Hey everyone! My name is Dalton, and I am the proud new owner of a '91 MX-5 Miata! I am located in Springfield, MO. I am beyond excited to get started on my project! She needs some work, but she has a lot of potential. I'll post a picture below, and I'll follow up with some more detailed photos once I get a chance to bust out the camera!
My starting budget is around $3600, but I will spend more as I can. I don't expect to meet all of my goals with this small of a budget.
My goals are as follows:
-New clutch. (There is a pretty prominent whine when I accelerate. I think I have it narrowed down to the pilot bearing, but I can't be sure until the tranny is off. The whine happens in every gear but fourth, where I believe the gearing is 1 to 1. I could be totally wrong about that though.) I would like to go with a performance clutch to support forced induction.
-Power increase via forced induction. (As well as supporting mods... Intake, exhaust, etc.) My goal here is 200 WHP.
-Suspension. My shocks are blown, and the stock springs are pretty rusted. The result is a rough ride and poor response. I am leaning towards a strut/spring combo, but I'm not opposed to coilovers either.
-Paint! I'm thinking of doing a White/Blue color scheme, with black accents and interior. (Subject to change.)
-Other small, but pressing fixes include: A replacement gauge cluster hood (mine is missing ATM), a new head unit (stock is not working), valve cover gasket.
I am planning on replacing fluids and spark plugs, as well as doing a compression test, sometime this week. I'll post the results when I'm finished for those of you playing at home!
Here she is!