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Old 12-31-2017, 11:59 AM   #26
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OK, then I'll look for a used T-5. If I cannot find the correct World Class with the 2.95:1 first gear, can be changed affordably? What did all of your TF parts cost? Yea, I noticed you'd been working on it for a few years, that's one that that made me think Ecotec again....
T5 parts can be had if you search, there are multiple vendors out there. I am going to be running a stock 91 GT T5, not the most desirable gears, we'll see how it goes. If I don't like it, I'll look for T5Z. I think all 5.0 HO engine mustangs have the World class, just not the Z spec which came in the 93 Cobra and is available through Ford.

Think I got the heads used for $500 on ebay, they looked new, barely used. Bought cam and rockers new, just shopped for best prices.

Time was tough as I have to balance wife, other projects (cars and house), work/travel, and I also lost a lot of time this year having surgery on my shoulder, so that set me back. I have other toys, to this one is not high priority, so the delays don't bug me too much.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:49 PM   #27
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T5 parts can be had if you search, there are multiple vendors out there. I am going to be running a stock 91 GT T5, not the most desirable gears, we'll see how it goes. If I don't like it, I'll look for T5Z. I think all 5.0 HO engine mustangs have the World class, just not the Z spec which came in the 93 Cobra and is available through Ford.

Think I got the heads used for $500 on ebay, they looked new, barely used. Bought cam and rockers new, just shopped for best prices.

Time was tough as I have to balance wife, other projects (cars and house), work/travel, and I also lost a lot of time this year having surgery on my shoulder, so that set me back. I have other toys, to this one is not high priority, so the delays don't bug me too much.
Cool, I'm trying to catch up on some of the build threads, when I get free time, which isn't often. My wife is cool with me wanting to do something to the Miata. We have no kids, but as we've been aging, it seems like we're falling apart more and more, LOL! I watched Gabriel's 5.0 swap videos numerous times and it took him about twice as long as he planned. I was hoping 1-1.5 years and if that's actually 2-3 years, I will not want to finish it... I've driven it more in the last week, than I have in the last 3 months.
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Yeah, the getting older sucks. Feel it more and more each time I have a long day of wrenching. For me it has helped having other toys to mess with (also slowed this project down some as I was fixing/upgrading other cars too). I plan on making this a 3 season car that will be used as much as possible when the salt is not on the road. My Shelby only comes out on nice days due to it's rarity, and I'd like to give the STI a break from all-year daily duty. Was hoping for completion last spring but the shoulder surgery stopped that. Now hoping for this spring. My to do list is in front of me and there are only 16 items left on the list.
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Mirage…. you have a PM.

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I appreciate all the help and suggestions, but I've decided to do a roots S/C on my stock 1.8L. Please don't bash me. It's mostly because of money. There's nothing wrong with my car at all, other than the lack of torque, LOL! Thought about a Rotrex at first, but it's more for high RPM power. Decided to go with an FFS instead, as it's more of a lower RPM powerband.
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No bashing here, I like that setup, makes for a completely different car. Best of luck with the project!
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:03 AM   #33
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Sounds like you have a fine plan.
If the motor in my 2000 had been healthy, that is the same plan I would probably have followed.
Your current plan follows the most common course for Miata people wanting to upgrade the performance.

You might check out the MiataTurbo.net forum
It is called turbo but they also have a supercharger section and the people have "been there, done that" and will be a useful resource.

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I am very disappointed in you! Shame , shame!!
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LOL! Thanks, I guess? I'm actually glad you chimed in. What hood scoop is on your NA?
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LOL! Thanks, I guess? I'm actually glad you chimed in. What hood scoop is on your NA?
It is something that I picked up at Summit Racing & chopped it up to fit. I think there are some pictures in my gallery.
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