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Old 09-02-2011, 09:18 PM   #41
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So, my car as a whole is for sale. This is probably my last autox; unless it doesn't sell, in which case she'll be mine forever = ]

We had a hail storm in Long Island a couple weeks ago that damaged my Miata's body pretty badly. For some reason, none of the pictures I take show the damage. Oh well.







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Old 09-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #42
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Where do you auto x ?
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #43
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Going to Nassau Coll tomorrow

http://nybmwcca.org/
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Good you better say hi haha. I am sure I will hunt you down. PS I am going to need some kind of drive or ride along
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:33 PM   #45
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Good you better say hi haha. I am sure I will hunt you down. PS I am going to need some kind of drive or ride along
Anything for you.. My NA is nothing compared to your Miata..
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haha not sure I seen you at an event before. I just been dying to try a nice turbo miata. I want to see what all the hypes about lol
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #47
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I haven't been to an event for a while, probably going to run slower than you, lol.

Trust me, mine is not a good gauge of turboed Miatas of any degree. I turned the boost way down and it's self tuned. That said, you're welcome to give an honest opinion of her.

BTW, you want a set of Panasports with Avon R-comps? They have one event on them, soon to be two. Probably not going to need them any more and I'd hate for them to go to waste. If so, just throw me a fair offer.
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Where is that carbon front bumper from?
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #49
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It's a one off, unfortunately.
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I haven't been to an event for a while, probably going to run slower than you, lol.

Trust me, mine is not a good gauge of turboed Miatas of any niceness. I turned the boost way down and it's self tuned. That said, you're welcome to give an honest opinion of her

BTW, you want a set of Panasports with Avon R-comps? They have one event on them, soon to be two. Probably not going to need them any more.
Don't worry just come out and have fun. If we are in the same heat I will give you a ride along and help you out if you like

Ahh well better then my NA power lol

I would say yes but I have have another pair of 6uls with v710s on them. Btw charles will be at the event tomorrow to. I am sure you will remember the hard top haha
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Thanks again for hooking that up. It really helped me out!
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Going to Nassau Coll tomorrow

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Hmmmmm. Should I or shouldn't I. That parking lot is SO damn beat up. On the other hand, well I guess it's like a bad day of fishing.

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Wait a damn second, they're repaving it? Commence happy dance!

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September 3rd 2011
Autocross - Nassau Coliseum lot 2. *Due to the repaving of the Coliseum lot 8, this event may be held on the other side of the facility.*

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Wait a damn second, they're repaving it? Commence happy dance!

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Autocross - Nassau Coliseum lot 2. *Due to the repaving of the Coliseum lot 8, this event may be held on the other side of the facility.*

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haha. I never had a problem with the lot but everybody loves to bitch about it lol
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Thanks again for hooking that up. It really helped me out!
O no worries man. My friend needed a top and you had one
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Aug, I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. We get a LOT of hail down here . . . and it's the type that pictures easily show. You know, those paintless dent repair guys can really work miracles. They fixed a garage mishap for me, and I'll be damned if I can find it. I would think it is at least worth getting an estimate from one of them.
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Aug, I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. We get a LOT of hail down here . . . and it's the type that pictures easily show. You know, those paintless dent repair guys can really work miracles. They fixed a garage mishap for me, and I'll be damned if I can find it. I would think it is at least worth getting an estimate from one of them.
Yeah, around here they've really jacked up their prices, taking advantage of insurance money.

Thanks for the suggestions.



Joe: Thank your friend for pointing out my cold side piping. I completely forgot about that pinched rubber hose that was constricting my flow.

Though it's not the best, I figured that a crimp bent pipe was better than the current set up. So, I bent one up using my friend's bender and welded it up.

Too bad our event was cancelled; hopefully, next week's will be on a newly paved lot!
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Need someone with a mandrel bender. All my other pipes are mandrel bent, but only because they were pre-made = [.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #59
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Hail sucks.. So, I found a black trunk lid on Craigslist for cheap...

Then I traded that to a really nice guy on CR.net, brianc555.

The condition wasn't as good as I had hoped, though. I'm still not completely satisfied, but any move in the right direction makes me happy.

Here is my original, dented lid. You can't see the dents very well, but there are a lot of them:



Here is the lid I swapped for:





Washed then did a hard compound:



Then, a soft:



After a coat of wax:



... and finally, on the car:

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