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Old 08-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #41
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what about them automatic transmissions that shift faster than most humans? I'd rock that. if only so I could drag race while sipping my coffee.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:25 PM   #42
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Shouldn't be very difficult.
I figured it couldn't be anything other than those parts. I'm dating a chick right now who's car just went out of warranty and its falling apart...and she's been driving my ugly car while I've been out of town.


Oh, and by "chick" I mean the "dude."
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:36 PM   #43
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op would look right at home: http://www.miata.net/

on another note my valve cover gasket is leaking like a ************.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #44
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what about them automatic transmissions that shift faster than most humans? I'd rock that. if only so I could drag race while sipping my coffee.
Yeah and when they start putting them in miatas, then I'll start buying them that way

PS, those new AMG Benz autos are freakin amazing.
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My God that post sounded like it was posted by a recovering alcoholic at an AA meeting...
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Suprised nobody else caught it, but op is a cop.......They only know how to drive autos
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Suprised nobody else caught it, but op is a cop.......They only know how to drive autos
hahaha, i am glad i kept reading this thread. This post was worth it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:58 PM   #48
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what about them automatic transmissions that shift faster than most humans? I'd rock that. if only so I could drag race while sipping my coffee.
If I'm paying for it, I will chose the manual shift everytime no matter how fast the autos shift. That is, if I'm buying it as a sports car. If I'm looking for an all around car I might select one.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:41 PM   #49
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Drive What? That Chick CAR!

The saga began with my wife uttering those ever exciting words…“Honey I have an idea …with gas prices what they are, maybe you should drive the Miata, and I’ll drive your SUV. Since you drive 70 miles round trip”… it was about here that I didn’t hear what else she had to say. I think it was because there was a big whoosing sound in my head, like someone let the air out of my ego. I mean c’mon. Me and my SUV leap buildings in a single bound, we rescue hundreds of women and children from burning buildings. What the Hell are me and this, this, little two seater roadster gonna do? Huh? Help a little ol’ lady cross the street? Geez.

I tried to think quick, and speak even quicker. How’d that go you ask? Let me tell ya. “But honey…isn’t that a er… a, Chick Car? I mean, uh, it’s cute and all, I mean for a chick, but…and you look great behind the wheel…but…” The look I received in return said, “If it’s a chick car, then you had better be gettin’ in touch with your feminine side…cause at four bucks a gallon, either you do…OR WE DON’T!”

Now understand, I was a cop for 30 years. I have been in 130 MPH plus pursuits behind the wheel of 429 Fords, and my favorite, an unmarked hemi 440. I grew up owning Mustangs (4) one 71 Mach One, Duster 340’s (3) one a 340 Wedge, a 1969 GTO, a 71 Formula Firebird, and a 72 Trans Am. At one strange point and unexplainable reason in my life, I owned a MG Midget. God I may have even wore an ascot. So it was like someone taking my .45 Colt and handing me a single shot .22 and saying, “Now go in there and arrest that guy!” You just feel less manly.

Resigned to my fate, and in the interest of our checking account…I opened the door to the little black 99 Miata and inserted my 6’1” frame to see if I would even fit in the damned thing. Huh! Sort of comfy, like the cockpit of a fighter. It had a feel to it. Reminded me of the MG Midget. Sort of the feel you get when you’re in the presence of something…something…engineered properly. Something engineered to be driven. Not something TO drive…something YOU Drive! The speedometer ends at 145 MPH! NO WAY! 7000 RPM redline…you kiddin’ me?

Let’s go for a spin. I-95 is two miles away. I hit the on ramp in first gear, maxed out the tach through all three gears, pushed the little overdrive button on the stick (neat) and before I knew it….DAMN! Now all I can say about that little test drive is I made two mental notes to myself:

#1. Just because a Ford Truck has Lightning decals on it…does not mean it’s as fast as Lightning or a Miata.

#2. The right latch that holds the convertible top down becomes unlatched at 131-133 MPH and stops you from realizing the full potential of a “Chick Car!”

On the return trip I hit the off ramp to my house and didn’t touch the brakes when I turned left. It seemed the faster I went into the turn; the more the car hugged the asphalt. Hell I would have rolled anything else over except the Batmobile. When I stopped at the light I realized my hands were shaking, and thought for a moment that my blood sugar had dumped (I’m diabetic). No, not that, it was a pure adrenaline dump! I was driving a car. A car built to be driven, not to just ride in. I was sixteen years old. Back at the house, sitting in the garage staring at the little roadster…I summarized …”Okay, not bad. But it needs something…it’s so plain.”

