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Old 05-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #1  
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Default TARP Racing NB1 Build and Campaign

Here's another belated build thread. TL;DR, I started with an STR NB1, did some DE's, now I'm finishing a chassis swap with a spec Miata tub, targeting my first PTE race in October.

I'm a newb to this here forum: https://www.miataturbo.net/meet-gree...-pte-nb-96961/

So... Where do I begin? Her name is 'Christina Aguilera', as in that Young Jeezy song about white girls. She started off as your classic 949 STR car. 15x9 6UL's with 225 RS3's, Tien MonoFlex, RB Front ARB, RB Headers, a horribly designed CAI.

That was a lot of fun, and we campaigned her for about 2 years, dominating two regions. At this time, she was still a daily driver.




Once I saved up for a truck, I started doing the track only stuff. Here's the custom knock off exhaust I had installed...




Then I took her to some track days at Cresson and TWS. I also rebuilt the motor in there somewhere, and used these days to shake it down. I battled some head gasket issues, but I'm just a terrible mechanic, all is well.




After TWS, and my first time on Hoosiers, I knew it was time for a cage. So, like a mad man, I bought Matt Reynolds' old spec miata tub off of Craigslist, and began my chassis swap. This would also include a full rebuild of the suspension, with new bushing (including the offsets).




Now things are finally starting to pick up steam. I've got all the body work done, all wiring is finished, safety gear is going in.



General todo list:
Finish up the seat (I'm 6'2", it's a tight fit)
Finish up fuel system
Add fluid
Test startup
A thousand little things
Shake down
Get it teched
order take off SM7's
Go race

Winter todo's:
Build for that new class (looks like that means new wheels)
Aftermarket ECU
DIY aero
Better CAI design
Provision extra motor

I'll keep this updated with my progress. I'm all ears, if you have any advice.

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