This morning began the strip down of the turbo parts miata I picked up last night. Radar was quick to investigate the interior and sniff out all the curious smells.
Turbo on the other hand here laid claim to this being his car.
which then led to the coolest miata ever. Twin Turbo with state of the art 12 year old radar navigation system...
It's got an old fm turbo kit and burns oil like mad. Probably doesn't help that the vent breather is being used as the oil cap... There's oil EVERYWHERE from that as this engine has some major blow-by. Lets hope just the engine is toast and the turbo is still good. (not my dog. He's super good!)
Had some young aspiring lads who want to learn the automotive world come and volunteer to help disassemble this miata. They may not know a lot or work quickly, but I enjoy teaching them and watching them learn how to work on cars and i find a lot of value in helping someone understand how things on a car work so when their car breaks that have a better sense of what's actually happening. Gives them a good sense of pride.
This also allows me to get the complex stuff done like reassembling a power steering pump without scratching it as it's been powder coated and hydrodipped.
Bumpers, Doors, seats, and they started on the roll bar before we called it a day.
Sandblasted all these suckers by hand as my parts tumbler from eastwood never showed up. Then painted them That was tedious.
I was busy working on reassembling calipers and master cylinders and getting things ready on the motor to install.
And throughout the day we pleasantly enjoyed finding a plethora of interesting artifacts the previous owner cared not to remove from his vehicle before selling it...
-assemble motor completely and install into car
-pull driveline from parts miata and install into built miata
-hook it all up and at least get it running and driving
Snow is imminent any day now. Gotta push major hard for another week and hopefully knock this thing out the door so I have something to drive. Body will have to get finished at a later date and work is kinda backing up more and more now that this new work whip is top priority.