Been lurking here for a few months poking my head around, but in the last month coming on here has been a daily thing so I figured it was time to say hey.
A little about me: I am a college student in Oregon. I enjoy snowboarding, computer games, sleeping, and of course, cars. My dad and his parents have always been into all kinds of racing, so whenever grandma and grandpa were in town I got used to watching nascar and formula 1 and occasionally even going races. As soon I got my license I was hooked on driving. It wasn't long before I started spending a lot of my time on the internet browsing different forums and pages enjoying reading all about them. My plan in college is to get my Associates of Applied Science degree through a automotive service program and then going into mechanical engineering. My dream is to be on something like a La Mans team one day, but I would settle on anything between an average mechanic and that.
I bought my 1997 miata about 5 months ago that had a few mods done to it. They where:
A CAI that I didn't care to look for a brand for
Jackson Racing headers
Frog Boss single hoop roll bar
The car itself is in decent shape, I bought it with 137k miles on it, it had a few cosmetic problems but overall looks nice. I wanted to get a 1.8l and I had promised my mother I would have a roll bar if I got a convertible, so this car met all my requirements. It's far from perfect, but I love it all the same.
So far the only thing I have done to the car is a DIY sleepy eye mod. I wanted to spend a few bucks to see if I could have a successful project with wiring, as I had never really done anything like it on my own before and it turned out alright. I know it is stupid, but theoretically it has some application, right?
I plan on going turbo. Right now I am slowly working on putting together a megasquirt as the first step of my build. I want to understand and tune my engine before I do anything to it. Step two is currently undecided while I learn what will hopefully be my best option.
Thanks for reading my post and I look forward to hanging out with all of you. I'll try to get some pictures of my miata up tomorrow after I give her a bath!