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Old 09-17-2010, 02:31 AM   #21
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I don't give a rats *** what you bought. It's what you built that impresses me. Anyone can get a loan, but knowledge is priceless.
I'm still living off the fame of a car I built 7 years ago <G>. I don't even have a Miata now but I still manage to squeeze into conversations about turbos and visit this dump on a daily basis. Anyway, one day I will buy someone's project and start a thread about it here. I dare one of you bastards to make fun of me!
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Put that first post in the ramble thread. No problems. Das wut das fuh (thats what its for).
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I'm still living off the fame of a car I built 7 years ago <G>. I don't even have a Miata now but I still manage to squeeze into conversations about turbos and visit this dump on a daily basis. Anyway, one day I will buy someone's project and start a thread about it here. I dare one of you bastards to make fun of me!
Thats why i wont buy sombody else car that has been heavily modified. its not my creation and hard work. There is a huge amount of pride in putting a car together and starting from scratch for me.
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:28 AM   #24
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I'd like to build a V8 Miata but I realize I can buy one for half of what it would cost to build it myself. On one hand, I'm not sure if the "fun" would be worth the extra cost. On the other hand, I'm not sure if I will enjoy the car as much as I would enjoy the project.
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Really? From my research I can build one for half of what it would cost to buy one premade. Any of the V8 Miatas I'd actually want (No Fords, no carbs, no ground-clearance-limited 4x4s, no example that looks like it was assembled in a trailer park, etc.) are in the mid 20k range.

Unless you're looking at some of the lesser examples or if you're budgeting 40-50k to do it yourself...
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:00 AM   #26
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I'm looking at $30K to build a nice one. I have seen them go for $10K on Ebay. Not the best example but you see where I am coming from.
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I remember fastcolts car, built motor, larger turbo. No wonder that s2k said what he did. Thx for sharing, add some pics of that beast to this thread while your at it!
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im going to take some pics and video soon. weather is kind of shitty this weekend though, i dont know. if i can find someone to hold the camera in the rain ill do it anyway.
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I'm looking at $30K to build a nice one. I have seen them go for $10K on Ebay. Not the best example but you see where I am coming from.

Care to share your 30k wish list? I'm guessing it includes buying the actual car, plus suspension etc. that's already done our cars.

I'm looking at 12k, that's with V8R components, Getrag, 00-02 LS1 T56 (I plan to buy a full car as a donor), etc. It'll hopefully be closer to 7-8k net expenditure by the time I sell off the turbo 4-banger stuff.

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Late to the party. My contribution:

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Care to share your 30k wish list?
$10K is paint and stereo <G>
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In defense of the butt-hurted OP, ON PAPER the car he bought is one bad *** ************. Also the previous owner posted pictures of it with his HOT wife posing on it. Im surprised you pervs did not remember that. I also guess that makes me the perv. oh well...
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I only remembered the car when he mentioned fast colt. Until then I had no idea who he was or what he drove. I mean, he's still a noob ad he has nothing in his sig.
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In defense of the butt-hurted OP, ON PAPER the car he bought is one bad *** ************. Also the previous owner posted pictures of it with his HOT wife posing on it. Im surprised you pervs did not remember that. I also guess that makes me the perv. oh well...
LOL I remember those pics, I met him and her in person. Not my kind of people but car sounded nice and can't wait to hear it scream on the dyno.
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It uploads the pics.
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It uploads the pics.
Or else it gets the hose?
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she was fake looking with fake bobs but def doable and he had a yorkie terrier with a pink leash that he was walking around the car show
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Photobucket > me.
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I'd hit that. Hard.
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