Economy drifter: Miata

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  1. Mr A

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    Short background story:

    I bought it around two years ago, from a woman that used it as a daily.
    She never had the tail slip on her, because the car was like glued to the ground. A super racecar.

    Two minutes after signing the contract, it was second gear sliding around the first roundabout we found.



    Not bad for a 1.6, 90hp engine.



    Less than a week from buying the car, it got some "lowering" springs, and some new wheels. (Sorry to all Bmw guys)
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    Shortly after, it got a front lip, and a roof spoiler:
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    Since that it has been through some track days, without breaking anything important :D

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    Later, the car got some coilovers:
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    And some new wheels:

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    And they got dirty...

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    After some random trackdays, I got kind of sick of not having brakes, so I made this brake booster brace:

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    And it got a new, lighter flywheel, and a new clutch.

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    I bought a roll bar from a well known Mx5 perfectionist.

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    And the car got so super awesome to drive. Feels a lot better now.


    TRACK DAY TIME!
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    And some new wheels came in: 13"
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    Finally a size I can compete with.




    And snow came:

    Drift season!

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    Megasquirt Mspnp for the 90-93, 1.6 116hp, got mounted.
    It's not really meant for this car, since it's a 1997 90Hp European version, but I made it work after hours in schematics, comparing the 116hp wiring, to the 90hp one.
    A lot is different, but just enough is the same, with some customization.

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    We parted out my car, so my friend could use the parts to go trough the local MOT, after being pulled over..
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    It made it through, and we got my car back together.
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    With my S14,

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    Looking good that Dude :D
     
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    Looks great man! Pretty much exactly how I'd want mine to look if I ever get around to buying one. Top work!
     
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    Thanks guys! :D

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    I found my car some days ago. Under layers of dust, and there she was!

    I´ve been sick since october last year, so not much has been done.. Hopefully I´ll get better in the near future, and make the car ready for MOT etc.

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    Made my self a new exhaust while the weather was nice :)

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    Did not take to many pictures in the progress, but here is a picture of it on the car

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    Also, finally got tires for the 13" wheels.
    Semi slicks in the front. Cheapest there is in the rear :D

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    It´s to high :D

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    Sound check on the new exhaust:

     
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    Got´er down today!

    At least a little bit..

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    And the front bumper came back :D

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    Found my daily just hiding out there.
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    awesome build so far man! keep it up!
     

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