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Old 05-22-2014, 02:16 AM   #481
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everything bolt in smoothly ..... nothing to worry about, josh is a beast, just like his 105lbs lab that try to eat me at the end.... no joke josh says that his dog might be a little racist, yup scared the $#!t ..




Also, I refute the racist claim, Jack adores me and I have tan skin as well, so your argument does not work.
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But with you, Jack feels no dominance urges, as he is still the largest brown dude in town.
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It's true, I'm fairly certain he's bigger than you, making you his bitch.
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It's true, I'm fairly certain he's bigger than you, making you his bitch.
Haha .... Lol ... Could be ... At was dress all black tho maybe he felt the urge to protect his home ..... I'm telling you guys I'll buy him some treats or a toy.. Lol ,,,
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:16 AM   #485
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You currently have a stock foamectomy'd '01 seat. It has improved your approximately 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000%.
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Yes my seat is in the car. The car ... zomg. Le awesome. Other than the bits that are totally fucked up, of course. The rest of it wants to be le awesome.

So I have the same shifter as in your car - Miata Roadster short shifter with tall, angled handle. But there could not be more difference in how the cars shift. My transmission has so much slop compared to yours. Now I understand what Bob Bundy is talking about. In gear your shifter moves maybe 1/8 to 1/4" - mine moves at least a full inch. Le slop! Yours just shifts beautifully - snick snick snick. Love.

It is now a moral imperative that you fix this car and either autocross it or track it with myself as your instructor.

Ed - there are MSM axles currently on sale in these forums. Buy them.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:51 AM   #487
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Lol very nice. I look forward to trying it out.

Yo josh, don't kill my tires with the wicked toe before we get the new spindle on! Lol

Richard, why do i need MSM axles? Mine are fine aren't they?
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Your passenger side is questionable after the shunt. We hear clicks ocasionally. It wouldn't hurt to buy them, even as backups.

I've done a total of 3x 4 mile trips. Your tires will be fine. Martin did manage to fade your dtc-60s in a group of sport bikes. So those are questionable.

I'm more worried about my neo gens and the under steer they create. the RS-3s are just sitting back there, waiting for something to happen.

Your oil leak. Also questionable. It's severity is not questionable. It's unquestionably bad.
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Lol oh dear...

So, there's no insurance on the car yet... I was waiting til after we swap the spindle.

I have heard those loud clicks too... I thought it was just misaligned suspension bits. Hmm... Kaizersoze has axles if I end up needing them... But I'll check out the ones for sale,..
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Although ... kinda hard to diagnose the axle with everything else going on with the right rear. My car has always clicked; with the stock muffler and a wall next to the road it's easy to hear. There are old forum threads about clicking noises from when these cars were new, so that might be nothing.

Josh have you verified the drain plug is tight? Some of us, won't mention who, have had embarrassing incidents of tracking down oil leaks that led to drain plugs that were not quite tight enough.
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Car has potential, it's just a bit.... Confused... Lots of track ready goodies, but full interior and creature comforts. Rides well, feels a little laggy but with a good tune (shameless plug for English racing) it will be better. They'd do a great job, the idle definately needs work. The AC needs a recharge, it feels like an asthmatic mouse blowing through a straw.

I honestly think your spindle is fine, I think your wheel is just fucked. The car would shake apart if the spindle was creating that much slop. Also the passenger side rear axle is fucked, I guarantee it. I've had numerous sorts of axle destruction in the galant, and that noise sounds very much like an axle that has joints that would like nothing more than to be liberated from the confinement of their boots. Sometimes the joints fail and jam together and still "work" . Either way it would t hurt to change it out considering that was the corner that took the brunt of the impact. You might also check the diff mounts but I'm 90% certain the axle is going to die.

seating position is less than ideal but it sounds like that has been rectified and congratulations on having the first 6 speed car that is actually somewhat pleasant to shift. Your oil leak is prodigious and will soon form its own tributary if it is not fixed. Clutch feel and engagement are fantastic, manliest miata clutch I've driven.

Overall, car has great bones, needs a lot of love in terms of setup and just cleaning up some of the shenanigans under the hood in terms of hoses, wires etc. I'd love to take her for a proper test drive once she's all fixed. I don't know what your final intentions are with this car, so I'm curious to see what path you take.

That is all, I could write more but alas I'm too tired.
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cant wait to try those seats, and see if i actually fit in to a miata
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I've checked the drain plug, yes. There's a blocked off stock oil drain that could be leaking. And the new oil drain, and an old oil temp sensor that's no longer in use. None of them look particularly wet, although the oil sensor looks suspect with multiple crush washers.
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Car has potential, it's just a bit.... Confused... Lots of track ready goodies, but full interior and creature comforts.
This is exactly how I plan to keep the car, too. The intent of this car is not to set lap times. It's to be an absolute ball no matter where I drive it. I anticipate maybe one to two track days per year, and the rest will be trips to the coast or goofing around on backroads, with a couple autocrosses. My work schedule is pretty prohibitive to track time so unless I change jobs, that won't change. I'm not competing. I want it comfy.

