Late 91 Miata - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-10-2007, 12:33 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default Late 91 Miata

How do you guys like the 91's? I'm considering a purchase of one.
The Evil genius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
steelrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 514
Total Cats: 0
Default

One of the biggest issues with 91's will be some of them will still have the short nose crank. Which can, depending on who does the timing belt can cause issue. It's all explained well in the FAQs on m.net.

Also.... depends what you want to do. If you are planning on doing FI, there are more choices available for 1.8's.... so those started in 94. Also there's the 1.6 brakes/diff vs the larger 1.8 brakes, and the bigger 7" ring gear in the diff.....

All things to consider....

Dave,
steelrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 12:45 PM   #3
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default

What I do like about the 91's is the weight. It's nice and low without having to tear out the nice things to have in the south.

I do know it's a long nose crank.

I am also considering building it for SPEC Miata. I'm just not sure yet. I'm an FI addict for 4-bangers.
The Evil genius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 21
Total Cats: 0
Default

I absolutely love mine. I snatched a special edition last year and never looked back haha. Im hoping on putting a JR s/c and intercooler by fall.
91BRGmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 04:01 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
akaryrye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,526
Total Cats: 0
Default

early 90 cars are lightest, thats good enough for me. shortnose is not a problem if the belt job is done right.
akaryrye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 09:02 PM   #6
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

well, it depends on what you want to do with the car. Engine management just became a breeze...and bad *** thanks to the MSpnp. However, you have a glass rear end, which you can swap in for less than the price differential of a 1.8.

Last edited by hustler; 05-10-2007 at 10:15 PM.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 09:56 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago/Northern Burbs
Posts: 37
Total Cats: 0
Default

Some people will swear that the short nose is going to fail, while others say they've seen the long nose fail more...the debate can go on and on forever, I love my 91. But if I could do it again I would probably get a 94+ for the 1.8 and diff, but I also plan to go turbo too, so it all depends on what you want it for
shifttosixth is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM
Are my coils failing? viriiguy General Miata Chat 5 09-28-2015 08:39 PM
First Miata Rhidell Meet and Greet 1 09-27-2015 10:42 AM


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 07:17 AM.