So i finally started some winter projects with the car. A few of witch i have been procrastinating on for a while, but hey the car doesnt come out at all once they put down the salts.
My clutch was slipping under boost almost all season this year pretty much since Thirdgen helped me out with injectors and a tune, and ive had one sitting in my garage for almost 2 years. I went with an exedy st. 1 clutch. They say it will hold up to 250ft. lbs of torque and i probably wont come near that until i can afford to put rods and pistons in my block.
While taking the trans out which wasn't hard at all, i managed to get a bolt stuck in my flywheel. I read that these bolts can sometimes stretch and become near impossible to remove. I sent the flywheel to my buddys machine shop and no one there could even get it out. They tried everything and so did I. So now i am going to be looking for a new flywheel. I also realized that my clutch was getting soaked with oil, (rear main seal), my trans was also leaking from the trans seal, and also leaking from the tail shaft seal on the other side of trans.
I guess you will have this with a 20 year old car. I went and ordered a timing belt kit from flyin miata which comes with a ton of seals and a good water pump as well. I will also be resealing the trans bits, and clocking my turbo so that the cold side will face down, making my inter cooler piping much shorter, and giving me more space to run an intake that is further away from the manifold.
Car on stands with the trans out and on the side of the car
Also found out that the rear bumper side markers fit up front and found a set at the yard for less than a dollar... Looks pretty cool in my opinion
Man its been a while since i made any updates on here. Car is now sitting on KOni/ground controls 550F/300R