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Old 11-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, this is my first post on the forum. Figured I would introduce myself and my new barn find. Picked this car up from a lol guy here in Ely, Nevada. I was driving around looking for property to buy/build a home on and spotted this out of the corner of my eye. Went to the guys door and offered him some cash for it that he declined. He had big plans for the car to race it in a local race called the "silver state classic challenge"; a race consisting of many different speed classes, the coarse is 90 miles or so and there is no speed limit... Well after 2 months of not hearing from him he called me and said he would take my offer on the car as he was moving to Reno and could not take it with him. This is my first Miata but not my first race/performance car. I am excited to get this car in my garage and tearing into it. Plans are going to be get it running first to make sure engine in good and operating correctly, then going to yank it, clean the bay up and remove any unnecessary items, reseal the engine while its out and start doing full suspension mods, coilovers, bushings, knuckle mods, sway bars etc... I will start a build thread once I get started!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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Nice find
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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Thank you! I am still shocked he took my $500 dollar offer for it. The car has sat for a year, but has a motor, trans, etc.. Going to do a compression test on it, change fluids, do plugs, wires etc and see if she wont run this weekend.
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500?!?!? Sweet ****. What a steal.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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Caged complete miata for $500?!?! Definitely a WIN there! Congrats
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That is a steal! That cage alone is worth $750+ even on the used market.
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That cage work would be close to 2K with the paint work. Damn that is a smoking deal.
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Great start on a spec Miata. Really good looking cage. Are you planning to build for a certain class, or just creating an HPDE track-day terror? Miatas are, hands-down, the best track cars going. Great suspension, easy on components due to light weight, tough as nails. You're going to love it.

I just picked up a second, dedicated track Miata myself ("Red") so I can keep the Silver more streetable. I'll be driving Red as-is for awhile, but I hear the LS sirens calling. LOL.
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Welcome to the site Deacon, thanks for joining up!
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Holy ****, nice find. Whats the engine look like?
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Son of a ,......

Congrats on the score and a great foundation.
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Ha ha ha thanks guys! I really appreciate all the positive feedback! I will actually take some legit photos with my Nikon tomorrow while I am at work(where my car is at for now). the engine is there but going to need some tender loving care. It has a eBay aluminum radiator as well as an eBay cold air intake. I am going to be pulling the motor once I get all my tools out where I live now as well as get a place with a garage. I relocated to Ely, NV for a job and am still settling in.

I did find this little gem along with an Optima Redtop battery in the trunk today.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, sick deal and all, but do you have a cat?
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:( I haz no kitty... Does this guy count for something? This is my Boston Terrier Mr. Bentley

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:( I haz no kitty... Does this guy count for something? This is my Boston Terrier Mr. Bentley

Ehhhh.. Small enough, but not very cat-like. Would Mr Bentley object to slipping into a kitty suit every now and again for sunset portraits in the backyard, or cute pics of him sleeping in parts boxes? We really like them around here, and you seem cool and all, but rules are rules.


<"Holy Crap Edit">. Good lord you freak, have you *greased* that dog??? HAWT! You may just fit in around here after all...
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Wait! Total redemption opportunity for you here Dog Greaser.... Do you possibly have an exhibitionist girlfriend? Meth scabs and eyes of jellied fire are a plus.

We don't ask for much around here, but what we do ask for is generally sort of disturbing. Welcome!
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Ha ha ha I can already tell I am going to love it here! This Miata may have been the best decision I have ever made... On a side not I hooked my daily driver up the the Miata, turned the key and the car fired right up...
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What, and it runs? Boost it!
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...84692915395675

Maybe this video will work I posted to facebook. Don't mine my buddy, he is 6'3" and hit his head on the cage lol...
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Awesome. Whelp.. welcome to the strange and addicting world of miatas. What suspension does that bad boy have? You might have gotten another score on that front...

Edit: Digging some of the cars on your FB page. White s14 is clean, was that yours? My brother has a red s14 w/ a blacktop swap and a s15 turbo. Made 280whp.



Also a huge fan of 2.5rs's, and really any subaru. :P
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