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Old 08-02-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Well guys i guess we all have to start somewhere. After 2 years of tinkering with honda's and countless auto-x's, i decided to get a miata. It was between finding something nice and keep it completly stock(aka the no fun plan) or find something cheap and build it into something i can be proud of.
Not only is this my first miata this also my first forced induction car.
This is what $1200 got me, 1991 with 142k miles



Obviously paint is bad but the body is suprisingly straight.

Oh did i mention it was already boosted...

Car had a water leak that was quickly fixed with a new lower radiator hose. drove the car around for about a week now, runs pretty good and car can move!( that is when the clutch isnt slipping in high rpm)

Car is now in the garage getting torn down, so stay tuned.
Did i mention I'm about 15min away from the BEGi shop.
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so what's on the agenda?
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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So where you located? I'm in South Austin, not too far from BEGI also.

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I'm located in NorthEast San Antonio, where 1604 & I35 intersects
(if anyone is interested in helping out, i'll be mighty greatfull)

Future plans include ditching ac & ps along with anything else i feel i dont need. motor seemed very healthy compression test showed 180,180,165,165psi. So for now just plan on replacing most gaskets. New clutch kit and lighten the stock flywheel.
Ditching the greddy kit for the begi stage one(i think).
3in exhaust and no cat.
New rotors,pads, lines as far as brakes go.

Paint the damn thing and drive the crap out of it.
Once i start finding the flaws on the stock suspension i'll start dealing with that.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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Some updates from the last few days. Nothing too impressive just started tearing down the engine bay. Removed entire ac, ps pump & resoirvouir, entire turbo minus dp, cruise, radiator & fans, and the random IC that was just hanging out there.

turbo coming out
Anyone interested in a greddy turbo kit??


PS out

AC out (along with the random IC)



As far as removal goes still need to remove all the ac and heater components from under the dash, along with the PS lines still in the engine bay.

Motor is super filthy needing a good power washing, looking at it now im wondering if it'll be easier to do the clutch and replace the gaskets with the motor out all together....any imput??
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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nice tail lights.

I plan on running down to Harris Hills soon to **** on all you south texas ****.


I love cheap miatas like that. See you soon.
do you know Jeff with the white, blown car?
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nice tail lights.

I plan on running down to Harris Hills soon to **** on all you south texas ****.


I love cheap miatas like that. See you soon.
do you know Jeff with the white, blown car?
DOnt HATZ on the LigHTWEIT racIN tAIl lightZ i got them of ebay!
Came on the car but are already out! just need to find some cheap stockers to replace them.

Not sure i know Jeff, I'm pretty new to the miata community.
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DOnt HATZ on the LigHTWEIT racIN tAIl lightZ i got them of ebay!
Came on the car but are already out! just need to find some cheap stockers to replace them.

Not sure i know Jeff, I'm pretty new to the miata community.
I've got a set for sale if you want them.
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I'm probably going to take a trip to austin next month...we all need to meet up and do a track day.
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I'm probably going to take a trip to austin next month...we all need to meet up and do a track day.
So does that mean your car is coming along? I haven't seen an update in a while. I may be completely blind though so if you have given a recent update ignore this.
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So does that mean your car is coming along? I haven't seen an update in a while. I may be completely blind though so if you have given a recent update ignore this.
I have not been home since June, so no movement. However I am taking 3-weeks off work to get everything together and get it to the track. It will be tuned and done by 9/18. That should will be the install, tuning, the splitter, brake ducting, oil cooler, catch can, hood vent (hopefully painted), additional track seat, 3.90 rear end for my 5-speed, and maybe even some 6UL's.
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nice tail lights.

I plan on running down to Harris Hills soon to **** on all you south texas ****.


I love cheap miatas like that. See you soon.
do you know Jeff with the white, blown car?
Are you talking to me? Come on down for H2R, a couple autox's and a test 'n tune night at the dragstrip.

Jeff UTSYCO is a good guy!

climb_on, sorry for getting off () topic. If you hate your taillights I'll trade you, I obviously don't really care what my car looks like. My car is gay already.
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nice tail lights.

I plan on running down to Harris Hills soon to **** on all you south texas ****.


I love cheap miatas like that. See you soon.
do you know Jeff with the white, blown car?
Bring it, my car in reverse>your car not running

Jeff's a good guy. He set up our Harris Hill Tour day in March.

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climb_on, sorry for getting off () topic. If you hate your taillights I'll trade you, I obviously don't really care what my car looks like. My car is gay already.
Not sure if you are serrious about the tail lights, but i'll give you cash on top if you really want to trade?

Back to topic here. Tired of getting dirty working on the bay and dont have the cash for the new parts yet, so going to start gutting the interior. Me being 6'3" the driver configuration has to be figured out. Probably go with the sparco spring seat. Had a hard time finding seat rails for the miata, who makes them?

Regarding the motor, considering im planing on doing the clutch and replacing major gaskets here and there. Might as well pull the motor?
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Can't wait to see the finished product!
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I have not been home since June, so no movement. However I am taking 3-weeks off work to get everything together and get it to the track. It will be tuned and done by 9/18. That should will be the install, tuning, the splitter, brake ducting, oil cooler, catch can, hood vent (hopefully painted), additional track seat, 3.90 rear end for my 5-speed, and maybe even some 6UL's.
That's a tight squeeze in three weeks if nothing goes wrong, which it of course will. Good luck with that.
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So what is your hp/tq goal?
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So what is your hp/tq goal?
after a conversation with corky bell, he convince me on a good stradegy.
build it for 250hp but run it at 200hp. that way nothing is ever getting pushed at its limit. i think 200hp is where i would like to start out anyways so i think its a good goal.
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Steering rack came out today for a good cleaning and FM depower tomorow hopefully. along with replacing the ripped boots.

pics soon
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Climb_on - I live just down the road from you. I35 and 3009. probably about 7 minutes away or so.
There is a chance I may be interested in the greddy kit but I have little cash at the moment. Let me know if your serious about selling it.
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