March 19, 2017
A history of ongoing improvements and rebuilding of the car:
Normal maintenance and winter garaging over the course of the first 11 years.
Repainting of faded paint in 1985.
Replacement of exhaust system with lifetime Sears stainless steel OEM style system in 1985.
Replace original Redlines with new Michelin Redlines in 1987.
New convertible top in 1989.
Carburetors rebuilt and new shafts, bushings and line bore done at TRF in 2002.
New valve cover and K&N air filters 2003.
Seats re-padded by J.T. Leddy Upholstery in 2005.
New shocks, sway bar links, steering rack bushings in 2005.
Finally a new spin on oil filter in 2005.
New overdrive transmission installed by Quantum Mechanics in 2005.
New clutch assembly 2006 (3 times due to Gunst bearing issues). One more to go.
Complete engine gasket and seal replacement along with repaint in 2006.
New JetHot coated headers (interior and exterior) and intake manifold exterior coating and internal polishing 2006.
Complete engine compartment, door jamb and trunk interior reseal and repaint 2006.
New windshield and door glasses 2006.
New roll bar and high level lamp 2006.
Complete body weatherstrip and body grommet replacement 2006.
New front license frame installation 2006.
New Goodyear Assurance 205/70/15 tires 2006.
completely rebuilt, Pertronix Igniter / Flame Thrower Coil and
Replaced Gunst and
B&B clutch with new TRF Magic Clutch Kit and
New TRF Magic Carpet & Padding Kit installed 2006.
New rear springs, rebuilt HD lever shocks, new link kits, new bushings installed 2006.
Complete differential R&R with all new seals and axle boots installed 2006.
New JVC Stereo & CD player installed 2006.
Front and rear
bumper re-chroming completed March 2007.
Installation of new
triple Stromberg setup from Richard Good
Throttle Cable kit and PalTech HD flex couplers on
Replaced all clutch hydraulics and converted to Silicone fluid May 2007.
Distributor's modified curve distributor with
Dyno Tuned by NE Dyno & Tuning August 2007.
Installation of NGK Digital Air Fuel Ratio Meter September 2007.
High compression cylinder head rebuilding and installation October 2007.
Spare frame parts sand blasted and powder coated October 2007.
Complete frame stripping, sanding and coating with POR15 November 2007.
Complete replacement of brake system, including lines December 2007.
Conversion to Silicone Brake Fluid December 2007.
Complete suspension replacement December 2007.
New stainless steel exhaust system December 2007.
Complete replacement of fuel lines December 2007.
Converted to Bosch 55Amp Alternator January 2008.
Complete engine rebuild March 2008.
Complete exterior repaint September 2008.
New Baby Turbo Vitaloni mirrors September 2008.
New Konig 16" X 7" wheels with Falken tires September 2008.
Complete instrument gauge and rheostat restoration October 2008.
New walnut dash panel and new dash pads and plinth November 2008.
New Richard Good Trailing Arm Camber Adjustment Kit July 2009.
New Classic Enterprises Fuse Panel March 2010.
New BNR 95 Amp Alternator May 2010.
New Richard Good CV Joint Axles and Rick Patton Stud repair done June 2010.
Miata seat conversion June 2011.
Hardtop restoration completed July 2011.
95 Amp Alternator Upgrade 2012
Modern Voltage Stabilizer 2012
Convertible Top and Frame Refurbishment & Replacement 2013
Stock Exhaust Manifold Refurb for future use 2013
Header removed and restored manifold installed 2016
Fuel shut offs installed before and after fuel pump 2016
Richard Good Oil
Collector installed 2016
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