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Welp, I decided to start a build thread to keep track of my progress with my 95m

It all began in August when I got laid off from work and was forced to sell My 2007 Civic Si to pay the bills.


That's when the search began for a fun and cheap car. I narrowed it down to a miata or a 240sx, which ever would pop up first for a good price.

In October while browsing craigslist I found her. She needed some TLC badly. Seller was asking for 2200, but I offered 1200 and he accepted. Thus began my journey with my new pride and joy.
Here she was when I first took her home completely stock.


The soft top was torn, the brakes were all gone, the fender was crashed, the interior was dirty as hell due to the torn top. It had a cracked tail light.. It was bad.

Anyway, I got started with bringing her back to life
>flushed all fluids
>changed spark plugs/wires
>replaced thermostat

>replaced broken tail light
>replaced crashed fender
>new soft top
>axis brake pads front and back



After all of the maintenance I realized how much I love the car and started working on looks and performance.

>Yokohama S. drives
>Tein S tech springs on KYB shocks
>adjusted timing to 14
>Rep GV front lip
>removed AC






And here is a video of my first Time Attack in the miata. That day I learned how much more I love RWD than FWD :lol:

This past week or two I've picked up a couple of other things.
I picked up a Nardi steering wheel from a 93 s-limited because I'm JDM as FACK :woolery:



A couple of days ago I picked up a Hard Dog Sport bar from a member on here. As crafty as his bar was decorated I didn't feel it suited my car well, so I went with a traditional look.

from unique


to bland.. during the installation


After an annoying 5-6 hours, I finally got the bar installed, Ill update tomorrow with Pictures of the finished product. :D
 

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Not a bad purchase! Merlot, should have a Torsen, factory bbs.. Coming along nicely for $1200.
 

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What a steal. Do you have more fun with it than the civic?
 

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I hate you for finding such a deal on a 95m. Lets hope you keep it classy. The bbs wheels look good with that drop
 

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Thanks etikoner! Get on that, so your neck wont break in a rollover!



Well guys, things are looking up. I got a new full time job!! Not sure what direction I want to take my build in yet, but I do know that I have a lot of fun coming soon!

Quick question.. Turbo on a 1.8 with 200k miles. bad idea? or are these engines strong enough to handle. I'm not thinking about major boost, maybe 6-9 psi. Or would a supercharger be better on an older engine?
 

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Thanks etikoner! Get on that, so your neck wont break in a rollover!



Well guys, things are looking up. I got a new full time job!! Not sure what direction I want to take my build in yet, but I do know that I have a lot of fun coming soon!

Quick question.. Turbo on a 1.8 with 200k miles. bad idea? or are these engines strong enough to handle. I'm not thinking about major boost, maybe 6-9 psi. Or would a supercharger be better on an older engine?
Compression/leakdown test, if the motor is healthy - BOOST IT!..

Honestly the motors in these cars are so cheap, if it runs strong I'd boost it either way. Then if it blew up id just replace it and take the time to clean up the engine bay, etc at that time.
 

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Compression/leakdown test, if the motor is healthy - BOOST IT!..

Honestly the motors in these cars are so cheap, if it runs strong I'd boost it either way. Then if it blew up id just replace it and take the time to clean up the engine bay, etc at that time.
good point, definitely considering that.
 

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Finally got my fender painted. I was getting sick of seeing the shitty spray paint job I gave it before. The color is a little bit off, but I can't really complain since I only paid $170. Here is a before and after photo
 

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yeah I hear ya, just all the ones I found were crappy and asking at least $4500. The cheapest of which was even in a front end accident that bent the frame... crappy is ok, if the price reflects it. Nonetheless, yours is looking really nice, good work bringing it back.
 
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