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Old 01-17-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Picked up a motor to build, parts? book?

I've always wanted to build a motor but never have.

When racing FC, we ran a built/ dry sumped Ford Pinto motor- and if you wanted a chance of winning you did not build it yourself. There were two major builders (Elite and Quicksilver) and a handful of smaller builders but to get everything out of the motor it took a pro (plus annual rebulids and 2x a year head freshining). The headwork was the major difference. Components were spec.

So now I've got a spare 03 VVT motor, and since I'm not racing and the last 2hp does not matter I'd like to give it a go. It will be built for 275-300hp with a 2860RS, MS3, ID1000 and reliable operation. I've got an engine that runs great now (78k) so MS3 going in this weekend, tuning n/a then bolting up the FI after. I'm not pressed for time.

Is there a book available that specifically covers building the Miata 1.8?

What about recommended components? Lots of choices for pistons, rods, bearings, bore, etc.
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What about recommended components? Lots of choices for pistons, rods, bearings, bore, etc.
Search. There's lots of info on here about all of those.
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Go look at what TSE uses to build their motors, then follow it exactly.
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I can put together a component package and sell it at a small discount from retail to save you the hassle and a little money as well. Call me at the shop or email me.
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Perfect, thanks. I'm planning to disassemble this weekend (or next week anyway) and check out the condition of the block to determine if bore out is going to be required.

Is there a book out there?
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Either the Haynes or Chilton Miata manuals have a detailed overhaul chapter. I can't remember which one I have.
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https://www.miataturbo.net/useful-sa...manuals-74998/

The engine overhaul .pdf is specifically for VVT motors

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The engine overhaul .pdf is specifically for VVT motors

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Amazing. Thank you!
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