That must be a 90 or 91 Miata, i had one with the same paint problem, that was a big booboo from Mazda with that crystal white paint, i think everyone in North America with the crystal white had that problem, i remember hitting mine at the car wash using a high pressure sprayer on it and ............. woooooooooosh!! all the paint starts flying off the hood like it was scared of the water!! :shock: I was like WTF?!? haahaaha
Never repainted that car, just beat the piss outta it at the autocross until the crank bent, another 90-91 problem, then i sold it to a SpecMiata guy for $2000, by then it needed a major overhaul. :twisted:
Anyhow, welcome to the group, lots cool people here to help you with your project car!! BTW how many miles you got on her? Keep an eye on that motor to make sure she aint wobbling, that is your 1st clue that the crank it about to go, then once you loose your oil pressure, she is gone......... trust me i know.