Well, I got my hands on a 95M with an FMII (link) turbo. It is pretty clean for an old toy. Only 50K isn miles, it has an NB interior swap so a new cluster is in place now.
I know and work with the previous owner who has had the car since college. I am looking forward to learning and searching the heck out of MT.
I am located in SE Michigan and would love to connect with fellow MT people in the area.
My car is up and running, but there is always a lot to sort through when you pick up other peoples projects. I am new to turbo Miatas and an engine management dolt, so I will lean heavily on you guys for that.
I think i'd like to replace the link (with what I am not sure AEM or MSpnp) and get what I have all dialed in before thinking about moving forward.
Welcome! I'm in Ann Arbor or Flint, depending on whether I'm in school or not. If you're interested, check out A2 Car Enthusiasts on Facebook, we have car meets every Tuesday night at Gene Butman Ford. I'm running on MS2, so if you wanted to check it out and how that all works I can show you around it.
It all depends on what you want to spend on the ECU. I don't know any local shops that will even touch MS. But it's much cheaper and you can figure it out once they download a base tune. It's pretty simple. Plus it can autotune and all that.
I'm liking what I am hearing. I may look into picking up MS this summer then. I was also thinking a complete set of bushings, a butterfly brace, and a new Torsion diff to replace the open (prev owner was going to go V8 and sold the diff.)
Yup same car, I met Sam and Chris Lee years ago. It was Chris's car that made me want a Miata. I work with Sam and mentioned to him I was looking to get a cheap Miata as a fun DD. Well I assumed I couldn't afford his car but wanted his opinion on one I was looking at... Then he offered me his car for pretty much the same price as a mostly stock 1st gen NA. I couldn't pass it up, it needs a good bit of sorting but all the big stuff is there.
I really want to get what I have all sorted and running 100% first, then I can get silly with plans.
I really have to question the reputation this site has... you guys are great!!!
The site has a reputation due to a low tolerance for stupidity. If you aren't a total moron, you are welcomed with open arms.
I wish there were other members closer to me. You have a good group in SE Michigan, there are some good guys in Indy, and I'm all alone in Pigsknuckle Indiana.
I like your car, good luck with tuning. Check out some threads by Reverant. He's the guy to go to for a solid MS3x.