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Old 12-06-2009, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Hello, picked up a turbo Miata today.

Hello, everyone. I'm new here, though a long time Miata owner and just picked up another today. Here's the CL ad..

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Year: 1990
Color: Mariner Blue
Price: 3000
Mileage: 170K+

MURPHY'S LAW UPDATE!! took the car out for one final fun run before selling, got on it too hard maybe, now smoking noticibly from exhaust. not sure of cause. engine still runs smoothly but may need rebuilt or replaced. or use parts on your own miata. price is now lowered to $3000 to compensate.

Accessories & Upgrades:
air conditioning
cruise control
Power Windows
Hardtop
Turbocharger

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170k miles, 3 owner 1990. Dynoed 2005 at 245 RWHP.
greddy TD04H-15g turbo kit running 15psi
starion intercooler w 15psi.com pipes
greddy emanage, w/autotune and 02 clamp (needs reinstalled)
4:1 vortech disc
2.5" midpipe
2.5" high flow cat
2.5" enthuza exhaust
RPS max clutch (15k miles on it)
RX7 LSD rear end, 94 miats driveshaft and halfshafts
OEM mariner blue hard top
cabrioworld black vinyl soft top
newer tires
Racing Beat front and rear sways
Racing Beat springs
Koni adjustable shocks
hallman pro RX MBC
bosch BOV
VDO boost gauge
mx6 310cc injectors
seats have OE headrest speakers
spare set of steel wheels with some very thin bridgestone blizzaks
timing belt was done at 150k, keyway was pristine.
as new in box front bra and top boot

what it needs
better paint job
car does have a rebuilt from salvage title. Original owner pranged a critter on the road and bought it back from his insurance company. 2nd owner bought it from him and repaired/replaced damaged parts and added go fast goodies. i bought from him and drove it.
TLC
asking 3k... buy the mods and get the car for free basically..
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I installed a FM voodoo turbo into my old '99AE a few years ago, and since then I've really missed it, the turbo that is.

I looked at the car today, was nicer than I had expected. The seller was a nice guy, in his 60s, back going out, no time to play around with it anymore. He's also a member on the M.net board. He bought the car from a moderator there. I'm hoping he is still active, may have a couple questions for him. The car is blowing smoke pretty good when your on the gas - it's thick gray smoke, not coolant. I'm thinking a ring is toast and either the engine will need to be rebuilt or a new one put in (I've never attempted either, but have had the inclination to do one) especially given the mileage; after finals are over next week I'll do a leak down test and see what's going on. On my way home (90 miles), I got on it a couple times (careful to keep it under 8psi, until further investigation) ... wow - fast, just like I remember it.

Bonus: He had a corbeau seat in the garage too (almost new, didn't use because of his back) that I was able to fit in the car somehow. There was also some other fun bits like a shop manual, and a rod's enthusiast manual (already have both), bra, spare valve cover (he was going to have it polished or chromed).

We settled on 2800, a figure we were both happy with. The softop is in good shape, so the HT (no defrost!!) will probably be going on CL this week to help cover the cost of the car. Good times.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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Oh, btw, I have the best wife ever.
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Without pics of said wife, we are not inclined to believe. Honestly, I question whether you are even married, or even straight for that matter.

But welcome to the thunderdome.
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You seem to know miatas pretty good, or at least have owned plenty, so why are you getting rid of the HT? Or are you one of those people that actually like driving with the top down? Smoke is most likely head gasket, or pistons, or oil drain line, or oil feed line, or the turbo itself, or the head...
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Oh crap yes, pics or ban! Or she's just good cause she let you buy another miata?
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I just smoked some good stuff, and because her DD ***** are so awesome and big, the file size may not work on these forums.
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You seem to know miatas pretty good, or at least have owned plenty, so why are you getting rid of the HT? Or are you one of those people that actually like driving with the top down? Smoke is most likely head gasket, or pistons, or oil drain line, or oil feed line, or the turbo itself, or the head...
I am not 100% sure I am going to sell the HT (I'd love to keep it, buuuut we do have a black one which is aesthetically compatible with the Mariner and BRG), but when discussing the purchase with the boss this morning ... let's just say she made it part of the "agreement" we had. I may have to pull out all the stops to keep the top.
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I just smoked some good stuff, and because her DD ***** are so awesome and big, the file size may not work on these forums.

Al Gore invented imageshack for just that reason.
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