with a 5 spd. im really itching for more power. i want to go turbo but im still in highschool and only have $400 coming to me every month.but i go to a vocational school and have already learned machining,welding. so i was hoping to build a set of headers that will connect to a turbo. and i was hoping to use the stock intake manifold. and injectors from a 1.8 to be as cheap as possible. but i was wondering if i would be better starting with aftermarket headers? (are stock headers restrictive?) how many psi will stock internals stand up to? i was thinking of using an air to water cooler off of ebay. good or bad idea? im also planning on using a td04 turbo. looking for any help i can get. dont know much about turbos.
chuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

What in the hell. The name scared me at first... thankfully no "Z".

We don't really call them headers if they connect to a turbo. We call it a turbo manifold..

You can use your stock intake manifold.

Injectors from a 1.8 will get you started sure.

You can't use your stock headers with a turbo. Used aftermarket turbo manifolds can be found in our classifieds, but first how about you introduce yourself in the newbie section and show us some pictures of your car?

How much psi can the internals hold? Well before you get flammed, psi doesn't matter. It will be depend on your turbo. This information can be found by searching. Check out the build threads to see what others are doing.

I'd personally just go with standard intercooler.

Lof people use the td04 turbo on here. Try a search in the build section.

You have a lot of reading to do. Try that first, we dont' really like to spoon feed here. You will also need to use something to add in the extra fuel needed for the turbo. Most people go with a Megasquirt.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

On $400 a month your best bet would be to first get a DIY megasquirt kit (it's the standalone/piggyback ecu of choice around here for cheap people), and get your car working with that installed.
If you really think you can build a turbo manifold then go for it. If not, a Begi Shanghai turbo kit like this is your best bet, although you'd have to save your pennies for a while.
I'm in a similar boat as you in terms of wanting power and not having money, so I decided to hold off on the turbo kit until I have the coin to do it properly. Also, if you don't have a proper roll bar then get that first.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Please capitalize the first letter, of the first word, of each sentence. Come the **** on, please.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 2,322
Total Cats: 12
Default

The answer to your questions is easy. Save your money for 8 months. You will then have $3200. Buy sweet turbo parts and make awesome power.

PS - 1.8 intake manifold will not fit on your car.
dustinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 12:34 AM   #6
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dustinb View Post
PS - 1.8 intake manifold will not fit on your car.
I know it's hard to decipher. But there is a period there. I belive he ONLY wants to use 1.8L injectors.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #7
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default

I apologize for my poor grammar. And i do only want to use injectors from a 1.8.
chuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #8
IHI
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 200
Total Cats: 1
Default

Search for "il tacotaco" on ebay. He sells a log style manifold for the miata at ~$100.
You could fit a Volvo Td04h-13c (Volvo 700/900) You would need to skim the surface though. I have seen pics of the Td04h-15g of the Volvo 850. These can be made to fit the same way.
Get it with the hard waterlines, they offer a good start.
The exhaust is not to hard to fabricate. Get the Volvo downpipe with it and modify it.
If you are on a budget, add a intercooler later.
You will need an engine management system though.
IHI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

You seem to be a complete beginner here. Read read read. In your case I'd recommend installing a megasquirt before even thinking of making a turbo kit. Then read some turbo install guides to get to know what you need in a turbo kit.

In reality though the megasquirt will give you plenty to play with until you have enough cash to get a turbo kit.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #10
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 639
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckie View Post
I apologize for my poor grammar. And i do only want to use injectors from a 1.8.
You forgot to capitalize your second I.
jared8783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

You cannot start sentence with "and" either.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
Zel
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 33
Total Cats: 0
Default

Chuckie the advice given here is great including the suggestion to check out the FAQ. The advice you been given came with gentle poking so consider yourself lucky. Now, let me add that you should buy from Amazon or some other source the book by Corky Bell, Maximum Boost. It's a great read and will teach you a ton of great stuff to know about turbocharging a car.

Maximum Boost

Last edited by Zel; 09-05-2011 at 09:39 PM. Reason: *doh!*
Zel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 09:15 PM   #13
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 639
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
You cannot start sentence with "and" either.
Good eye. I missed that one.

jared8783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #14
IHI
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 200
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zel View Post
Now, let me add that you should buy from Amazon or some other source the book by Corky Bell, Maximum Boost. It's a great read and will teach you a ton of great stuff to know about turbocharging a car.

Maximum Boost
I like that book.
IHI is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
SimExperience fiberglass race seat in Chicago area chris101 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-09-2015 10:08 AM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
Low oil pressure after 1.8 swap and new turbo setup JesseTheNoob DIY Turbo Discussion 15 09-30-2015 03:44 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 11:53 AM.