July 8th, 2010 — Exterior
The Mazda factory rear air dam for the Miata is a bit of a rare part. It was discontinued around 2002. I was fortunate enough to acquire one a few years back. A factory one, not a copy. I remember the day well. I held it in my hands. I admired it. And then I cut it in half so it would fit my trailer hitch.
June 17th, 2010 — Turbo
This post has been coming for a while. I ordered these big boxes a little less than a month ago. But I feel like I’ve been waiting for years. Both came from Flyin Miata. The short box holds an FM II turbo kit. The tall box holds an exhaust.
Both boxes actually hold happiness, horsepower, and zoom-zoom.
700 words on replacing a broken air compressor drain valve with a totally awesome ball valve. Because what’s better than spending $30 to fix a $3 broken part? Not much, my friends, not much.
Except for doing all of this with the help of a small robotic scorpion.
Expired Polaroids? Yeah. Vintage photographic magic that was good to the last ca-click-wurrrrr. (Very little automotive content. Just little rectangles.)
An unboxing and product review of my spiffy new Linux Laptop from system76. Be warned, there are both sharks and Insecticons.
A small seasonal greeting. Some people send Christmas cards. I do blog posts.
A lot of pix (maybe too many) detailing the restoration of a broken Transformers G1 Shockwave. Yes, I’ve got a soft spot for old toys as well as old Miatas.
A parts review post. This time, I’ve got the AWD A/C cluster controls. And I’ve got two Decepticon helpers to keep me on track for installing the parts correctly.
Updating my Plastic 52 backlog. I’ve been posting them to flickr, I’ve just not managed to post them here to the blog.
The revlimiter.net steering wheel collection as of 2009. I got a new wheel for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to pop them all in the lightbox for some detail shots. The Decepticon Mighty Muggs helped out.