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Old 05-26-2013, 04:18 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I'm a 22yr old college student and I'm tired of getting spanked by my buddies 82 Cimarron! (It's actually a '91 Celica)

This Miata is my second car. First car was an '85 Celica which is still awesome, even though it's not driven much anymore.

I'm looking into turbos and have been trying to read as much as I can. I'm pretty good with mechanical work but haven't had much experience with electronics, basically building a Megasquirt is out of the question but I think I can handle a MSPNP or a Braineack built one.

Currently I'm looking at a 170-180 hp goal with a budget of about $3500.
I'm thinking a FM no electronic kit + MS should be right around my budget.
(I need a wb02 also, right? Is there anything else?)

Then obviously clutch and exhaust soon after.

Anyway enough rambling. Here are some pics.





And here's the Celica


Nice to meet everyone, back to reading now.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Welcome, nice intro post. Its always nice to have another PA member. Why do you have a whp goal of only 170-180?

Nice car by the way.
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Welcome! Where in pa are you from?
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Welcome!!! i guess all of us PA members are jumping on you. haha
Very nice car! wheels are awesome, AND you have a hardtop. great starter miata...
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Welcome! Car looks great! You are just a bit further out in PA than a good friend of mine... He lives in Norristown. I'll be there out there tonight actually lol
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Welcome, nice intro post. Its always nice to have another PA member. Why do you have a whp goal of only 170-180?

Nice car by the way.
Just trying to be conservative. I think it's pretty easily achievable, and as always, projects continue and goals get larger.. so we'll see where I end up.

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Welcome! Where in pa are you from?
Gilbertsville, about 45 minutes west of Philly


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Welcome!!! i guess all of us PA members are jumping on you. haha
Very nice car! wheels are awesome, AND you have a hardtop. great starter miata...
Thanks, I got a deal on it since it was an R-title (Front end collision, bent the bumper/drivers fender and a bit of the support under the headlight). It came with the hardtop, which is good since the soft top doesn't have a back window haha
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nice too see some pa miatas!!
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Gilbertsville, about 45 minutes west of Philly
Awww yeah! Zern's!!!
I'm familiar with that area, obviously.
I'm about 45 minutes from there.
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Welcome, Onyxyth. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Awww yeah! Zern's!!!
I'm familiar with that area, obviously.
I'm about 45 minutes from there.
Nice. Zerns is awesome, we just got some beef jerky there on Saturday.
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Planet Miata is from the wrong(eastern) side of the state as well, they can hook you up if you need used parts. I'm from the Pittsburgh area.
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I've been to planet Miata...they have everything you need.
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theres a lot of miata people in NEPa, there just not all online. most are not turbo'd either..
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