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Old 11-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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hi all. noob from southern IL. mechanic by day and welder by night. own a personal shop for a few friends and myself used to be a honda guy, then i ownd an evo 8, and now my miata. so far the miata is deffently my favorite. and evo 8second. the evo was just to expensive for me. i've been a mechanic for 8 years and welder for 6. tig welding, mig....etc

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Welcome. That is a big change as far as looks from an evo8 to a miata. What mods did your 8 have? and what mods do you plan with your miata?
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welcome.
mechanic/welder = we should be seeing a badass build and custom setup in the build thread section soon
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I used to fish and hunt the hell outta Murphysboro area... went to school at SIU. Honesty can say I miss the area - but not the 'state'. welcome aboard!
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I used to fish and hunt the hell outta Murphysboro area... went to school at SIU. Honesty can say I miss the area - but not the 'state'. welcome aboard!
agreed about "but not the 'state'"
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Welcome. That is a big change as far as looks from an evo8 to a miata. What mods did your 8 have? and what mods do you plan with your miata?
wel the 1st time i modded it 272/272 bc cams....3in tbe.....fp green......1000cc/min rc injectors double walbro.....ecu+ and e85 fuel....just a minium list

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welcome.
mechanic/welder = we should be seeing a badass build and custom setup in the build thread section soon
have a 2 post lift and 2000sqft shop huge compressor and a tidy shop

as far as welding i use a miller syncro wave 200 tig, and a mini mig (lin. mig 130) trying to pick up a plasma cutter. also have a south bend lathe and a couple of drill press's

As for "seeing a badass build" no not really...im tring to figure out what i need to do as of yet. i bought this car from a guy a couple of hours from my home. i also bought a 1996 1.8 liter from the same guy that day. I paid more than i should have and drove it all the way home...and then for about a week...then my "long nose 1.6" ????????(thought it was just a short nose problem) crank wooddruff key track was trashed. so i pulled the motor. then the trans and rear diff....pulled the 1.8 apart and it was trashed as well. then i pulled the rear diff.

the 1.8 liter engines' clyinder where outta rounds...i measure 8 times to be sure. going to bore to 84.5mm(maybe) broken water pump and tons of stop leak in the water jackets..

the rear diff was a torsen... but it was weak....very weak. so i opened the case up and low and behold, i removed a full dixie cup full of scrap metal chunks. i picked up a torsen two and stubb shafts.

and dont get me started on the suspension. i went ahead and bought energy suspension master kit. also planing to buy the fm vmaxx2.0 kit


planing on vf43.....
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