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Old 09-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hi guys, my name is Matt. I'm from Scranton and I'm gonna picking up a 1st gen. miata project within the next few weeks and figured I would join to get some more info on boosting it. Right now it needs body work and a motor rebuild. I have some palns for it so stay tuned!

PS i have always been a subaru guy but after the OCC meet this summer I have wanted a Miata real bad haha
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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SpuDz, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks! It'll be here on Friday and I'll get some pics up. It's in rough shape right now but I got a really good deal on it and it has all the original paper work and service records from 1991-2010!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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I went today to finalize some things and got a couple pics!




Yes, like I said it's rough, but by spring I hope to have the body work done and by mid summer I would like to have it boosted. Just don't know what set up to go with yet pther than Megasquirt, which I am researching right now. My goal is to have right around 200 210 whp.
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So other than the obvious cosmetics, what's amiss? Is the engine running? Trans and diff OK? Suspension still doing its' job?
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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The engine was blown but I had it rebuilt, the trans and dif are fine. Only 109k on them. I'm replacing the dif for the 1.8 once I boost it. The suspension right now is doing its job but we will have to wait till the motor goes back in.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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Funny thing is, that car looks to be in better shape (cosmetically) than my '90 was when I bought it. Has half the mileage, too (assuming that's accurate. Gauge clusters are a dime a dozen.)
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Yea other than the 2 dents and the little bit of rust it is in great shape and I got a great deal on it. I know the mileage is correct because I have service records from 1991 (7 miles) till 2010 (109k) and the motor blew in 2010.
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