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Old 02-23-2014, 07:31 AM   #41
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Did some snow drifting



Got some Groceries, all of it

Car looks good. The bottom shot looks like my single cab truck on the way home from the store...


My hunt for a miata continues.....
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #42
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Just pm me your location and budget and I can help. I've owned 15 of these guys.
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Just pm me your location and budget and I can help. I've owned 15 of these guys.
i need 15 posts...



im in central PA..2.5k to 4k. Really just looking for a fun daily that's reliable.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:24 PM   #44
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Schaffer just email me jacobgrovesatgmail

I like this one though

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/4346635278.html
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Interesting thread you have here.

I find it ironic that your 95 is like my cars twin (at one time anyways), and that a friend of mine has a Mustang that he calls white trash.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:37 PM   #46
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I like this one though

1999 mazda red miata
That must of just popped up, i've been checking CL every day.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:12 AM   #47
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So I have been working my *** off lately, averaging 100hrs a week. Finally got some time to wrench on the beater. I built some Bilstein coilovers.



Sitting 12.5/13.0 hub to fender, way nicer than blown shocks. Building something better at a later date.



Outlined here

https://www.miataturbo.net/suspensio...-thread-78451/

Then I installed this during a rain/hail storm. I had no choice I'm leaving tomorrow and wanted to finally be dry.

Haartz Mazda Miata 1990 2005 Convertible Soft Top Plastic Window Black Cabrio | eBay





Not too shabby for 158.

I also did the shifter boots and turret oil, shifts way nicer and is way quiter. I used the NC small boot as it was cheaper and bolted up no problem. Didn't have time for the timing belt/water pump/seals/belts/hose kit. Trying to decide if I want 8's and 205's or 9's and 225's. I'll update this thread when I get home in 2 weeks and knock a bunch more **** off the list. Looking for some of those ebay clear front turn signals if anyone has a link, cant find them for the life of me now.
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Jake, car looks great! When you get back I may have something for you to test on your rear shocks to improve ride.
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Thumbs up. I put my E-bay top on the silver car in 2006. Still looks brand new. I did get the glass window for the extra $80 or whatever it was.
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I used the NC small boot as it was cheaper and bolted up no problem.
I thought nothing from the NC worked on our cars. What's this about a shift boot?
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Jake, car looks great! When you get back I may have something for you to test on your rear shocks to improve ride.
Yes some of those would help a ton or some of that stuff on your MS Miata.

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I thought nothing from the NC worked on our cars. What's this about a shift boot?
The smaller boot has the same bolt pattern as the NC miata, look at the prices at finishlineperformance.com
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I went back and forth about dding R comp tires. I like that they are dual duty but after the first track day they sound like mud tires. Then it was 9's vs 8's and 205's vs 225's. I decided with my power currently 205's were fine. Grabed some 15x8+25 Axis OG San and 400TW Dunlops in 205/50/15. Then Hustler's daily got wrecked and I picked up his AST 3000's and swapped out the Bilsteins.









I bought them, he delivered them the same day Hustlers car broke down 60 miles south of my house but he was able to limp it here. The next night we had my son do his plugs while we slammed cheap whiskey.



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Tonight I decided to work on my door cards. I found a local leather shop that sold scratch and dent leather. I bought a whole cow and I'm currently trying to get my interior to smell like a baseball glove.








Oh, and I almost forgot that I had Two Six Motorsports put some of their prototype wheel bearings in the rear. They use a high grade ball, new races, and special grease. They are so quite I can hear the front now and they arent even bad. Unforgettably I have no pictures of my new *****.
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The car just got a major upgrade! Also tons of details on those new rear bearings are needed, for science' sake.
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PM Frank L above for more detail. Most companies will repack your entire hub with redline grease and call it blueprinted. I bought just the bearings from 2 6 Motorsports. From what I know they use high quality G5 bearings, new races that have been checked and measured true, and a type of Mobil grease that several Grand Am Rolex teams use thats on par or slightly better than Amsoil. They might do other stuff thats proprietary but idk. This is a real blueprinted bearing. When you look into a clean stock bearing your face is all distorted like a weird mirror thats how out of round they are, when you look into a G5 it looks like the mirror in your bathroom. I didn't realize how much NVH comes from the stock bearings. They were expensive but I hate doing **** twice, especially bearings.
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Hell yeah man, glad to see some nice parts falling into place on this beast. Love it.
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Oh these are going to be so nice. The smell...

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And the plot thickens, back in 2011 my buddy bought a 2001 NB, a deal was struck to wrench on the car in exchange for co-driving it for the 2012 season. I did a ton of work on it.



I won a ton of trophies



We got heavy into dirt bikes that summer and it's been sitting for 2 years, a deal was struck and I bought it and sold the black car to Spoolin2bars. Picked it up Saturday while I was in Jewett, TX for a Frac job.



Swapping wheels, tires, and suspension on the cars and the black car will head back to Texas.

5 Miata's, 8 months, 20,000 miles

Now to find that custom intake I built for it and never installed.
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It just keeps getting better

Awesome upgrade man
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Cool! The NB looks good!
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