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Old 11-02-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Which Miata and where to start

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I want to get my first miata and I want to boost it. I live in central Texas we live at triple digits so AC is a must. Also no tracks around here so not looking for a race car or auto cross just a daily driver with turbo and the best bang for my buck.

I have been watching Greg on youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCarPassionChannel for a couple weeks now and thinking about a 1.6. Is AC going to be a problem? Also any info on who to work with in central Texas and where to get assist and dyno work. If there is autocross meets here I have never seen them. I live in Temple TX.
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1.6 AC sucks because nobody will deal with r12 anymore. And converting to r134 sucks.
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I filled up on R12 like 2 years ago.
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Well all the hippies in portland wont do it.
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I filled up on R12 like 2 years ago.
I shipped a head like 10 years ago, so....

....I filled up with R12 like 2 years ago..


....this one time I capped a hooker in GTA5 and got my money back, so.....

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ago how about this: before I sold my miata, I had no trouble getting it filled with R12. This happened to be about 2 years ago if it matters.
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Don't get a 1.6. If you're going to do something, do it right the first time.
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Get a 1.6
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Get a 1.6
^ said no one ever.


"This chick's got obvious signs of VD. Should I do her anyway?"
"Yeah, do her real good. Nothing bad could come of it. Just don't use my Johnson to do it."

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aidans gonna aid
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^ said no one ever.


"This chick's got obvious signs of VD. Should I do her anyway?"
"Yeah, do her real good. Nothing bad could come of it. Just don't use my Johnson to do it."

Friends don't let friends 1.6.


OP how much of the work are you capable of doing yourself? Do you have the tools and skills to cut and weld? Are you comfortable ripping a block down to the constituent parts and putting it back together? Do you have a budget in mind?

I'm not skilled enough to weld or cut in a way that's useful, but pretty much everything else I feel OK with. I had sufficient budget to go with a 3rd gen (NC) platform and so that's what I did. There are FAR less expensive ways to get a really solid turbo Miata put together, but most of it depends on your willingness and/or ability to do the work yourself.
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what does that have to do with not buying a 1.6L?
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what does that have to do with not buying a 1.6L?
Figure you guys had that taken care of
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