Hi! I've only been lurking for a bit over two years now, figure I should probably de-noob myself since I am going to be posting the start of my build thread soon.
I am currently attending college for an AASMET (Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology) while working full time, so updates from me will likely be slow.
I bought a 1990 back in April of 2013 with all the intentions of making it a track car after my friend managed to get me to take my Honda Fit out for a track day. The thought processes was, what is cheap, reliable, easy to get parts for and decent on a track. Yeah, that was an easy choice.
Photo proof of a bone stock 2011 Honda Fit on a track. Decidedly a slow way to get around.
Anyway, this was Morris the Miata the day I picked him up in stock trim. 116,460 miles, a style bar, stereo and a motor from a '93 (the SNC died after a timing belt job apparently).
And this is how he looks now. Did lots of maintenance, suspension and a roll bar.
Since I bought him, I have gotten fairly heavily into autocross, since it turns out I am far too tall to fit my helmet below the roll bar without a lot of work I haven't gotten around to yet.
And my co-driver learning just how quickly a miata will end up sideways.
Morris also goes to a lot of car meet's where we hang out with our buddies.
Also "won" a limbo contest. Though they disqualified both Miata's that entered. Guess we have too much of an advantage.
Thanks a ton for all the amazing info on this site, and I am looking forward to learning more every day as I build my car and play "engineer" on my friend's 91 turbo, Ratchet (Already started a build thread for his car).