Hey guys I'm Matt. I'm new to the roadsters so forgive me if I come off dumb I'm used to v8 and 'Mercia stuff so here it goes.
I have a 1993 mx-5 miata I scored for $500 dollars of a Middle Aged man that didn't drive it. It was sitting from what he said 5 years. Said the clutch was out so I drove the 70 miles in my truck with a trailer just in case. Got there the interior smelt terrible top was bad the spark plug wires were chewed up and of course no clutch pedal(hydraulics was out) told the guy id take it..
Before i bought it
Got it loaded on the trailer
Sad state I know promise you it gets better.
I got it home I did nothing mechanical I pulled seats the carpet covering the gas tank and the plastic seat belt tower covers cut the carpet out around the dash only to reveal standing water :( well I let the car dry for a day and pressure washed and degreased the carpets and wiped the interior down multiple times. Left carpet out for a bit. Then started diagnosing my no clutch pedal, first changed the spark plug wires and air filter them put a fresh battery well motor turns over but no firing...hmm I jumpered the fuel pump over and no whine. So pulled my Walbro 255 out of a junked car I had and bam car runs! Well I jacked it up and had someone push the clutch pedal and guess what? Slave cylinder is out so took a trip to auto parts store for oil and filter, brake fluid and slave cylinder 20 minutes of labor changing slave out and have the neighbors kid pump the clutch up as I bled it and I had a driving and running car.
Got it inspected and tagged and insured. Daily drove it to work for a week and decided the **** top wasn't going to work no more so I order a 200 dollar top of ebay hoping it was decent quality came in he mail 3 days later so That following Sunday I spend 30 minutes to pull top out. Got started at 5:30 pm had to make a 45 minute trip to parts store for correct sized rivets came back and went to work at 9pm I was bolting the top back in the car and it was clean and decent product for the price. Top does not leak but the seals need adjusting lol. I worked at a car dealership as an expert Diag tech and decided the oval tires I had on the car weren't the best ride so I ordered some cheap tires that'll last 50k miles as I was commuting 60 miles round trip. I removed the old bra that was dry rotted and falling apart, blacked the turns and side indicators out, and painted my rear finishing panel black using plasi-dip.
Well basically didn't do to much to it for a while till I found a set of cheap coilovers on cl for $100 bucks new so decided "why not?"
Front pinch weld 4" rear pinch weld 4.5" I aligned it myself using the hunter machine at my old job. The specs sheet provided is aligned to the most positive camber I could get out of the eccentrics!
Autocrossed it twice made me fall in love with this car. The tires I have are terrible but in learning the car so well
Crappy video my buddies iPhone was in 1080p from his gopro when he sent it to me it got pixelated but still good video.
That's it for now I have a turbo build brewing up custom manifold down pipe and stuff. Will be using fmu and msd module for now till I get enough time to build megasquirt so please don't flame me