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Old 04-07-2009, 09:28 PM   #21
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This, I understand:
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Actually, it breaks my heart to think of letting someone else blow it up without me ever getting to drive it on the track.
Being currently unemployed, I understand this as well:
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I'm at the end of this disaster currently, with my last day on May 8th...so I basically have no job after April unless there's another hurricane. I have a ****-ton of money saved up, but I shouldn't be going to the track when I'm unemployed.
(However we are heading into Hurricane Season, so I don't think there is much to worry about. You should be gainfully employed in short order...)


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Its been 2-years since my car has seen the track. However, I'm starting to get cold feet now about tracking it. Everything is modified enough that I'm seriously concerned about reliability and thinking about turning my ugly miata into a naturally aspirated track car. If I blow this one up, I probably won't build another.
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I need to get a tow rig, trailer, and a lot more money if I'm going to track this thing. I think for a while it will remain a daily driver until I have enough money to get a truck and trailer at a minimum. ... I've even been toying with the idea of selling the car and just keeping my ugly miata if I don't have another disaster lined-up by the end of the summer.
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its major carnage that scares me, not little ****.
I can only say, "Puss!"


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Old 04-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #22
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You didn't build one of those $100K show cars that doesn't even have oil in the motor that I hate to see at car shows, did you? Get out there and do what you spent the last year and a half and a bunch of cash building and use it as intended. It's like you are looking for reasons to not take it to the track.

It's actually starting to sound like one of my fellow students when I was getting my pilot's license. We both started at the same time. He spent all of the money for ground school and dual instruction. I soloed after 12 hours and bought my first plane. A year later he had 40-odd hours and was still with the instructor. Every time the instructor tried to send him up to solo, he begged for another hour of dual instruction. I don't think he ever soloed. Pity.
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For all the e-thugging you do, you are a freaking wimp!

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For all the e-thugging you do, you are a freaking wimp!
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If you're so concerned... a pricey fix: Flyin' Miata 1 800 FLY MX5s
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If you're so concerned... a pricey fix: Flyin' Miata 1 800 FLY MX5s
Holy crap. $600 for a damper?
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Jeeze they are serious about those dampeners. Nice billet oil pump gears carved from 4340 chromoly steel are ready to whip your oil like fine mayonnaise. Buy, Boost, Be happy.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:56 PM   #28
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who's blowing these up at 300whp again? I know of someone who popped one on stock power.
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Hustler -

You can loose an oil pump on a 75hp Karman Ghia just as easily as on a 1000hp Hennesy Viper.

Good preventative maintenance and strong discipline in monitoring your gauges. If it looks like something has gone wrong, back-off and shut down.

If you want (need) the security blanket, tear the engine down and install the stouter gears. Otherwise, quit looking for validation, turn the key and press the throttle...

Yes, it could get costly if things went wrong, but you knew that before you spent dollar one on the build. 'Tis a fact of life, deal with it.

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This is the moment where we bring up the picture of the Japanese guys and write "Maybe you're not as gay as this, but DAMMIT you're trying!"
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