Sort of just making a thread because I can't stop thinking about my Miata build. For now the main purpose of this thread will be to add pictures as I buy parts, and get opinions and ask questions as I plan everything out. I will be searching and reading as much as possible... but as we all know sometimes even if the answer is out there, it's not always easily found by searching. Hope not too much flaming occur's
I finally decided on my plans last night after talking with my Fiancee. My plan prior to the Miata build idea, was to buy a new/slightly used Wrx. I previously had an 08' but sold it to buy our house. Anywho... we decided she would get a new car (Chevy Cruze
Not sure why she is so dead set on getting one) I will be taking over her freshly paid off (will be as of July 2013) 09' Corolla for my DD and parking the Miata at my work, where I conveniently have keys to the building which has a nice 2 post lift, my tool box filled with any tools I need, and a big *** air compressor.
I have a 91' Miata SNC with only 65,000 miles on it currently. I think it will be the perfect candidate for a turbo build. I have been knocking out any general maintenance just to get everything up to par. The only things left on that list are TB, WP & seals, a new soft top, speedo cable, and beltline moldings. Knocking out the timing belt job in the next couple weeks... everything else I mentioned will come eventually.
Parts will start to pile up after Christmas. I will be using my bonus from work, sick time pay-out, and some X-Mas $$ to buy my Manifold & Downpipe. I have my heart set on ARTech for the manifold/DP... I think these will be the first 2 pieces I throw cash down on. We are skipping out on the big honeymoon, so more monies for Miata build and Cruze down payment! All of the additional parts will start to pile up in the summer. The fun really begins once the Corolla is my DD and I can start to tear into the Miata!
Anyway, I suppose I should throw up some pics of the car, and other related stuff
Garage where I work.. My car & my friends 08' Wrx
Trip to VT with the old Wrx
When I first bought it at the end of July 2012
Leaky leaky ...
I make custom gauge pods for 08+ Wrx's... So I decided to mock one up for my car
Wish I had waited to do the clutch AFTER I decided I was going to go the build route...
Guess I'll end it there for now. Time to get back to reading!