|July 12, 2011 - The original hood prop wouldn't fit the engine bay anymore.|
But I have one of the old Flyin' Miata shock tower braces in my "stuff for the Targa Miata" pile, and we used to offer a hood prop that mounted to those. So I installed it. Voila, problem solved! And an increase in front end rigidity, too. There are some who don't think a shock tower brace does anything on a Miata, but you can see the distance between the towers change as you lift the car up! That's even true on my caged, seam-welded car. Regardless, even if it didn't do anything, it does make an excellent hood prop mount.