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  • Just picked up an 87

    Well guys my name is clif and I'll be poking around here for a while. I just picked up an 87 today. All I know is that it has a manual, runs, the Cv's are shot and it's red. I'm pretty well versed in miatas between 2 of my buddies and I we have like 11. From street to straight track.

    My plans are to do a autox/track festiva with some kind of motor swap. Idk. A group of us are looking into lemons racing even. i haven't had a chance to read up on it. I was at work today and they said hey u want this car for $200. Yep I'm gonna have some kind of fun with this
    1990 festiva l (747 the jumbo jet) (b6t & g box)

  • #2
    Awesome! Welcome to the forum. It's probably an 88 (built in the last half of 87). All the motors you could easily swap into it will be EFI, so be prepared for a major wiring re-do, plus gas tank and fuel pump.
    90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
    09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

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    • #3
      I'm down for what ever. Just about finised my track car. 96 miata trans swap. Rebuilt and balanced "stock" motor. Harness swap and megasquirt. and the list goes on . Done by myself and a couple other guys.
      I have access to a couple 3800 supercharged engines. I need to see if that swap has been done. What's common?
      1990 festiva l (747 the jumbo jet) (b6t & g box)

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      • #4
        Check the engine swaps sections. Lots to read on this site.
        90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
        09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

        You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality--Ayn Rand

        Disaster preparedness

        Tragedy and Hope.....Infowars.com.....The Drudge Report.....Founding Fathers.info

        Think for yourself.....question all authority.....re-evaluate everything you think you know. Red-pill yourself!

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        • #5
          Common swaps are the B series engines, if your into miata's then you should know which are which

          I went a different route then everyone else and swapped in a KL

          1988 323 Station Wagon - KLG4 swapped
          1988 323 GT - B6T Powered
          2008 Ford Escape - Rollover Survivor

          1990 Festiva - First Ever Completed KLZE swap (SOLD)

          If no one from the future stops you from doing it, how bad of a decision can it really be?

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          • #6
            First off, welcome to the forum! Second, if you want an easy to build track weapon, throw a Miata 1.6 in it with Megasquirt and a turbo and walk away from all your miata buddies at the track. If you think I'm joking then check this out.



            The Miata made 350WHP, the Festiva 180whp. The miata is a dedicated track car, the Festiva is a support vehicle and daily driven car that is now owned by a 60 year old couple that uses it for grocery shopping. haha. Silly sports cars, race tracks are for Festivas.
            Driving for me is neither a right nor a privilege. Driving is my passion, as it was for the people who invented the automobile, the people who paved the first roads and the people who continue to improve the automobile. Please respect this passion.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Advancedynamix View Post
              First off, welcome to the forum! Second, if you want an easy to build track weapon, throw a Miata 1.6 in it with Megasquirt and a turbo and walk away from all your miata buddies at the track. If you think I'm joking then check this out.

              The Miata made 350WHP, the Festiva 180whp. The miata is a dedicated track car, the Festiva is a support vehicle and daily driven car that is now owned by a 60 year old couple that uses it for grocery shopping. haha. Silly sports cars, race tracks are for Festivas.
              It is just plain ridiculous what a cheap disposable crapcar can do to Miatas, Vettes, Lotuses, etc., at a tiny fraction of those cars' prices.
              TominMO
              Livin La Vida Loco
              Last edited by TominMO; 03-17-2015, 07:18 AM.
              90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
              09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

              You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality--Ayn Rand

              Disaster preparedness

              Tragedy and Hope.....Infowars.com.....The Drudge Report.....Founding Fathers.info

              Think for yourself.....question all authority.....re-evaluate everything you think you know. Red-pill yourself!

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              • #8
                This is an awesome video. I love how that Mustang--as much as it wants to--just can't overtake you out there
                Because....45 MPG.