Now I’m kinda Old School. And the car’s paid for. If I screw it up…oh what the hell!

To the junkyard. One gull wing style spoiler from an 80’s model Sunbird, Old School Corvette style.

A trip to the paint store, two quarts of paint. Two 12” Shelby stripes in Brilliant Silver, from nose to tail. Old School Shelby style.

A 1965 Shelby Mustang hood scoop, remove 6 ½ inches from it, bolt it on and make it functional. Again…Old School Shelby style.

And that big gaping mouth in the front is screaming for something. A trip to Lowe’s, 30 bucks worth of aluminum stock and three hours later, a front grille reminiscent of the first Corvettes or Ferrari’s. Now that says “Attitude!” Now buff, buff, and buff some more.

When I fill it…I mean, When I fill her up, or stop at an auto parts store, I now get asked…”What is that? Is that a Lotus? Is that a Ferrari?” I just laugh…shake my head, and say…”That’s my chick car.” Zoom, Zoom, Zoom.

This weekend I have to make a grille for a local guy who races his Miata at nearby Roberling Road Track. I have also been asked to paint stripes on two cars. Now where do I get one of those TURBO THINGIES? I bet it cost more than Four Bucks a Gallon!


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Old 08-18-2008, 10:47 PM   #50
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Welcome aboard (he's been un-banned, right?)
Well, at least till his next post.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:16 AM   #51
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The OP is still logging in... he's gotta be reading this... perhaps formulating his reply in a Word document right now.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #52
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The OP is still logging in... he's gotta be reading this... perhaps formulating his reply in a Word document right now.
Atleast he cares enough to check some of his spelling. Id say that significantly lowers the chance of having to deal with rhymz or any variation. And he's married so maybe we can get wife pics?
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:07 PM   #53
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Okay, that was fun...like being gang raped in prison. But I can take it. Lesson learned, no more Jack and posting. So if you guys are through bustin' my ***** I'll take them back now...Thank You. I know the *** tearin' is gonna be worth it, cause with a little cash and what you guys know, you're gonna help me up the performance of my car.
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Okay, that was fun...like being gang raped in prison. But I can take it. Lesson learned, no more Jack and posting. So if you guys are through bustin' my ***** I'll take them back now...Thank You. I know the *** tearin' is gonna be worth it, cause with a little cash and what you guys know, you're gonna help me up the performance of my car.
Haha yeah, ---- raping is a must. This is a miata forum, remember. Welcome aboard and congrats on driving a real car.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:27 PM   #55
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Okay, that was fun...like being gang raped in prison. But I can take it. Lesson learned, no more Jack and posting. So if you guys are through bustin' my ***** I'll take them back now...Thank You. I know the *** tearin' is gonna be worth it, cause with a little cash and what you guys know, you're gonna help me up the performance of my car.

start with new soft top latches
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #56
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Okay, that was fun...like being gang raped in prison. But I can take it. Lesson learned, no more Jack and posting. So if you guys are through bustin' my ***** I'll take them back now...Thank You. I know the *** tearin' is gonna be worth it, cause with a little cash and what you guys know, you're gonna help me up the performance of my car.
It is way better with more power. If you think you should do it, and you have the means, DO IT!

Auto trans power capabilities TBD....
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #57
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yeah, this can be a rowdy bunch if you push the wrong buttons.

FYI-Miataturbo.net is for the performance minded miata owner. if the modification isn't going to make it accelerate faster, stop quicker, tun better, or improve over what mazda had originally engineered than this crowd doesn't want to hear about it.

for instance, your rear spoiler, you better have some data that supports that it will improve the stability/aerodynamics/downforce for this community to get excited. and the hood scoop better be functional with the appropriate air ducting and have dyno proven performance gains.

so don't be too eager to ask lots of questions right away. instead, use the "search" button a lot and find Braineaks FAQs to learn more about what we do here. once you get a good basic understanding and are ready to ask some challenging questions, these guys will treat you like a brother and help you in any way that they can.

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Latches...2nd....new speedo first
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #60
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Hell, since I've got a screwball auto miata... with a BEGi turbo on it, I'll chime in a bit.

So far with the config in my sig and some 305cc injectors the car's pretty damn fast and fun to drive. I've got my reasons for having a slushbox; trust me on that one but hell I'd take an auto miata over no miata any day.

Lemme know if you are going to turbo that thing and I'll be happy tp help since autos are truly the minority here, but we are here! buhahahaha!

Cheers,
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