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Old 08-08-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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yo guys been floating around for awhile now, ever since i picked up this 90 miata with rather low mileage for a decent price at the start of this year.It has some cosmetic character(front bumper paints chipping, slight hail damage) too it but was still taken care of by the ol lady.

My main goals for the rest of this year are simple, replaces the poor tired stock bushing/suspension an grab MS off Reverant an fiddle with that for awhile till i get the hang of it, And go from there.

The F/I is gonna come later once I am convinced the car has a sold foundation an can handle a turbo, so that will be towards the beginning/middle of next year. Prob gonna go the kit route since the only car i ever worked on personally with a turbo was my paws 86 isuzu impulse but my god that car was sick, I still love it to this day!Poor Mans Delorean for the win!
But that's bout it guys have a good one
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Welcome!
Poor mans Delorean? Does it have gullwing doors?
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Engine in the back.
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If you haven't any previous turbo adding experience, a kit will cost you a good bit more money, but it will also save you innumerable headaches. I'm a kit supporter, good luck with the build. Glad you're willing to forego the false premise of "instant boost gratification" to get the car prepped and brained first!
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Welcome! definitely a good idea. That should give you plenty of time to play around and familiarize yourself with MS before you go turbo. If an old lady had it, Im sure its either in REALLY good working order, with low mileage.....OR... A bucket of s%$t with low compression and low mileage. Im betting on the first though. lol As long as it is running solid, the cosmetic stuff is only a thing.
Do you have any decent pics of it???
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Original motor? Beware the SNC! Beef up the driveline too, those 6" R&P are known to blow up fairly easily.
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Ya its the original motor had 80k odd miles on it only thing been changed was the fluids and filter, i was kinda surprised they even changed the shifter turrent aswell it all was to clean to pass up.The belts are still original an the SNC had no play in the pulley what so ever,an what i read up on it before i grabbed it off her was its mostly fails due to improper torquing when changing the belts. Took it to my friends pops garage to check the compression before i bought it an it came out consistent an raised it on the lift everything was clean besides the muffler had a hole in it bout it an some odd things like the bright lights would randomly turn off by themselves.Was an easy fix honestly just cleaned the copper connecter in the switch an no problem from that since.

Ya the kit route right now is my only choice really,im working 58 hours a week right now,so gonna just put back some flow an maybe work will slow back down by next year an give me a chance to look at my options a little more.

Not sure what the 6" R&P was thinking release bearing but not sure, im off this weekend ill grab some pictures of the car an the impulse aswell might make you all appreciate the aftermarket availability we have for the mx5 a little more!
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^Ring and Pinion. The diffs for the 1.6L cars are known to break, even under stock power.
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im working 58 hours a week right now,so gonna just put back some flow an maybe work will slow back down by next year an give me a chance to look at my options a little more.
If your screen name is an indication of your work, I don't see that slowing anytime soon. LOL!

Seriously, first thing I would do is a timing belt and water pump (unless you know it's recently changed -- 60K item). Rosenthal Mazda sells a nice kit for $200 that includes both and all belts. Comes with OEM gaskets. Other members have bought off E-bay without issue. Changing the timing belt is pretty easy and will get you up close and personal with the car. You'll also be able to give the crank nose a good look and do a Loctite fix if needed.
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Welcome Welcome.

Can't wait to see some pics.
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Yo as promised on my only day off grabbed a few pics to share



Back Windows jacked but oh well fix that some time in the future aswell or grab a hardtop an say

Already ahead of ya hornet just need some time off to do the job an a couple more seals,Not to sure how hard it is to change oil pan seal but might tackle that as well if its not too intense.


some good ol turbo technology only 101k miles on it an we tore down a wrecked impulse for all the parts its sitting above the car in the attic still have the manual trans as well, gotta love when a teenager totals a car an sell the whole thing cheap lol but this was awhile back when they were kinda around more. But thats it guys you all have a good week!
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Oil pan seal = Pull engine.
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