monark192 HalfDork
Feb. 28, 2013 12:57 p.m.

I know, I know, another Miata build thread. I have had this car since 2008. It was a non running Craigslist special purchased when the desire to build something a little more track specific became irresitable. First some pics as it is now.

Current Specs:

1991 Miata, no a/c, no power steering, with hardtop.

1.6 engine with 132k miles.

Autopower bolt in roll cage - now with welded joints.

Spec Miata suspension package. Fat Cat bumpstops and 99 hats.

Kazera KZ-M 15x7 wheels with Toyo R888s

SPI Induction Systems intake.

Springfield Dyno exhaust.

Porterfield R4 pads and Motul fluid. 949 Racing brake lines.

monark192 HalfDork
Feb. 28, 2013 1:06 p.m.

Car is currently a non runner which brings me to the build part of my first ever build thread. Last time out on track at Autoclub Speedway in November, the clutch, which is of unknown origin and age, died completely. So, I found this on Craigslist.

1999 1.8 with 110k miles (allegedly) and ACT clutch / lightened flywheel (allegedly - again), and a header. So with the car sitting for 4 months, I thought that a build thread would be a good way to motivate some progress - and to get help with the engine swap 'cause i'm gonna need it. . Plans include the engine swap, adding lightness (gutting doors, removing heater core, Tanner half dash), and getting back on track in the Mod class in the Miata challenge.

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
March 22, 2013 1:04 p.m.

You planning on going with a proper ECU or just running it off the 1.6 computer?

monark192 HalfDork
March 22, 2013 1:30 p.m.

Planning to use a proper ECU.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
March 22, 2013 1:55 p.m.

"Tanner half dash"? That's a thing now?

monark192 HalfDork
March 22, 2013 2:08 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: "Tanner half dash"? That's a thing now?

Forget where I saw it referenced like that - but yeah, its a thing now.

monark192 HalfDork
March 22, 2013 2:10 p.m.

Google reminds me it must have been here,

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/project-miata-tipping-the-scales/51318/page1/

monark192 HalfDork
March 22, 2013 5:00 p.m.

New intake manifold is here ready to be cleaned.

Injectors ready to be sent out for cleaning.

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