I have been lurking here since last June when I bought my Miata. I'd like to start by thanking all of you existing MT members for the threads you've made and the knowledge you've shared. I've learned a great deal by reading this forum and I am looking forward to joining the action, instead of just watching from the sidelines.
A bit about me: I am a life long car enthusiast from Portland, Maine. I've worked in various facets of the auto industry since I was 14 and along the way I have owned a very diverse collection of cars. Most of my car experience centers on the Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth platform and I've owned 8 of them. I currently have a 92 Stealth twin turbo, which I love, but will likely be selling to further the Miata project.
A bit about the car: It's a bone stock 1991 Mariner Blue NA with the 5 speed manual. The only option it has, from what I can tell, is AC. Which doesn't work. It has 112k on the clock and it runs and drives awesome. I bought it on an impulse last June and I absolutely love it. It's the first car I have had in a long time that makes me take the long way home every time I drive it, simply because it is such a joy to be in.
For your enjoyment, here is a picture of the car the day I took delivery:
....So yeah....That's chrome fender trim, rocker trim and your eyes do not deceive you, those are indeed 14" 3 spoke rims. The fender and rocker trim were peeled off the second I got the car into my garage. The tri-spoke wheels, however, had good rubber on them and I rocked them all summer.
The wheels are sold now and here's how the car sat before I put it in winter storage:
I look forward to sharing more and learning more as I go forward with this project!