Hey, new NB owner from Texas. I just picked up a 1999 in red a couple months ago with 168k. Car was unmolested. (aside from some dumb, poorly wired fog lights and deer whistles...) So far i've been focused on getting all of the maintenance done and just generally going through the car and getting it to a good starting point to start modifying. So far ; fluids, brakes & rotors, bs wire removal, headlight restoration, plasti dip for the wheels, timing belt & accessory belts, valve cover and front seals, new water pump. Next is the rear can seal, clutch and rear main seal.
12 years ago I took a few EFIU courses (101 and Advanced if they still exist) in pursuit of learning to dyno tune. Needless to say I took a different career path and got away from cars for a few years. I guess we'll see what good it does me, if any.
My prior project was a 240sx that ultimately produced 539whp. Unlike that one, I really don't want to fall off the deep end with this project. The miata for me is going to be about the enjoyment of restoring it and just getting my hands into another turbo project. Being 30 years old now i've made a lot of mistakes on prior projects and my last one was nothing shy of a black hole of bad luck.
I have my engine modification route planned; the majority of it is here(small goals... maybe 220-250whp) for the most part -- FMII custom spec with no electronics and injectors + MS2E and 550cc injectors. have a few progress pics I'll try and post a bit later. Anyway, I've lurked on here for some time, figured it was time to say hello. I'll post some pics when more interesting things start happening.