MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at - Page 7 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2016, 11:05 PM   #121
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 158
Total Cats: -4
Default

Loving all the progress so far. I really dig your custom interior stuff that you make. PM me if you're willing to do some on commission, I'd love some custom pieces for VRRMPSH.
VRRMPSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:30 PM   #122
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

Just for reference, this is what the new engine looked like before I started tweaking it. Never mind the mess
in the garage, I'm tweaking that as well.

Attached Thumbnails
MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-gopr1032.jpg  
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #123
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

Video number three of the Miata engine series is up on my channel now.
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #124
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

...and just like that, episode 4 is up and you finally get to see the engine start up
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:32 PM   #125
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

I suspected for a while that my coolant bottle might be leaking as I would always find it empty. It also looked ugly and yellow, so I had painted it black. This meant that I actually had to open it to check the level...annoying. So I went to Moss Miata and got a brand new one. Now I get to see the pretty green fluid in it.
Attached Thumbnails
MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-20160221_171849.jpg  
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:33 PM   #126
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

It looks much, much nicer than the old junk I had in the car.


Here is the finished product in my engine bay
Attached Thumbnails
MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-20160221_172801.jpg   MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-20160221_173455.jpg  
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #127
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

Now if only someone sold a brand new windshield washer bottle that wasn't that overpriced Suzuki Cappuccino one...
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 03:55 AM   #128
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Schwarzenberg, Germany
Posts: 1,473
Total Cats: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MatosMiata View Post
Now if only someone sold a brand new windshield washer bottle that wasn't that overpriced Suzuki Cappuccino one...
I wouldn't count $35 as expensive...

Cappuccino wiper bottle source (low cost)
Zaphod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 09:06 AM   #129
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
I wouldn't count $35 as expensive...

Cappuccino wiper bottle source (low cost)
Never seen one for less than $164 before, thanks for the info!
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #130
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

I was finally enjoying my Miata when this happened:


I was leaving work and coming down the right through lane. Guy cuts over from the left lane, side swipes me, and his tire has its way with my door and fender. He was coming so fast he almost went through the intersection and best of all, he has the nerve to get out and yell at me. All that happened to his 4Runner is the fender flare came loose, but in anger he went and ripped it off. He yelled a bunch of incoherent accusations and went to go get a picture of my tag and threatened me saying I was lucky his buddy was busy and couldn't come help him. I called him out and told him he ought to be embarrassed. This is a 64 yr old man, acting like a high school age bully, for shame! Worst of all, I looked him up and he works at my company, wonderful. Public service aid came over, got us to pull off the road, asked a bunch of questions, and handed us a report. Dude looks at me as we're getting in our cars and says "take it easy." He had cooled down by then, likely realized how silly he looked threatening a kid less than half his age that works at the same company as him.



When I got home, I was wondering how his flare came loose since his flare is a good deal higher than the top of my fender, then I saw a tiny nick on my side mirror. So his fender flare basically slapped the corner of my mirror and instead of the mirror housing breaking, the flare came loose. He literally could have bought two clips at the auto parts and reattached that flare, but he chose to rip it off instead smh. Poor 4Runner, it deserves another driver. We all know I love Toyota trucks. For shame!

Attached Thumbnails
MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-20160311_161526.jpg   MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-evidence.jpg   MatosMiata's build, turning a booger into something worth looking at-20160311_174301.jpg  
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 10:48 PM   #131
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #132
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default


Filmed this a long time ago when I did the mirrors and never got around to editing it all. After many months, here it is.

Last edited by MatosMiata; 05-10-2016 at 11:10 PM.
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2016, 11:36 PM   #133
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

I hit an autocross with both my Tacoma and Miata a few weeks back. It was my brother's first time at an autocross and he drove the Miata. I slapped some 17x10 RPF1s on bald 255 width Hankook RS3s on the Tacoma to try them out. I should have kept my regular wheels on as my 235 Michelin PSS are in much better shape. I would have gotten better times. Oh well, new tires for the RPF1s are on their way.







Got some love on Instagram


My buddy Aaron brought his Evo out and got surrounded by STIs... Day 5, they still haven't noticed I'm not a Subaru...
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 10:49 PM   #134
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

Mazda put on a test day for the new ND Miata. I went over with my brother and checked it out. They allowed us to do a braking test, slalom, and a mini autocross. Pretty sweet.
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 10:51 PM   #135
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

More miata mods coming soon...
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2016, 10:22 PM   #136
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 210
Total Cats: 1
Default

I went to have lunch and forgot to turn the fan off. Of course, the battery was dead when I got out, but push starting didn't help because my ignition cylinder broke inside somehow. Two annoying problems at once meant that I had to have the car towed back home. I made it right as my dinner guests began to arrive lol.
MatosMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Miata Track Hubs: Custom design slammed200 Race Prep 58 11-21-2016 06:24 PM
2002 Miata SE Turbo, Titanium Gray, Saddle leather, Low Miles gtiracer06 Cars for sale/trade 6 04-02-2016 03:04 PM
New guy here, miata owner from Belgium Junglist Meet and Greet 2 03-02-2016 08:38 AM
Bought a Miata MS3/MS3x kit to use on a 240sx, know if I need to change anything? MostHated MEGAsquirt 0 03-01-2016 08:04 PM
New Cold Air Filter Box for NA Miata JTod Miata parts for sale/trade 1 03-01-2016 10:43 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.