MY FIRST MIATA
This little 1991 MIATA was box stock original when I bought it in Feb. 2000. Like every other vehicle I've owned, I had to add some custom touches to make it different. There's something about the Miata that made it a bit (or a lot) of an "Obsession".
Once I saw the wisdom body kit from VIS Racing I knew this was the look I had to have. It adds a bit of attitude without being overpowering. Streamline top cover (speedster kit) is from Racing Beat but is for new style Miata because of glass window top. Sparco "Speed" racing seats make me feel like I'm wearing the car. Wheels and tires are Diablo Racing 283's 17X7" with Dunlop FM901 205-40/17. Shocks and springs are Tokico with 1" drop. Sway bars are from Jackson Racing. Brainstorm chassis braces were added front and rear. Jackson Racing supercharger, air/liquid cooled intercooler, and boost timing controller back up the go fast looks.
I enter lots of local show and shines and I've hand polished the valve cover, added silicone vacuum and coolant hoses, Ultra ignition wires and Hyper Ground System. Style bar is polished stainless from Brainstorm. Steering wheel is Formuling GT and shift knob is APC. Last year I had to replace the top so I got a Robbins vinyl top with glass window, then had the back window tinted on the way home.
Door panels were covered with Sparco competition fabric to match seats then center dash panel, console, speaker grills and outer air vent balls were painted with blue semi-gloss vinyl paint. Final crowning glory was the Eurolite cool-glow gauge faces, small chrome gauge rings, and gauge panel was painted blue as well (details of this are on page 2). Latest addition is the two gauge pillar mounted Stewart Warner boost and air/fuel gauges with blue LED lighting
Trunk got embroidered mat to match floor mats from Serious Auto, trunk lid mat from Moss Motors, and spare tire liner.
Exhaust is polished stainless muffler from Racing Beat and Brainstorm ceramic 4-1 header with Jackson Racing high flow catalytic converter. Sound system is Pioneer CD deck and although it's pretty basic, sound quality is excellent.
Here is a photo of one of most recent car shows along with my 1997 Road4runner. I'm a member of Club Miata Vancouver Island and we have some of the best Miata roads in the world here! Thank you for viewing my Obsession.
PAGE 2- Details and Modifications list
PAGE 3- Autocross and Stuff
PAGE 4- Supercharger Install Sept. 11-2003
Here are some detail shots starting with before and after shots of gauge cluster. I installed Eurolite cool-glow gauge faces and small gauge rings and painted the faceplate with blue (semi gloss) vinyl paint.
-Jackson Racing Supercharger
-Jackson Racing liquid intercooler
-Jackson Racing boost timing controller
-Jackson Racing catalytic converter
-Brainstorm ceramic coated 4 into 1 header
-Racing Beat power pulse polished stainless muffler
-A.C.T. street clutch
-Fidanza 7 lb flywheel
-Silicone vacuum hoses
-Hand polished valve cover
-Ultra ignition wires from Racing Beat
-NGK Iridium plugs
-14 degrees timing advance
-94 octane premium fuel
-Tokico gas shocks and 1" lowering springs
-Jackson Racing sway bars
-Brainstorm chassis braces front and rear
-Diablo Racing 17" X 7" alloy wheels
-Dunlop FM901 tires 205-40/17
-VIS Racing "Wizdom" full body kit (fiberglass) Garage Vary knockoff
-Brainstorm polished style bar
-Racing Beat streamline top cover
-Polished fuel filler cap
-Robbins glass window top
-Tinted back window (20%)
-Miata tire valve caps
-Red painted brake calipers
-Winshield tint visor
-Sparco "Speed" racing seats
-Sparco lumbar pads
-Formuling GT steering wheel
-APC shift knob
-Eurolite cool-glow gauge faces (from Germany to keep KPH speedo)
-Stewart Warner boost and air/fuel gauges with blue LED lighting
-Sparco competition fabric door panels
-chrome vent rings
-Small chrome gauge trim rings
-Under dash blue neon
-Blue vinyl spray painted center console, gauge cluster face, and outer vent balls
-Brainstorm RX7 style pedals
-Checker plate floormat insert
-Leather shift boot, ebrake boot, and seatbelt stalk covers
-Embroidered Miata trunk mats, under trunk lid mat, and floor mats
In Car Entertainment
-Pioneer CD player
-Compustar paging alarm system with blue LED
All work done on this car was done by myself including changing shocks and springs and all painting and polishing except for painting of body kit and some excellent help from my son Scott. Paint color is original Mariner Blue. Thanks again for checking out my Obsession! Wouldn't the world be a dull place without us vehicle customizing freaks?