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New Guy '99 Miata

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Just got hooked due to my brother who's been racing for 20 years, Spec Miata in '90 1.6L for the last 10. My son and I went and watched him race at Barber this past August (2015). I bought a single owner  '99 Miata with 136K miles a few weeks later and blew head gasket on same day I bought it!. My brother is an import mechanic and shop supervisor at shop in Jacksonville, FL though, so I flew him out and the three of us had our own Overhaulin show in my garage in Owasso, OK for 5 days rebuilding the car. We replaced and upgraded just about every performance related part and installed a roll bar and after he left I kept going....

 

I have taken the car to Hallett four times and auto cross twice - placed 7 out of 27 novice drivers pre-turbo, best time Hallett : 1:32.41 (Got some work to do...)

 

 

Here's what's been done:

 

Engine:

 

Flyin' Miata FM II turbo

Head re-mill (only .0004)

Valve job

New valve guides

Toyo Aluminum radiator

High performance timing belt

3" Flyin' Miata Exhaust

Spec Stage 1 clutch and lightweight flywheel

OS Giken Limited Slip Differential

FM Big fuel (flex E85)

FM Clutch/lightweight flywheel

FM Pistons/rods - now 1.9L motor'

FM Big Spark kit

FM Clutch/Fly wheel

FM Oil cooler

FM Radiator fans

 

Suspension:

 

Flyin' Miata Fox coil overs complete set

Spec Miata front/rear adjustable sway bars

Replacement Rear Subframe brace

FM front Shock Tower Brace

FM Butterfly Brace

 

 

Brakes:

 

Flyin' Miata Big Brake (4-piston) set w/Parking brake

 

Interior:

 

Reupholstered Stock seats into touring seats w/bumps for harness (Pricey, ouch...)

6-point camlock Harnesses

NRG steering wheel

8-ball shift knob

Hard Dog roll bar w/belt bar welded as an addition

 

Tires:

 

Toyo R1R's for street 225/45/R15

Toyo R1 slicks for track/autocross 225/45/R15

 

Rims:

 

Advanti Storm S1 15 X 9 (Momo's pictured, sending these to my brother)

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That's a lot of improvements in just 5 days.  Great job.  Welcome to the world of Miata

A good portion happened later - we replaced head gasket, installed new spec Miata Belstein struts, roll bar, sway bars, timing belt, radiator, and did alignment while my brother was here...

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Just put on Dyno. Best run was 228.6 HP to rear wheels. With some tuning and adjustments to PCM we think we can get 240...it's a beast...

 

Sounds healthy! Should be good for some fun.

 

robert

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Just got hooked due to my brother who's been racing for 20 years, Spec Miata in '90 1.6L for the last 10. My son and I went and watched him race at Barber this past August. I bought a single owner  '99 Miata with 136K miles a few weeks later and blew head gasket on same day I bought it!. 

 

Well that must be some sort of record!

 

Welcome, looks like a fun car

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Here's a cool new part that most likely is only on my Miata - a built from scratch replacement rear subframe brace built at Pinnacle Performance here in Owasso: (Used existing bolts and mounting points)

 

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Update: Blew three rod bearings on Christmas day. Getting motor back from machine shop Monday finally. Have registered for Hallett on April 16-17 so I hope to make it.

 

Have added graphite wing, FM Big Brake Kit, New FM suspension, FM Big Brake kit and Big Spark kit. Bought new FM pistons, rods, gaskets, fuel and water pump for re-build that should take place next week.

 

Had little minor accident in parking lot of local shop and had to replace trunk lid and rear bumper. Plan is to paint body "copperhead" and hard top white. Have front spoiler in bound and splitter to mount to it is already here.

 

Hope to get 280-300 RWP...will be 1.9L after re-build.

 

Here's pics of first Mock up of custom rear diffuser (will be moved up and back and have two more blades on ends) and center mount exhaust (3" FM attached to FM II turbo)

 

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Done at 4700 feet. Tulsa/Owasso I am at 636 feet. Should have about 12% increase or so. So, I am at about 330 RWP...on E85 (Available 1.5 miles from my house)...installed FM radiator fans and oil coller plus a lot of other minor stuff last week at FM...great folks there...

 

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