302 Miata Time!

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    Well I always wanted a v8 Miata and to start a project car. Last November, I bought a 94' Miata with 160k miles and with a torsen LSD. I technically got it for $700. Very fun little car! I just want more power for it. I was about to boost it, but just felt that would't be enough for me. I love the sound of a v8 engine. This is going to be a very slow build process as I'm 20 years old and still going to school and have a part time job. The funds will be the most important for this build. Yesterday, I bought a 302 with 98k miles. My goal for now is at least 300whp na power. Miata.jpg Miata engine.jpg 302.jpg
     
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    Nice choice in motor. Shouldn't it be close to 300 with headers and what looks to be the cobrajet manifold?
     
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    Yea should be. Has a cam (don't know which yet). Going to slap some afr 185 or 165 heads and call it a day.... for now lol.
     
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    That's a pretty good deal to find on a NA anymore, especially with a rollbar. Should be an exciting build!
     
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    I actually bought and installed the rollbar lol. Yea, can't wait until I start tearing stuff apart!
     
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    in for build! good luck!
     
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    Thanks! I really need it!
     
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    Fuck yeah.
     
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    Bought this bad boy today for $700! Freshly rebuilt T5 world class with 3.35 first gear and .68 od.
     
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    Everytime I open this thread I like the purple and gold more and more.
     
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    This is going to be awesome. Cant wait to see further results
     
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    Yay! You can now put the power to the wheels!
     
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    You will become more Miata friendly :)
    Thanks!
    A very good start to make that happen!
     
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    This is going to be so boss.
     
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    Forgot to mention that the 302 I have came with Gt40p heads. Just founded that out the other day. Still most likely going to replace those with some trick flow or afr heads with a trick flow stage 2 cam.
     
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    sweet! how did you "technically" get it for $700?
     
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    Bought a boosted protege5 for $500. Spent about $200~ to make it run great and stop the overheating. Then traded the p5 for this miata.
     
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    302 block.jpg 302 cam & lifters.jpg
    So cleaned up the block and now just need to get it ready for paint. Don't know what color to paint it yet. Don't want black or a bright color. Also decided to keep the same gt40p heads and keep this e303 cam for now.
     
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    purple color?
     
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    That'd be too much purple lol.
    I believe I'm going to go with a dark charcoal gray for the intake manifold and valve covers and like a light bright silver for the block and heads.
     
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