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Old 01-26-2015, 07:52 PM   #81
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New daily:


I'm trying to keep miles off the 4 runner in the background- it's got 275k and I'd like it to last a few more years (at least that's my excuse for buying a 3rd car).

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:11 PM   #82
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Emerald Mica LS's are the best dailies.
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Looks like my garage! 09 NC and 02 NB2
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Everybody needs 2 Miatas. I swear!
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:36 PM   #85
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Everybody needs 2 Miatas. I swear!
QFT. I picked up a rust free NB miata for 1800 in good shape last fall. Mounted up some snows on OEM NA Steelies, tucked the BRZ away, and haven't looked back.
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I currently have an 01 and an 06. NC's are are 1000% better DD. I am moving more towards an NA track build on the 01 and getting rid of the 06 for another NC with the PRHT. Perfect DD.
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PRHT. That's sweet!
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I've come very close to buying a PRHT on several occasions, but couldn't justify another 2 seater. They do seem to be nice "cars" even if they are not nice "Miatas" for what we consider "Miatas"
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My wife's DD is a '13 Club PRHT. We love it. Top down, it's a Miata "modernized" a bit, top up, it's a coupe. We shopped BRZs and Genesis Coupes, but being able to put the top down outweighed the nicer interiors and more power. The biggest problem with the NCs is the stock suspension is very soft.

Having the NC available for weekend drives and general Miataness is allowing me to go much more hardcore with the NA...
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Exactly! I have had 5 Miatas now and ever since finding out how much NC's are better DD's, I have been looking for a well-priced PRHT. Top down drives are amazingly fun, but I always worry on long trips about my top getting slashed. The PRHT would remove all those worries, yet still allow top down fun whenever I felt like it. My 01 will be the track rat, because the consumables are so much cheaper.
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Alright, alright... enough talk about NC PRHT BS.

Made some more progress- head is out, and cylinder walls look good to me (and my UN-trained eyes).





I'm gonna take some time and clean up the wiring, coolant hoses and mount the oil-cooler while I've got the extra space.

Anyone know what these plugs are for? They weren't hooked up before, and I want to cut them off. Same goes for all the EGR wiring on the other side of the engine bay. I'm running Megasquirt, so I probably don't need any of this crap- right?



I'm definitely not doing a wire-tuck or anything fancy, but I just want to clean the bay up a little bit.
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IIRC one of those plugs is the horn relay, can't remember what the other one is off the top of my head. There is usually a little bracket they ride on back there.
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Cruise? Even if the car was not equipped with it the wiring would still be there.

Its been a while since I poked around in an NA.
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Cruise? Even if the car was not equipped with it the wiring would still be there.

Its been a while since I poked around in an NA.

It had cruise... What about the massive Diagnostics plug. THat doesn't talk to MS anyways right?



My wire cutters are ready
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Diagnostic port is a handy thing to have, even with MS.

Honestly, I wouldn't mess with the OEM wiring harness unless you've got the wiring diagram and a lot of patience. Really easy to disable your car. And even if the car still runs, years from now you might regret 5 ill-conceived seconds with a wire cutter. Easy enough to just tie wrap those things out of the way.
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What he said.
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Honestly, I wouldn't mess with the OEM wiring harness unless you've got the wiring diagram and a lot of patience. Really easy to disable your car. And even if the car still runs, years from now you might regret 5 ill-conceived seconds with a wire cutter. Easy enough to just tie wrap those things out of the way.
I don't have patience or a wiring diagram...

I'll put the cutters away
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Working slowly, but finally got the TSE oil cooler mounted...







The mounts move the fan closer to the radiator to make room for the giant racing beat sway bar.
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Looks good. Is it Spring yet?
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no. it's 20 degrees in the garage. hard to get motivated to go work on the car.
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