Took a drive up to Santa Cruz this morning to drive Highway 9 based on a recommendation by @igor_the_miata and man, was it amazing. I think I got pretty lucky with the traffic and I had an amazing time in the road. Highway 9 is now one of my favorite driving roads ever. Lots of fun banked turns with some elevation. It flowed so well and in the Miata, it was a blast. Mostly 2nd, 3rd, and a little bit of 4th gear. It was great. Also, I put the 10,000th mile on my Miata. In my 8 months of ownership, I've out more miles on the car than the first owner did in 3 years! #miata#nd#mx5#roadster#brembo#bbs#bilstein#santacruz#california#highway9#twisty#turns#10k
A little bit more of an action shot for the update. There were some custom made radiator support mounts that the previous builder chucked in to hold up the necessary L20 parts that needed to be dissected, as well as a few other agminated parts that definitely needed to be shaved off.
After months of searching and waiting on parts, i can finally continue the journey and do the first step of this restoration -- pulling the current engine out.
Special thanks to @globetrotteraus for helping me out with this!