Hello my name is David and I am a noob.
Well here it goes. I am a 21 year old college student in Maryland who loves the automotive world. I currently go to a local community college to boost up my gpa in hopes to attend a mechanical engineering program and a local university. That being said, I am a noob when it comes to rebuilding engines, but I believe I am a smart kid. So with enough help ( that's where you guys come in
) I will be able to tackle this project.
I recently picked up a used 1.8 motor that needs some love. I plan on doing a mild rebuild for several reasons. First, I want to learn, plain and simple. Second, I love Miata's and want to prep the engine for boost.
I am not going to ask any in depth questions, in fear of being flamed. So I will just browse the forums for information. However, just one question, what would be the best reading material for my project, the factory manual or one of Keith Tanner's books?
A few things you might need to know..... I have all the time in the world to complete this, due to my reliable jetta
. Also a budget exists, but things keep adding up so that has yet to be set in stone. I don't want a track monster, just a nice weekend car so lets say 200-250 rwhp. ( Yes I know, 250rwhp is no joke. ) However, being around the tuner world I know boost is addicting, thus I will be upgrading the some internals as well.
Just a reminder, Im a noob and just came in to say hello and thanks for having me.