I picked up a bone stock '04 Mazdaspeed miata a few weeks ago. I'm going to do the basic bolt-on's and a MS setup.
Last week I replaced the raggity top that came with it. I snapped a few pics for posterity:
... yeah... that's a chihuahua, it's my buddy's dog, and it LOOOOOVED my miata.
Seriously, it hung out in my miata the entire time.
Oh! and guess what I found under the seat!
yup! that's a cheapo steel case for a .308.
anyway, after a long struggle, a little bit of cussing, and one busted finger. I got the damn thing installed!
Wait... that looks a little droopy...
I got that unfucked and finished up.
Yup, I haven't done any actual performance modifications yet, I'm still gathering parts. I did get the first part in today:
Woo! cheap ebay intercooler! it's black for more stealth. It's apparently made by "Sport JDM"
On to the Fuckus... I mean Ruckus! I picked this baby up in November for a song. It didn't run and was pretty beat. Here's how it looked when I got it back to the bat cave:
I stripped it down, cleaned the carb, replaced a lot of parts. cleaned the carb again, and finally got it running.
I've done a lot to it. I bought a Kage 9.5 inch engine mount and a blemished lowered seat frame. I installed them on the sidewalk behind my building.
I picked up a PWJDM Shim kit and cheapo ebay handlebars, I deleted the mechanical speedo and odometer in favor of a Trailtech vapor display. along the way the turn signals were moved to a different location and I cut the center out of the front light mount.
I've done a few things since then, like deleted the airbox in favor of a MNNTBX intake, replaced the variator for more speeds, and changed to bar end mirrors. Here is how it sits right now, I snapped these earlier:
Anyway, this ended up more about my
Ruckus than the MSM. But that should change sooooooon. I'm never going to be fully satisfied with the ruckus or the miata.