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Old 07-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Father of the Miata... 323GTX LOVE.

SO.... a select handful already know... but I picked up something fun last night. Friend sent me an ad from the local chicago area autox listserv about a 323 gtx for sale. Motor was dying, price had just been dropped.... had ALL suspension stuff done (shocks/coilovers/brakes/bushings/ss lines/mazdaspeed lsd/sways/strut bars..) and would probably need an engine.

So I got ahold of the guy during the day, setup a meeting that night. Drove down, took a few laps around the block, suspension felt nice and stiff/tight. Bought the car... for 1k. Waited for AAA to come get me (had found leak at a plug in radiator, fixed that with bolt today) and took the car home.

Did some wrenching today. Projects consisted of:
Install o2 bung on downpipe
Install and wire wideband
Fix wastegate routing.... was T'd into the turbo intake tract... ie: NO BOOST CONTROL
Dump oil... inspect... clean... put in Delvac and new filter
Put bolt into distributor end cam cover/cap
Pump up slow leak tires
Remove AC unit from under dash, use hole to route wideband
Play with pimp Blaupunkt Cassette deck... someone send me a mix tape please

Then I went driving. Car runs perfect. Nice loud HLA tick... but it runs PERFECT. OEM turbo cars are... awesome.

10psi off oem gate is surprisingly fun.

So there you go... I almost feel guilty... (unless the motor blows up next week, then it was a decent deal) but the car was a STEAL.

Thank you Mazda for giving us these motors... even with the crappy flowing heads... they are still damn fun.

Pics .... you didn't think I would skip pictures did you?



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Old 07-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Very nice, what year is it?
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:33 PM   #3
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1988 vintage.
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Oh sweet!!! I love those...
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:33 AM   #5
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Absolutely beautiful.

So this a factory turbo B6 motor?
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:58 AM   #6
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Dude... HOW MUCH?
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Awesome.
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Absolutely beautiful.

So this a factory turbo B6 motor?
Yep. You're looking at the reason the B6/BP series is setup to turbo...
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I love that car.
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Did you steal those wheels off brain's Altima?
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:29 AM   #12
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I almost feel guilty, if the motor does go bad... I won't really feel bad (it will be a fair deal then)... but I practially stole the car now that I think its healthy.

$1k...
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:39 AM   #13
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Brain showed me the add and if I had the cash and was staying in NoVA I would have totally tried to buy it. I really want one as a DD, and the AWD would have been nice in the snow.
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How do you guys fall into deals like this? I search CL constantly, and all I ever find is junk.
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great little car. congrats!
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:05 AM   #16
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I could own only cars from 1988 and be a very happy man.
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I almost feel guilty, if the motor does go bad... I won't really feel bad (it will be a fair deal then)... but I practially stole the car now that I think its healthy.

$1k...
I hate you.
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Nice Score!!
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Nice snag Split, now slam a real snail on and go hunt Evos at autobahn.
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Killer score! I had one a few years ago...dumped a ton of money into it and sold it for less than I bought it (clutch going bad). It was one of the biggest mistakes I've done.

Same wheels just smaller


The car is GREAT in the snow. Best of luck with it! I'm jealous
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