been here for 5 years so why post a Noob hello? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default been here for 5 years so why post a Noob hello?

well apparently shortly after this forum was converted over to the newer format in 05 I believe I sold my mariner blue 90 with the 92 motor...

prior to that I think I had around 80 posts under the old format, but that is neither here nor there.

I have always kicked the idea of getting back into a miata for cheap as a sleeper commuter / weekend thrasher. other cars on that list were a 240Z and............. (insert any rwd car here)

my daily is a 4 door e36 325i with mucho miles, but has all m3 suspension, motor, tranny, and rear end. it is fun, straight 6, 5 speed, smooth at freeway (+) speeds. my wife drives a Scion XB, and our 3rd rig is a Landcruiser FJ60.

so why do I come to the miata given I have a good platform with the BMW?

3 words: NO SMOG ROTARY

I moved from Northern CA into Oregon, and where I am there is no smog testing..... or any testing for that matter... perfect for mad scientist motor swaps, and porly designed diy turbo's. my ultimate dream was originally a 13b NA with ITB's. gutted interior hardtop only, and a full cage.

but...

with a budget, and a wife, and wanting to get it on the road asap I will settle for a boss frog roll bar, and a motor swap or build that would be more reliable... I want to do this in stages if possible. I want to go with a standard motor with a inexpensive turbo and a small power goal (160-180 at the wheels) to get started, and progress from there.

The goal is to have something that is capable / controllable on the track for an autocross event, and something I can still cruise on a hot day with A/C without boiling over in traffic.

the last place I introduced myself on here was in one of the turbo sections, and I do apologize, back when I started that thread that was the most appropriated place to do it...

does anyone know if the guy that used to be one of the main mod's is still on here? was out in Salt Lake City if I remember, and went on to a black RX-7?
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeman583 View Post
does anyone know if the guy that used to be one of the main mod's is still on here? was out in Salt Lake City if I remember, and went on to a black RX-7?
Phillip? he's gone.
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Phillip's gone. I believe Brain and Rick share admin duties now.

Welcome back again.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KPLAFIN View Post
Phillip? he's gone.
yep...

then there was another guy that had a turbo that lived in Paradise CA, and he married a girl that had a merlo red one with BBS wheels... been so long.... I've lost touch with the whole scene.
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeman583 View Post
yep...

then there was another guy that had a turbo that lived in Paradise CA, and he married a girl that had a merlo red one with BBS wheels... been so long.... I've lost touch with the whole scene.
He had a white one? I think I remember who you're talking about but no clue on his name, don't think he's around much anymore either.
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
AFM Crusader
iTrader: (18)
 
olderguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Wayne, NJ
Posts: 4,438
Total Cats: 84
Default

White Roadster?
olderguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 05:20 PM   #7
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
White Roadster?
yea I think so , I think his real name was Jeff?...
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #8
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeman583 View Post
yea I think so , I think his real name was Jeff?...
Yeah that was White Roadster. Jesus that was ******* years ago.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 06:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 567
Total Cats: 1
Default

I remember all these people, I've been mostly lurking a long time too.
greenday3437 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Yeah that was White Roadster. Jesus that was ******* years ago.
Long enough ago to be from my original mt.net bannished name...god I miss Phillip sometimes, lol.
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Concord, North Carolina
Posts: 4,172
Total Cats: 5
Default

That was a while back.

Phillip disappeared pretty much immediately after selling the site.
miatamania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 AM   #12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

what makes a site valuable? seems to me the ad's would pay the overhead, and the owner would be stuck managing the constant bickering and whining of the populace...
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 02:45 AM   #13
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeman583 View Post
what makes a site valuable? seems to me the ad's would pay the overhead, and the owner would be stuck managing the constant bickering and whining of the populace...
With Phillip, yes he handled it. With Rick, not so much Brain and Y8s handle all of that among a few other people.

There are still a few people hanging around from the Phillip era but most frequent posters seem to be post-Phil era. None the less the site is still just as useful as it always has been, though arguably slightly more tolerant of idiots and less entertaining (save for Hustler's e-thuging and the occasional part-out gone south when the seller is arrested for murder.)

I don't even currently own a Miata and I still hang out for ***** and giggles far more than anywhere else I do simply because I love this place, it's like home That and I haven't managed to get banned by anyone but Phillip yet.
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 04:52 AM   #14
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Norcal
Posts: 28
Total Cats: 0
Default

pics of the E36?
TwoThousandMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 08:38 AM   #15
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

I've done a lot of reading on motor swaps recently...and I highly recommend looking into the FE3 swap. M2cupcar here (FE3tmx-5 on cr.asshats) has a really good build thread/write-up.

http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/showthread.php?t=27035

FE3 has a lot more overhead for later power adders, would require similar fabrication (possibly easier) as the 13B, and is cheaper. Well, cheaper until you need TII driveline anyways.

I decided I couldn't take the plunge regardless of how bad I wanted to and am just going to build a 1.6...but if I could go big block I would.

http://www.solomiata.com/FE3info.html

http://www.solomiata.com/FE3.html
gospeed81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:19 PM   #16
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoThousandMiata View Post
pics of the E36?
only one I could find in my PB account... and for all you PB hackers, yes, there is a lot of guns.... so?

obviously the e36 is in the background. with out scion (green)

that was my TLR after body and paint work... Rustoleum Satin white anyone?

Name:  100_2907.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  144.8 KB
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:32 PM   #17
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

wow. may be picking up a 1995 M edition that needs extensive motor work, and a couple fenders for $300-400..... plus the drive down and the car dolly that would make it about $400-500..... were gettin' close....

the shop says it runs bad and smokes terrible, but the brakes, suspension, clutch work well, and the best thing about the car is the interior and the top....................... I'm stoked!
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #18
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gospeed81 View Post
I've done a lot of reading on motor swaps recently...and I highly recommend looking into the FE3 swap. M2cupcar here (FE3tmx-5 on cr.asshats) has a really good build thread/write-up.

http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/showthread.php?t=27035

FE3 has a lot more overhead for later power adders, would require similar fabrication (possibly easier) as the 13B, and is cheaper. Well, cheaper until you need TII driveline anyways.

I decided I couldn't take the plunge regardless of how bad I wanted to and am just going to build a 1.6...but if I could go big block I would.

Solomiata : Interchange : Detailed FE3 information

Solomiata : Interchange : FE3 motor
think i'll just stick with the 1.8 for not... not a big enough improvement for the hassle... and I will be plenty happy with 200-240 hp for the miata... when I get sick of it I will be doing a Lotus 7 kit with it. "locost"

and if I still have a desire for a top I would consider a v8 for the miata shell... or SR20, or s2k motor s2k motor would be VERY fun in there.
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 02:29 PM   #19
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

You on Xbox Live? I was just playing COD MW2 with a codeman5..insert random numbers here....
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #20
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roseburg OR
Posts: 86
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KPLAFIN View Post
You on Xbox Live? I was just playing COD MW2 with a codeman5..insert random numbers here....
nope.... not enough time for it :(
codeman583 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Changing from 460cc to flow force 610cc in diypnp 90 Turbo MEGAsquirt 19 10-19-2015 04:23 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 PM.