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Old 02-07-2009, 02:22 AM   #1
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Thought I'd better introduce myself, since I've started to make a few posts on this board. I've been a Miata owner since the spring of '94, when I bought my '93 L.E. brand new to replace a Golf 2.0l16V that was broken into one night and then stolen the next. After a few years of ownership, I was on a drive through the mountains with my local club, labouring against an 80-100 km/h headwind and barely able to maintain the speed limit. A member from another club had a supercharger and took great glee in passing us at will. At that time, between gritted teeth, I swore I'd add some adnormal aspiration to my otherwise wonderful car.

I started (along with a fellow Miataphile) with a basic Greddy turbo, which was great fun until my pal cheated and upgraded to a used FM kit. He proceeded to blow my doors off in 5th gear (I was in 3rd), so the inevitable upgrade path beckoned. I added a large Spearco intercooler, 250 cc/min injectors, a BEGI AFPR plus J&S knock sensor and turned up the wick. At 12 psi, I dynoed at somewhere over 200 rwhp. Later on, I added a Link and bigger injectors. This provided ample fun, but of course my younger brother added an FMII to his '97 and I immediately lusted after the low-end torque afforded by more dispacement. Damn!

I was really hoping that Mazda was going to release a Mazdaspeed version of the NC, as I thought the MS6/3 motor in a lighter body would satisfy my thirst for thrust. When it became apparent that it was not to be, I decided to create my own. Since I don't have the time to tinker that I used to, I made a wish list, consulted the Flyin' Miata catalogue and placed my order. After a 6 month wait, I drove down to Colorado, flew home, waited some more, flew back and then drove my dream machine 1,350 miles home.

In the meantime, winter intervened, so I haven't gotten nearly as much seat time as I'd like. I'm sure I'll have more to report in the spring. Below are some links to my impressions:
Built thread:
MX-5 Miata Forum - Mazdaspeed Alternative
Dyno thread:
MX-5 Miata Forum - Made big HP today. Need more.
AFCO thread:
MX-5 Miata Forum - AFCO review

So anyway, hi to everyone.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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Drool !

Welcome aboard. Next winter, you can send your car to me and I'll take care of for you for those months
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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I gotta say, after reading your build thread more in depth.

WOW!!

Since you can't enjoy it at this time; how about some pics so we all can?
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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Some pics of the build:

Ye olde Greddy. Ugly but functional:
Salutations from the Great White North-1-partially-disassembled-greddy.jpg

Mostly completed engine in FM's shop:
Salutations from the Great White North-2-built-engine-progress-.jpg


Engine with LS1 coils on custom bracket:
Salutations from the Great White North-3-built-engine-coils-.jpg

Engine in car:
Salutations from the Great White North-4-engine-car-1.jpg
Salutations from the Great White North-5-engine-car-6.jpg

Oil cooler:
Salutations from the Great White North-6-oil-cooler.jpg

Hydramist tank in trunk:
Salutations from the Great White North-7-hydramist-tank-trunk.jpg

Front AFCO shock:
Salutations from the Great White North-8-front-afco.jpg

I don't have any pictures of the completed car, but here is one of me autocrossing last year:
Salutations from the Great White North-9-autocrossing.jpg

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Welcome aboard Steven. I'm dying to see this beast in action. I'm sure there will be a lot of muscle car owners in Edmonton with shocked expressions on their faces this summer!

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Welcome fellow Canadian,where in Canada are you from?
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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Edmonton (brrrr!)
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