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Rides well, feels a little laggy but with a good tune (shameless plug for English racing) it will be better. They'd do a great job, the idle definately needs work. The AC needs a recharge, it feels like an asthmatic mouse blowing through a straw.
The ride is probably my favorite thing about the car. The handling feels super buttoned down to me, but it rides so nice! I love it.

I also feel it's a little laggy. I do plan to get it re-tuned after I sort out the exhaust leak... and everything else. Also needs a new heater core, which I have in a box at home.

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I honestly think your spindle is fine, I think your wheel is just fucked. The car would shake apart if the spindle was creating that much slop.
I don't see how this is possible. I do believe that the wobble is from the wheel, not the spindle. But the way the wheel and spindle are cocked creating lots of toe-in, can only be a result of the spindle being bent, or the subframe being bent, or the whole damn car being bent. So I'm starting with the spindle. It HAS to be tweaked. It better be tweaked, because if it isn't then I'm going to have to go back to the drawing board.

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Also the passenger side rear axle is fucked, I guarantee it. I've had numerous sorts of axle destruction in the galant, and that noise sounds very much like an axle that has joints that would like nothing more than to be liberated from the confinement of their boots. Sometimes the joints fail and jam together and still "work" . Either way it would t hurt to change it out considering that was the corner that took the brunt of the impact. You might also check the diff mounts but I'm 90% certain the axle is going to die.
At this point, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. After Josh takes the whole mess apart Tuesday before I get there, we will feel it and see how it feels. but for now, I'm getting the car driving straight and not spending money on anything else until it does.

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seating position is less than ideal but it sounds like that has been rectified and congratulations on having the first 6 speed car that is actually somewhat pleasant to shift. Your oil leak is prodigious and will soon form its own tributary if it is not fixed. Clutch feel and engagement are fantastic, manliest miata clutch I've driven.
Woot. FWIW, I love the way my stock 10AE drives and shifts too. Very different though.

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Overall, car has great bones, needs a lot of love in terms of setup and just cleaning up some of the shenanigans under the hood in terms of hoses, wires etc. I'd love to take her for a proper test drive once she's all fixed. I don't know what your final intentions are with this car, so I'm curious to see what path you take.
You'll get to drive her once she's all set up. It's going to be a bit of a process but I'm shooting for full project completion by July 4th. In the end, my plan is to have the car very similar to how it is now, only not broken. It's mildly tempting to drop to a 2560 and run allofit instead of the 2871. For torque



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I've checked the drain plug, yes. There's a blocked off stock oil drain that could be leaking. And the new oil drain, and an old oil temp sensor that's no longer in use. None of them look particularly wet, although the oil sensor looks suspect with multiple crush washers.
Just to be clear, this is the same oil leak we were poking around at when we did the subframe swap right? Didn't it seem to be mostly coming from the oil cooler connections?
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Ah yes, that's covered up from the bumper now. Forgot about it. If all else checks out, I have a black light you to use. $5 in oil dye and we'll find it.

We're not dissing your car btw, the ergos with the seat just screamed track car, while the rest, as you have said, screams canyon carver with a little dd in there.

You need it drive it with the stock seat, you'll be buying one. All it took was me sitting in it and I knew it was 10,000x better.

I think the spindle is bent. And the wheel. I'm not sure I agree with Martin. I think the spindle can be bent without shaking the car to bits. But the wheel probably isn't health either.
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And I don't think it's an exhaust leak. I think that's the clicking of the boost controller. I've recently had massive experience with exhaust leaks, not sure this is it.
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I do like the idea of a stock interior. I'll drive it with that seat. Kaizersoze has offered me his stock MSM driver seat so I may go that route. Need to get car straight first.

I think the wobble is in the wheel and the crooked is in the spindle. We will know soon.

The clicking of the boost controller is a different sound. There is, no question, an exhaust leak. I can see the slowly on the downpipe. There's an exhaust leak there, I'm 100% sure of it.
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Damn autocorrect. Blow by. Not slowly.
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I'm so excited for you too

And I'm still planning to come out there and hang out with you guythsssss

I might even be there for that :ninja:
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put straight wheels on it on all corners,

you cant tell if there is toe in any direction without hub mount alignment stands if you have a bent wheel.

all else fails, take the wheel to be balanced. most places don't charge if they get it on the machine and it wobbles all over. (no balancing)
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