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I'm gonna call this my dime a dozen project since after discussing it in the General Chat section I was informed that my plans lacked serious amounts of "legit" and originality. This may be true, but since I'm not out to spend copious amounts of money on my daily driver/weekend crusier I don't mind. Its a $2000 car that I don't intend to $10K sorry. Please feel free to tell me how this look is over done or how lame all of this is. I bought this stuff because I personally like the look. Also please don't tell me how I should spend my money. It's mine, you go save/spend/bury/invest your money how you see fit. :cool:

Anyways here's the basics

1992 Miata black and tan with 77k
5spd *edit* I've been told these are referred to as "Gallery editions"

Car was in great shape when I got it with only a bad window regulator and some hail damage to the hood. New top was installed when I purchased it (sadly not the original color)





Here's what I'll be installing. Parts are all ordered as of today and should be trickling in over the next 2 weeks. Not shown is the new 1.8 exedy clutch and 12lb flywheel I ordered. I'm also looking for a Nardi wood wheel (340mm) if anyone has a deal on one:mrgreen:

GV Lip (thanks RSpeed)

R package rear lip

KG works rear spoiler

Ebay coilovers F-7k R-6k

Planet Miata side diffusers

Drag DR-20 15x7 +10

 

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Did this today, so far seems the responds the same as stock. I have noticed my engine temp gauge is slightly lower than normal and I don't think it was weather related since today was our warmest yet this year. Maybe it's cooler since the crossover tube is out of the way?

Anyways if anyone is interested I'd add details and stuff. For now here's some pics. Oh and everything is plumbed just like stock the ISC is still fed from the intake as well as the vent on the valve cover.
 

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This came in the mail today! :mrgreen: The guys are RSpeed are awesome, Joe called to let me know when my order shipped and they even threw in the paint upgrade for free after ordering so much. Thanks guys, makes me wish I knew you guys were local back when I still lived in GA.
 

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So I was looking at the pictures and I'm not sure how I feel about the chrome. I've been wanting to have the valve cover done in black wrinkle finish with gold letters. Should I have the tubing done in black as well or leave it as is? I'd also thought about wrapping it in that gold heat barrier stuff.
 

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Was a productive weekend. Got the new flywheel,clutch and slave cylinder in. Ran into a problem with the pressure plate bolts though. Went from the stock 1.6 to a 1.8 clutch and had to re-install everything because the 1.6 bolts didn't allow the 1.8 pressure plate to sit flush. Quick run to Fastenal solved the problem and everything works great now. The 1.8 seems my grabbier though. Also got the coilovers on all my areo stuff from RSpeed. Here some pics of the body work stuff, i'll get the new coil and stance pics tomorrow.
 

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cold side intake seems to make so much more sense than on the hot side.
radiator is brown - a tell tale sign that you'll have to replace it soon.
 

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Did this today, so far seems the responds the same as stock. I have noticed my engine temp gauge is slightly lower than normal and I don't think it was weather related since today was our warmest yet this year. Maybe it's cooler since the crossover tube is out of the way?


The intake is pretty different but your statement about noticing the gauge showing a lower engine coolant temp is most likely incorrect. The stock temp gauges are shitty and have a dead spot from about 150-220 degrees.

Edit: and get a radiator.
 

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Nice start!

I would enjoy seeing your car with a tan top. Especially if the wheels you ordered are gold.
 

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Nice start!

I would enjoy seeing your car with a tan top. Especially if the wheels you ordered are gold.
Thanks and yeah they're gold. That's kinda why I decided to go with them. The spokes are gold with a machined face. I think the tan top and interior along with the oem chrome accents would all tie together well.

Excellent write up.
Thanks, I tried to be as specific as possible for anyone else might want to try it. I just wish I'd snapped more pictures of the process. If anyone does give it a try, please add some wip shots or pm them to me and I'll add them to the DIY
 

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Went out for a ride the other night and snapped some photos. Got everything installed now except the new wheels








 

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Nice shots! Is that downtown okc?
 

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call me crazy but I actually like the factory bbs wheels. Maybe it is just me.

make sure to keep them though since they are worth some coin, and add value to your car and maintain its originality.
 

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Yeah that's the nee gardens and devon tower downtown okc.

Yeah I'm keeping the bbs wheels. I like them as well now that the car is lower. May try to source some in a similar style just in a more desirable size.
 
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