Destination SSM One Miata's Journey through Hell

12Sep/120

Wanna buy a fast car?

With several things going on in my life right now (not having much fun autocrossing the past few years, switching jobs, tired of being broke) I think the best move right now for me is to get rid of the car and get my life in order for a few years before trying autocross again.  I was hoping that the SSM experiment would bring the fun back into autocross for me, and while it did somewhat, it still isn't enough for me to justify how much money and time I'm spending on all these out of town events.  Maybe when I have enough money in the bank to not be scared anymore, and I've stopped doing so much side work that eats all my time and stress, I'll come back, but I think my best move right now is just to get my life in order.

As such, I'm putting the project up for sale as a whole right now to see if anyone bites, and if no one does, I'll start parting the car out.  I have something over 45k into the project, not including tires, repair parts, a ton of misc hardware, and probably a thousand hours of labor.  The car can win nationals right now as it sits with the right driver, and with a few simple mods can go even faster than that.  If you're interested in individual parts, feel free to shoot me an email as well -- if there's enough interest in the parts I may just go that route even sooner.  The detailed parts list is available both all over the Wiki, and also in the Expense Log.

Quick important bits list:

  • 1991 Chassis, 316k original miles
  • Dyno: 330rwhp, 258rwtq @ 19 psi peak, on 92 octane pump gas
  • Car weighs 2030 lbs dry, well short of its min weight of 2057 lbs
  • Built 1.87L 99 Miata Motor -- should be good to 9k RPMs, but I've been keeping it at 8k for longevity
  • 5-speed transmission case rebuilt with a Quaife custom gearset and all new Mazda parts.  Car does 49mph in 1st gear and 75mph in 2nd gear (GPS verified), and is built to survive twice the torque the car is making right now
  • RB Header with custom 3" stainless exhaust, runs at 92-94 dB at most sites, with a clamp on extra muffler and turndown for San Diego
  • Custom BEGi intake manifold with a Lysholm (Whipple) 1.6L twin screw supercharger with custom half-width intercooler setup for short charge pipes (incredibly quick throttle response)
  • Coolant reroute with custom half-width radiator -- in 100 degree heat at nationals the engine never got above 192 degrees during/after a run
  • Carbon Fiber hood (5 lbs), front fenders (1 lb each), and seats (6 lbs each!)
  • Custom splitter (now shorter than it used to be), removable for getting on and off a trailer
  • Ciro Designs/APR latest-generation rear twin-element wing
  • AEM PnP EMS, fully tuned for safe power and drivability, with Zt-3 wideband
  • RaceLogic adjustable traction control (includes launch control)
  • AIM Evo4 data acquisition system + MyChron3 dash, integrates with the AEM EMS to display and log all engine parameters, combined with internal GPS, accelerometer, and oil pressure
  • Flyin Miata little big brake kit (powerlite calipers with custom adapters) up front, SS lines on stock calipers in the rear, with Carbotech AX6 pads all around
  • 2004 Miata next-generation ABS unit retrofitted
  • FatCat Motorsports double-adjustable custom shortened-shaft coilovers, racing beat front bar, no rear bar
  • Rear upper control arms by EPMiata, all other control arms currently stock with Delrin inserts on all connecting joints to reduce play, with long wheel studs, and V8roadster ball joints
  • Deutchwerks 300LPH fuel pump (quiet) with 720cc Injector Dynamics injectors on a dual feed fuel rail -- upgrade to 1000cc injectors and jump to E85 for a nice power bump
  • Custom modified wiring harnesses to cleanly build in all modifications (speed density sensors, 2004 ABS unit, coil-on-plug, etc.)
  • Custom headlights to save 19 lbs off the front end (and still shine better than the stockers)
  • Full access to pick my brain for a long time
  • Comes with 15x9 6ULs with nearly new (1 pouring-wet event) H20s, and two sets of 15x10 6ULs with nearly new (one 20-run set, one 12-run set) Goodyears

I'm asking $35,000 for the car.  If you're interested in either the car or a set of parts, shoot me an email (akilla at akilla.net) or call me (206-276-0433).  Car is currently in Redmond, WA.  Happy to ship at buyer's expense.

Posted by David de Regt

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