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Old 07-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #21
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Once you have it, hook up a Fuel pressure gauge and see if the pressure rises enough to provide a healthy mixture... (maybe the car already has one)

You need : 45 + 42= 82 psi off fuel pressure > 45 @ 0psi + 6psi off fuelpressure per psi off turbo pressure.

If you swap the signal wires to the coils you can route spark wires much nicer...
When done the left coil will provide spark for 1 and 4 and the right for 2-3...
From left to right : cyl 4 -cyl 1 -cyl 2 - cyl 3 (keep nr 1-2-3 on top off nr 4)

looks like an hks manifold with a gt28r.
good for an easy 180 hp (7psi), with ecu and injectors 250 hp is possible... Drive carefully,get to know the car!

Have fun

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Once you have it, hook up a Fuel pressure gauge and see if the pressure rises enough to provide a healthy mixture... (maybe the car already has one)

You need : 45 + 42= 82 psi off fuel pressure > 45 @ 0psi + 6psi off fuelpressure per psi off turbo pressure.

If you swap the signal wires to the coils you can route spark wires much nicer...
When done the left coil will provide spark for 1 and 4 and the right for 2-3...
From left to right : cyl 4 -cyl 1 -cyl 2 - cyl 3 (keep nr 1-2-3 on top off nr 4)

looks like an hks manifold with a gt28r.
good for an easy 180 hp (7psi), with ecu and injectors 250 hp is possible... Drive carefully,get to know the car!

Have fun
sage advice, thanks!!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:37 PM   #23
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Just remove the coils 3x 12mm (maybe 2x as the bottom one usually gets lost............a b#tch to get loose, and you don't need it)
On the bottom off each coil there is a plastic cap that covers the coil connection. Open/remove it.
You will see 3 wires on each coil... 2 are the same color on both coils (power and gnd) the other one is the signal.

And while your at it, the 1.8 has light brown injectors, the 1.6 has blue.
You need the light brown.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:37 PM   #24
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Ditch the 17"s

Add MS

WIN!

Nice car.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:04 PM   #25
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Picked her up, she made the 11 hour drive back from Windsor, ON to Eastern PA...but not without drama.

Previous owner must have been slightly retarded, and I must have been as well. I naively assumed that he would be like me, and knowing I was about to drive halfway across the country would have everything topped off, well, no. Had to find an auto parts store and did a parking lot clutch bleed, coolant top off (flushed and filled once I got home), etc, etc.

So far, so good.
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Congrats, I made a similar journey to New Hampshire back to Ontario for mine.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:34 PM   #27
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Hell of a drive to go pickup a car. Atleast the timing belt didn't break half way there though, could have been a much more dramatic trip.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:39 AM   #28
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I bought my 90 from San Diego when I lived in Colorado, not a bad drive but gas was much less then.
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retarded PO's FTMFW! we should start a club and get sweet jackets!

also bought mine on eBay, had to drive 5 hours to get it, 5 hours back. My first time with a stickshift
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From what the canadians say about Miata prices up there, that is a heck of a deal.
Clean that thing up properly and take your time getting it the way you want it. Personally, I'd go with MS first, then a roll bar, and then 6ULs. Everything else can wait.
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very nice- and still lots of potential left for more power IMO
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oh nos! not 17s! THE HORROR!! I'll take em, they'd look nice on my Protege.
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retarded PO's FTMFW! we should start a club and get sweet jackets!

also bought mine on eBay, had to drive 5 hours to get it, 5 hours back. My first time with a stickshift
Yeah, I could not only be a member, but the president!

You should see the little annoying stupid **** this guy did. Oh well.

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From what the canadians say about Miata prices up there, that is a heck of a deal.
Clean that thing up properly and take your time getting it the way you want it. Personally, I'd go with MS first, then a roll bar, and then 6ULs. Everything else can wait.
Thanks man. I'm definately going MS, but I want to ditch this style-bar and I have a line on a smoking deal on a used custom Kirk rollbar, so I think that'll be the first move.

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very nice- and still lots of potential left for more power IMO
Yeah, I think so too. Thanks!

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oh nos! not 17s! THE HORROR!! I'll take em, they'd look nice on my Protege.
Seriously, they look funny on this car, too damn big. You have a 4 lugger protege? My MSP was a 5 bolt.

All in all, after having it a week now I'm happy.

There are a bunch of stupid little things I am taking care of that I wish would have been disclosed (cracked cluster plastic/cover, cracked cluster hood, broken glovebox door, f-ed up seatbelt, etc, etc). But that's all minor **** and most of it has been either ordered or already replaced.

Got a swamp of nasty **** out of the body drains, and now have leaking taillight gaskets.

Car drives well though (some of the harshness I am sure is due to the 17's), has good power and seems to be good to go.

Only thing, is waiting for the state to get my paperwork done so I can have my title and register the car (might have up to 4 weeks :() As of now, I have only taken her out a few times and just dodged to red and blues...she's parked for right now though.

Waiting on an axle seal, then its time to change all the fluids and get going on mods!!
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Seriously, they look funny on this car, too damn big. You have a 4 lugger protege? My MSP was a 5 bolt.

All in all, after having it a week now I'm happy.

Congrats on the purchase btw.


I have a set of OEM Mazdaspeed wheels on my miata and the *ONLY* people that don't like them reside on here. Minimum five positive comments a day about my wheels, plus I like em. Like I've said a million times, Mazda thought it was prudent to put 17s on a miata.. The 04/05 MSM, and now its standard equipment for the NC to have 17" wheels.. I don't give a **** what they weigh either. See the black wheels in my signature? They weigh 11 pounds a piece, 22.8 with tires.. Autox is the only time I'll give a **** about wheel weight, and I've got that covered.


My Protege is a 2000. 1999 - 2000 models IRC had 4 lug, then in 2001 they switched to Five lug.. but don't quote me 100% on that. I wanted a set of MSP wheels for it and had a set lined up cheap, until I found they're five lug. Ohwell.
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Congrats on the purchase btw.


I have a set of OEM Mazdaspeed wheels on my miata and the *ONLY* people that don't like them reside on here. Minimum five positive comments a day about my wheels, plus I like em. Like I've said a million times, Mazda thought it was prudent to put 17s on a miata.. The 04/05 MSM, and now its standard equipment for the NC to have 17" wheels.. I don't give a **** what they weigh either. See the black wheels in my signature? They weigh 11 pounds a piece, 22.8 with tires.. Autox is the only time I'll give a **** about wheel weight, and I've got that covered.


My Protege is a 2000. 1999 - 2000 models IRC had 4 lug, then in 2001 they switched to Five lug.. but don't quote me 100% on that. I wanted a set of MSP wheels for it and had a set lined up cheap, until I found they're five lug. Ohwell.
I do think the Miata looks nice with big wheels, if done right. I don't think the wheels currently on mine do it any favors though.

Somone on a local forum has a good example of a Miata with bigger wheels that looks good -



Your car with the MSM wheels looks much better than mine with the current wheels. Mazdasped wheels might never be light (as in the MSP), but they sure look good!
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True, those do look very nice on that car.

Just wish the MS6 had better wheels stock.. I think they look like crap. :(

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This is true, come to think of it, MS3 wheels are ugly too.
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