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Old 12-06-2013, 02:33 AM   #1
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Last street miata I owned was a modified 2004 MSM back in 2008. Since then I have had a Genesis Track, Civic SI, S2000, Boss 302 and still tracked several Miata's here and there. So I took a new job for more pay. The job is 180 miles round trip per day. I drive a 2006 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Crew. I am not spending $250 bucks a week in gas. So I call my Dad up and inquire about his POS 93LE he bought 3 years ago to steal a hardtop off of it. A deal was struck to borrow it and he would have my sister drop it off in Houston on her way to TWS in three days.

She calls me, "This thing is a piece of ****". I shrug it off, how bad could it be. She delivers the car and I look it over. Three different rotted out tires, ripped top, stinky interior, misses, clutch is done...dammit.



I fix the top right away with fishing line and black silicone.



I miss having a Miata. I go to TWS and kick my Dad's *** in his own car. Trey instructs a my newb sister. She records him.


I get my Dad drunk at the track and offer him $1500 for it, he laughs and says $2800. I laugh and take his beer back and hand it to Hustler. I drive home 2hrs top down from TWS. I'm in trailer trash miata heaven. I drive it for a week with a slipping clutch and valve clatter. Parts come in, I drive to Dallas to steal Fidgtk's garage and kiss Hustler.



We do two clutch jobs, F1 6 puck can kiss my ***, compression test, plugs, wires, valve cover, oil change, trans fluid. I try to bleed the brakes but the bleeders are rusted shut. I drive back to Houston and throw some Wally world $255 installed tires on it. Life is good for this old LE.

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I go to Corpus to visit my Dad. I break 200,000. This old R package suspension is freakin rough.



My Dad wants to drive the LE with the fresh clutch and 9lbs fly. He wrecks it 30ft later, as my neighbor backs his F150 with 37's into it.



I'm freakin pissed. I grab a pry bar and work for 10 minutes to get it back in the driveway. The guy that hit it owns a body shop and is painting the whole car for free. Score, but it has to stay in Corpus. I have to be back in Houston tonight and I'm 4hrs away in Corpus Christi and my Dad just smashed the crap out my car. He lets me take his Spec Miata thats half way built. Basically its a full interior Spec Miata. I spend 3hrs making it street legal again and head to Houston late at night. I dodge a deer around a blind corner at 80mph, daughter never wakes up, I **** my pants. His seat is made for a 80lbs lady, **** your couch *****, I rip all the foam out of it. The dump pipe drones and drones, I hate life. The cruise is aftermarket unit and looses sink down hill. I question driving my cushy leather 4x4 to work. I realize I'm a man (in a pink miata) and suck it up.




The next morning on the way to work I realize it has 3 year old wipers.



Did I mention its House of Kolors Pink and has a dump pipe? I get pulled over, because racecar.



I spank a C7 on a clover leaf, love this car

I get pulled over, and over, and over. I hate this Car. I park it at Kevins nicer gatted apartment and spit on the pink. Its still sitting there now.



I call my Dad. "When is the LE getting out of the paint shop?"
"No idea"
"How much do you want for it?"
"3,000"
"WTF"
"It has a new clutch, paint, and runs good now."
"I did all of that ****"
"SO"


I resign to the fact that my Dad is a heartless Jew and start hunting for a new one. Three days and tons of google stalking later I find the Houston Miata Club Classifieds and find this turd.



https://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale...00-00-a-76220/

I give the guy $500 dollars and drag it home on a Friday. My friend offers me another miata, 1995 Torsen car for cheap on Saturday morning. I thank him, hang up the phone and cuss myself for being impatient. I sell the green car a week later, to a drifter, its probably getting CR out now. I tell him just to weld the 1.6 diff . In about a week I'm picking the new one up to start all over again. I think I just burnt myself out. Maybe, I'll read a book.

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Entertaining read. Thanks for that

Glad you're back in the game man
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The next morning on the way to work I realize it has 3 year old wipers.



******* this. First time I drove the car all year long to work, this is exactly what happened to me. This seriously was a contributing factor in me parting the car.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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haha not spending $30 on new wipers or windshield treatments.
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Rain X is for the win n00bz
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it had rainx on it, but wore off i guess. easier to just part and sell the car
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$30?? Costco Goodyear wipers are $14 for the set. The look stupid and the hang off the edge on the passenger side, but work great.

Entertaining read indeed. However I was disappointed that you didn't own 4 Miatas within 2 months.
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I'm disappointed its not turbo'd yet
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Being on the right side of a semi in a Miata is a bad idea i would know, even if YOU'RE getting passed. Just stupid if you're passing. In the rain, then you must have a death wish...
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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I might pick up the fourth one tonight if my buddy has time. I'll update the thread when I get it. For those concerned about the rain picture, it's not as bad as it looks. I was passing the semi at 80mph, in the slow lane, in the rain, hydro planing, 200 treadware tires, updating my Facebook, smoking a cigarette, with no defroster.
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Ok so some thoughts on the black car I'm picking up. My MSM was TI with grey pro race ones and a quite exhaust was a sleeper. Rear tires only lasted 2500 miles consistantly. I could hoon around town all day and cops never looked twice. The pink car was driven at the speed limit all day and got pulled over four times in four weeks. I need another hoon sleeper. I really want to swap in a VVT, suspension, wheels/tires, ep front. Can I do the EP flat front end or will it draw too much attention? What tires and wheels can I get that are not flashy? Can I run a RB header and still stay quite with the right cat back? Looking for low key street/daily fun.
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I LOL'd!!

Your Dad's a real hard ***.

Next time you pass 200K, take a proper picture. Like this:
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I thoroughly enjoyed this thread. Would read again.
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That 200k picture is pretty damn awesome, lol. I'd like to tap out the car at 200k, that would be great.
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Grabbed the fourth one last night. Threw some plugs, wires, headlights, Rotella, filter, and tires on last night. Driving it 500 miles to Arkansas on Saturday. Hope it lives...



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Haha, awesome. How much did that one cost? Miles?
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It's a 95 with 160k, Torsen 1500.00. It should be a nice Hustleresq turd daily.
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and best NA year to boost

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