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Old 07-13-2018, 11:53 PM   #1  
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This thread is about Brad, my special little beater who I beat a little too hard.

Sorry about the sideways pictures, blame for not uploading them right

Meet Brad. I originally named him that after a salesperson at a dealership I was working at who was a douche. My friends and I decided on that name because; he was old, he was ugly, and we were gonna beat the **** out of him. Also don't be fooled by the pictures, his paint is fucked. It's peeling all around the back and is super faded. The original plan was to rallyx him, but since the nearest rallyx events are kinda far I never really got around to it. I lifted him for a while and just used him as a reliable daily. (Just as a heads up, lifting a miata with stock suspension will **** all your bushings) His engine came out of my donor car for the ls swap. Fast forward to recently and I had noticed his engine was starting to eat a lot of oil. This probably wasn't helped by the fact that early on when I first owned the original car, the engine ran pretty low on oil due to a filter partially backing off. So I started thinking about buying another engine (obviously a 1.8) for when the 1.6 finally **** the bed.

A few months back I bout a 99 engine with 90k on it. Hopefully it's a good engine. Then a while later, I bought a 2002 nb to part out. I thought about keeping the vvt engine but it had 167k on it and I decided to take my chance with the 99 and get extra money out of the 2002 engine. I sold the engine, trans, and some other little parts and made a few hundred over what I paid. I got to keep the whole front subframe assembly, brakes, steering shaft, master cylinder, rear subframe assembly, ds, axles, diff, etc. Also got a free set of Eibach sway bars and an aluminum radiator (mishimoto or koyo, don't remember) as well as some other fun aftermarket parts. Then I bought a torsen since the 02 came with an open diff. So the plan is to put the rollerskate of the nb under Brad.

Brad currently has 15x8 s1s, budget msm bilsteins with 450f/300r springs, those eibach sway bars, and a hard dog roll bar I stole from one of my other cars. He's pretty basic, but pretty fun too. Circumstances prevented me from taking my LS car to the track last weekend so brad got taken instead. And proceeded to start knocking in my last session. Hence the separate build thread for him. Turns out, he's really fun on track and kinda embodies the idea of a miata, low power and easy to toss around. The LS is fun, but realistically my skills nowhere near match the car. Taking brad to more track days I think will allow me to grow my skills as a driver more. So my goal is to take them half and half.

Right now the engine is getting a little once-over. I got an Rb header for it, a q-max, timing belt, seals, supermiata clutch/fw, and an ms3x that I need to finish assembling.

At the end of the day, my goal with Brad is to have a fun, capable car that I don't think twice about taking to work or the track.

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