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1991 MX-6 LX W/ Turbo swap

 

 

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Engine:

-Performance Dual Valve Springs

-Bosh DRI GT injectors

-Walbro 190LPH Fuel Pump

-ATX throttlebody with thermo spacer

-EGR Block Off Plate

-A/C Delete

-Aluminum 2 Row 'custom' Radiator

-Aluminum Lightweight Crankpulley

-100% Emissions, PCV, EGR and Vacuum Rail Delete.

-MSD Blaster 2 Coil Conversion

-NGK Wireset, NGK Plugs

-Spark Plugs/Wires Thermo Insulators

 

Drivetrain:

-Stock N/A Trans

-Previous owner replaced clutch with OEM equivalent, I have not upgraded yet

 

Turbo:

- VF12/VJ11 Hybrid. VF12 Turbine, center section and compressor wheel, VJ11 Turbine housing, machined out to fit VF12 Turbine   LINK

-HKS Hardpipe kit, HKS SSQ Black Series BOV (Likely a knockoff)

-Custom 2.5" O2 housing

-Custom 2.5" Downpipe With Side Exit

-OEM Intercooler

 

Suspension:

-25MM Wheel Spacers

-16" Mitsubishi Ecplise wheels W/ 225/50/16 Cheapish Tires

-AWR Trailing Links

-Ground Control Coilovers

-KYB GR2 Struts

-Custom "Dutch" FSTB, OEM GT RSTB

-OEM GT Rear Lower Tie Bar

-89' Probe GT 18MM Rear Sway Bar

-Energy Endlinks, Sway Bar bushings

-Ebay Slotted Front Rotors W/ Ceramic pads

 

MISC:

-Autometer Vacuum/Boost Gauge

-Innovative LC-1 Wideband/Gauge

-Generic Sunpro 3 Gauge pod; Coolant-Volts-Oil Pressure

-HKS Turbo Timer

-ZKW Foglight Grill

-Grant GT Steering Wheel

-Generic 4PT racing Harness

-Whistler Radar Detector

-1080P 60FPS Dashcam

-Manifold, O2 Housing and Turbo Center Section Painted 1000F Black

-Valve Cover, FSTB and VAF Painted "Grabber Green"

-Brass Shifter Bushings

-Custom VAF Harness Extension

 

Weight reduction:

-Front Bumper Crash Bar and Support Removed

-From the Front Seats Back, All Interior Removed

-Battery Relocated to Rear of Trunk

-A/C delete, Cat Delete

 

General Maintence:

-Gates Timing Belt, Tensioner, Idler

-Disty Cap, Rotor

-Fuel Filter

-Wix oil Filter, Mobil1 5W30

-Felpro Valve Stem Seals

-Frequent Alignments

-Always filled up with Shell V-Power 91, Never Over Half a Tank, Save Weight

 

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1989 MX-6, Non-Turbo DX: Turbo swap, suspension, and for a period of time..Rally mode

The car has been retired since 2012. Title changed to junk, and car is being split into pieces to be hauled away. Almost everything that made it stiff and fast, has gone into my new DD.

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TURBO SWAP:
Stock ihi turbo @ 10psi
Stock intercooler, pipes, cone filter
GT injectors
HKS SSQV black edition
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Performance dual valve springs
Mild port n polish: throttlebody, vaf, upper and lower plenum
8mm NGK wireset
NGK copper plugs
MSD blaster 2 coil
Walbro 190lph fuel pump
2.25 exhaust piping, Starting from the OEM downpipe.
Outlaw thermal intake/iac/throttlebody spacers
PGT 2 row metal radiator

Extensive VAF tuning

-the stiff
Energy endlink/swaybar bushings
PGT 18mm rear sway bar
MX-6 GT 24mm front sway bar
Blown kyb gr2 struts
Ground Control coilovers
(2) FSTB
RSTB
Custom "hondakiller" rear lower tie bar
AWR trailing links

-stops
Slotted recess drilled rotors up front
Disk brake swap in rear (PGT)
Zp tie brake line mod

-exterior changes
OEM GT spoiler
OEM front and rear "mazda" mudgaurds
New driver side front fender
New corner lights
New hood
New front bumper cover
'91 grill
5% tint in back, 35% driver and pass window
Gen 'B' tailights, all red
4" Firestik cb antenna
2 mercedes C class fog lights
2 bumper mounted off-road fog lights


-interior
GT bucket seats
Cobra cb/pa system
Whistler radar detector
Grant steering wheel from my dads first car
Battery relocate





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The goal:

The classic n/a to GT conversion, both mechanically and externally.

