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Old 04-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #21
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Holy hell!!

I realize this is an old thread, but I missed it the first time 'round. Belated welcome, and helluva intro! Nice collection of rides, etc...

Inquiring minds want to know - how'd you come to have a Benetton F1 body in the back of your pickup?
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:37 AM   #22
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When I said I moved to AZ to play with some cool cars, I was serious!

This is the nose to the Mirage that Mario & Michael Andretti drove...

I worked for 2 companies out there. 1 was a mod-lite/ dwarf car/ legends/ f1000 car builder (single seat race cars powered by bike motors), the other was Grand Touring Cars. Check the link:

We had quite a few great cars, some you'll recognize...

Here's a folder with a bunch more pics from the old shop:
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:51 AM   #23
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Don't know how I missed the first round as well... Welcome!
Great collection from over the years. Had several VW's in my youngers as well. Start of my air cooled knowledge before moving up to their predecessors with a bit more pedigree. Cheers!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #24
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I totally forgot to give my yearly update. sorry for being 3 months late. It's like the worlds slowest, most un-interesting build thread.

The 90 looks different now:

In the past year, I shuffled around some roofs, Installed FIA seats/ belts, had complete paint failure, repainted, exhaust, door bars, brakes, prop valve, blah, blah, blah...
I've set the car up for East Coast Miata Challenge Street class. I spent most of the points on my 15x9's and 225/45/15 RS3's. So far so good - I've been able to drive on some of my local 'bucket list' tracks like Watkins Glen and Lime Rock, and I've taken a few trophies home. This weekend we're headed back to NJMP Lightning. Yes, I have a vinyl cutter and love to use it. Does that make me a ricer?

I also bough a daily driver - mostly to get AC and easy ingress/egress.

I already ditched the 0et XXR's and threw on my old 15x8 TRM's. I got the r12 AC system working and put a cat back on it. The frame rails are smashed, so I just grabbed some FM rails to throw on when I repair.
I'm in the process of recovering a pair of old Porsche 914 seats so I can sit a little lower/ more comfy in the car. Those beautiful LE seats should fetch a few $$$ when it's time to sell.

Here's more pics from Watkins:

My suspension is *a little* soft.

Here's some youtube laps from my telephone/ Harry's Lap Timer:

The MR2's exhaust is so loud, it made me forget to shift - I was listening to his motor. We had a good time, though. I followed him around all day Saturday and my lap times went progressively down. On Sunday, I ended up beating him by .1.

I am going to be installing a MS3 in the next month. Brain helped out by making me a nice pnp harness that has a shift light output wire on it. Problem solved... well, once I install, that is.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #25
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Good to see you grabbed another one! Man both of them seem so clean. Wish Canadian Miatas sold for the prices you guys have down there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:22 PM   #26
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This thread.... is filled with AWESOME!
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