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Old 02-25-2010, 04:16 PM   #41
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yea ive been directed to many sites, bossfrog, fm v8miata, have read alot of ****.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:21 PM   #42
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Or dink around with a supercharger, then sell it for $1000 to put towards your LS1.

95 Mazda Miata SUPERCHARGED
Just FYI since I inquired about this one:

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100k on supercharger and 108 on car.
no rust paint faded mostly on hood and trunk. not wrecked but has a dent on each fender that could be fixed or just replaced for 135 each.
msd sebring spark control
f-1 racing clutch
top like new 3 yrs old plastic window
Car is about an inch lowered not sure how i think springs and the bushings replaced with poly.
supercharger makes some noise mostly at low idle (idles a little erractic at times probably sensors or something) nose needs a rebiuld. kit is 60 or 70 dollars on ebay and I think they will rebuild it for 150. they are actually in Decatur Ga I think thats the City . Anyhow it"s just west of Atlanta. The belt could be taken off to make a trip like that just to make sure no major damage happens to the supercharger. Just won't have A/C or power steering
ac works power windows
No reason it shouldn't be able to make a trip other than possible supercharger failure.
New cooling system so it runs cool new timing set
the clutch has less than 500 miles on it along with the plate on the alluminum flywheel.
the slave and master cylinders are also new.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:44 PM   #43
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Clos561. if the auto trans car is less than $300 w/o hard top, it is then an okay deal.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:15 PM   #44
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that is pricey, for not much more i'd sell you my 49K clean title turbo car
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:03 PM   #45
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I agree with everybody else, keep looking for a clean titled manual. You'll really kick yourself later if you get an auto.
What ever car you get make sure and check for rust. ANY rust is bad, when I bought mine it had very little rust, but now 6 months later its starting to show up and theres really nothing you can do about it.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:18 PM   #46
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I think you'll find that's not going to be as easy as you think if you're going LS.
He'll be close, but if he skimps in a few areas or finds SUPER deals, he might make it.

If plan on doing it right, plan on having it down for 6 months to a year. My cars been down since December 3rd, and I've worked on it EASILY 1000 man hours so far. It took about a day to pull the old driveline out. Its not for the faint at heart.

As far as the chassis and being scared of the higher mile turbo car-

Do an experiment for us. Take two pieces of metal out. Take one and fold it back and fourth very slightly about 20 times. Now take the other piece of metal and fold it back and fourth 5 times slightly, then fold it all the way over (might have to use a hammer to fold it like a book). Now straighten it back out (you will have to use the same hammer). Now fold it slightly again 5 more times.

Which piece of metal has more flex?
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:51 AM   #47
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i understand what fatigue is just not why it could be such a problem if its minor, like in this case. i ended up not getting the car. i wont be able to get insurance that would cover the mods that i do, i can only get the state min liability coverage.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #48
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I've seen decent mileage NAs in my area go for around 2K. Another $1500 for a hardtop and messed up title is stupid, low mileage or not

Edit: Here's one in north east Fl that looks to be pretty decent http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/1605929081.html
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i ended up not getting the car. i wont be able to get insurance that would cover the mods that i do, i can only get the state min liability coverage.
Because of the salvage title?
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Edit: Here's one in north east Fl that looks to be pretty decent 1996 Miata

Good find, I'd go for that one. Looks pretty nice and decent miles too. 5spd, clean title and MUCH closer than Texas.
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i understand what fatigue is just not why it could be such a problem if its minor, like in this case. i ended up not getting the car. i wont be able to get insurance that would cover the mods that i do, i can only get the state min liability coverage.
If you want insurance to cover your mods you have to arrange a special policy in which the value of whatever is it that you want to do is stipulated. I know I've heard of somone in this board that has that type of insurance, but I cant recall the name.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #52
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well the car isnt in texas, just titled in texas with a texas tag. Ive looked at several different options. that black one doesnt look bad at all. there is also one that is in fort myers that is going for 2600, 1991' and has 69k miles, i spoke with the and they said the car has minor surface rust and that is was covered most of the time or under a canopy. they are from ohio. im emailing the black miata now.


- yea i didnt buy it because the rebuilt title and the insurance compnies can only give me the min state requirement on it.
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