Well, I’ve put a bit over 250 miles on my “new” Miata, since this past Saturday.
I’ve just registered for this month’s upcoming SASCA autocross – this Sunday, July 19, 2009. The last few times I had registered I used the number 51, as when I first autocrossed my former ‘Big White Whale’.
But since that number was already taken, I decided to enter as #151. Well, that reminded me of Everclear, the almost 75 to 95% pure grain alcohol vodka…don’t know if I want to tarnish the reputation of my little silver baby this soon…
Speaking of tarnishing & options, I’m going to start out my Miata as I bought it. So far I’ve filled up the gas tank only 2 times (no 151, but thankfully just 87 octane) & brought the air pressure in the tires up to 28 PSI. As to my gas mileage consumption? On the first tank I went though, I calculated about 22 MPG. This is doing spirited driving, not holding back & with the AC on. I’m pleased, this is SO much better than the Nissan which also required 93 octane!
I have been looking on the Internet at all the various projects one can do ‘on the cheap’. Miata.net is a phenomenal source of good Miata information! Here are some I’m considering:
- Driver’s seat “”foamectomy” – making it easier for my 6’2″ frame to fit
- “Baby tooth” extraction – removing the front tow hooks in the grill area
- I’ve got to paint those little, yellowed hubcaps – yeck!!!
But for now, I’m keeping all as is – we’ll see where Racing Ready takes this Miata project, and still keep it as a daily driver…