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Old 06-19-2019, 08:47 PM
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I big thanks to the gazillion lessons learned, advice and scolding yall do. Many have already confessed to their closet lurking and you can add me to the list. To start, my son caught the gear-head bug when he was 14 and now about to turn 18. Ive had the disease since birth. A couple of years ago we veered away from the muscle and Vette projects to jump into our first Miata. It was a 91 turbo 1.6 setup that wasnt quite done. Several months later we melted some pistons on the 9th life of that 1.6 on a 100 degree Texas day. Knew we wanted a 1.8 anyway so that was the time to build it bigger, faster and stronger. 1.8 + BP4W was our choice. Thought we were back in action this past January but the Miata Gods had different plans - melted pistons during the dyno tune. <<<deep breaths>>> <<<more deep breaths>>>

We picked up a beautiful Montego Blue 96 in February with a blown motor (now we have 2 BP4W heads) that was mostly stripped. That was good because we had already accumulated a lot of the good stuff, powder coating, etc.

Fast forward again to now: rebuilt even better, more goodies, gauges, etc. plus swapped all the good stuff over to the 96.

Short summary of the car is 1996 6MT, 3.9 diff, BP4W, 84 mm Weseco @ 10:1 + E85, Stance XR1 COs, manual rack, LS coils, ID1050s, 264/264 Cams, Precision turbo and MAXX/Race ECU.

Getting the 3 DP and catless exhaust plus dyno tuning done in the next few weeks.

Thanks again to all of you that contribute so much knowledge and experience.

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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Glad to have you on board. What part of Texas are you in?
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:02 PM
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Hello, nice miata.. keep up nice work
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:48 PM
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Interested to see how the spool data/what the transient response of that precision turbo is.
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Hey neighbor, welcome aboard. I'm in Carrollton.

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Very nice car. Welcome.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:39 PM
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Thanks guys. We live in Fort Worth near TCU campus. Just finishing up my golf trip in Ireland plus a day at The Open and back in Dublin for the ride home tomorrow. The DP and 3” exhaust were finished this week. I’ll post the dyno data in the next few days assuming all goes well.

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