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Old 08-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, just thought I'd take the time to actually properly introduce myself. Obviously, my name is Tim, I'm 19 from Rochester, Michigan. I finally picked up my red '95 a couple months ago after completely giving up on my previous car, a '98 Camaro V6 5-speed. Having wanted a Miata since before I could drive, I finally managed to pick mine up by my own means from the owner of a local race shop. I made her mine for the princely sum of $2,600, stock aside from a Racing Beat cat-back and with 175k miles on the clock. After that the Camaro was left abandoned, sitting in my driveway only to be driven twice before being sold, and both times were test drives by potential buyers. The mullet ride sold and I suddenly found myself with funding for some of the massive shopping list I had already put together for my new pride and joy... I'll basically let the pictures speak for themselves on that.

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Current modifications:
-Hard Dog Hard Core double diagonal
-Robbins Streamline vinyl top
-Garage Vary lip
-Rota Slipstreams w/ 205/50R15 Azenis RT-615
-Koni Sports w/ 425/300 rate Ground Control Coilovers and FCM bumpstops
-Hawk HP+ pads, braided stainless lines, Motul synthetic fluid, cheap-o blanks
-"Spec Miata" tow hooks
-CXRacing Aluminum radiator (ebay FTW)
On the way: Corbeau Forza seat and G-Force 5-point cam-lock harness

Main goal for the car is to be a fun weekend warrior, open track day, autocross, and perhaps TT car in the future. It has one open track day under it's belt and it handled it absolutely beautifully, needs more power, brakes, and stickier tires though.

Plans involve a lot more suspension work, brake upgrade[s?], MSPnP, a home-brew turbo system, and perhaps E85. I'm hoping to have most of this done by spring.

[Shameless Plug] I also own a small business that I'm currently working on getting more Miata oriented. My company, Broughton Automotive, is a Miata.net sponsor, and I'm currently working on depleting my stock of shift ***** and antennas that I started the business on, so that I may move on to bigger, better things. Materials are on the way for solid Delrin differential bushings, and I have many other ideas up my sleeve including a more reasonably priced aftermarket dual feed fuel rail, a brake master cylinder brace, brackets to use Wilwood Forged Superlite calipers and 11" Corrado rotors, and many more items. I'm also open to suggestions! New products will be offered to you guys and the folks at Miata.net on group buy before anyone else.

Looking forward to learning a lot and getting boosted!

-Tim

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welcome aboard, Tim.
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Good luck on the products. Sounds great! ...car looks good
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Welcome Tim!

What are your power goals?
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I'm shooting for 250-ish whp, but as long as I can double the 105 I made on my baseline run I'll be happy. The car will mostly serve track duty by the time it comes back to life in the spring.
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Good luck on the products. Sounds great! ...car looks good
+1, I just hope that you will actually make the stuff. We get a lot of people asking us what we want and then never come through. Most recently a triangle tower bar and then a transmission brace. Both had a lot of interest but nothing ever came of it.
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Well I should have 3 sets of diff bushings available in the next week or so, depending on when the stock arrives and how fast my machinist is this time. You shouldn't have any problems with follow-through from me.
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sounds delicious
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Whats the master cylinder brace for?
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Brake master cylinder braces serve essentially the same function as braided stainless lines; preventing "squishyness". Under heavy braking on track the firewall can actually flex where the master cylinder mounts, reducing braking accuracy and feel. One of the most common places to brace off of is the driver's side shock tower.
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Thank you.

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Brake master cylinder braces serve essentially the same function as braided stainless lines; preventing "squishyness". Under heavy braking on track the firewall can actually flex where the master cylinder mounts, reducing braking accuracy and feel. One of the most common places to brace off of is the driver's side shock tower.
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Tim we need a best newb award and you would be in the running for it GJ man i look forward to seeing what you get done.
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