Greetings - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canton, GA
Posts: 116
Total Cats: 0
Default Greetings

Hi all. I've been lurking around for the past month or two and thought I should say hello. I have a pair of Miatas, a '90 N/A that I use as my CSP autocrosser and another turbocharged '90 that I built for about $1900 (including the car) for the $2006/$2007 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge. I can easily say I'm addicted to boost

A couple pics of my turbo Miater can be found HERE and HERE

I've already implemented Megasquirt as a full standalone in my CSP car and will be doing so in the turbo car soon.

Anyway, enough rambling. I look forward to reading the continued influx of good info here

-Kevin
kcbhiw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 11:55 PM   #2
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

dope
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 11:56 PM   #3
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

oh, and "greeting earthlings."
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:03 AM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

Nicely done; that's what I love to see...cheap fun
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:07 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
LOLA - 92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SWAMPS OF FLORIDA !!!
Posts: 1,161
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
dope
Am I missing something here, HUSTLER?
Can you please expand on your comment?
Thank You,
LOLA
LOLA - 92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:42 AM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

dope = teh kewlness.

welcome aboard kcbhiw.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:50 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central-ish VA
Posts: 4,449
Total Cats: 16
Default

damn, give a breakdown on the 1900 turbo build please, thats pretty amazing. The car looks in excellent shape for that cheap.
neogenesis2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

indeed. i'm particularly interested in what you did with that radiator/intercooler setup.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:02 AM   #9
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Wow, both cars are very clean. But I'm particularly impressed with the turbo car. What's up with the intercooler? Hard to see in the pic, but it looks like it's on the engine side of the radiator? And then is that plastic tank the radiator overfill or for water injection?

Anyway, I'm NE of Atlanta. Maybe I'll get to check out your car in person one day. (I live pretty near Road Atlanta)
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:29 AM   #10
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 407
Total Cats: 0
Default

my god im jealous...your engine bay is soo clean. I think if i post up pix of my underhood people would throw up. And I love how you painted the A pillars and the top of the windshield, looks very clean
krayzrac3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:32 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 1,168
Total Cats: 0
Default

Always good to have another MSer here.
Al Hounos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 257
Total Cats: 0
Default

welcome
TurboMiatKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:33 AM   #13
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krayzrac3r View Post
I love how you painted the A pillars and the top of the windshield, looks very clean
Looks to me like the top panels are black and the sides are a grey.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 10:22 AM   #14
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,236
Total Cats: 288
Default

there's some good stuff going on in that turbo car- let's see a thread with info and pics! All those in favor- say "aye"!
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #15
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Dang that engine bay almost looks factory turbo, eh?
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:03 AM   #16
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

intercooler reminds me of WOTs, love the setup, need more pics!!!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 02:18 PM   #17
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,701
Total Cats: 236
Default

Wow, thats amazing..

Breakdown and more pics please!
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 02:33 PM   #18
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 247
Total Cats: 0
Default

Yet another Georgia person!

I saw your car in the GRM write up on the challenge. I was wondering how you built a turbo miata for under 2k... seeing the engine bay makes me wonder even more!

A write up and a cost break down would be great for those of us with limited budgets!
GTS Miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 02:38 PM   #19
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Posts: 3,908
Total Cats: 0
Default

Gotta see the breakdown on parts/ pricing. $1900 including the car? Unreal if true. Can't fathom it's possible.
cueball1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 02:39 PM   #20
ruger988
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben View Post
Wow, both cars are very clean. But I'm particularly impressed with the turbo car. What's up with the intercooler? Hard to see in the pic, but it looks like it's on the engine side of the radiator? And then is that plastic tank the radiator overfill or for water injection?
Definetely looks like the I/C is in front of the radiator...althought the radiator definetely isn't a miata radiator....and you can see antifreeze in the bottom of the plastic jug...so radiator overfill.
  Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 12:27 AM.