First day jitters: My mistress on the day I first got her (2nd April 2002). She is an October 1993 1.6 Manual in metallic silver. She had only 70,000km on her and was bone stock except for the sound system. Please click on the pictures to enlarge them. Also, you can click on anything blue and underlined to link you somewhere else. 07/11/2002 - Finally decided on a name for my baby: Sue-Ann Her again on the first day with her hardtop on. I got the hardtop from another red miata for sale at the same dealer. Hope that owner never finds out what his de-froster button is for! Also got a new coat of paint for her and the rims were sprayed metallic silver to spruce them up. I re-did some of the sound system. What you see here is a custom made board by me covering the well in the boot. On the surface you see 2 fans to cool down the 2 amps inside and a see-through plastic window to have a peep at the amp inside and its moving LEDs that show the power output of each of the 4 channels. Peep at what is under the board. You can see the 2 amps, 1 of the 2 fans and the Sony Eq. My ICE is as follow: Sony - HU, EQ, 4CH amp ; JBL rear tweeters, 4CH amp; Soundstream Pro door mounted mids and front tweeters mounted on dash; Conquest 6" basstube IN cabin. (The picture is now slightly out of date. The wires have been neatened up and some components or locations have been changed. Blew the subwoofer too! Second one in 3 months) Her engine bay at the moment. Stock except for K&N drop-in filter, crankcase vacuum breather and tons of autosol metal polish to keep the metal shining! More plans are in the works to do up the engine bay. Looking around for a good and nice strut bar, red silicon hoses and so on. Didn't like the way she looked with those tie-down hooks so I removed the front and rear ones. Replaced the left one at the rear with a chrome tow-bar bolted on downwards. A night shoot of her. Was quite tempted to modify the barn doors at some point of time but this photo keeps me quite happy with them. Interior modifications: MOMO Tornado Red (size 350) steering wheel and SPARCO Racing "Grip" pressed aluminium pedals . The pedal positions have changed somewhat. See the updated picture below. DIY front grill: I wanted something unique, not a grill that that could be purchased, so I set about constructing my own grill. I started by making a cardboard template. This was then used to cut the high flow Aluminium mesh. Chrome trim was used around its perimeter to contribute to its appeal and to prevent the paintwork from getting scratched by the grill. The Miata logo was sprayed on in Fire Red.The grill is bolted on in 2 places, using original bolts and holes. I also got a new, personalised license plate which was relocated slightly upwards to increase air flow. Red and silver scheme: My all time favourite colour is RED, but I didn't want to respray her red. So I decided that I would retain a red and silver colour scheme as much as I could throughout the entire car. Here, you can see the red MOMO Tornado again together with the silver SPARCO Racing pressed aluminium pedals. The pair of speaker covers were sprayed Fire Red and the Miata logo was sprayed over them in Metallic Silver. I wanted some red in my boot and I decided on the metal fuel tank protector for a few reasons - 1) The original black paintwork was already kinda worn out, faded and scratched. 2) It was easy to remove and work on. 3) It would be the most striking in the boot. The shield was painted Fire Red and the Miata logo was sprayed on in Metallic Silver. Also, I wanted the jack handle to be silver. I sanded off the original blue paint and then polished it with Autosol. A thin film of clear laquer was sprayed on to keep it bright, shiny and rust free. The spare tyre bolt and plate was also sanded down, polished and buffed to add more shiny silver colour. A see-through Red Miata logo was stuck onto the plastic peek-a-boo. Radiator Cover: Found a track session at Pasir Gudang quite disturbing. After 1/2 a lap of redlining, the car water temperature would go up to 12.30 position. Hence, I started thinking of ways to keep the car cool. The first thing that I have done is fabricate this Aluminium radiator cover, like what is available in the mk1, 1.8 version. After cutting to the designed pattern, it was buffed and polished for aesthetic reasons. It is bolted down in 2 places using original bolt holes. Rubber mounting underneath it, attached to the plate, keeps it from vibrating and rattling. Red Brake Calipers: More Red again. Front and rear calipers were sprayed red. This picture shows the rear calipers. First coat of spray paint was high temperature aluminium silver. Subsequent coats were sprayed high temperature red. All in all, I had about 4 coats! Couple of months already and they still look nice and glossy! The front Calipers. Sprayed in the same fashion as the rear calipers. The inside of the rotors were also sprayed high temperature aluminium silver. Shift Knob: MOMO King Metal Red shift knob. More red in the car. Knob feels very good but would have preferred it if it were a screw-on knob. Remember to sign my guestbook!