Hello everyone. I picked up my 92 Miata 1.6 with 67k miles (and viscous LSD!) in very much stock condition at the beginning of the year, and of course I have been lurking the forums here pretty much since then. I've read a few very helpful books in the meantime, including Maximum Boost (which I discovered thanks to this forum). I hope I'm coming in with enough knowledge to help out from time to time- I would consider myself reasonably experienced with repairing cars, but this will be my first time adding forced induction where it did not previously exist.
I actually signed up a few months ago, but I haven't really needed to make a post yet; Everyone is pretty informative, and so far all of my questions were answered either through this forum, or Corky Bell's book. After having dug through more than a few compressor maps, and posts here, I've made the wildly unique decision to use a t25 from an sr20det as my introduction to turboing my Miata. I will not be purchasing a kit, but rather will be picking up things as I go along, and as opportunities present themselves.
Currently I have the car in my shed/garage to get it ready for the next stage, which will likely be megasquirt to introduce myself to tuning. Unfortunately, I have some northern state corrosion on the body to deal with before I dig into anything truly serious, and as such the only real improvement I've made to the car so far, other than the timing advance, is Hawk HPS pads.
I have very high aspirations for this car so far. I do not plan on putting the 1.8 in; I understand that would be a good upgrade for a number of reasons, but I'm very fond of the engine that is in it. I plan on seeing north of 210hp so far, and hopefully in time for summer. As I understand it, my rear end is the weakest link in the max power equation so far, and I will seek to replace it with a more appropriate differential.. probably when I need
to, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, it seems I have spoken enough about myself for now. I do sincerely look forward to getting to know everyone and showing off my work. This will not be my DD while I do my work, so I can take my time thankfully. I'll take some pictures along the way of course- Who doesn't love pictures?
(I went back to the daisy wheels. I like em better)