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Old 07-14-2015, 03:06 AM   #1
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Well, here we go. I've been gathering information from this site for years and have finally decided to jump into the fray. My name is Janna. I live over in Newport, North Carolina. I own a 1992 turbocharged Miata. This car previously belonged to my mother. When she passed away in 2011, she left her beloved little car to me. Since that time she has gone from a run of the mill stock Miata to the car you see in my current pictures. Through a deployment to Afghanistan and an unreliable paint guy, she is finally back together enough to be roadworthy again. My husband and I are still working on a few things and hope to get her to the dyno next week. Stay safe out there everyone.




Back in 2009, when she was my mom's.





As she sits today, she also has a matching hardtop.

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For the guys that want the tech specs, here you go. List of mods/upgrades to date:


1.8 swap
Forged Manley rods
full engine rebuild
t25 turbo, home brew build
Begi cast iron manifold
MegaSquirt 3 ECU
Racelands coilovers (I know...cheap stuff. plan to move up eventually, just wasn't in the cards while I was in Afghanistan. And when I say that, they were brand new on a wrecked car my husband picked up for another project...so they were essentially Free.)
7" LSD rear diff
exterior should be pretty obvious, but if you don't know Custom paint, fender flares, swapped out turn signals front and rear
can't see these in my pictures so far, but glass window soft top, matching hardtop
15x7 XXRs




I can't think of any others at the moment, but I know there are a few more in there somewhere.

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That's an awful big yard.


Yet I see no cats...
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The top picture was where I grew up. My "yard" is substantially bigger, but mostly wooded at the moment. One of the cats stays inside, the other is outdoors mostly. Then there are 4 dogs, 3 chickens, 4 goats and two horses. A lot of time is spent in our 5 car garage, tinkering with one thing or another.

Outside kitty, and....you guessed it, a dirty rag.

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Here is inside kitty, dashing away from the light.
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Here is one more kitty for you. She hangs out in the car.
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Like the new color.
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Thank you. We painted her in our garage. A lot of time and energy went into it.
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