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Old 01-09-2010, 05:39 PM   #41
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Crazy how you see the shadow creep up during heavy braking .

Looks like both you and the car are VERY fast.
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I was watching these videos just last night. This car is FAST. Are you really running 12 PSI and if so what is the car weight.

Very nice.
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Looks like both you and the car are VERY fast.
Thanks man! I do what I can - I know the car is faster than I am, so right now I'm just looking to get as much seat time as possible.

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I was watching these videos just last night. This car is FAST. Are you really running 12 PSI and if so what is the car weight.

Very nice.
Yep - it's at 12psi. The PO weighed the car before I bought it and it was 2080lbs, but I don't know what conditions he weighed it under (hardtop on or off? driver in the car or not? how much fuel in the tank? etc.) and the car is a lot different now than it was then. I've added the turbo, wider (and heavier) wheels, some interior trim, a dashboard, windows, etc. I'll probably put it on the scale again soon just out of curiosity.
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Last winter I did the turbo install, and this winter I'm working on the suspension. My car is in pieces at the moment - brakes removed, suspension out, control arms off the car, and I'm about halfway through installing the Energy Suspension master kit. I repainted the control arms while they were out (pic below) and am adding zerk fittings as well so that I can keep the suspension lubed. When I put it all back together, the JIC Magics are going in.

I've also got frame rails to install, and a hard oil drain line from FM.

Here are a few pics of the car as it sits right now





Freshly painted control arms


The Energy Suspension Kit

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Are you using grease fittings for the bushings?
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Cool.. we both own a track miata and a Supra! Mine's a '89 7MGTE (staying that way too). Building the miata AND the Supra is hitting my wallet good. Great looking and FAST build - love the flat black!

Nice vids... I've GOT to get my *** up to Nashville and RA in the next several months. Maybe I'll see you there sometime.

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Are you using grease fittings for the bushings?
Yep. Not that much additional effort, and good for the peace of mind.

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Cool.. we both own a track miata and a Supra! Mine's a '89 7MGTE (staying that way too). Building the miata AND the Supra is hitting my wallet good. Great looking and FAST build - love the flat black!

Nice vids... I've GOT to get my *** up to Nashville and RA in the next several months. Maybe I'll see you there sometime.
That's great man! I used to have a MKIII Supra too - it was a 1990 NA. I bought it in 1996 with only about 30k on the clock. I found out later it had been in a major accident, but never had any problems with the car (except when it got side swiped by a drunk driver). Here are some pics - the first is one is from my friend who I sold the car to, the second pic is what happened when I left the car in my front yard to sell it.

I'll keep an eye out for you at the track!



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I'm building a paint booth in my garage and am about to paint the car, so I figured I would post a few final pictures of the flat black before the new paint job:










Blank out plate I made to hold the Link keypad:



Random interior shot:




I started stripping last night...the paint that is:



This is the beginning to the frame of the paint booth. Once I finish the structure, I'll put up plastic sheeting to close off the booth and use a pair of box fans to circulate air:

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Damn, I can't look at the car for looking at your house and garage. What do you do for a living? Why didn't anybody tell me that working in an indie bookstore wasn't going to support all my expensive hobbies?
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Damn, I can't look at the car for looking at your house and garage. What do you do for a living? Why didn't anybody tell me that working in an indie bookstore wasn't going to support all my expensive hobbies?
Thanks man - at the 32 I'm "old" by MT standards, so I guess I've had a little more time to get established, pay off debt, and accumulate cars. As for paying the bills, I'm a male prostitute (aka I work in a corporate office).
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Thanks man - at the 32 I'm "old" by MT standards, so I guess I've had a little more time to get established, pay off debt, and accumulate cars. As for paying the bills, I'm a male prostitute (aka I work in a corporate office).
I'm 28, so I've got 4 years to catch up with you. Seriously, I'm not complaining...I work in an indie bookstore, I just bought a house (that I can afford), and the only debt I've got are my student loans. I just want more money for frivolous stuff instead of the important stuff. I would've shot myself in the face by now if I was in an office.
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At least you got a free set of the '94-'97 brakes Mark ... I'm 36 with 3 girls under 6... I AM in my mid-life crisis, don't know what I'll be when they're in their teens... probably dead, that's why I'm trying to have fun now!

What paint scheme are you thinking?
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hey nick, i can give your Supra a home and some company while you focus you attention on your car. i know that beautiful car is gonna get jealous (i can prevent that)
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Porsche Mint Green. It's not for everyone, but hey - neither are Miatas. Since this is my racecar, I figured it was a good opportunity to do something a little bit different. I've got two black cars, a silver, and a white car in my driveway right now...I need some color in my life!



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hey nick, i can give your Supra a home and some company while you focus you attention on your car. i know that beautiful car is gonna get jealous (i can prevent that)
Thanks Sean - I know you'll take good care of her
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Porsche Mint Green. It's not for everyone, but hey - neither are Miatas. Since this is my racecar, I figured it was a good opportunity to do something a little bit different. I've got two black cars, a silver, and a white car in my driveway right now...I need some color in my life!



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Thanks Sean - I know you'll take good care of her
i would let my cars sit in the rain with their tops down just so she could be in the garage. i would probably only sit in it and make turbo noises. i would be to scared to drive it in fear of something happening to it.......
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Half of the houses in Atlanta subs look like those or bigger. Looks like the start of a good booth. I'm suprised that your grass is not green by now?? Those must be old pictures?
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Cannot wait to see it painted! That color is rad.
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Looks like the start of a good booth. I'm suprised that your grass is not green by now?? Those must be old pictures?
Thanks man. Actually, pictures were taken this past weekend - not sure what's up with the grass! It's Bermuda and takes a little while to come into season.


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I'll be posting updates all along the way, so you'll see it here first!
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I absolutely LOVE the mint green! Props for not being afraid to make your car your own!

Off topic: How do you like the Ultrashield seats? Are they comfortable?
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I absolutely LOVE the mint green! Props for not being afraid to make your car your own!

Off topic: How do you like the Ultrashield seats? Are they comfortable?
Thanks man - I'm surprised at how many folks say they like it! It's a real "love it or hate it" color, which only makes me love it more.

The ultrashields are great - probably as comfortable as hard unpadded metal seats can be. I've driven the car car on a couple of several hour road trips for track events, etc. and it hasn't been too bad.
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