Hello All --
I just wanted to say hello. I picked up a rust free '94 from my neighbor with lots of engine problems. The valve seals were shot and the crank keyway was mangled due to a poor timing belt job.
I spent a few weekends installing a 50K mile Escort GT engine, which is essentially the identical 1.8. This was well documented over on m.net. It now runs like a different car. After selling my old long block, I have a net of $125 into the engine.
I just picked up a 2004 vintage 1.6 JRSC that I'm going to adapt to fit on my 1.8 (I know, this is a turbo forum), but I had one of the original Sebring kits back in the late 90's on my 1990 model. This is my third Miata.
I'm no noob when it comes to building cars. However, I'll admit I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to the advancements on the boosted Miatas. Back when I did my '90 a MSD timing control box and FPR was state of the art.
I spent three years building the pictured car from scratch. I'm sure not everyone will like it, but it should give me a little cred. (You can see it in the background on the lift in the Miata picture)
The Mustang sits on my lift and the Miata lives under it. I'm sure I'm going to have questions for you guys as the supercharger project comes along.