Standing on a ladder in a store something hit me. No, it wasn't something from the ceiling, but a realization that I never introduced myself to this forum. With the recent surge of newtards round here and discussions of attempts to make the more public areas a bit more P.C. for newbies also made me realize how easily I seemed to slip into the community around here, so to speak. Part of that might've been making every attempt possible to search out all avenues possible before posting a question on the board.. I hate asking for help on something when I know damn good and well I can do it myself and don't really like being handed things on a silver platter..
So here we go, for those who care.
Hey Everyone. Some of you might know me from various posts and I'm sure quite a few of you probably think I'm a giant douche -- Most of the time I'm pretty cool but sometimes I can be, much like a lot of other people. Either way my name is Scott and I came to this site seeking assistance with a DIY Trubo install for my red 95 Miata. I'm 25 years old and work for an Information Technologies company as a POS Field Services Consultant. Sounds fun, but the job really sucks. Off and on I've been attempting to acquire a degree in an IT field but haven't made enough progress. Part of the problem is being stuck in a job where I travel 97% of my life...
I became a huge mazda fan after my friend bought his Laguna Blue 1994 Miata and I found out how much fun they could be. Less than a year after his I picked up my 1995 for $3000.00 in moderate condition. Needed tires, brakes and a new top (back window...) Drove the car home on July 25th 2005 and loved it. Soon after buying it things really started down hill. The paint was very rough and the under carriage wasn't in the best of condition. Gentleman I bought it from who was a coworker of my brother claimed he always parked it in his garage, well, Didn't. Had about 8 years of oak tree sap on the paint which took me over 2 days to get cleaned off. The radiator split open, coolant hoses I didn't even know about blew, and the engine ended up overheating on me Spring 06 about 8 times total.
First day I had it. No, that piece of **** eclipse in the background is NOT mine...
Sadly my poor little car sat without a motor in it for a little over a year when I finally got around to putting a junkyard escort shortblock with my rebuilt miata cylinder head on it into the car and finally got her running in Sept of 2007.
Planned on turbocharging the car since I bought it, but didn't really know where to start when I got the car. Now theres a semi-solid motor in the car and I've gathered the knowledge, tools/equipment, and parts to do a complete turbo install on the car finally.
Oddly, I found this website from Chuck who I don't think ever posted on here and Jim B who I met at a Heartland Park performance driving event. In 2003 I bought a v2.2 Megasquirt kit to install on my 1988 Ford Ranger with a turbo 2.3 Lima motor until it caught on fire June of 2004. That truck sat around for several years until I finally sold it to my brother for him to hopefully rebuild one day. The Megasquirt sat around for several years until I found this wonderful site where Ben, Brain, Sam, Joe, Chris, and several other people assisted me through various FAQs and a few posts here and there. Aside from a couple really small hiccups everything has been working fantastic. While I'm a very electronics savvy person, I don't think I could've had the success I did without the help of this forum. Just wanted to give a thanks to everyone on here, you guys are awesome and I'll do my very best to contribute back to the forum every opportunity possible.
Anyway thats it.. I feel better now that I've formerly introduced myself. Feel free to put me back on ignore for my occasionally useless antics.