In the last few weeks, I havent driven the Miata at all. Its been off the road while Ive had the following done:
repaired cracks in turbo manifold
created new heatshield for turbo manifold
powdercoated manifold and 02 housing
powdercoated wrinkle black valve cover
powdercoated semi gloss black strut bar
stripped white Volk CE28N wheels and powdercoated them gray with polished lip
added new side skirts and rear spats
took out factory strut with tein springs and replaced with BC coilovers
redid air intake into a cold air design through hole near headlight
replumbed blow off valve into a recirculating design into intake for better drivability after shifting
Should be ready to drive again after getting some new nuts to secure the turbo to the manifold.
Heres what the car looked like right after I picked it up.
Here are some photos of the progress being made, and what it looks like now:
Side skirts are mocked up here, not fully installed yet. Front lip is a Garage Vary front lip.
Blasted, cracks welded up and then powdercoated AVO turbo manifold and 02 housing.
Wrinkle Black powdercoated valve cover
Wheels came out great. Im so happy to have gotten rid of the white painted wheel finish.
New BC Coilovers:
While the turbo was off I took this pic to show how small the T25 is .. This will eventually be replaced with something larger for better top end power.