03-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chardon Ohio
Total Cats: 0
Hello, My name is Jonathan, and i'm from Chardon Ohio. I'm a mechanical Engineer working for a contract engineering company called AspireTEC. I am also the mechanical designer for ONE-10 Sports. (a branch of AspireTEC) we make cycling products, made in the USA.
I have a 96 Miata that I got about a year ago, and used it as the get-a-way vehicle in our wedding. I bought it with 17" rims, but other than that it was stock.
This winter I pulled the engine, re-built it and installed a turbo from a 1989 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, a friend had given me the turbo. The rest of the system i pieced together myself. currently it has the following Mods:
-turbo running 6 psi boost
-BOV and intercooler (don't know the brands- got them used)
-Voodoo box I and MSD from Flyin' Miata
-Boost guage and wideband guage
-A pillar gauge mount
-F1 racing stage 2 clutch
-removed the cat
-K & N air filter
-smoked turn signals
-custom exhaust system I welded together myself
-Ram Horn style exhaust header
I'm not planning on doing a whole lot more:
-headlight intake scoop
-build custom speaker mounts for behind headrests
right now I'm just trying to work out all the bugs. been chasing down oil leaks ever since I got it running again. But I think I finally got the last one sealed. Here are some picture, including one with my lovely wife next to the car. we are planning to take our vacation in it this summer if I can get it running in time. I currently have a funny noise coming from the turbo that i still need to fix. I'm also still breaking in the new clutch, so I haven't gotten a chance to test the performance yet.
Looking forward to getting to use this site! looks like it should be helpful and educational.