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CMyles Flared 1990 Miata - Commence New Turbo Setup
« on: August 22, 2016, 12:32:14 PM »
Back Story
So after searching for a while, bringing my budget up and down, and debating on whether I should actually buy one or not, I finally found a Miata I was happy with.
I got it for the price I wanted, in the condition I wanted (more to come), and with some goodies, but not a whole lot of modifications.

I drove up to Edmonton to check out a black miata, and ended up not liking it. He was asking quite a premium for a car, that was supposed to have "not a spec of rust".
as soon as I started looking at the car, I noticed that the rear rockers had been patched and repainted. It was definitely a sub par repair job, the paint was cracking, and rust was starting to come through. I was immediately unimpressed with the car. The seller did not seem to know much about it, there was no rear sway bar, tires were shot, needed an alignment and a windshield.

EHHHHHHHH! Strike 9. At this point I pretty much gave up on my search. I didn't feel like paying $6000+ to find a 20 year old car with no rust.

I happened to get a call back from a guy selling a red miata, he had a very vague kijiji ad, not a lot of information, and extremely poor communication.

I decided to take a look Sunday, what did I have to loose.

The car was in great condition body wise. I could tell right away that the car had been repainted, but the rockers did not have a spec of rust. The passenger side looked as if it had been repaired at some point, but everything seemed to check out. The previous owner had owned the car for around 6 years, and it was the owner previous to him that had done the paint and suspected rust repair. If it lasted 6 years like this, I'm sure it will last the time I own the car.

As I was looking at the car, I noticed he had two cars sitting in his garage. An old red Toyota starlet, and a teal ford focus. The focus was caged, and stripped. It was his ice racing car.
The starlet was his road course car.. insane cars! I was immediately impressed. He was an older (60's) Portuguese gentleman that had a huge passion for racing, and cars. Could you buy a car off anybody better.

Back to the miata, he had tracked the car a few times, and has two other miatas that he has turned into race cars, the guy knows his stuff.

First impressions on the test drive.
Interior on the car was MINT! I cannot emphasize this enough. A 26 year old car with no scratches, scuffs or scrapes on the dash, seats were clean no stains, slight, I mean slight tear in the drivers bolster.
Car runs great, a little hesitation when starting out, just had to compensate with a bit more gas off the get go.
Car feels great, suspension is a little bouncy, but still keeps the car planted. No rattles or clunks typical of a NA miata. The car feels faster than the other 1.6l miata's I've driven.
Clutch feels awesome, the car hugs the road, brakes are extremely stiff and grip hard once warm.

Mechanically the car was great, physically the car needed some paint work. There was a pretty bad run on the passenger quarter, and well... its red.


Day 1
So I ended up buying the car, and driving it back to Calgary. Car sat at 4000rpm running with traffic at 125km/h or so. Did the drive without one stop, and the car kept up without any hesitation.


Overall, I am extremely happy with the car.
It does not have AC, power windows, power locks, as base as it gets, and as raw as it gets.. also the lightest model produced!

I am please to present:






NEW PICTURES:





Came with a set of 14x6 +35 wheels (laugh out loud) wrapped in 195/60/14 Falken RT-615's that have maybe a season left.
Also came with a set of stock miata wheels and brand new all season falkens. Guy likes falkens?

The car came with a NB Soft Top, No hard top unfortunately, but it has the rear mounting hardware for the hardtop!
The car was setup with a set of Toicko Shocks and some lowering springs, unsure of the brand. The ride is a bit bouncy, so I am looking at alternatives to dampen it up.

Plans:
Going to order an exhaust, lip, motor mounts, and a few small items for the first bit.
Figure out what color to paint it, and how I am going to do so to provide a damn good finish.
Would love to find some 15x9's and flare it out with a 225/45R15
Carbon Miata Fender Flares Autokoenixion Flares


Time to get to work ordering parts! Yay another project.

