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Old 01-21-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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I met Norman Garrett today. Super nice guy, very friendly and genuine. We didn't get a chance to talk much, but it was a neat experience.
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did you tell him his book sucks?
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who? sorry i dont know celebritties too well
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he wrote this:



i guess it was good for it's time, a lot of stuff it outdated and outright wrongz.
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You work in the same building as a celebrity every day. Rick's the man when it comes to rotaries.
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he wrote this:



i guess it was good for it's time, a lot of stuff it outdated and outright wrongz.
I liked it back in the day when I thought life couldn't get any better than a Borla cat-back and some Tokico Illuminas.
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i look at a celebrity every day in the mirror
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Pasting a picture of your idol David Hasselhoff to your mirror does NOT count.

j/k
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I met Norman Garrett today. Super nice guy, very friendly and genuine. We didn't get a chance to talk much, but it was a neat experience.
I met him a few months ago, actually. Very down-to-earth.
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...outright wrongz.
do tell
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I like Garrets book it has alot of neat details in it while i agree it is not the end all be all it does show alot of cool stuff.
MR2cup i think braineak is talking about the resistor mod to safely make more power on modified cars. And the fact that they say a JRSC hit 140 towards the end of the book and that a 200whp miata is a all out dragster.
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ill have to pull the book from the shelf. but yeah few random little "tricks" like the 160° thermostat for a "safe" way to add fuel.
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I met Norman Garrett today. Super nice guy, very friendly and genuine. We didn't get a chance to talk much, but it was a neat experience.
i have a question still.

how is he actually famous?
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i look at a celebrity every day in the mirror
about as famous as the guy i see in the mirror every morning
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...few random little "tricks" like the 160° thermostat for a "safe" way to add fuel.
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how is he actually famous?
in a self defined realm, for example -
* President of the Miata Club of America, so famous (in the early years anyway) among club members.
* Project Engineer for the Miata, probably made him famous among Mazda employees involved in the creation of Mazda's new models, undoubtedly increasing with favorable reviews of the car.
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oh.

Like when I was hanging out in SF with my sis and her friends goin to see a random jazz student band at this cafe and i met her friend's uncle and he turns out to be author Tobias Wolff (the guy who wrote This Boy's Life). Random.
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