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Hey everyone, finally got down to business on my newest project and figured I'd create a build thread before too much progress. I havnt been in the car scene too seriously for very long. My first car was a 99 Volvo C70 2.4 L turbo that was passed down to me from my dad. I put a lot of effort into making it a more respectable car:



Needless to say I didnt feel like it was a suitable platform so I sold it and drove my other volvo for a while. After looking for suitable projects for over a year, within 2 months of having a Miata brought up as an option, I found a candidate.

Sparknotes:
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had a car, thought it was pretty cool
- wanted a new one, found out about miatas as was like "DaYuMm dOpE **** sOn!"
- bought one.

Finding a cheap clean NB2 proved to be pretty difficult since theyre in pretty high demand in Cali. But I drove up to LA with Zoltan and picked one up.

First photoshoot:



Below is a break-down of whats gone in to the build so far. As you can see I'm working on installing my pile-o-parts:

2001 NB Classic Red 5 speed

Engine
Koyo 37 mm race radiator
Skunk2 64mm throttle body
K&N Short ram intake - polished

Engine being built
Flyin Miata Clutch/Pressure plate (installed soon)
Flyin Miata half-weight 10lb flywheel (installed soon)

Suspension
Fat Cat motorsports coilover revalved Bilsteins with shortened bodies w/ 600/400 springs on ground control sleeves

Wheels/Brakes
949 Racing 6ULs 15x10 +25
Hankook R-S3 225/45/15
Sickspeed Spike Lug Nuts
EBC Ultimax Rotors
EBC Redstuff brake pads

Exterior
Stage21 Extractor hood
AutoKonexion Ducktail Trunk Ver. 1
AutoKonexion Fender Flares
Bomex Replica bumper cover
Moss Motors Fuel door cover - wrinkle black
LED strip License plate lights
DDM Tuning 55W 6000K HID headlights
Bronze Star Paint

Interior
OMP Corsica 350 mm wheel - blue suede and gold spokes
MOMO steering wheel hub
NRG Gen 3 Quick Release - black
Corbeau FX1 Pro - microsuede
G-Force 3" 6 point Harness - black
Pro-Car Innovations side mount seat bracket
9k Racing Shift knob in 150mm - Cream Swirl
Wink 5-panel mirror
Hard Dog Hard Core Double-diagonal Roll bar
Hard Dog harness bar

before relipping with sizing of: 15x6.5 +33 205/50 15x7.5 +20.6 205/50


new lips. New sizing 15x7.5 +20.3 205/50 and 15x8.5 +7.6 205/50


Further BBS RM info:
1.5" and 2.5" Aluminum Lips
BBS bolts in gold
BBS center logos in black&gold
Nighthawk Black Pearl centers (Acura RSX color) [black with a blue/purple tint in light)




-Griffin
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

chaaa doood! rims look good mang!
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

I work at cheesecake factory at the mall... Thats where my car is 90% of the time haha
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

I was doing takeout last night so I most likely not. But if you ever see me a SOCM let me know. I go occasionally.
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

got around to installing some bits this holiday break. Just in time to order more:phillyb:

First I installed my EBC rotors and pads. Really feel the difference especially coming from the crappy warped rotors I had on them from the PO.




Next I got around to installing my FX1 Pro in micro suede with Pro-Car Innovations side mount seat brackets






Unfortunately that didnt get me quite low enough to pass the broomstick test with the roll bar :? and at the lowest setting i was getting some gnarly interference with the door panel. Im thinking about going to Moti of Blackbirdfabworx and having him make me a flat floor seat mount.

After bumming about having to take the seat out, I installed my steering wheel which my girlfriend got me for Christmas.... shes got good taste :blaugh:

OMP Corsica 350mm in Blue Suede with gold spokes.
Mounted with a MOMO Hub, NRG gen 3 qd on its way!


 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

Love the steering wheel. Currently have a black one, but i almost bought that same blue one for my old subaru. You get it from Touge Factory?
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

Love the steering wheel. Currently have a black one, but i almost bought that same blue one for my old subaru. You get it from Touge Factory?
Ya took about two weeks to get it, and that was after the holiday craziness.

Since the forum has a limit now on editing posts i cant edit my parts list in the first post so im moving it to here for now.


Engine
Koyo 37 mm race radiator
Skunk2 64mm throttle body
K&N Short ram intake - polished
Deleted A/C compressor and all
Deleted Cruise control

Built Engine in progress:
01 Bottom End

84mm Wiseco forged 10.5:1 Pistons
Manley H-beam rods
ACL Rod bearings
ACL Main bearings
Mazda OEM thrust washer
ARP Main cap studs

VVT Head
ARP Head studs
Cometic Headgasket


Transmission
Flyin Miata Clutch/Pressure plate (installed soon)
Flyin Miata half-weight 10lb flywheel (installed soon)

Suspension
Fat Cat motorsports coilover - revalved Bilsteins with shortened bodies w/ 600/400 springs on ground control sleeves

Wheels/Brakes
Wheels:?????
Tires:?????
Muteki open-ended shorty lug nuts
EBC Ultimax Rotors
EBC Redstuff brake pads

Exterior
Moss Motors Fuel door cover - chrome sanded down then painted gloss black
LED strip License plate lights
DDM Tuning 55W 6000K HID headlights

Interior
OMP Corsica 350 mm wheel - blue suede and gold spokes
MOMO steering wheel hub
NRG Gen 3 Quick Release - black
Corbeau FX1 Pro - microsuede
G-Force 3" 6 point Harness - black
Pro-Car Innovations side mount seat bracket
9k Racing Shift knob in 150mm - Cream Swirl
Wink 5-panel mirror
Hard Dog Hard Core Double-diagonal Roll bar
Hard Dog harness bar




and here's a pic of me and a buddy's car outside of Trabuco Canyon

 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

Updated parts list.

Next on the list is drivetrain overhaul. Clutch and flywheel install, slave and master cylinders, and rebuilding shift turret.
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

Heres some of my photos from the recent meet [email protected] held at the UCI campus. Met a lot of cool people. Happy to say our little pack of Miatas held its ground quite well.













 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

Time to megasquirt
 

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Re: Just another South Cali Miata... BBS, Hard Dog, Flyin Miata

I'm at every SOCM :)

(except next week)
get a life. nice volvo griffin :mrgreen:
 
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