So it's been a while since I've updated anything. With this wedding coming up, the DJ, booze, food tasting, photographer, etc everything gets crazy expensive so Brutus has been on the back burner for a while.
I kind of go out in the garage and look at him from time to time and think what have I started, have I bitten off more than I can chew, I hope this isn't a huge fail.
First motor build,
First huge investment into such a crucial component
Huge gap since I've put it back together
So many changes all at once
If I could do it over, I would have just left it with the turbo on without the build just to drive it. Probably would have enjoyed it with a proper tune and such. Then I remember this is what I signed up for! No one forced me to do it, so I have to make it work!!!
Anywhoo, since the last post a lot has gone on. Never put pictures of the head in here yet.
I had a bachelor party! 'Twas epic time in vegas! Would love to do it again for sure.
Had a huge *** house! Like 7 bedroom house with 2 masters and an adult play room with pool, ping pong, etc
Came back to Az, fast forward a month or so later helped my son the be father in law his first Miata. NC PRHT
He enjoys it, just need to tighten the latch for the HT, in typical Miata fashion it rattles.
Then I've been working a ton of over time for the past month so I got myself a good job present for Shelby the speed3
A spoiler extension
Probably going to get some different pieces to hold it on I just think it could look better.
Anyways, fast forward to recent, I started assembling the motor after I got my headgasket and remaining important gaskets for now.
Ignore the paint on the motor, I had to redo a couple of places apparently.
Then this is where we are now.
The bottom end is done!
New oil pump
Gaskets all around
Lightly used water pump 4K miles
Same timing belt(not gates yet), 4K miles
Will probably leave the normal valve cover on there with stock plugs before cops just to get running and broken in NA instead of Turbo to minimize issues.
Just need some caps for An fittings and we'll be good for that stuff. Got some other stuff hopefully in the works soon, so we will see what happens with all that, but a much needed update!