Hello my name is Zack. I live in Charlotte NC where I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering Technology at UNCC. I bought this 1990 miata a year ago last February with 138k on the odometer.
The previous owner built the car for the most part. When I purchased the car it had already been 1.8 swapped, coolant re-routed, braided brake lines/clutch lines, roll bar, PS delete with depowered rack, etc.
I had never had any interest in miatas. My automotive history was a clusterfucked train wreck of turbocharged 240sx and dude love stance cars. However, at the urging of my room mate at the time I went to test drive this car and something magical happened: I realized that every single car I had built to haul *** in a straight line and explode shortly afer had been a waste. Seeking the high fives in parking lots for picking up road reflectors during lane changes was completely asinine.
This car has become a tool to make me a better driver, it grows as I grow. Currently it's running on a Rev built MS2, Spec Stage 1 clutch with ACT pro lite flywheel, stock 1.6 vlsd blessed with holy water, Flyin miata springs, swaybars, frame rails, butterfly brace... and AGX shocks that I bought before I learned to read. Separating the car from the pavement are the venerable 15x7 kosei K1's shod in 205/50/15 RE-11A rubber.
This was taken whilst in progress of megasquirt installation as you may notice by the dikes on the core support and lack of hose clampage on the intake tube.
I'm leaving out some bits as we all have miata machines here so nothing is exactly exciting or novel on mine.
I have laughably autocrossed the car, (I don't think CSP-T is a real thing..)
I drag race the car, and to much of the dismay of the members here I drift the car.
It's not great at anything, but its good at everything. At the moment I am doing a bunch of reading to try and get the car ready to do a track day this summer. I am an extremely active member of this forum, but I don't post because I learn best with my mouth shut (or fingers idle in this case). If I have anything pertinent to ask that I can't find, I'll lay it on you guys, or if you have any questions for me feel free to ask. In any case thanks to all the guys here who take the time to keep this place riff raff free and keep the knowledge and ideas flowing. It's been a fantastic resource so far.