So I Bought This car for $700. Running with 236k miles, but in desperate need of some love.
Maybe More than a "SOME" love.
So I mercilessly love the bodywork with a hammer until the bodywork was straight. Or as straight as it could be with no bodyshop experince, just a mechanical aptitude and some common sense.
So with the loving pretty much complete. It was time for round one of paint, and what does everyone with a crappy car do when they are too cheap for a macco job... Flat black rattle can
But I went over the top and decided to use chalk board paint.
Which is fun for a little while.... until you realize you car constantly looks like a Mens room stall door.
So it was time for a change.
So I went with vinyl.
With the bodywork somewhat squared away. It was time to put it through its paces. So more beating and banging.
The only the car regularly had was cold starting after sitting overnight. Suspecting it was fuel related, I replaced the fuel filter (start with the cheap stuff) and it was perfectly fine for a few weeks. But it started acting up again So I pulled the pump and found a lovely couple of lbs of potting soil crammed into the tank as a gift from the PO
It really is a shame but I dont have pictures from the removal process.
But scooping that out made a remarkable difference.
The baseline was with potting soil. The middle line was with it removed and 14* timing . And the last run was with 22* base timing and an adjusted AFM. I couldn't believe the gains.
But I got bored with that quickly so it was time to mix things up again.
So the vinyl came off.
And the extra gallon I had of kubota orange tractor paint came out.
Then came the fun stuff. Everyone knows the first place you go when you want high quality, durable high performance products is eBay.
Mazda MX 5 Miata Eunos 1 6L Turbo Conversion Kit MX5 B6 | eBay
Somehow everything fit in the engine bay and TURBO NO HIT BLOCK!
And as a cautionary tale to those brave enough to stand near my car.
So that's it in a nut shell. I don't really know about power but I've maxed out my RX8 injectors at 98+% duty cycle.