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Old 01-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hi,
I have 3 miata. A 97 and 90 that are my summer and winter DD's. Plus a 90 that is for autox only and weighs 1650lbs but still uses a stock 1.6 at the moment.
I'd like to boost the autox car. I'm only looking for 150-170hp but with quick spool. I'm wanting to megasquirt it and plan on using a subaru turbo. Either a TDO4 from a wrx or an IHI RHB5 from an early 90's legacy turbo. I will be fabbing my own manifold, dp, and ic setup. I have no problem with the fab stuff, but will have some learning to do with the ms and tuning.
Here's a pic of the future turbo car:


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Cool. Are you mirroring the SCCA's XP ruleset?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Pretty much. I have a few things that are not legal for xp (doors don't open, aluminum tonneau). In our local rules, I can do pretty much anything. I am hoping to do at least one tour and Nationals, so I'll have to make some changes to be legal.
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Hi Mike, I recognize you from the GRM boards.
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Got more pics of the car? Looks interesting.
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Ive seen pics of your car before, looks very light
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Got more pics of the car? Looks interesting.
Are you looking for any pics in particular? More action shots? pics of the weight savings? etc
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I want you to go post a build thread with a metric ****-ton of pics.
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Here are the pics of the build. Start at the end

race miata pictures by mwolfcambridge - Photobucket
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Welcome Mike, another Toronto area guy.

I know Mike, he is stupid fast with the summer DD, he's crazy fast with the blue bullet, I don't even want to think what a turbo will do.
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Mike you looking into doing a complete tube rebuild and getting rid of the stock stuff u dont need? I betcha you can do that and lose another 3-4 hundred pounds if not more, open up plenty of room and then add the hood, trunk and fenders on top just to cover stuff up.
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Gary (Barbie Car) Thanks for the kind words.



I don't think it's worth it to do a tube build. It would put me up a class and I'm already pretty close to the min weight in xp. If I were to build a tube frame, I would just go all out and build a locost.
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ah gatcha well either way its nice man
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