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Old 02-09-2014, 05:17 AM
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Such clean
So detail
Very suspension
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
Such clean
So detail
Very suspension


This is how I feel when assembling this stuff.



and then when it finally fits all together



If I don't organize it like that my brain explodes.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:39 AM
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I bet you drive your car before I drive mine.

Course I'll be sitting inside sipping hot cocoa while I wait for mine. You'll be building the best BP-powered Miata... Ever.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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I get the feeling that the skin is getting thin on my fingers through thisprops giving stuff all the time...
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:34 AM
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I just don't want to replace the 2 dashboard vents. I'm a skinny bastard with no body fat. When it gets cold...I like my heat. Revlimiter gave me a link to the Zoom Tombstone which has three 3 gauge holes above the vents but A) It is pricy B) I don't like the lines of it much.

Saying that a thought dawned on me that when it gets cold enough I'll probably be driving the Jetta instead of the Miata....hmmm

I am up in Cedar City with my miata w/ hardtop also with no body fat, and tbh to get heat the fastest I find to just use the defrost and floor setting, even with the snow and stuff we got last week the eyeball vents just get my eyes dried out too fast.

Ive just been using recirculate when water temps are below 160 to get heat asap, and then it gets to be just a furnace. I have had to set it halfway and then switch to outside air and its still baking in there.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
I bet you drive your car before I drive mine.

Course I'll be sitting inside sipping hot cocoa while I wait for mine. You'll be building the best BP-powered Miata... Ever.
I think you win in the end. I am quite the mental and physical wreck as of late. Also, best BP Miata? Surely there are far nicer Miata out there than mine. Maybe not in terms of cleanliness, but just look at Soviet's car. His is re-damn-diculous.

Hope it warms up for yah man.

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I get the feeling that the skin is getting thin on my fingers through thisprops giving stuff all the time...
Sure....props.....

Originally Posted by Dlaitini View Post
I am up in Cedar City with my miata w/ hardtop also with no body fat, and tbh to get heat the fastest I find to just use the defrost and floor setting, even with the snow and stuff we got last week the eyeball vents just get my eyes dried out too fast.

Ive just been using recirculate when water temps are below 160 to get heat asap, and then it gets to be just a furnace. I have had to set it halfway and then switch to outside air and its still baking in there.
Hmm why haven't I seen your Miata around. Is yours the white or blue Miata I've seen on occasion?


I've come to the conclusion there is no way to do your bushings without covering everything in grease.

I put all new zerk fittings in and redrilled the holes for the grease path. It was much easier this second time around mostly due to me actually organizing the bushings really well before I started.

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Glad the hard/messy part is out of the way.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:14 AM
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Slowly but surely, in the words of Gune, "making progress!"



Taking my sweet time so that I torque everything down properly and use all the right bolts/nuts/washers.







Just need the lowers put on and the brake assembly and I can bolt this sucker onto the car.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:18 PM
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Bilstein's need some TLC before I put them on but it is a tidy little box if I must say so myself.

The gold bolts with red poly bushings is a perfect mix. Had to use a little metal polish to pull all the corrosion off the stainless lines.









Now it is time to grab some donuts and coffee and recharge the ol' battery a bit.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:21 PM
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Holy cow, Jeff! I have never seen anyone go to your level of restoring a car - it's absolutely beautiful, 100x better than new! This thread is the definite benchmark!

And if you're ever thinking about selling this car, I'm already in line!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:24 PM
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Hmm why haven't I seen your Miata around. Is yours the white or blue Miata I've seen on occasion?
no, mine is all black, Ive been in town since about August. You will usually catch me en route to SUU or the airport in town.

Ive seen a blue w/ stripes and a yellow one in town, not yet seen a white one personally.

Tried to acknowledge them, its not like I was doing this:



But they kinda just give dirty looks, it was like a nod in their direction. I don't think they care, they were using it as a point A to B car
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:41 PM
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Holy cow, Jeff! I have never seen anyone go to your level of restoring a car - it's absolutely beautiful, 100x better than new! This thread is the definite benchmark!

And if you're ever thinking about selling this car, I'm already in line!
Haha thanks. I've seen several car restorations that blow mine away, they weren't miatas but they went absolutely nuts. Dipped their car for acid corrosion protection. New inner body panel and frame rail protection. I want to say they were my muses but in just got carried away in the, "while I'm in there...". A dangerous phrase.

I think the line has started a while a go. I've had a few PM's about that exact thing.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:16 PM
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My body crashed hard core, so not much done today. Just restored a little life into the Bilsteins and going to work on the brake assemblies. I'll repaint the strut bodies at some other point.

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Old 02-09-2014, 11:44 PM
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Also while I'm waiting on a little paint to dry.

It says the version of this Track Dog Racing ANGLED gauge panel is only for 99+ but it doesn't have one available for the NA's.

Does anyone know if it will fit?

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:01 AM
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They do NOT fit the NA. It's been years since I attempted to install it, but it was not plug and play. On my NB, it pops right in. I ended up just making my own flat panel out of a piece of aluminum.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:12 AM
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Joy of joys that is all done. That thing is a beast to align properly so all the holes slot in right. I had a jack stand under the diff and a jack under each control arm and would slowly left each side until I could get the strut hat bolts connected. Then again with the back and forth until I could get both subframe-chassis nuts/bolts on.

So many things to connect to the subframe! Everything is torqued to its proper spec and can be ignored for a while now. Going to start on the front subframe in a little bit and get that hooked up as well.

Found the proper grommet and bracket for the emergency brake cable.



Lines hooked up the the brakes and adjusted for 5-7 clicks; which is what the manual calls for.



The sway bar oddly gave me a lot of trouble. I could find no information on the proper way to install it so I winged it and it didn't turn out great. the left side is only 1 mm off the body of the subframe and I know for sure it will rub. Ignore the grease, I had just gotten done.









lookin' pretty



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Old 02-10-2014, 11:33 AM
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My body is ready.

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Swaybar endlink should be as close to vertical as possible?

It looks like you should flip the endlink so that it is installed outboard of the swaybar tabs??
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:58 AM
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that sway bar/endlinks definitely don't look right
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