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Old 06-15-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default 1991 Turbo "Red Beast" for sale - $6500

Here's your chance to buy the "infamous" Red Beast. Rebuilt 1.6L with a T25/28, WI, FMIC, Link ECU, limited slip rear end. Details are on the website www.lightweightmiata.com/beastforsale/

I'm moving on to another project and one of the 3.5 Miatas I have has to go...
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Hate to see you go. You're website has provided me a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. It's an awesome car. Good luck w/ the sale.
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GLWS, what's the other project?
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Hate to see you go. You're website has provided me a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. It's an awesome car. Good luck w/ the sale.
I'm not going anywhere - I just have to get rid of the car. I only drive it 500 miles a year and all work stopped on it some time ago. Thanks for the kind words. The website/forum will stay online.
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GLWS, what's the other project?
A 40 MPG Miata:
http://www.lightweightmiata.com/mpg/
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So let me get this straight, you are getting rid of a car that you have sunk countless hours on over the past 5 years. Which has seen little track time, aka you haven't really taken full advantage of what you spent the last few years building, In order to spend another x hours over the next y years and z money to save 500$ a year? Not to mention the car will be have to driven with hypermilling bullshit, and be one tenth of the current beast.

You have done some cool **** over the past bunch of years, and the weight savings guide is an awesome resource, but don't you think this an even greater act of stupidity then the gay teeth?

I have a feeling that you will look back upon this, however many years down the line, and be like WTF did I do?
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So let me get this straight, you are getting rid of a car that you have sunk countless hours on over the past 5 years.
Nope, you didn't get it straight. In fact, you completely missed the picture <G>. I am not a racer so Beast was never built to be a race car. It was built as a project to keep me busy and as an experiment. I was able to create a lightning fast car while spending little to no money. After 5 years I am ready for another project. The MPG project is not designed to save money, it is designed to spend money - just like any good project is. Hopefully I will be able to prove that with a minimum of expense I can double the MPG of a Miata. Wouldn't be interesting to see me get 50 MPG out of the car? I doubt I can do it but I will try. I will continue on with the MPG project for another 4 years and 8 months (when I turn 45) then I will start my next project. Most probably an LS1 Miata.

I'm regretting the sale now, not 5 years from now, but I know that I will not drive/work on Beast any longer so it is just taking up space. Right now the car is sitting outside under a car cover. For the past year it has sat on my lift and has only moved a few times. A complete waste of a really nice car.
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I'm sure you have a logical reason, but why does the MPG project include adding a small turbo?
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I'm sure you have a logical reason, but why does the MPG project include adding a small turbo?
I have not researched it much, but many say this will raise your MPGs.
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