Hey MT folks. I want to first acknowledge the wonderful resource that this website has been. Before this endeavor, I knew basically nothing about cars. My objective here is to provide a poorly written account of my experiences. Let's go!
I need a car.
Found a pretty mint 1997 Miata base with 42k and hardtop.
Picked it up for $5k. Happy.
I read and read and read and read and read. Then I feel like **** about every decision I make because forums can drive your out of your god damn mind. Then it begins.
To build **** you need tools. So I called up a exclusive tool club to start my collection.
Got to be safe.(Did this alone!)
(Fake style bar FTW)
Need suspension. Read threads of people fighting. Buy V-Maxx
On the ground. 8,000 adjustments because noob and balance prevails.
New brake pads, rotors and a good flush to finish.
What do you do when your DD is apart?
Finally threw the Miata up on stands and started tearing off the easy big stuff. Exhaust came off with only one hack.
Quick Parts List:
-RX-7 460CC Injectors
-Flyin Miata Cast DP to 3" full Stainless exhaust
-BEGI Mani/Coolant Re-Route/Charge Pipes and Misc.
-Koyo 52 MM Radiator
-FM Happy Meal Clutch Kit
-Chinacharger that hates me
Take stuff off. Put more on.
This is the chinacharger after I chopped out the metal BEGI tacked in there for ***** and giggles without telling me.
That laptop and all of your mistakes built my shitty car!
Break and build a million manifold whateverthefuck bolts because you suck at it.
It was pretty fantastic seeing a tangible turbo on my Miata.
Kept the oil cap from my MS3
Stock end-links tough like lion.
The FM exhaust is simply top notch. Well done. Well done.
Don't give up. We're not Worthy!
I'm now losing my mind in excitement because awesome.
Gauges where they fit already.
Running all the lines and wires.
So close. Can see floor.
This all took place in my mothers condo over a few weeks, which I am forever grateful for.(#independantamericanmale) This is the space the day after I finally rolled her out. Off-White so fresh.
Now she awaits the trailer.
I get impatient and buy a truck to make my Ruckus hit over 40MPH.
(This POS truck should have it's own thread)
Then I sell **** for Dyno.
(hated the a-pillar)
Alright a trailer.
So... Turbo was junk and didn't make much power. The turbo wouldn't hit 7PSI open gate. BEGI blah blah blah, no recourse... acceptance...
This car is still a ******* riot to drive to me. I feel like I had only driven a Chevrolet Corsica with blown shocks before this car.
I buy a Garrett 2560R but I'm lazy and my car wont break down. Months later and here I am waxing poetically about my Miata. Thank all of you very much for your help and I plan to elaborate a bit more another time. Thanks.
Bad parking, I know.
Then i Bought Blizzaks off Craig's for $150 because I live in NH and my Miata deserves salt like the rest of them. It's hilariously fun and controlled in the snow. How did I do for the first round?