so i'm a long time lurker, but seeing as this is my first time posting i should introduce myself. my name is charlie brumfield and i run an automotive enthusiast show called burnout radio. but this project has nothing to with that so that's enough on that.
what you guys care about is the car.
It's a 1991 Mazda Miata sporting no options other that power steering and a/c. Still rocking the original 1.6L motor with 200K miles. The motor, trans, and body are solid. The rest of the car... not so much.
When we picked up Project Miata it was doing duty as the quintessential girls car ferrying a high school cheerleader to and from school. her daddy was tired of fixing the car every time she broke it so we got it for a cheep $2100.
Added bonus was that it came with the hard dog duce bar I was planning on buying anyway.
Penalty points for having one hell of an obnoxious exhaust
Even more penalty points for the heavy as hades 17x7 enkie rse's it came with (note these were already changed out to 15x7 oz superleggera's before the pics were taken)
So that's the car in a nutshell. Stay tuned for some very through step by step guides for everything we are doing to the car. First up will be new brakes.
you guys can see a whole bunch of pics at the link below.
so far i've dropped in an 8lbs aluminum flywheel (not so good for boost from what i hear), 6 puck clutch, complete refreshed the stock brakes with new rotors, hp+ pads, ss brake lines, and motul brake fluid.
next major mods are complete suspension upgrade. springs shocks, bushings, everything. followed by a head light upgrade. then i'll be diving in to the interior, shortly followed by dropping a turbo on to the 1.6L. looking to make a respectable but some what conservative 200 rwhp. from what i gather poking around here that should be very doable.
so let me know what you guys think. am i on the right track?
thanks in advance,