The Donor is a basket case, eaten from the inside out by rust but it's a one owner NB but definitely regretting not getting a California or Florida car. Treasure Coast Miata has come to the rescue for many parts that I had to discard because of rust, and at very reasonable costs.
First things first is to make good use of existing good parts, gaming chair for my 12 and 8 year old build partners...
I'm not going to document tear down but labelling everything on the wiring loom and connectors they attach to seems like very good advice. Having said that, I think i'm going too find out that 12 year old scribble is just as bad as 8 year old scribble...
The 18 year old coil-overs had broken springs and the struts were shot, not to mention that the rears were not going to come off without a fight given that the bolts were seized solid in the rear subframe.
To replace them, I treated myself to a set of adjustable TEIN coilers. For a little over $100 a corner they were good value for money and they will give me the adjustability I need given the weight loss over the original setup. (The color is a happy coincidence.)
My kit is stuck somewhere on a boat on the eastern seaboard so in the meantime I thought I would share this little gem that might shed some light on my avatar.
Aside from being a big fan of the comic books, I have family in France that plays host to racing teams during the 24 Heures and the Le Mans Classic. We've had the privilege of having the wonderful guys from Rebellion racing in recent years.
Just a quick update as I finish up the power steering delete. I could not find suitable bolts to plug the holes up so I decided to simply cut off the pipes from the existing bolts and tap them so that I could screw in a hex insert. Worked pretty well.