I recently picked up a 96 black miata. I bought it off the parents who have recently upgraded to a G8 GT for a weekend car. I decided I want to dabble with motors / turbochargers and it would probably be best if I don't blow up the DD. I've been doing some lurking and reading on this forum over the past few days, annoying the girlfriend that I haven't been paying her much attention. This place is full of great info, even basic info in one of the stickies - stuff that is essential to learn when stepping foot into this area.
In any case, here's a few pics.
The wheels have to go, and the brakes could use some attention - but I believe their poor performance is due to the giant shiny weights they are trying to stop.
And of course I had to buy SOMETHING to solidify my plans.
It's from a diesel - However after speaking with Garrett, this is a variant of a GT3076. The hot side is 1.0A/R, so I will be buying a different turbine housing to get that lower. Got the unit for a steal.
Plans are simple, do it big and right from the start.
The build won't happen overnight, but I do plan to be quite a long resident here
P.S. DD is a 6MT TL, love the car, but just don't think I should "risk" it with turbo experimenting.