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 hotsiit - 1993 MX-3 RS 
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Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my worklog!
I'll try to keep this updated as I acquire parts and the transformation of my mx-3.

:!: UPDATE :!:

OLD motor and trans out :mrgreen:
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1st an old pic (around 2 years or so, not even sure)
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These 2 pics are recent, as in today (Sat. 26th May 07)
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So...first off, you probably notice that my mx3 is dirty and looks exactly the same in the new and old pics. Basically my mx-3 has not changed in 4 years (give or take). :( This year, should be different! :twisted:

Current motor is the stock SOHC 1.6l 4cyl, with a T3 turbo on it, that pretty much blows all the oil out throw the breather filter on the valve cover, brakes are shot as well as the shocks / struts.
Plans are to swap in a 1.8l BP / BPT motor, a G-series 5spd tranny, running off a microtech standalone, with a bunch of other goodies / replacement parts.

Here is the new tranny, complete with jack-shaft
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B&M short throw shifter
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Assortment of SRD products: 3rd link bushing, shifter bushings, extension rod bushing, engine mount member bushings.
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Brembo blank rotors (front) and Hawk pads (front)
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New drive shafts for the G-series trans.
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Spec stage 3 clutch kit
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New HKS filter and a 3rd gen Rx-7 TT fuel pump. (i also have a 190lph walbro, but may just step up to a 255lph?)
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In addittion to going standalone, I'll also be going disty-less.
Here is magnecor 8mm miata plug wires, a miata coil-pack, and miata CAS.
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ETD turbo manifold for the T3 super 60 turbo, also looks pretty cool!
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Greddy Profec B spec II electronic boost controller:
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Used HKS ssqv bov
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ZX2 S/R struts from ford racing, as well as the zx2 upper spring perches. (still waiting on the dust boot covers and thrust bearings to come in).
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No pics of the BP motor yet. It is at the shop, which is closed for this holiday weekend, so I'll try to get some in the coming weekends. I still have lots of other parts to get and plans for everything to be done are sometime around end of summer.
:D

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May 26 2007, 4:51 PM
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Hye I was wondering if you could send me some info on the miata cas switch over. I never seen it done.

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May 26 2007, 5:10 PM
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I snapped some pics of the motor yesterday (1 june 07).

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cyclonekid- I have not seen the miata cas set-up done yet either. My mechanic doing the standalone set-up said this or the stock disty both work well, and he has done both kinds of set-ups, just looks a little cleaner IMHO with the miata cas etc. Not sure what other parts from a miata , ie ecu, part of the wiring harness etc.., would be needed to run this if you were not going to use some sort of standalone ems. Sorry I'm not of any real help :(

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June 02 2007, 12:49 PM
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finally got the brains for my baby! :mrgreen: :D
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June 29 2007, 11:02 AM
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Time for an update:
-engine swap, tranny swap, pretty much complete overhaul...not yet started :( ..soon though.
But, in the mean time I am still collecting parts.

--Eunos Presso front bumper :mrgreen: No "aggressive" front lip though, but I have 1.5 usdm GS front lips, which I will attempt to fix / make work.

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--To go along with the new bumper is JDM front fog lights (white/clear lens).
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--Whiteline 22mm rear swaybar
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--SuperPro rear twin trapizodal link bushings. Check this link out from clubprotege for info: http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23915
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--Another upgrade that I got from the salvage yard, was the GS rear disk brak set-up, including spindles, hubs, master cylinder, brake power booster, front brake hard lines / rear crossmember hard lines, proportioning valve, e-brake cables and random bolts/nuts, as well as the Front, Rear, and trailing links and stock swaybar :roll: I didnt want the links/ swaybar, but with only hand tools and with the yard closing i had no choice.
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-Also notice the stock v6 front transverse member / brace and random stock taillight :lol:
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--New brembo rear rotors, akebono rear pads, and new calipers for all 4 corners.
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That is all...for now, mwhahaha :twisted:
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September 27 2007, 9:52 AM
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wow looks like you are building it right! nice progress... :2thumbsup:

I'll probably have an extra set of OEM yellow fog lights if you decide you don't like the white... :D

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Mooneggs wrote:
I'll probably have an extra set of OEM yellow fog lights if you decide you don't like the white... :D


Hey Moon, thanks for the comments! If you still have the yellow fogs and you ever plan to sell them, keep me in mind :wink: (also thanks for the heads up on the fog light switches).

Small update...
(seems like this project / restoration is going to take forever)
MX-3 is finally at the shop, where all of the work will be done :mrgreen: First step will be to remove current motor / rad / intercooler and all A/C parts. Cleaning the bay, and possibly painting it all black (not sure on this yet).

Have some pics of more parts :D

Went to the local salvage yard today (7 Dec. 07) and found this:
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Factory MX-3 black front floor mats :shock: ...They are in great shape, just need to be cleaned. All the random bolts / clips are oem front bumper mounting hardware to mount the eunos front bumper.

Now the ubber PIMP purple parts :laugh:
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1st...Flyin Miata adjustable cam gear. (pic is of one gear, but I have 2, intake and exhaust)
2nd...Flyin Miata dual feed fuel rail.
NOT pictured, is a spare BP cam gear plastic cover that I also got from the junkyard (escort gt) to modify when these gears go on.

This is a Microtech DASH unit, displays pretty much everything from the standalone, and you can make adjustments using this, or just unplug and plug a laptop in. Also has warning LED's / shiftlights etc...
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Well, thats it for now...will update as work gets done :D

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December 07 2007, 12:49 PM
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NEW pics of the mx3 in the snow / waiting patiently for its turn to be moved into the shop / trying to act tough surrounded by RX-7's :lol:
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MX-3.com FTW! :2thumbsup:
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It looks like work will begin sometime after the holidays in the new year...i hope :roll:

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December 22 2007, 5:18 AM
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wow... i dont know if id trust my mazda to that shop... i dont look like they know mazdas at all.... GOOD LUCK :lol:


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My Christmas presents to myself just arrived!

EUNOS goodies! :2thumbsup:
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1st pic, Eunos emblem and nameplate
2nd pic, Eunos ss side sills
:mrgreen:

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AHA so you are the one that won the side sills - nice grab! You are the only other person that I have seen that has those... besides me of course :D

nice badges!

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AHA so you are the one that won the SS side sills! Now you are the only other person I have seen that has the Eunos version... besides me of course :D

Nice badges! OEM euro FTW!!

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Mooneggs wrote:
AHA so you are the one that won the SS side sills! Now you are the only other person I have seen that has the Eunos version... besides me of course :D

Nice badges! OEM euro FTW!!


yes sir, thanks to you again for the heads up on those side sills! :2thumbsup:
The badges are actually from a mazda roadster (miata / mx-5), so now people will really have no idea what kind of car it is :lol:

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Just one quick pic... :mrgreen:
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in order from top to bottom:
-OEM 1-piece front strut tower bar
-OEM Canadian-spec 94+ GS wrap-around spoiler
-OEM / eunos "aggressive" front lip spoiler
:2thumbsup:

....more to come....
:D

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s--- man, you got some rare partzzzzz I like how this build is going!


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