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Let's go back in time....

in time....

time........

time......

First day, at the sellers house:

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I'm sorry

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Hmm what's this now?

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Little bit of P&P
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Wires and stuff
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Now the saddest part. my baby, my dream, my obsession. Taken by a tow truck, for being in front of my house for over 72 hours. (Neighbor called it in....)

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stock intakes dont last long with me

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Owned it for 6 months or so, was running for 4. Blew 2 turbos, had some memories I'll never forget.

Gone forever.

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Back to the daily.

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Front stays in

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Back leaves.

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The probe donated much before leaving....

Rear disk brakes for example.

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Some time went by, then I lost interest in the dashboard.

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Radiator from the Probe GT

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Also a slim fan donated by autozone
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Cheap tires to do the job
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205/50/15

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Pizza cutters...
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Gift from my gf one christmas.

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Hey how did this get here?

Shhh, I'll never tell.....

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I never took underhood pics of what happened.... lets just say the outside looks like a fresh snow on a winters morning compared to the core support, bumper reinforcement.....
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There was a long stretch of nothing for a while, just a bad looking car. I'm still flipping through pages on photbucket getting to the next series lol

ahhh but what is this????

Where did the flat black go?

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Ahhh burn the damage!! Kill it with fire! Make it die!

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OEM spoilers FTW!
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Muffler = 09 Mitsubishi Spyder catalytic, thanks to my dad doing a cat delete.

thanks dad looooool


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This is the important-ish part...

HUGE thank you to 2 people.

Beserker (Colby)

Kelooh (David)


Colby hooked me up with David, David hooked me up with,

Are you ready?

I dont think your ready....















Ok your ready...

after leaving Davids house, This suddenly appeared in the back of my friends 4runner

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Orgasm...

Drool...

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Cardiac arrest...

Funereal...everybody sad..
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First things first...

Eww dirty
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Yay shiny

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kill it with the same fire from before!!

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Almost there...

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Hours of pounding, sculpting, yelling at metal, molding, zip ties, strange bolts and general horsefluff

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HOLY GOOD GODDAMN LADIES AND GENTLEMAN


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Ignore the hood, pretend with me.

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Went to Sears to finally blow my 25$ gift card.

picked up grinding bits, a flexible drill extension, and sand paper.

spent some time on the head

THIS IS NOT DONE, just posting "along the way" pics



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last night, after i started cleaning just basic stuff

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after some grinding, cyl 1

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having a tough time getting the middle seperation to a knife edge.
cyl 1
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cyl2
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lol yes it looks horrible. again, just the beginning.


please, anyone with tips or advice with p&p the head, feel free

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lol ok, i was just wondering because they looked pretty shiny lol.

If you guys have a carquest there, they sell torque wrenches pretty cheap. Im pretty sure. Thats where my school was getting all its tools when i went there, and the torque wrench was like $20 at the most. We had a few of them calibrated, and the ones that was well taken care of was pretty close. (cant remember how close, i want to say like 3ft/lbs off at the most, but not sure)

BTW cars coming together great. Why dont you sell some of your spare parts for a turbo setup?

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I got my torque wrench at China Freight for like 13$, and it claims to be accurate within -/+ 5%, but I wouldn't trust it to put an engine together. It's okay for like lugs and stuff, lol. I hope the gasket set you got is okay, as in better quality than the 38$ would indicate. Most gasket sets I saw were hundreds, which turned me away from rebuilding the Miata. :blink:

I gotta say, though, it's heart warming to see your luck change for once. I can't wait for this thing to get off the ground!

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