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                • #9
                  So the one in the video is a Is a B6 swap with a turbo and megasquirt? What tranny? What suspension?
                  cliferton
                  I'm A Donator!
                  Last edited by cliferton; 03-17-2015, 10:33 PM.
                  1990 festiva l (747 the jumbo jet) (b6t & g box)

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                  • #10
                    The trans I believe is a G series from a Capri XR2 and the suspension is the brain child of Charlie Advancedynamics and as you can see his suspension modifications Work. If you like to read, use the search button and look for Tweak's rebuild thread, it's a good read.
                    sc72
                    I'm A Donator!
                    Last edited by sc72; 03-18-2015, 10:40 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Yea. I'll look that one up. I've been doing some reading and searching. Just trying to get a |game plan..... I will ask this just because I've looked and haven't found the answer. How many hp will the stock motor and trans handle. I've got enough spare parts to slap a turbo or a super on the carb motor. Until I get the suspension sorted out
                      1990 festiva l (747 the jumbo jet) (b6t & g box)

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                      • #12
                        100hp is what people have been saying. They really aren't made for long-term abuse, though I've seen someone was reliably driving a B6T with spec clutch and stock trans up in Canada. He might be the guy to ask.

                        Joe
                        White '92 GL 5-speed BP, G series, Aspire/Rio swapped, "Nancy"
                        White '89 LX 5-speed, Aspire swapped, Weber carb
                        1988 LX 5-speed
                        ​​​1993 L 5-speed B8, E series, Aspire/Rio swapped

                        Gone:

                        1986 Chevrolet Sprint 1990 L Plus Auto

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by festyxfi View Post
                          This is an awesome video. I love how that Mustang--as much as it wants to--just can't overtake you out there
                          That black Fox body is actually a Capri, and it's a tube chassis race car, with an altered wheelbase and the engine is10" further back than stock. A group of offroad racers built it as a sleeper roadrace car. I stayed just barely in front of him because they wanted to see my weird fwd lines. I was actually a second and a half a lap faster when comparing fast laps. They couldn't get enough of the Festy, king of all sleepers.
                          Originally posted by cliferton View Post
                          So the one in the video is a Is a B6 swap with a turbo and megasquirt? What tranny? What suspension?
                          That setup was a b6t from a Capri XR2, engine, trans and management. I would just go megasquirt though rather than finding the xr2 stuff. The Capri XR2 has a b6t which is identical to a b6ze(miata b6) under the covers. It's just a low comp version. A Miata long block will get the same results. You will want the tranny from the Capri or an escort gt /protege LX. The weak Festiva tranny won't hold much track abuse with over 100ft.lbs of TQ.
                          Read through the "Advanced suspension mods" thread that is stickied in the custom suspension, wheels and brakes forum on this site. That car is the car in the write up. The cars name is Tweak. It is non intercooled and runs 16psi with water meth. Stock Capri ecu.
                          Advancedynamix
                          Modifier
                          Last edited by Advancedynamix; 03-19-2015, 03:27 PM.
                          Driving for me is neither a right nor a privilege. Driving is my passion, as it was for the people who invented the automobile, the people who paved the first roads and the people who continue to improve the automobile. Please respect this passion.

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                          • #14
                            Cool. And I just found out its a 1990. Not an 88. Thanks for all the info. I gotta see if we got a tranny on our yard now
                            cliferton
                            I'm A Donator!
                            Last edited by cliferton; 03-19-2015, 05:53 PM.
                            1990 festiva l (747 the jumbo jet) (b6t & g box)

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                            • #15
                              So it's fuel injected.
                              That makes your life quite a bit easier. Congrats.
                              White '92 GL 5-speed BP, G series, Aspire/Rio swapped, "Nancy"
                              White '89 LX 5-speed, Aspire swapped, Weber carb
                              1988 LX 5-speed
                              ​​​1993 L 5-speed B8, E series, Aspire/Rio swapped

                              Gone:

                              1986 Chevrolet Sprint 1990 L Plus Auto

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