Hi all!! My name is Rob
I Live in Westminster CO, I'm a full time student at Lincoln College of technology in aurora Colorado, I'm going for an associate's in Master Cert Automotive Technician. Im currently in my 3rd semester I have a 4.0 and 93% atandance.
3 weeks ago i bought my first Miata, it is beat to crap, but i wanted a project so this is what i have. it is flat black with a red stripe along the drivers side of the hood. it has Decpticon stickers and badges all over it " not done by me " it has a newer top and some decent looking 15' wheels on it that are also black.
Under the hood it has the 1.6L that has been rebuilt with forged pistons & arms. i did not belive this however after tests at school she does hold up to 217psi on the lowest piston witch is #4 and the highest was #2 @ 237psi.
Currently she is not running due to an air intake manafold gasket that went seriously bad witch caused the crankcase pressure to skyrocket and gave her turbo, 67psi oil pressure and blew out the turbo on both sides.
im not sure about much of its other parts at this time i honestly have not had time to play with it. i know it has some fuel upgrades and i know the breaks suck. it has no raido, it does have 5 star seat belts and a belt support bar welded behind the seats.
to be honest i have only driven it about 12 miles before i destroyed the gasket & turbo but i can tell you what it did when it was running.
I was on I-25 going 65MPH when a corvette (non-Z06) pulled up next to me and revved his motor. I had never actually punched it before so i figured it would be fun, I downshifted to 2nd gear heard the turbo spool then i floored it. I about **** myself as the car " without exaggerating " went from 60 to 120MPH in less than 4 secconds and scared the living crap out of me lol.
this was also when i noticed a crap load of smoke comming from the back witch lead to the issue i have now. i know it was boosting to 10lbs via the gauge. and thats honestly about all i know.
So I am here to learn more about this new toy, I have never owned a turbo before so i know nothing about them or how they are suposed to be setup or taken care of. I would like to use this car for street racing, drifting, & drag racing at Bandimer speedway. this car will NOT be a daily driver because to be honest im not the smallest guy and its a little tight to drive at the moment.
I hope i can also offer Help to others with whatever i can as well as learn.
Thanks for reading and i hope you all have a good day!