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Old 05-15-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Something came home with me today

Introducing Donk

96M, 113k, needs some minor things but generally in pretty good shape.

I'll change the wheels out in the next few days. Maybe 'squirt it next week. We'll see if I have any free time.
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Nice car otherwise. You have wheels for it already?
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Of course.
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Nice, so what are your plans for this one?
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Nice. Looks good (without the wheels obviously)
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I really don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. I have a few other projects to finish before even worrying about that. Right now, believe it or not, I'm actually enjoying a soft, quiet, easy to drive car.

The zipper on the top is fried and the a/c system has a leak somewhere by the radiator. So I'll fix that.


Oh--and here's where you'll make fun of me. It's an autotragic. Yeah, I said it. So after we test some ECUs on it, we'll probably manual swap it.
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Introducing Donk

Maybe 'squirt it next week. We'll see if I have any free time.

God bless you. I 'squirted mine a month ago and it still runs like ****. Good luck. Car looks really clean. Nice find.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:43 AM   #8
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God bless you. I 'squirted mine a month ago and it still runs like ****. Good luck. Car looks really clean. Nice find.
Sounds like a personal problem to me..

Nice find ben, update the pics when you put some different wheels on!
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I'm kinda amazed they actually made miata in autotragics...
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Only 1% came that way...lol
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I'm kinda amazed they actually made miata in autotragics...
Nothing better then a 3800 stall on my NA
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God bless you. I 'squirted mine a month ago and it still runs like ****. Good luck. Car looks really clean. Nice find.
he should be able to figure it out, since he does WORK for DIYautotune... figure out how to tune it and it wont run like ****.
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+1, him or brain are pretty much doctrined at the tuning plethora we know as Megasquirt. (not to leave anyone out )
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It will hold boost nicely between shifts...lol
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he should be able to figure it out, since he does WORK for DIYautotune... figure out how to tune it and it wont run like ****.
Sorry not trying to complain by anymeans or come of that way. Just had alot of wiring issues and sensor problems. Older cars with cooked wiring and faulty sensor can turn tuning into a waiting game for parts.
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I recognize that car. Congrats Ben!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:04 PM   #17
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Smile De-donkification

Now I need to think up a new name.



And yes, Toyo R1R's are awesome.

Car is surprisingly peppy for a slushbox. The trans does a pretty good job, with exception that it won't kick down easy enough--I'd bet that it's because the EPA had a hand in how it's tuned.

Wouldn't you know that we've been working on an ATX controller.
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sweet new car.

I am shocked I was called to help you pick up your new car.
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I have a clutch pedal if you need it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:48 AM   #20
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sweet new car.

I am shocked I wasn't called to help you pick up your new car.
I figured I called you the last 2 or 3 times so I gave someone else a chance.

When I get some time, I'm going to look up what's involved in the auto/man swap in an OBD2 car. I'm not a big fan of codes.

First I want to 'squirt it as-is with the auto, for the learning experience. We also have an ATX controller to test out...
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