1 of 5
1 of 5
With a job that sucks the energy and life out of me and a challenging home life combined with being a new father I occasionally feel that I need a little time and space for myself every once in a while... that's where this Miata comes in. On Craigslist I found this decent condition MX5 for not too much... considering its state especially in the rust belt of the US (aka New England). Besides the obvious escape from the realities of a life that has been less than forgiving for the last couple of years I decided I wanted to make a clean, but slightly-modded Miata. First and foremost I am restoring it, I have found evidence that the last two owners have more or less ignored this poor girl's needs and I feel that it is my duty to bring her back to better and happier days. In the process I will be teaching myself how to be more mechanically independent as I've owned enough cars in my lifetime that have needed thousands upon thousands of dollars of repairs over the years... no longer. First I will clean up areas of old build-up such as the Intake Manifold, remove and replace old parts such as fuel filters, radiator and fans as well replacing old cracking gaskets as I come across them. Eventually when I feel that the internals are sound and are newly replaced or cleaned I will begin the installment of more aftermarket and some performance parts. A better cooling system as well as air intake system will help the Miata's efficiency. Many other mods will follow... more to come soon.
See whose at the top of the Wheelwell MX-5 Miata Leaderboard