Some of you may remember my old build thread:
Half Bottle of JD and a 12mm wrench
As it once was the car used to be described as ProjectSexPanther. The car started out as anaturally aspirated convertible and was converted into a turbocharged streetterror. The car had its ups and downsbut was finally put to rest June 9, 2011.
As it was
What there is left to work with
The partout went very well and as such there isn’t much leftof the car.
he remains are limited to the full chassis tub with suspension arms and a few body panels.
The car still has its right hand dash but noglove box or centre console.
The chassiswiring was all destroyed but was kept just in case.
The 1.6 miata transmissionand rear end are still around because of how undesirable these parts are.
Even the set of Honda wheels that were on thecar have been sold; the car is now sitting on the ground.
The goal with the car is to bring together a community tosource parts, build a car with almost no rules and have it compete againstother cars with way more budget-and win.
The car should fit within the GRM challenge rules which arebasically open to anything within the $2013 budget and above all be safe.
The GRM challenge is a challenge that hosts all kinds ofcustom vehicles. Almost anything goes. The challenge rates cars on three differentfronts; autocross, drag and show. So the cars cant look like a bag of ---- andwin.
At the moment the car is so barren that it needs some workto look like a car; mainly for motivation. Getting the car back on all fours is priority number one.
-Top mounts need to be made for the suspension.
-OEM shocks will be used to roll the car around that havebeen fitted with a set of $20 second hand-never used eBay coilovers.
-The crown nuts that hold the balljoints in place need to befound and hope that they haven’t been thrown in the trash.
-Doors need to be sourced to make the car easier to look atand stay motivated.
Once the body is together and rolling I think that it shouldbe priority number one to source some kind of powerplant or at least define apath.
The car must be competitive. In saying that I am hoping to get input onwhat you guys would seriously like to see go into this. Remember the budget of the whole car is lessthan your standard Honda engine swap.
Two ideas on the table now are:
- selling the Miata transmission and buying a late model GMtruck engine retrofitted with some kind of cheap transmission to stay in budgetwith a ton of custom work; or
-source a miata engine to fit a turbo and nitrous to.
Beyond that there is plenty of time to talk about anddetermine the finishing details of this car. Those items being:
-drivetrain mods like rear end
Lets hear your input and get to sourcing Miata Parts…