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Old 10-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hello all

My name is Tylor and i just purchased my 1990 Mariner blue with 105k on the odometer.

Bought it a little rough:
Previous owner had a whale tail spoiler he removed leaving holes all over the thing, as well as busting the rear finish panel (thanks to SoFlaRick for hooking me up with parts!!!)

Got his trunk, rear finish panel, as well as 2 big ol'boxes of stuff i picked up when i went down to meet em.


Still on the hunt for a new soft top as well as roll bar.

Immediate plans:
New top
General freshining up of the interior. Stinks cause the leaky roof as well as just general fading of a 20 year old convertable to clean up

Future plans include:
Either boss frog dual hoop or Harddog M2 with diagonals
Moss motorsports low rise with HID's in the low beam projectors
Suspension of some sort, undecided if coil overs or struts/springs will work for me
6UL's
and eventually a Jackson supercharger

But, for now, here she sits

Gonna be getting seat covers as well as new carpet to clean up the interior

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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And i'm not new to Mazdas or modding. Coming from a 2003.5 Protege5 i bought bone stock

like so:
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which ended up like this (which was torn down and parted out)



and the wife's 2003.5 Protege5 as well

Also purchased stock


which now looks like so
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Her money is in her audio and those headlights. . . . gah how i miss having those Acura TL's. . . .
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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What's mid south florida? Welcome though. I'm a Tallahassee temporary and from West Palm originally.

I love a smurf, but you'll find people here telling you to stay away from the JR s/c. Inexpensive turbo options are available and they give vastly more torque + power.
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depending how south and mid u are i've got a black soft top on the cheap...
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welcome. Your wife and I have the same wheel scheme. may even be the same wheels
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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Sorry guys, forgot to update my location after posting this

Mid South Florida is Treasure Coast. lol

I'm in Port Saint Lucie. I'm too far north to be considered South FL, but, still too far south to be Central Florida

And i've already driven back and forth to Miami twice collecting parts as well as the car itself. I'm on the waiting list at a Miata scrap yard, but, all his tops are tan at the moment.

As to Callie's wheels, they're a no name brand. I traded my stock wheels for em plus $100 to a guy parting his car. They're exactly what she wanted, so, she's happy

And thanks for the welcome guys!
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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hey, i am in west palm beach
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #8
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Not sure if you're up for it or not, but, Treasure Coast Miata Club is holding an "After Thanksgiving Miata Meet" at the Jensen Beach Causeway park the day after

Hang out and meet other miata owners, cookin burgers and dogs, just hanging out

Lemme knwo fi you're interested!
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i will be in tampa visting family.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
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Bah, oh well.

Maybe next time i head down to City Place or something we can meet up
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I'm in Port Saint Lucie.
Ah, the Pizzle! I live in Jensen Beach and work in Ft. Pierce. And what is this Treasure Coast Miata Club you speak of?

If you have a garage, you and I will be really good friends Plus, I will show you why you would rather have a turbo.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #12
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I am not "officially" a member of Treasure Coast Miata Club, but, it's just a group of guys that get together

No dues or anything.

There is gonna be a big meet at the Jensen Beach Causeway day after thanksgiving


And yeah, gots a 2 stall garage. . .. . lol
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Welcome, there are a couple from jax ive seen including myself.
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Im in Palm Beach, and I'll be attending that picinic, so see ya there. It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:15 PM   #15
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dp, which car did you come up in? Not sure if i met ya

Sorry i havn't kept up with this thread. Boosting is last on the list of stuff to do at the moment so i havn't been on here much.

and 94mx5red, treasure coast miata club is a group of guys from stuart to vero i think, or as far down as guys wanna go.

I have only met up with the guys once or twice, once at the after thanksgiving picnic.
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No supercharger mang!! Put a snail on that piece.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #17
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roger that. Met up with a guy with a red na 1.6 with a small turbo setup i'm interested in. He's running stock ecu, i think bigger injectors, and a non intercooled turbo. Works great for him in daily cruising.

I'm not lookin for boost any time soon though. Got too much other shiz to take care of

Oh, and got the rollbar installed
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dp, which car did you come up in? Not sure if i met ya

Sorry i havn't kept up with this thread. Boosting is last on the list of stuff to do at the moment so i havn't been on here much.

and 94mx5red, treasure coast miata club is a group of guys from stuart to vero i think, or as far down as guys wanna go.

I have only met up with the guys once or twice, once at the after thanksgiving picnic.
I have the non intercooled red 90.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:17 AM   #19
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ahha!! I knew i'd find ya! Sent PM's to a few guys on M.net trying to figure who you were.

Was trying to get more info, or get in line for when you upgrade. lol
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Coming along nicely.

I have to see Phil's car. Must be a hoot to drive.
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