Let the games begin!
I'm finally tearing into the Miata. Swung the engine out last night, and hope to have everything ready for an 800+ mile road trip to Savannah GA on March 26, with a track day at Roebling Road that weekend.
The to-do list is loooong, and 2 of my weekends between now and D Day are already shot because I'll be away, which leaves me with 21 working days.
So here's the plan:
Generally clean 100k+ miles of grime off the engine and chassis.
Order placed with Rosenthal for Mazda Comp mounts plus all sorts of gaskets and hoses, to seal the engine up. As the pictures show, its' got a bunch-o-leaks.
Install Spec Stage 2+ clutch & lightweight flywheel, new TOB & pilot bearing, SS clutch line, and slave cylinder rebuild kit.
Drill & tap oil pan for oil return and VDO oil temp sensor.
Re-tap rear water housing for VDO water temp sensor.
Install FM VoodooII GT2560R kit, add RX7 550's and MSPNP.
Install 2001+ Mazda big brakes & Carbotech pads.
Modify gauge cluster, install VDO water temp & oil pressure gauges, in place of stock.
Other goodies going in;
2.5" test pipe
LC1 / XD16
Mazda Comp mounts
Greddy Profec Type S
Hella lights / Osram bulbs
Nardi Classic wheel
Protege valve cover
I also hope to get the hood and nose repainted.. goodbye stripe, you won't be missed!
On to the grimy pics.
In tact for the last time. Until the next time.
Need more tilt.
I'd like to thank my load leveler.
Gratuitous cat pic
Slightly used, ya think?