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Old 07-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hi Everybody! This is Chris from Allentown. Been lurking around here seemingly forever, a member of the Lehigh Valley Miata Owners Club since right after it started. I'm an engineer at an (un-named) Class 8 truck manufacturer here and am on my second Miata. (ex-Navy too, Sam, a FTM then they made us all FC's)

The first Miata ('92) was bought new then sold to buy a Eclipse to race. C'mon, it was the '90's, I didn't know any better! My present one has lasted, though.

After several FI cars (the Eclipse, a Thunderbird SC and a Kenne Bell-blown Mustang) I was adamant about keeping the '99 Miata NA. I got all caught up in the "purity of the sports-car experience" and frankly for the longest time it was nice just to get in, turn the key and go and not worry about belts slipping, re-tuning cause it's warmer/colder/full moon/etc. I did all the standard NA bolt-ons, IHE etc. Yep, it's fun, and enough power to stay in denial and think it's all you need.

Sure.

Until you get de-balled at a stoplight by a doughnut-chomping, cell-phone blabbing lady in an Odyssey with a soccer-team full of screaming kids in the last two rows. After you watch their taillights pass you by into the distance, it's right to the web and catalogs, thoughtfully thumbing the pages researching what's new in the the FI world for Miata's.

I was originally thinking SC, then after seeing what Paul was able to do with a 2560, getting a ride with Artie, and having Ken Hill calmly and logically set me on the right path at a barbecue I've been slowly piecing together what I'll need with a 2560 as the turbo.

Yeah, things are moving slowly right now as finances are extremely tight.... I don't have to describe what it's like working for a truck manufacturer right now, everyone watches the news.

The one thing that has me stuck big-time is management. God knows I'd like another Haltech but that's not about to happen. The good part about waiting is I'm hoping there will be more progress on the MS parallel front, I know Evan's happy with his but from my small knowledge it still seems like it's very much a beta right now.

I'm hoping to learn much from you guys, while I've been snoozing you all have been really inventing the future of Miata FI. I'll offer what knowledge and experience might be useful on topics I can speak about without being an ***, otherwise I'll read and learn and hopefully have something to contribute with my build.


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Old 07-18-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi Chris, nice to see you on this forum too.
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Welcome. I don't do much LVMOC stuff anymore but maybe I'll see you at the D2S.

You'll be silly to not have me build you something, but I'm sure Ken will convince you to go FM.
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I wish I could afford to have tim make me stuff.
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I'm just as cheap or cheaper than anyone else, except the ebay crap.
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Where do you think I just bought a new turbo from :P
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Is it the Not Hit Block Turbo?
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I'm just as cheap or cheaper than anyone else, except the ebay crap.
Hmmm, I DID see that mentioned on Craigslist, Tim .... Seriously, we'll talk, it'll be good to see you again and we can talk about a plan. Just bought a 2004 Subaru Forrester 2.5 XT so there's yet another dark side to lure me in now, too...(More Boost!!! More Boost!!! ...) but now that will let me have the whole winter to work on the Miata.
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Where do you think I just bought a new turbo from :P
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Hmmm, I DID see that mentioned on Craigslist, Tim .... Seriously, we'll talk, it'll be good to see you again and we can talk about a plan. Just bought a 2004 Subaru Forrester 2.5 XT so there's yet another dark side to lure me in now, too...(More Boost!!! More Boost!!! ...) but now that will let me have the whole winter to work on the Miata.
Gotcha. Winter is better for me anyway.
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So Lehigh Valley huh? I drive around near trexlertown / fogelsville all the time. Welcome to the forum, nice car!
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