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Old 07-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #21
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Wait a minute...

That's not an MR2!

You're a LIAR! Everyone look! This guy's a LIAR!
Here's a very old picture of my MR2 and you can see my old RX7 in the background.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #22
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It's a poor man's MR2.

Welcome, fellow kitty lover.
Thanks very much!
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #24
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1hipcat, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #25
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1hipcat, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
Hey thanks! Glad to be here! You'll see me around asking questions as soon as I get my hands on a car.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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Hey thanks! Glad to be here! You'll see me around asking questions as soon as I get my hands on a car.
Don't be fooled. Brain is a robot that has been programmed to make you love him.

More info on the MR2 and Evo?? More pictures
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The EVO is stock it's my wifes grocery go getter. The MR2 is a project car for my son when he turns 16. The Miata will be for my youngest son.

The MR2 had some issues when I bought it. for instance this was sitting in the oil pan.


I started the rebuild in my living room so I could watch TV and build the motor while sitting on the couch. Here is the engine hot dipped with the JE pistons Eagle H beams waiting for their new home.


Crank in with the new arp bolts.

Pistons sitting pretty

The head done with Ferrea valves and shimless conversion.
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I started the rebuild in my living room so I could watch TV and build the motor while sitting on the couch.
I love this guy!!! If there is such a thing, he should get the best newest member award.
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That engine...

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I will get some other pics up soon. The engine is in the car and I'm drving it with 16 psi. With the stock turbo it's putting down about 225whp in the mile high city which is decent. I have a T3/T4 with an internal WG adapter that has a 3" vband that goes to a mild steels 3" down pipe. The "cat" back is an Apexi N1 "loud as my mother in law". On the shelf I have a top feed fuel rail and 880cc injectors.

The rest of the mods on the car include an Excedy Clutch Fidanza flywheel and HKS gaskets. It has custom axles coming out the LSD transfered transmission.

Tokico 5 ways and eibach springs. It's sitting on stock rubber at the moment.

I still need to get my MSPNP and proper FPR then I'll need to dyno tune it. It should get 300hp to the wheels at this altitude easy. Plus enough reliability to last my son 5-6 years with no issues.
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That engine...

Hey thanks! It's balanced to 9k, but the toyota oil pump will only go to 8500 before it flys apart and launches shrapnel into hard too reach expensive parts.
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I love this guy!!! If there is such a thing, he should get the best newest member award.
Well shucks.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:19 PM   #33
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This is definitely how intro threads should go. You've set the new standard.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #34
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This is definitely how intro threads should go. You've set the new standard.
I can tell this is gonna be fun. The only mazdas I've worked on up to this point is RX7s.

As a heads up my goal with the miata is also 300whp. I'll document the build and post it. There is going to be some decent engine build pics like I did with the MR2.
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