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Old 07-25-2010, 01:48 AM   #461
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After quite awhile, I have an update. Decided it just wasn't worth it to go with a different transmission so we put in another 6 speed today. This one is from a MSM and it gave me a hell of a time during installation. If it wasn't for Ben (90GTK450 on this forum) I would probably be out in the garage lighting the car on fire. He actually drove over and in a matter of 5 minutes got it lined up and ready to bolt together. I must have spent an hour trying to get that thing lined up before he got there, thanks Ben. This is definitely the last time I will remove the transmission without pulling the engine, it kicked my ***.

On a side note, finally got a tow vehicle. Hopefully I can pick up a trailer this winter and then it will be time to start my real build.
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Glad to hear you got the car back up and running....and not lighting it on fire, lol. Having a second pair of hands really makes a night and day difference when doing certain things on the car.


What did you pick up as a tow vehicle? I'm looking to get something new soon. Also, what is the "real build" you mentioned?
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:56 AM   #463
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What did you pick up as a tow vehicle? I'm looking to get something new soon.
Decided to go with a BMW X5. Should have done this years ago.

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Also, what is the "real build" you mentioned?
So far my intent with this build has been to create a fun street car. Sure I take it to the drag strip or to lapping days, but it's still just a street car. It's fast, comfortable, looks nice and has all the things that I would ever want in a Miata. I'm just bored with it and need a change. I've decided to either make it into a track car or just sell it. Since there's not really a market for what I've built, it's simpler to just make it into a track car. As I progress as a driver the car will be built accordingly. I have some crazy stupid ideas so this might get interesting.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #464
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Here's some photos from yesterday, it probably won't look this nice ever again.

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:32 AM   #465
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Dear god that is a beautiful car. I think i'm going to go in the garage and do some work now...

Oh and I know exactly how you feel about your car and what to do with it now. But, I just came from the other direction. My car was gutted and setup as a competitive auto cross car and over the past year i've been turning it back into a street car, I just missed driving it every day.

Thats what I love about the Miata is that you can do so much with it. Either make it a street car, track rat, drag car, auto-x, etc...what ever. It can do it all and do it very, very well. I'm sure you'll end up keeping it. Atleast I hope you do, lol.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:08 AM   #466
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Wow, really? How hard have you tried to sell it? It's a pretty damn well sorted car, you can do a track car for less money than you could sell this for - don't start with anything pretty. I mean, I've been building a motor, etc, I could have something together for a lot less - things like "I'm never changing the tranny" should read "since this isn't a daily, I put in a sequential".

Just a thought. Heck, if I wasn't in california, I'd be interested myself.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:27 AM   #467
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Glad to know I'm not the only one who spent forever under the transmission - mine turned out to be lined up - just needed the bellhousing bolts to pull it on since the input shaft didn't want to slide the rest of the way.

Gorgeous car- and I'm not normally a fan of red cars - that thing looks great.
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Just read this entire thread. One of my favorite build threads i think, very informative and a good read as well. Inspiring to see a nb with mad amounts of horseys.
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Awesome, that is one nice track. Not to be picky, but what is that red light turning on?
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Awesome, that is one nice track. Not to be picky, but what is that red light turning on?
That's the immobilizer, I need to remove the light or go back to the factory ecu. I'm leaning towards removing the light.
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It's so smooooth and quiet. Was like watching a high performance sports car. Good stuff Jay.
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Thanks, I'm just getting back into this so all I've been working on is being smooth and not trying to overdrive the car. It's still sitting on the same suspension that I used for drag racing, the tires are old RS2s and boost is down to around 11#-12#. Regardless of that, the driver needs far more improvement than the car.

Got to go for a ride in a FC RX7 Conference race car and that was just pure fun how fast and tossable it was around the corners. Even seeing how much faster an all motor Miata with a proper suspension and tires was in the corners really surprised me.
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Finally got around to installing a seat today.

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Looks comfy, what kind of seat?
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Just saw you on Pinks again last night. "Bought it to go road racing, and that never worked out."

Can't say that anymore. Nice looking seat.
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