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Old 12-05-2015, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default From an evo VIII to a 1990 Miata!

Hello everyone! My name is Chase. I love cars, and I am not going to lie, I never really liked Miatas. My first car (excluding the first couple boring ones) was a 1996 3000gt VR-4, then to an Evo VIII, then briefly owned a 2005 s2000, and now I find myself in a 1990 Mazda Miata. A buddy of mine had this blue 1990 Miata with no power anything, except a/c and a radio, with a hardtop. I had just sold my evo and was driving a red s2000. I took his Miata for a drive and for some reason I really fell in love with it! He actually ended up buying my s2k.

So now I have this 90' Miata with 140k on it. There are definitely some forced induction plans for her, but I am forcing myself to take it easy and research as much as possible before I start diving in. I am a pretty big fan of some of these retro interior builds I have been seeing around, so I'll be tinkering around in the interior while I do my homework on the FI stuff.

Look forward to hearing from you guys.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site.
There is a TON of good information in build threads. Most all of us have done a very good documenting our builds. They will give you great ideas for your own build.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:30 AM   #3
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First step I'd take would be roll bar, 1.8 swap with 99/00 head. Wideband and Megasquirt. Then turbo.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:32 PM   #4
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evo-miata, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:31 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard, Chase.

Do not attempt to gold-plate your *********.
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Hello Chase and welcome to the club! Great to have another Miata owner here. Show it to us when you have a chance. There is a ton of information about our platform with supporting vendors who can get you where you want to go. Have fun surfing around!
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Not sure if lost a bet, or trolling...


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Old 12-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #8
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Hi.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:35 AM   #9
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Turns out not gold plating your ********* is good advice. Anyways thanks for the welcome guys, I'll throw some pics of her up today after work!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:49 PM   #10
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Now is after work for most in Alabama. Where are those pics?
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:55 AM   #11
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True enough, here are some not so fantastic pictures of it. No, I not just drive up to the closest parking lot to take pictures under a light post. I didnt even take a picture of the interior. wtf. Anyways, i did get the sick crazy awesome gauges in a pic, they turned out pretty well.


















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I like the gauges
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Revlimiter.net Version Rossa gauges. Very nice.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:46 AM   #14
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Yessir very good. He definitely will get my business again. Amazing customer service with top quality products.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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Car looks great, perfect clean slate.

Love those little smurfs.
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