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Old 12-07-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Hello from Gainesville, FL

I recently purchased a '91 Miata with a homebrew, ghetto turbo setup to use as a track car. The previous owner already started the gut job and I'm just really getting into it.

What I know about the setup: 16g turbo, eBay FMIC, hacked MAF, stock DSM recirc valve, eBay manifold.

The clutch is slipping (I plan on ordering another), but it ran a 14.1 @ 101 (verified by PBox) on bad tires. I've seen close to 8 psi in second gear, due to the fact that it's only running off the wastegate at the moment (it doesn't even have a mbc).

I apologize for the poor-quality Blackberry photos, I lost my digicam charger when I came back to school this year. I'll post better pics tomorrow.





The car isn't pretty, needs work, etc. but I don't care, it's a work in progress.

Coming from a B5 S4, I'm glad to see another active community and I look forward to getting this car dialed in.

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Welcome. Should be a good project.

Ive got a few buddies that go out to gainesville to run on the drag strip quite a bit
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Welcome. Should be a good project.

Ive got a few buddies that go out to gainesville to run on the drag strip quite a bit
Thanks.

I plan on dropping it off sometime this week to get a full road-race cage fab'd and welded in as well as an Al dash made for it. I'm not sure if I'm doing things in the right order, shelling out just over $2k for a full race cage and dash installed sound like too much to you guys? It's almost what I paid for the car, Miatacage.com cages are about $1k but I still have to factor in the install and what I have planned with the fabricator is really beefy. I also have to decide what I'll do about gauges.
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I wouldnt bother, you can get a good roll bar for much cheaper and itll hold up to a serious wreck.

Basically you need to work on Megasquirting it, and then switching over to a manifold that wont crack (that ebay one will for sure)
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I wouldnt bother, you can get a good roll bar for much cheaper and itll hold up to a serious wreck.

Basically you need to work on Megasquirting it, and then switching over to a manifold that wont crack (that ebay one will for sure)
I plan on eventually road racing the car, so I figured I'd just get the cage out of the way.

MSPnP is definitely on the list.
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Welcome.
I think I saw you the other day at steak and shake. You go to the intmo meetings on thursdays?
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I think I saw you the other day at steak and shake. You go to the intmo meetings on thursdays?
Yes. Your car is either black or dark green, right?
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Yeah. You bought this from hot carl right? I don't know how much more weight you can get out of it . Where you gonna track it at?
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Yes, I bought it from Carl. As far as weight, there's a lot more to be taken out. Other than GR? Not sure, but other places in FL and GA for sure.
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FYI.........i think a hard dog cage is like $880.............i think.

as for the dash just pick up a 89-93, 94-97 or a NB dash.... 89-93 is different from 94-97.
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Awesome. I'll see you around. We're gonna have to compare times and **** at GIR next year.
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Welcome sir. I have a cousin that lives in gainsville and I run through there sometimes myself. Im sure you'll enjoy it here!
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Yay, more FL people. Gainesville track day would be ****.
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