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Old 08-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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I would first of all like to say hello. I'm 23 years old and live in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico). I have a 94 1.8 STD Miata with 64,000 miles on it. My father bought it from a neighbor who was leaving for the states in its current conditions. I was a 300zx turbo on it, 38mm turbonetics wastegate, 3in downpipe, built bottom end, 5th injector setup, and a HKS BOV. In the first week my brother was driving it like crazy and broke it (ran too lean). From that moment my dad asked me if I want it and so I took it. Now I'm interested in rebuilding it and doing it right. So here I am.\

Here are a few pics of it.






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Wow!


That is a stunningly bad turbo setup! O_O



Welcome and good luck!
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Love the filter setup, very legit.
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Makes my head hurt to look at. Too many extra parts in there, lines every which way.

Looks like a fun project. Bet it comes out better on the other side.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Built bottom end... not bad.

5th injector setup.... facepalm.

IC piping... please just take it outside and shoot it. From the picture I can hear it saying please kill meeeeee
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I'm especially fond of the BOV placement.


Needs more this, though:

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I'm especially fond of the BOV placement
Well, there's nothing wrong with it.

I do, however, love the shiny and expensive cam gears in contrast to **** everything else
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Well, there's nothing wrong with it.

I do, however, love the shiny and expensive cam gears in contrast to **** everything else


I can pretty much guarantee that those are $89.99 shipped Ebay fare.
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Please. Save. That. Car.
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I do know it isn't pretty. That's why im rebuilding it.
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I can pretty much guarantee that those are $89.99 shipped Ebay fare.
well then

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I'm especially fond of the BOV placement.


Needs more this, though:

direct injection?
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Nah bro, it's like what OP has, but better.
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Do you guys know where I can find a replacement for the complete car carpet?
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Welcome to the forum. We're here to help.


And to laugh a little and point at your car.


But then we will probably help you.
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I thought everybody from Puerto Rico was already here in Florida.
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Yeah we're not laughing at you, we're laughing at your neighbor.

And maybe a little at your brother for breaking it.

What's broken?
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What ISN'T broken?
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Broke the copression rings from pistons 1,3 and 4. Im goin to buy a new piston set and install the with the manley rods which I all ready have and change the complete turbo setup. Do you guys think a TDO5 will do fine with the 1.8 engine since I all ready have it?
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