Ok! So i thought, now that i finally got around to writing up an intro, and we have finally decided to go turbo with our Miata, that i would track our progress here! I will do my best to post pics of our progress.
Ive been racing Auto cross and a few track days here and there for a while now,,, My car - 1990 Miata 1.6 - has been a blast! I have had very very little money to invest in anything on the car, but i had a really solid base to start with. My focus has been on lightening the car as much as possible instead of spending money adding parts... So far this has been very successful, and a lot of fun! I love being really creative within the rules.
Well... Now i picked up a major sponsor, LP3 Technologies Inc. They are starting a racing division to help promote their company and have selected me to drive for them! Very Exciting. But even better, they are funding the build for my car! WOOHOO!! and supplying me with a Miata to race in stock class while we build the race car. I also have a partial sponsor with SD Fabrication for all my fab work! So i finally get to build the car with a little bit (lot a bit) of financial assistance. ON WITH THE CAR!
1990 - bought about 4 years ago in amazing condition. PO was a pilot and had perfect records for everything ever done on the car. Then i crashed it turning right into a parked car
After that, i did a rattle can paint job, gutted everything out of the car that wasn't absolutely needed, redid the wire harness to remove all the extra crap and started racing it even more. The car really has treated me very well and has never given me any real issues, time to show it some love in return!
Plan for the car!
We just picked up a 1.8 long block built by Race Engineering
We will be using the V8 Sub frame and tubular control arms, with new hubs.
So far the plan is to go with the FMII And use Mega Squirt to control it. This should be a good start and give us something solid to build onto.
We chose the FM V-Maxx XXtreme Stage 2 Track Pack suspension kit also as a starting point. Brakes will be handled with the FM four-wheel Little Big Brake Kit as a start as well.
We have some other fun stuff in the works, but i think that hits on the basics.
The Stock car to be used while my car is being built is also a 1990, this one is a BRG with hard top. Very cool little car. We will probably use the 1.6 that we are taking out of my car, it feels stronger and has better maintenance.
I plan on doing as much of the work myself as possible, and just learning as much as i can on the way. Thanks for looking and i will post pics as we progress.