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Old 05-23-2016, 11:59 AM   #21
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I mean its a car I would probably buy, but I would buy it to make it work in GRM 2016 Challenge or something like that. For a very specific purpose, and I also have the knowledge to fix it and make it work.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:29 PM   #22
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turbo stuff came with the car
only bought brakes for 150 ish stoptechs and centrics. the have worked well for the price on my other autox setups. bumper and lights for 75


i would be doing all the work myself and it wouldnt be first time.

its a non dd, bought it to get used to rwd autox and track - GRM 2017 challenge went through my mind but that isnt the sole purpose

im not trying to restore it to factory so the fact that its gutted is ok with me.

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Further illustrating that you made an uninformed decision.

1.6 for auto x- already at a disadvantage. Small engine turd.
Ebay manifold and parts- Turds
Probably beat to death chassis and suspension components- turds

See the common theme?
Put this TURD in someone else's pocket.

Again, take back all of your purchased parts, sell the car, and try again.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:37 PM   #24
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buy first, research later
my sig, as soon as I figure out how to put it down there...
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:38 PM   #25
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Further illustrating that you made an uninformed decision.

1.6 for auto x- already at a disadvantage. Small engine turd.
Ebay manifold and parts- Turds
Probably beat to death chassis and suspension components- turds

See the common theme?
Put this TURD in someone else's pocket.

Again, take back all of your purchased parts, sell the car, and try again.

I understood that the 1.6 was at a disadvantage- i also understood it was way less $$ than a 1.8 car.


ill do what i do with it. thanks for the info
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:50 PM   #26
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A decent condition 1.8 NA can be had for 1500 to 2500. I got one not long ago for 2300. 1996, 125,000mi. No rust Jewel.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:51 PM   #27
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I bought a ratty $700 1.6 as my starting point as well.
For $700 it was a total riot. I drove the **** out of the 1.6 and it just refused to quit.
I've been tinkering with it for a year or two and its ended up being a great learning experience in all things automotive.
There are a lot of naysayers that are constantly trolling for good deals, so to them, yeah this probably wasn't a great buy.
For you and the amount of fun you get out of the car, it could be the best buy of the year.

I'd probably pull the turbo stuff until you get the cast manifold/ecu/injectors to properly manage the forced induction.
It's going to cost money and putting total target $$ amounts on anything is futile.
Decide whether the excitement of building your megasquirt and tuning your car is worth it and go from there.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:58 PM   #28
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They told you to get more car for less money.

How terrible of them.

Such naysayers.

who cares about getting good deals and maximizing your money. it's all about dem feelz

all that matters is feelz

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Damn dude, just trying to offer some encouragement...
Everyone has to start somewhere.
I had never even pulled an engine before I picked up my little gem.
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We did offer encouragement. We encouraged him to sell the self titled Turd, and buy something else.
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Damn dude, just trying to offer some encouragement...
Everyone has to start somewhere.
I ask completely seriously:

Do you appreciate being told the truth in a harsh manner or lies in a very friendly/nice manner?

Do you like to be encouraged to waste money for no reason?

I'm genuinely curious.

I'm not mad, I'm not trolling, I'm seriously curious to know what you guys think.
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I'm not mad, I'm not trolling, I'm seriously curious to know what you guys think.
lolz.

OP, Sell your turd+ Buy this turd= Profit
https://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale...top-dfw-89110/
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I ask completely seriously:
Do you appreciate being told the truth in a harsh manner or lies in a very friendly/nice manner?
Do you like to be encouraged to waste money for no reason?
I'm genuinely curious.
I'm not mad, I'm not trolling, I'm seriously curious to know what you guys think.
How do "I" like to receive information? It doesn't matter, I'm an adult. I've seen the dragon.
My interests in cars is for intellectual and not material gain.

Enough about me. Really I didn't notice all the flaky posts about the op trying to flip a sh#tbox.
Flipping a sh#tbox only dumps more sh#t on you.
If he were interested in legitimately building the car, no matter what the starting point is, then I would hope that we would help and not just rain on the parade.
I hear if you save a miata you get your wings.
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:17 PM   #34
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Yep, and that's exactly what we do.
We give people valuable advice to not dump their (hopefully) hard earned money into a pile of poo.

But if someone loves a certain car (even a 1.6L teehee) and is dead set on working with what they have, no one rains on any parades
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many assumptions made

hella opinions


Im going to keep it and beat on if for a while for fun, and figure out plans later.




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many assumptions made

hella opinions


Im going to keep it and beat on if for a while for fun, and figure out plans later.
Your use of that word tells us everything we need to know about you

good luck and have fun
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I just got a text from the future...hold on.
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HELLA
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That car looks like it has syphilis. Not "hurr durr car syphilis" like rust or grime, but actual literal Treponema pallidum.
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And NPR just reported that Pfizer is running low on syphilis vaccine. ..
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