I want to introduce myself after lurking for a long time and finally registering before **** gets serious
My name is Max, I'm 25 and live near Frankfurt, Germany. I love my cars, they are my only hobby
I study mechanical engineering after working for three years at a mazda dealer and becoming best mechanic 2013 in my region
Yeah, wasn't that hard, i guess it's all about being interested in the job you learn... I also just became a father seven month ago
Enough about me, my cars: I bought my first MX5, a mariner blue 91, almost four years ago, it was my first car and it is a rusty mess full off fiberglass "repairs" and expanding foam in the rockers. I did what every broke young guy who thinks he bought a sports car does, lowered it and drove like a maniac
After about a year i knew i had bought a shitty car which was never gonna pass the next inspection. So i gathered some money and bought another rusty piece of ****
So in early 2012 I got my 94 BRG NA8 in its complete stock glory with rusty rockers and rear wheel wells so crusty you could rip pieces out of it... But the rest of the car was in acceptable shape and I had big plans anyway so I bought it for not a lot of money from a turkish fella. The big plans included mostly fender flares which are fairly rare in germany because it's not easy to get them inspected and street legal. I took the sawzall to my precious new car anyway without having a clou how this will become street legal
But in the end everything went better than expected and i was one of a very few with flares on german roads and felt great
This is summer 2014 with a magnaflow muffler which i sold two weeks after because i couldn't live with the ricer sounds
This is the last picture i took before disassembly, shows the garage in the background.
Now, turbotime! After my daughter was born, we moved and i got a garage space in a garage my father in law didn't need. This was the first time i had a roof over one of my cars and of course meant I need to strip it apart and start a build
So I did some very optimistic calculations, worked the whole summer vacation full time at my old work and saved all the money to go turbo
This is where you guys and this beautiful forum enter the stage
I learned very fast that doing a cheap and ghetto turbo job will be not in my budget and decided to do it right the first time. I will start a build thread soon and will write about my plans so you can rant about it and insult me
This is where I'm at now, the car is completely in pieces, I have most of my research and parts gathering done and will put it together soon.
Thanks for reading and 'Hi!',