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So im in a bit of a pickle. I live in northern Virginia(nova) and I have yet to find a place to put engines in for a reasonable price. I really wanted to do it myself but I have never done it before. So I was wondering is there anyone near this area which is willing to help me out? It would be greatly appreciated

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1. Why are you swapping in a "JDM" motor?

2. You do realize that unless its a 01-05 JDM motor, its pretty much the same as its USDM counterpart.

3. Because of point #2, if you can unplug connectors, have an engine hoist and a few wrenches it should be a pull/put back thing. Not hard at all as long as you have basic mechanic skills.
 

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Well #1 my engine has 263000 miles on it and I want to build on it.
#2 I have been all over the internet searching for engines
#3 the only miata engines I have found that go right in are from a local track and they are beat up because they race them
#4 I have looked for clubs and stuff like that around here and haven't found any.
#5 I just want to start this build asap I want to have more fun in my car

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You want to start your build right away?.......by waiting weeks for a motor to arrive from Japan and then waiting more time for a shop to do an install?

You want some advice? Find a junkyard and get a miata motor, build it up and then install it. There no reason to rush into anything when you have a perfectly working motor and no idea what the heck you're getting into.
 

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Word. My friend back in So cal bought a turbo engine from Japan and installed it to find out it was blown. Then he was out a Daily for like 4 months. He rode a moped to work until just recently. Lesson learned was make sure you know what you're getting yourself into & always have a plan B
 

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Also, want to have more fun in your car? Learn to drive it lol. Take it to a track or an autox and learn to actually drive it
 

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One of those weird " I collect and sell all things Miata" guys by me has a couple motors for sale. Search the Central NJ Craigslist and you'll find him. Good prices, cool dude with a bandana.

If you say JDM to him, He'll tell you to go away. Name is John and he has everything you will need.







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One of those weird " I collect and sell all things Miata" guys by me has a couple motors for sale. Search the Central NJ Craigslist and you'll find him. Good prices, cool dude with a bandana.

If you say JDM to him, He'll tell you to go away. Name is John and he has everything you will need.
When I visit my mom I may now have things to bring home.
 
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