This is my project car. My weekend car. My money pit and my track weapon. And it's awful, and beautiful, and I love it.
Current mods: Suspension:
Driftworks HSD Coilovers
OZ F1 wheels 7J
Nankang NS-2R 205/50/r15
EBC slotted brake discs (255/251)
EBC Greenstuff Pads
Chassis and Seat experience
TR Lane Rollbar
Takata 3" 4-point Harnasses with buckle
LTEC FIA bucket seats (Cobra Monaco rebranded)
Trunk popper wire
Momo corse secondhand steering wheel
Aliexpress Short Shifter
NRG Short hub
NRG Quick release
Delrin Door bushings
IL Motorsport Cupholder Center Console Driveline
1.8 Torsen diff 3.9 Engine
Japspeed Alu Rad
Skidnation Coolant reroute
Suzuki Cappuccino bottle
Kraken Manifold and Downpipe
Stainless hoses for turbo cooling and oil feeds
Epman Freddy BOV
Ebay Intercooler piping
NGK BKR7E plugs Electronics
Flip-up android radio
Pioneer underseat sub (behind seat)
Innovate MTX-L Plus Wideband
Innovate MTX-D Water Temp Gauge
Innovate MTX-D Boost Gauge
Central locking with remote
MX5-tech Headlight controller
ExtraEFI MS2 standalone ECU
no-name serial port hub to USB
Mods lined up for installation (Need Time and motivation):
Skidnation Chassis Rails
Ultra Racing Frog arms
MAC Electronic boost control
Oil Catch Can(s)
IL Motorsport Sport Engine Mounts
Photo history (summarized)
It all started as a stock MX-5 in a new and mostly empty garage.
First mod, Coils. Quite a drop.
Polished the car proper.
Next up, wheels. Got these cheap cause they were bent (apperently). Got them straightened out recently, but got some different ones in the meantime. Those are migrating to a civic.
Rollbar time? Rollbar time!
Makes it practical AF. That's a Server Rack.
Add Seats, add bracing (rarely have this on, as I'm working on it too much). Also, those fresh new wheels I told you about.
Happy LED Lights!
Fixed the seat mounts. Highly recommend it. Skidnation mounts dó have slots, all the others don't. As you can see, it's 2mm off center.
Dropped and swapped the diff for a discounted Fuji unit. Big mistake. Get the torsen. Save up for it.
100% recommend this subwoofer placement. Depending on your passengers, get a second one. The rumblies are amazing.
Car broke down. Hat to take the valve cover off.
NOW WE'RE TALKING
And then it was like this for a while. Most of 2019 really.When doing a turbo, order éverything before you break up the car. Do a mockup outside the car. PLEASE. I had to wait for fittings 2 weeks every time I discovered missing one. Ordered éverything double, so the next turbo build in the club would be way more managable. And it was.
Kinda like this
These are too big. They don't fit. I had to trim the rings so they could slot into each other. Feelsbadman.
But then it all comes together. With a coolant reroute added in for good measure.
Oh f**k yes.
Oh f**k no. Coolant hose popped. Learned a LOT about stainless fittings.
Towing your MX-5 Project with your Prelude Daily. This happened more than I'd like to admit. Love that Honda's butt tho.
Fixed it. Boosted and zoomed at 0,5 bar for a while. Little bro's 1998 in the background.
s**t. The fuji turned to crisps.
Torsen Time! Bought one with a broken holder. Swapped my fuji out of mine, and this one in.
Oh, so the brakes áren't supposed to make that kind of a racket all of the time?
New calipers all around, new (cheap) pads in the rear.
Are we leaking oil yet? We're leaking oil. (Current problem, hope it's not the pump/pan. Did the front main, but not the cam seals.)
Wheels are straight now, with fresh rubber
And welcome to today. Sneak peek of the daily deck.