So, like I mentioned before, I bought a $700 blown up Miata. In the last week, I've procured a junkyard engine for around $1k, and I've been doing all the stuff that would be annoying with the engine in. So far I've done timing belt and tensioners, water pump, front main seal, and EGR block off plate. The rest of this week I'll do clutch and flywheel, rear main seal, coolant reroute and hopefully drop the motor in next Saturday. In an attempt to suck less at video, I've been doing some videos on the Miata build for my Youtube channel. Here's a video of my progress so far.
Now to decide on a turbo kit. I'm leaning toward the FM stage 1 but at the same time, the MKTurbo kit seems like a really strong value considering it includes a Megasquirt EFI. Have a little bit of time to decide while I put a motor in and sell my NC...anyone wanna buy a PRHT Miata?
My MR2 Spyder has been languishing because, frankly, I have too many cars. I’ve decided to downsize everything though in order to actually focus on a couple of cars and do cool stuff, as opposed to just doing little shit to a billion cars.
It makes little sense for me to have both the 08 Miata PRHT and the 02 Spyder, since they’re pretty damn similar cars at the end of the day and I only have so much time, money, and parking space. So I’m going to fix up the MR2 and then do a MR2 vs NC comparison over on my YouTube channel, then sell one of them.
My MR2 needs brakes as I’ve let it sit so damn long the brakes rusted, so I just went ahead and ordered these.
I’ll have some pics and videos up as soon as I get them in.
I've gone back and forth on this for a while and finally made a decision. The Osmo pocket is neat, but there's a complete and total lack of accessory availability. Months after it came out, there's still no way to mount it to a TriPod or a gopro mount, the wireless adapter (that honestly should be included) is backordered, and the lens is too narrow to use for a selfie camera.
Looking at the Hero 7 black, the digital stabilization is good enough for what I'm going to use it for, it has wifi and bluetooth built in, the voice controls are amazingly useful for getting shots from weird angles or away from where you're standing, and the automatic uploading is amazing if you're looking for a setup that allows you to easily edit and post on the road from an iPad Pro, as is my primary use case for a dedicated video camera.
Here's my youtube video with a lot more details and sample footage from the Osmo Pocket: