Something portable like this would also be nice.
But I wouldn't be needing one to lift more than three or four feet in the air, but I would want to get right around the car to do sills but also be able to open all door and not smacking one off the post.
I guess something like this would do.
Portable, compact, four point, all round access, etc...
@GibbsEmphasis Hey there, sorry for the delayed response .... but the Miata felt "better" after the strut bar was installed. I did fit a lower stiffening bar too. It's difficult to describe the "better" feeling, it is just "tighter" steering (?). Not too noticeable around town but felt good at autocross and track day events.
@GibbsEmphasis This is pure speculation but, I would think that the gas pedal would be shared with another Toyota model. Surely they used some parts interchangeable with another model(s) to save money.
@Shop-Teacher I remember your post about that, which is why I added the caveat "locally" as no matter the carrier, the driver on the last mile can make or break the experience for the whole company. Lord knows, with all the Ring cameras now, there's plenty of evidence... some funny, some sad, some infuriating.
@flatisflat Exactly what is happening to the wiring harness wrap. I just touch it and POOF, it's gone. The Mazdas don't show anything like that. Why had they not yet heard of Torlon, Viton, Kydex, or similar at the time, I'll never know.
@WBizarre Yeah, particularly when you consider that I have done every recommended preventative service. I bought the car when I was very young and afraid to touch it on my own. I've taken the bait on the dealer prescribed "Service I & Service II", and I have replaced every piece of interior that had been nicked or scratched. Ash tray, sunglasses door, cup holders, rear ash tray, passenger side armrest (started bubbling). The only thing not included in in my calculation are a set of wheels and a replacement rearview mirror. I've lost the records on the wheels and the replacement mirror was a gift... the original eventually purged all of the "auto dimming liquid".
The only "failures" have been an ignition coil and the throttle position actuator, twice. First one failed because they do that, and the second one failed because the WOT set screw was never adjusted properly so it was just whacking into the bottom of the actuator anytime I floored it...It failed in 7,500 miles!
I'm much more confident with a wrench now but am without a place to do any real work on it, and now that it's my daily again, I can't afford much down time.
@Shop-Teacher If your usual parts house is out of Wix oil filters, Napa can hook you up. Napa's "gold" oil filter line are wix filters with a different label on them. Discard the first digit in the Wix part number and you'll have the four-digit Napa gold part number.
@Old-Busted-Hotness I envy this thing's parts availability working on just about everything else I own, too. Especially the RX7. Nobody makes anything for it. Meanwhile you could build a (2-door) chevelle literally from scratch.