The coilovers I am using for my car are the following:
Varishock Quickset 1 – 10.05″-14.3″ travel. Shock data available here: http://www.cachassisworks.com/Attachments/DataSheets/VAS_112XX_DS_WEB.pdf
Damping has a single adjustment knob that varies bound/rebound at the same time. Damping data excerpt:
Summit Racing Coilover Shocks – 10.125″ -14″ travel, bound/rebound adjusted with two separate knobs
Mounting the Miata gauge cluster in the wood dashboard with a metal insert to improve the aesthetic of the stock gauges.
Lexan gauge cover.
Pattern making for trunk lid.
Hatch made from ABS plastic with metal hinge.
Started connecting the wiring harness up to the car. Thanks to the guy i bought the motor from for labeling most of the important connection points. We were able to connect most stuff up including motor, instrument panel, transmission, fuel pump, ignition, battery, and other bits. My steering signal and lighting assembly seems to be different from the harness and will require some re-wiring to make use of the signal and lighting switches. Will have to locate and attach the thread the harness through the chassis in its final resting place later.
Next to get the fuel supply, cooling supply and exhaust sorted so that we can get the engine running.
Cut circular holes in the firewall to mount the factory wiring harness seals and allow the harness to pass through. Detached and re-attached the necessary engine wiring to thread it through the hole. Factory seal/gasket fits well into holes.
April 10, 2016 – Update – Started thinning out the wiring harness to try to cut down on the bulk. Lighting and engine running so excess wires can be weeded out. Removed radio, hvac, headlight retractor and door wiring to start.
Welded the exhaust together from sections/bends mostly from the exhaust section at Canadian Tire. Will be wrapping the exhaust with a fibre coating to insulate.
April 10, 2016 – Exhaust wrap installed.
Plugged it all in, fuel, vacuum hoses etc.
Mocking up the exhaust system from the header back.
Sleeves made on a metal lathe to allow piping to fit together and flange made to fit to glass pack muffler.
Picked up some extra exhaust pieces (bent and flex) from canadian tire.
Painting the chassis parts with some tremclad black protective paint.
Made pattern and cut out temporary board for the dash panel. Miata cluster located centrally.
Fabricated and welded on the rear plates at the rear coil over and roll bar plate. Holes drilled and located for access and removal of the coil over bolt.
Riveted extension onto rear fender.
Riveted steering column cover for firewall.