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Old 02-18-2014, 01:46 PM   #1261
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You need to submit this build to a major car magazine. Seriously this needs to be documented in print so you can frame it and hang it on your wall. This is cover material.
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You need to submit this build to a major car magazine. Seriously this needs to be documented in print so you can frame it and hang it on your wall. This is cover material.
I think for a "magazine cover" you need a perfect $6k paint job and be herrafrush these days right?

I assure you the paint doesn't look nearly as good in person. Most of that is due to the fact that I haven't cleaned the paint once since I painted it. Also need to wet sand it and buff it too.

I have always secretly wanted to be on Build Threads. It is pure car restoration ****.
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No idea. But on a related topic, did you drill the sway bar bushing too? Currently your grease zerks are greasing the part of the bushing/bar that doesn't move...
Also Curly. With the impressive amounts of engineering that Mazda put into the PPF, are those PPF aftermarket braces even necessary? Or are they more placebos.
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I think for a "magazine cover" you need a perfect $6k paint job and be herrafrush these days right?

I assure you the paint doesn't look nearly as good in person. Most of that is due to the fact that I haven't cleaned the paint once since I painted it. Also need to wet sand it and buff it too.

I have always secretly wanted to be on Build Threads. It is pure car restoration ****.
I have a subscription to modified magazine and they almost never feature hella flush cars. They mostly deal in either heavily modded street cars or track beastd and the paint jobs are good but not usually show quality. I bet your car would stand a good chance or a cover and would definitely make it to a main feature car.
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I'd bet GRM would be interested in the car as well. They love Miatas. They love incredible builds being done in a home garage. They love tenacity. They love a good story.

You have all these things.

Hell, if my piece of **** Escort got a half-page feature in that magazine, this should at least be a page or two worth.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:15 PM   #1266
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Seriously. This would get in any sport compact magazine you'd submit it to. SCC, whatever.
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Don't forget a shout-out to the "little people" when you get all famous!
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This is a no-brainer considering the "stolen and flipped" part of the story. It's magazine gold.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:05 PM   #1269
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Yeah I drilled through the poly bushing as well. See the part where I mentioned marking the bushing to drill through it.
Kinda figured, just never saw the hole drilled.

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Also Curly. With the impressive amounts of engineering that Mazda put into the PPF, are those PPF aftermarket braces even necessary? Or are they more placebos.
I have no idea, although I would never install them.

Seems like all they do is keep the transmission and engine from twisting on it's axis. Could be beneficial if you want to keep daily derivable engine mounts installed, instead of delrin. But in the back you could probably go to solid aluminum diff mounts and get the same effect. Much longer torque arm.

It's really a toss up, I'd have to play with one, and I don't think many people have purchased them.
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Just please dont end up on Super Street Magazine. Your better than that LMAO
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Don't forget a shout-out to the "little people" when you get all famous!
I think the story would be more about how a community of angry objective bastards taught a 26 year old baker how to build a Miata properly! I'd never forget the people who are the only reason the car has gotten to the point it has.

Seriously, you guys don't know how much you have influenced my OCD and going "above & beyond".

The nice thing about a build thread like this is it keeps you honest and you get instant peer review on your work. You guys have no idea how much ya'll have helped me keep going at this pace and standard of quality.

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This is a no-brainer considering the "stolen and flipped" part of the story. It's magazine gold.
True it does have the sound of a good magazine article!

I am WAY to introverted to ever actually submit an article though.

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Just please dont end up on Super Street Magazine. Your better than that LMAO
I haven't read an actual physical car magazine in years, I have no idea what is bad or good.

Last bit of work for the next couple of days.

Forgot I had this heat-shield laying around so I figured why not, and install it. It doesn't have good coverage but it does cover the brake/clutch reservoirs, so that is nice.





Also installed the rear subframe brace thingamabob.





Finished up the rear endlinks and zerk fittings. I adjusted the endlinks as much as possible to get a near vertical endlink, but I can't tell how much better it will get with an actual suspension load. Much better than it was before!



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I think the story would be more about how a community of angry objective bastards taught a 26 year old baker how to build a Miata properly! I'd never forget the people who are the only reason the car has gotten to the point it has.

Seriously, you guys don't know how much you have influenced my OCD and going "above & beyond".
You have no idea how much this thread has kicked me in the *** to get going on mine. If it wasn't calculus, other homework, sleep, wife, and waiting for stuff I'd be trying to one up you. If anything I have gotten to lax in my efforts to do a great job on mine, and this thread just makes me want to go back to doing it right.
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That is the very definition of "so clean you can eat off of it." I seriously doubt my dishes are that clean. I know my grill isn't.
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Finished up the rear endlinks and zerk fittings. I adjusted the endlinks as much as possible to get a near vertical endlink, but I can't tell how much better it will get with an actual suspension load. Much better than it was before!

The spacers that came with the supermiata endlinks are meant between the sway bar and the end links
Get them right, they are far from ideal now.


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But Vuti, look how ugly the underside of your car is. Shame on you.

tee hee
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But Vuti, look how ugly the underside of your car is. Shame on you.

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Not my car, pic stolen from CR.net
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Not my car, pic stolen from CR.net
Too right Vuti, I completely overlooked that. This is what happens when you work into the wee hours of the morning.

Thanks for spotting that.
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Too right Vuti, I completely overlooked that. This is what happens when you work into the wee hours of the morning.

Thanks for spotting that.
No problem Jeff, it happens even to the best of us
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Finished up the rear endlinks and zerk fittings. I adjusted the endlinks as much as possible to get a near vertical endlink, but I can't tell how much better it will get with an actual suspension load. Much better than it was before!

Jeff,

You will actually need to adjust the end links with the car on the ground. With the weight of the vehicle on the suspension, you then need to adjust them so the sway bar is as close to parallel with the ground you can get.
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