Mod list the day i bought the car
August 23, 2016 KM: 188,869km
- New Clutch < 1000km ago
- Diff / Transmission Fluids >1000km ago
- Fresh Oil <200km ago
- NGK "Blue" Plug Wires
- NB Hardtop w/ Glass window
- Flyin Miata Stage 1 Suspension Package
- 14x6 unknown wheels Wrapped in Azenis RT-615K
- Stock Miata wheels w/ Brand New Falken All Seasons
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 12:32:46 PM »
Modifications / Maintenance / Misc Parts

Engine

Air
SportJDM Turbo Manifold
SportJDM T3/T4 Turbo (For Now)
SportJDM Downpipe
JDM Intercooler + Piping
GM Air Intake Temperature Sensor
HKS BOV

Fuel
*Deuschwerks 700cc Injectors
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
*AEM Fuel Pressure Regulator

Spark
NGK BKR7E Spark Plugs

Control
Megasquirt DIYPNP MS2 ECU
MAC 3 Port Electronic Boost Control Solenoid

Suspension
KYB AGX Shocks
Tein S.Tech Lowering Springs

Body
Brand new as of front fenders (2014)
Brand new quarter panels welded and stitched in (2014)
Full Avery SW900 Vinyl Wrap
Autokonexion Version 1 Fender Flares
Rota Grid 15x9 et0 Wheels
205/50R15 Dunlop DZ102 Tires (Front)
245/45R15 Achilles ATK-R Tires (Rear)
Black Open End Lug Nuts
Autokonexion Fiberglass Duck Bill Trunk
Bayson R "GR Style" Lip
*Custom Roll Bar
Auxbeam 7” LED Headlights

Interior
Bride "Low Max" Seats
Custom Seat Brackets
Momo Hub Adapter

OMP 330mm Corsica Steering Wheel
ProSport Fuel Pressure Gauge
ProSport Boost Gauge
Innovate Wideband O2 Sensor
A Pillar Gauge Pod
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 12:32:56 PM »
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 12:33:03 PM »
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 12:44:03 PM »
Nice car!! *subscribed*
 
 

Please race it!! :D

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 12:59:16 PM »
Nice! Red is a great colour for these and since they made more red ones than anything else, it's easy to find body panels for.

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 02:49:53 PM »
Nice! Red is a great colour for these and since they made more red ones than anything else, it's easy to find body panels for.

Red is a nice color, but I just hate that every Miata out there is red..
Case and point
Miata-ception
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 03:14:32 PM »
Nice, subscribed!

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 03:24:00 PM »
Lights go up, lights go down!
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I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2016, 03:24:49 PM »
Cool man I like it! :D

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2016, 04:08:40 PM »
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2016, 04:18:49 PM »
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Glad I'm not the only one, pheww  8)

So update on the build, I was about to pull the trigger today on some things, but then I came back to thinking about this:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/calgary/1995-1-8-turbo-miata-3000-obo/1189520247?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

If you're too busy to click on the link, its a Haggared AF Miata, thats been backed into by an RV that has a turbo kit, and a 1.8L swap.

I'm trying to sweet talk the seller down, as the turbo is a GT2560R, and needs a rebuild. Thats a hefty bill at Alamo, or I just buy en eGay turbo and slap it on and BOOOOOST!
So, the car has a few things I am extremely interested in.

1.8L Engine/Transmission
Flyin Miata Voodoo 2 Turbo kit (sans working turbo)
Exhaust
Sparco Racing Seat
NRG Wheel + Quick Release
Some ghetto Diamond Racing Steelies
Front widebody fenders
LSD

If all works out, I'll hopefully pick this up, strip it and part out the things I don't need, scrap the shell, go from there.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 04:44:48 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one, pheww  8)

So update on the build, I was about to pull the trigger today on some things, but then I came back to thinking about this:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/calgary/1995-1-8-turbo-miata-3000-obo/1189520247?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

If you're too busy to click on the link, its a Haggared AF Miata, thats been backed into by an RV that has a turbo kit, and a 1.8L swap.

