|Posted by will on December 3, 2009 at 11:53 PM||comments (1)|
Hello and welcome to my page dedicated to this project car.
So, I have started with a bare shell of a 1974 MG Midget. I picked up a wrecked 1994 Mazda Miata to use parts off of. I plan to make this car a street/track car.
I originally restored an MG Midget with my father when I was in high school. I drove this car throughout my high school adventure until electrical bugs caused me to park the car. I always meant to get the car running again, but times got tough and I never got around to it. Well, finally I have gotten time to play with the car again.
As I was looking at the car in my garage I thought about the pro's and con's about this car. The car handles superbly, looks good and has a lot of sentimental value, unfortunatley, the car has no horsepower and the electrical system is a nightmare.
Then came the bad ideas of motors and transmission I could install into this car. I decided that a japanese system would be the most reliable and affordable way to go. I needed a drivetrain that was automatic and had potential. The first idea was to put a Toyota Corolla GTS motor in the car. The problem with that is the difficulty of locating an automatic transmission to fit as well. After lots of researching I decided that the next best option was a Mazda Miata drivetrain. Mazda offered a Automatic transmission version throughout most of its production line. I found a great deal on a wrecked 1994 automatic miata so the disassembly process began.
More to come...