Greetings from AZ.
Well let’s see if I can explain the events that led up to me looking at-for a turbo Miata.
A few months back I was sitting in the staging lanes at my local drag strip….sitting 2-3 hours for a 10-11 second run in my Chevy powered Mustang and said “F” this and that night started pulling the car apart! The Mustang was soon sold as a roller and I had my 355 race engine, TH350 trans and an 8.8 built rear sitting on the garage floor.
The new plan was to build a rat rod, well that was short lived after I had a chance to do a ride and drive event at Bondurant. That was my first time on a road race track….well I was hooked. Now….what kind of car??? Started looking at C4 Vettes. Figured I could use my 355 in one. I have lots of spare parts ect… Well I can’t seem to “fall” for the vette idea.
I started looking on YouTube at road race vids and noticed the Miata’s look like a hell of a lot of fun! Now I am like….500+ hp 355 in a little car like a Miata = FUN. After coming to my senses I am thinking maybe my engine is a little to much for a fun street/track car.
That brings me to turboing a Miata .
My (and wife’s) other toys are..
1998 Z-28 vert
1996 Supra NA-T 62-1 Turbonetics turbo.
So now I have lots of learning to do about turbo Miata’s and decide if that’s the path I want to take…..sure looks like a fun path.
Here are a few pics of my toys including the Stang..RIP