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The Car:
I picked up a 94 Miata M Edition 1.8L, Montego Blue with the Nardi wood grain shift knob and e-brake handle, aluminum sill plates, Torsen LSD and all the other M edition features...
With a clean title
For $400
The catch was...the genius before me welded the timing belt cog onto the crankshaft.
So it was decided to begin a project/build on a completely new engine.
PICTUREESS!!


 

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Ok its time to catch up...
I've aquired the block shell and crankshaft.



Took them both to G&G Performance Engines just outside Tomball,TX to hot tank both of them and also have the crank polished.
I also decided to have the cylinders bored .40 over to 84 mm
Heres the block after the hot tank and .40 over bore:
 

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Hooray for ACL Bearings!!
 

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Alright so about 2 months ago the engine build has come to a TEMPORARY stop due to starting a new job, However I went to the machine shop to pick up my block shell and crankshaft. After I arrived he informed he he also decked the block .005"
NOW....I didnt come to a complete halt on everything. While I was waiting for the right time to aquire the bottom end assembly, It was time to start the wire tuck
SIIIIIIIIIICCCCKKKK





 

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Dash Removed



Jon Pulling the harness through the fire wall



BLEECGHGH!! DISGUSTING!!



At The end of the day:

 

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Wiretuck underway!






More detailed pics to come
 

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Went to Fry's and picked up some mesh sleeving,shrink tubing, and a depinning tool to start rebuilding the harness with a much cleaner look
 

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Removing the airbag harness, labeling all the connectors, and arranging the wires for the re-route.





 

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just a little update...
Went and picked up a newer 99 head with solid lifters. Going to be a great boost build with the 94 bottom end and 99 head

Wheels have been ordered....ohhh boyy
Interior has been ordered and arrived, clean black carpet and clean black door panels

and last but not least...

These showed up today



 

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annnnndd the main studs just showed up

 

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Love the build man, I'm thinking about rebuilding my motor. Is it a pain in the ass?

rebuilding a stock engine...not so tedious...

now going to forged internals, cylinder boring, excess machine work, understanding clearances, etc...it can be somewhat of a chore if its your first rodeo lol
 

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Today I took the pistons to Polymer Dynamics (PolyDyn) in town to have a Ceramic coat put on the tops and a Teflon Moly coat put on the skirts



Here's a picture before the coating process:



And also lookie what came in today!!

 
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