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Old 11-18-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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I'm currently building a track car in Sherman Oaks CA. I bought the miata to be a track car only, and I'm working my way towards that. The goal has always been a cheap, fun, fast, track car. I have friends that track high HP fancier cars that like to dine on expensive tires and brakes...I wanted something cheaper and more racecar.

I picked up a red 1991 with a bad wheel bearing for cheap, put new calipers on, stainless lines, FM V-Maxx coils, Hawk HP Plus pads, ES bushings full kit, a roll bar, and got to the track. Plan was to run the car N/A and learn to drive it. I got a few weekends in at Willow Springs big track, and ACS Roval...not as much time as I had hoped though.

Compression on the 3rd cylinder gave out.

That led me to this:

So that's where I'm at now. I'm working on stage two. 1.8 swap, ABSURDflow centered low mount v-band manifold, Garrett 2860 w/Tial .86 housing, Tial MVS 38mm, ebay intercooler kit, DIYPNP (built by Braineack), 550cc Injectors, FM level 2 clutch and 10lb flywheel...I think that's everything I have so far.

I actually still need to find a 1.8 motor, but the plan is to degrease the engine bay and paint it first...then start collecting all the other little bits like the coolant re-route parts, etc.

I plan to get the setup going and run a fairly conservative psi from the turbo. I'm building a kit the can go on a built motor later and I won't have to throw away half my turbo parts. Hopefully stage three will be a built TSE motor, and some fancy 949 suspension pieces.

I guess that's it for now, I'll start a build thread when there's something to show.

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