What can I say that hasn't already been said? Howyoudoin'?
Truth be told, I don't even have
the car yet. I'm done jumping into a project and learning as I go, making assumptions and all the mistakes that usually accompany decisions made more in enthusiasm than prudence.
So I figure this board is a good place to start learning in order to avoid some of the misadventures that go along with a build.
Hope you guys don't mind one of those 'I wanna v-8 my Miata' a-holes on here... I don't take up much room, and won't spend more than my allotted time in the bathroom. Maybe. Hide the booze though, you've been warned.
I do find it interesting that Sam's 'primer' to newbs mentions V8Miata.net at the post's end. I'll sign up over there too. On edit:(must not've been Sam's write-up. Maybe in the 'welcome' PM. I can't remember, us old folks is like that...)
I've got the Linc Mark VIII dohc motor and engine management, the 3550, (that's a Tremec trans for those not familiar...) and the 8.8 irs rear that'll have to be re-worked to be suitable for the li'l car.
I figure I'll track down a junk Miata from the firewall forward to use for a mock-up. That'll save some costs and keep me from hacking a good car and having to fix that
. At least 'till it's time to hack into one properly
I've been into MoPars, Ford Foxbodies (Mustangs, also known as 'beer cans on wheels', and Thunderbird Turbocoupes), and a couple of mitsu pickups (more beer cannage).
Quite frankly, they've just been 'missing' something.
I don't know if it's the 'girls car' stigma or what.
Seriously, I want something that's fun, handles reasonably well, and has a better power-to-weight ratio using a mostly stock oem driveline.
I find the idea of the 'upward spiral' of costs and support for the stresses placed on a heavier vehicle to be unattractive anymore. I'm starting to realize the brilliance of Mr Chapman.
Well, that's my readers digest long version. When's dinner?