As requested, I am posting thread of introduction.
Me--Background--Been into VWs for the last 20 years, mostly Mk1 Golfs, IE Rabbit GTIs or Pickups, but I have had a Cabriolet and a Bay-Window Camper. Former parts-slinger at a VW dealership. Been a mechanic off and on for the same 20 years (now 38).
Me--A couple of years ago--I made the mistake of borrowing a little '91 1.6 for a trip, have not been able to forget the fun I had since then.
Me--Now--Was after a friend of mine who runs a shop to sell me the Miata he has had there for 3 years now. He finally relented. It's a '97 with 70K on the clock. Here are some pictures...
There are more here...
Yes, I hate the body kit too. And the wheels. Both will be going as quickly as possible.
The Good--The price could not be beat.
The Bad-- You saw what it looks like. That, and the previous owner modified the motor at high revs. Did I mention the price could not be beat?
I'll get a running 1.8 in there soon, in the meantime I will be here learning about turbo kits while I am here. Any books/links that are must-reads for the new Miata owner?