I'm trying to sweet talk the seller down, as the turbo is a GT2560R, and needs a rebuild. Thats a hefty bill at Alamo, or I just buy en eGay turbo and slap it on and BOOOOOST!
So, the car has a few things I am extremely interested in.

1.8L Engine/Transmission
Flyin Miata Voodoo 2 Turbo kit (sans working turbo)
Exhaust
Sparco Racing Seat
NRG Wheel + Quick Release
Some ghetto Diamond Racing Steelies
Front widebody fenders
LSD

If all works out, I'll hopefully pick this up, strip it and part out the things I don't need, scrap the shell, go from there.

What if... you turn this one into an Exocet...?

http://exomotive.com/exocet/

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 04:53:26 PM »
The baby teeth need to go!

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 08:20:14 PM »
I have a 1.8 for sale as well.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2016, 10:07:34 AM »
I have a 1.8 for sale as well.

Maybe we'll chat!
http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CXR&Product_Code=TRB-KIT-MIATA-16-IC&Category_Code=Miata
Damn that's cheap.. definitely on my list if all else fails.

I've been going back and forth on the idea of paint, and red, and what color. Honestly, I think an update red would look nice. I could leave the engine bay, door sills, etc..
Here's my thoughts:

Why not wrap it?
3M Dragon Fire Red


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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 10:15:53 AM »
Because at the end of the day, it'll just be another red Miata. 

But I agree with keeping the base colour the same; Mismatched engine bay/door sill paint is tacky. 

Or...  The car is small enough.  You could just strip everything and paint it all like Dave Wilson's car!  (Same colour as his too!)
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 10:22:36 AM »
I'm +1 on the red vinyl. Will look super good. Been following a few Subaru guy's on YouTube who just bought Miata's to track and they're enjoying them like crazy it looks like!

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 10:24:59 AM »
-1 on red.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 10:34:33 AM »
Because at the end of the day, it'll just be another red Miata. 

But I agree with keeping the base colour the same; Mismatched engine bay/door sill paint is tacky. 

Or...  The car is small enough.  You could just strip everything and paint it all like Dave Wilson's car!  (Same colour as his too!)

I think this all depends on if I get the parts car or not.
If the engine is coming out, whole car will be stripped and redone.
But if I can update the red, so at least its a nicer, more modern red I think that would be a nice spin.
Matched with flares and a nice set of wheels...

15x9 +0


I think it would definitely stand out. I'm still browsing some red's that are more of a deeper red than a cherry, or a typical red.


I'm +1 on the red vinyl. Will look super good. Been following a few Subaru guy's on YouTube who just bought Miata's to track and they're enjoying them like crazy it looks like!

I would definitely love to sink my whole budget into this car this week if I could, but I want to prolong this build so I don't get bored like the other builds, and sell right away!
But I am definitely looking at, well what every other miata owner wants. A bit more power, a bit better handling, and a car that doesn't fall under the "aweeeh so cute" category.




EDIT: look what I found haha, not just another red miata.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2016, 10:48:16 AM »
That's why +1 red. ^^

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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2016, 10:50:46 AM »
EDIT: look what I found haha, not just another red miata.


I can't wait for this to happen :)  But you know what how it'll stand out better?  In this colour:


Impreza 2.5RS
by Dave Wilson, on Flickr



http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=51032.msg624292#msg624292

#NotjustanotherREDMiata

I'll stop busting your balls on the red at this point.  It's a powerful colour and certainly has an effect on [men] when the see a red sports car on the road.  I mostly just want to see you do another paint job because I thought your Integra was awesome.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2016, 10:51:56 AM »
Please continue to bust his balls on red.
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Re: CMyles God Awful Red Miata (NA)
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2016, 11:01:23 AM »
bust them until they're blue.

like the car should be.
maybe purple. a really dark purple.

or bmw purple.
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