Me: Hi, I'm Don, and I have a problem.
MT.net: Hi Don! What's the trouble?
Me: [sigh] I prefer N/A over turbo, and if I am going to do forced induction it is likely to be a Rotrex.
BURN THE HERETIC!
Now that that is over with: Hello, my name is Don and I've leaped head-first into Miata enthusiasm. My day job is tax accounting, which is more exciting than it sounds (at least to me), but my real thrills come with driving, wrenching, breaking, and fixing my roadster.
Here is how I found him back in November (yes, him. My wife decided that his name should be Olaf. Whatever, as long as it means she lets me spend money on parts):
Not bad for $2500. Needed a new top, and the suspension needed some work. First step though was to get rid of those wheels:
Of course, this did nothing for the looks of an already too tall Miata. Out came the wallet, and on came the FM 2.5 suspension kit:
Much better! That picture is from my first autocross, which was some of the most fun I've had with my pants on in a while. Immediately ordered some magnetic numbers though. Tape sucks.
I've since picked up another Miata that I'm going to fix up and flip, which will give me the money for this:
Okay, so I got a little excited and bought it before I technically had the money. But I'm going
to have the money soon...ish. And that's what counts.
Also happening is a RS3 cat-back, exhintake swap, and some dyno time. Baseline run is happening tomorrow morning!