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Hey guys, need a little help; I’ve been trying to find a replacement 1.8L BP-4W for my ‘99 NB champcar for the last couple months with no luck. Can’t seem to find anything used around me (SF Bay Area) that looks worthwhile. At this point I’m considering paying up for a rebuilt motor, but I haven’t even been able to get in touch with any builders. I come from the Lotus world, where communication with vendors is notoriously awful, but I’ve been surprised at how bad it’s been with the Miata vendors, too. Anyone here have a good source? 

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Yeah, if you don’t have good history with a builder/machine shop or very positive feedback from a trusted source, I’d stick with an unopened (good) used motor. It’s very hard to find good work anymore.  Adjust the valves, change seals, and plop it in. 

 

Call Tom at Partsgroup, he’s awesome. You can also try Treasure Coast Miata, I’ve gotten a great 99-00 engine from them before, freight was a couple hundred from Florida to Texas.  Freight to the west coast is gonna be a bit more...

 

Maybe the spec community would have a local recommendation?  https://mazdaracers.com/forum/100-spec-miata/

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7 hours ago, TimS said:

Quick google search in your area. 

https://www.jdmenginebay.com/mazda/miata-bp-b6-6-speed-5-speed-and-turbo-motors

 

For a high end full race engine Haag and Rebello are in your area. Might have to make a trip to either shop and speak to them personally. 

 

 

Thanks, Tim - I actually troll JDM engine bay often so this must be a new listing (or i just totally missed it). Could be a winner!

 

RE treasure coast, I reached out a couple times and haven’t heard back.  

 

 

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   When buying make sure you get a 1.8 as most JDM are 1.6 , unless thats what you want ..

    I bought two cars took what I wanted and sold the parts I did not need , some trouble but worked out pretty good .

     Anyone want a 99 roller descent body complete interior , top, rear and brakes  $ 800 

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All the times I have bought a JDM engine I go down to the location and look around.   Most good size importers bring new stuff in every day or week so inventories change quick.  When you are set to buy stop by a couple places, and if you see what you need buy it.  Cause it wont be around to long.  Ask for any extra parts, starters, alternators, wiring.  Anything you can get added on.  Cash helps smooth things over too.  Good luck.

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On 9/13/2019 at 9:12 PM, acslater said:

Hey guys, need a little help; I’ve been trying to find a replacement 1.8L BP-4W for my ‘99 NB champcar for the last couple months with no luck. Can’t seem to find anything used around me (SF Bay Area) that looks worthwhile. At this point I’m considering paying up for a rebuilt motor, but I haven’t even been able to get in touch with any builders. I come from the Lotus world, where communication with vendors is notoriously awful, but I’ve been surprised at how bad it’s been with the Miata vendors, too. Anyone here have a good source? 

Here ya go. varroom varoom

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