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Old 02-25-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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Whelp, my name is Jay and I just purchased this car

https://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale...00-firm-77615/

It is my first miata and my first car with a power adder. Should be a fun learning curve!

My car background is 3rd gen camaro's and firebirds.

I bought this car to try and slay some cones at my local auto-x venue.

It does help that this car has working AC since I live in SW FL.

If anyone is local and wants to meet up, I am usually available during the week.

Can't wait to dive into the forums and do some searching!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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Whelp, my name is Jay and I just purchased this car

https://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale...00-firm-77615/


Can't wait to dive into the forums and do some searching!
I like you already. Slap a Macco $250 paint job on that bitch, install a Torsen diff, and turn the boost up.

Edit: Then troll some F-body's
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Welcome, Jaysz28!
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You will like the Miata once it starts making some power. It is a whole new world coming from the F bodies.


My first money pit was an 82 Camaro. Anyways, welcome to the freak show.
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Then troll some F-body's
its funny that you say that.... I was driving down the interstate yesterday, with the top down sweating my butt off and there was a 4th gen firebird...... I so wanted to roll up on 'em and let the angry pigeon say hello

and yes, searching is my favorite activity on the forums. Every question I have had so far has been found in a search.... no need to ask it for the millionth time..

Thank you for the welcome peeps!
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Yup, plus if you can't find it via site search just include "miataturbo" into your Google search. Welcome to the money-pit, I mean fun!.
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Come to Sebring in March and watch what we do to Fbodies. Welcome.
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what are the dates for the sebring outing?

If its during the week, I might be able to make it up there.
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March 29,30
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<Friendly new guy hazing comments go here>
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You got a freaking killer deal on that car, just so you know.

Put an intercooler on it and turn up the boost safely (after adding Torsen) and you'll be in great shape. How's the car run and drive now? Peachy?

Seriously. Nice job.
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Hey feller.
Sit back, hit "search" and milk the knowledge cow.
It's ALL here.
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March 29,30
Figures that would be a weekend..... I work fulltime on the weekends... Grrrrr

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Friendly hazing comments huh? thanks!

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You got a freaking killer deal on that car, just so you know.

Put an intercooler on it and turn up the boost safely (after adding Torsen) and you'll be in great shape. How's the car run and drive now? Peachy?

Seriously. Nice job.
Everyone keeps telling me that. It is a blast to drive.

that is the plan to add an intercooler one day, but it won't be until this winter.

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Hey feller.
Sit back, hit "search" and milk the knowledge cow.
It's ALL here.
And a huge thanks to Boris. He originally sent me the link to the car on this forum. Reading everything here gave me the confidence to buy it.

In other words, this will all be Boris's fault...... lol
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Yeah, throw me under the bus. Thanks.
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No bus here.... just giving you props for the help.... It is greatly appreciated.
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So a little update.....

I've been searching a lot, and fixed the intermittent no start issue.

Butt connectors should not be used in the ignition wiring. I found 3 butt connectors on one wire right off the ignition switch; one of which fell apart in my hand.....

also did an oil change using the Rotella T6 5w-40

eventually I will start posting elsewhere on the forum.... lol
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