I’ve been trying to get the Miata done in time to drive three states away to my girlfriend’s Miata-obsessed grandpa’s estate but this latest setback pretty much shoots that down. Here’s a list of what I have to do:

  • Drill oil pan for drain line
  • Actually manufacture drain line
  • ATF flush the engine
  • Buy intercoolers/piping
  • Figure out intercooler mounting
  • Buy missing couplers to complete intercooler
  • Buy blow off valve
  • Buy 7psi wastegate actuator
  • Replace all hydraulic lifters

The lifters is what just happened. Nasty noise coming from my engine, turns out some of my lifters have collapsed completely.