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Old 12-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Hi I'm Splitime and I used to have a Miata problem. I tried to take a break... but cars pulled me back in. Its like crack!

I sorta ended up with a Pre-miata miata though....


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So you went through with the purchase. SWEET
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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So you went through with the purchase. SWEET
Despite what seems like every CL seller lying when they say "No Rust"... this was legit. Underside is shockingly bare of anything resembling rust. This is officially the oldest and cleanest car I've ever owned.

Bringing it home from my buddies house (didn't feel like making seller have his girlfriend follow us to my place since my friend was 10 minutes away) tomorrow.
More pictures to follow.

It will be receiving a few mods over the winter:
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Front lip
Suspension adjustments (lower/upgrades)
Fresh fluids all around
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Custom exhaust and removal of all emissions CRAP.
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Despite what seems like every CL seller lying when they say "No Rust"... this was legit. Underside is shockingly bare of anything resembling rust. This is officially the oldest and cleanest car I've ever owned.

Bringing it home from my buddies house (didn't feel like making seller have his girlfriend follow us to my place since my friend was 10 minutes away) tomorrow.
More pictures to follow.

It will be receiving a few mods over the winter:
Bumperectomy
Front lip
Suspension adjustments (lower/upgrades)
Fresh fluids all around
Gaskets for valve cover/engine
Timing belt
Custom exhaust and removal of all emissions CRAP.
N/A?
Lightweight?
Simple engine bay?

I'm all about this. Subbing for more pics including clean engine bay.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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N/A?
Lightweight?
Simple engine bay?

I'm all about this. Subbing for more pics including clean engine bay.
Most likely staying NA, apparently these motors respond at least decently to I/H/E + cams.

Not gutting it, so it'll be just a bit lighter than OEM (with bumpers gone).

Simple engine bay affirmative, but mostly just emissions dumping.
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Most likely staying NA, apparently these motors respond at least decently to I/H/E + cams.

Not gutting it, so it'll be just a bit lighter than OEM (with bumpers gone).

Simple engine bay affirmative, but mostly just emissions dumping.
It should be pretty light in any case. Simple and N/A is awesome. Take more pics!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #7
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What is it?
fiat spider
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Well, that didn't take long.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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If you ever need anything made/machined for the car, my close friend is a machinist/fabricator and he makes all sorts of stuff for these cars.

Miller's Mule

He knows his Fiats.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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Well, that didn't take long.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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Well, that didn't take long.
Hey now... I think my car was down over 2 yrs ago, or was it 3? Got around to the part out early this year.. I think I took a decent break

1978 Fiat Spider and it made the trip home without incident! This thing is going to be fun.

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This thing is going to be fun to work on.
Fixed that for ya.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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Fixed that for ya.
Somehow everything on it works... and it has NO rust. I think I found the opposite day Fiat.
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those are diamonds in the rough.

now install a v12+twin turbos on it
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Holy crap that thing is clean!


How is the top and interior? Post a ton of pics, NAO!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #17
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Going to get it up on jackstands and get wheels off now. Maybe get bumpers off before I go to sleep.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #18
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Holy crap that thing is clean!


How is the top and interior? Post a ton of pics, NAO!
Top was probably replaced at least somewhat during the last old man owner (2004 to yesterday), as it is Perfect, like a brand new high end miata top with plastic rear window (no fog) and side glass that drops down into car when lowered.

Inside is Excellent, no cracks in dash a few small cracks in center console, one crack in passenger seat vinyl, red bling carpet looks to be in excellent shape also.

Came with Tonneau cover also.
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Oh hell, jackstands already.

Preparing for partout in a year.
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Oh hell, jackstands already.

Preparing for partout in a year.
Lol, there are more reasons to jack it up than leave it down.
It is easier remove the bumpers if its a hair higher.
I need it in the air to drain fluids and replace them.
I need it in the air to do suspension work on it.
I need it in the air to change wheels/tires (once I find what I want).
I need it in the air to easily install a front air dam.

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