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Old 06-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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As the title says, I am a miataholic. I got my first miata a little over a year ago. I didn't even have it 6 months before I was hit by an 18 wheeler on the highway. The insurance company totaled it out and everyone said to move on. But I was in love. I bought the car back and went through the whole rebuild process. About a month after getting the title and the car on the road, the engine blew up. I was pissed but still wasn't ready to give up my miata dream. I started shopping around for engines and got a call from a friend of mine. He was was getting ready to sell his, and offered it to me for less than an engine would cost. So I bought it the next day.

Hear is what it looked like when I first bought it: (previous owner added a Photoshop lowering kit)



This is what it looked like a month later, the blue one is my first one:

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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"Hi, Kevin!"

What are your plans? Welcome. I'm 'rebuilding' a Miata myself.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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The photoshop car looks great
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thank you Turbofan! I went ahead an created a DIY turbo thread:
https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...8/#post1140485
I figured since I would be on here a lot I might as well start documenting my struggles. I would also love to hear every ones opinions, advice, and suggestions.

I guess I should share a little of my background now, I am a Mechanical Engineering student who loves cars. I have worked at a car audio shop as an installer, but didn't like it. I love working on cars, but I prefer to make my living working on a computer. I have an acumen for CAD software, and love designing things. It all started for me when I got an audio system in my first car that was worth more than the car itself and I haven't stopped personalizing my vehicles. I then graduated to the performance side of things and started adding bolt-on parts. After that whenever anything broke I fixed it myself. Until now the hardest thing I have done with a car was take the top end of my Celica GTS engine apart and replace a lift bolt. I sold the Celica wanting a rear wheel drive car with more room, in the engine compartment. So I bought a miata. I don't have good luck with the things but I love them anyways!
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #5
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I have to ask...

You're going to paint those side skirts, right?
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I need to paint the car due to the accident, I want the car to be a different color anyways. Did you check out my build thread? It explains a good bit about whats going on with the car and my plans for it.
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My name is Rick . . . and I'm a miataholic. LOL. Is there an MA chapter near me? I need one.
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Mikesell, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Is there an MA chapter near me? I need one.
No you don't. You... we all need more red car!
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No you don't. You... we all need more red car!

No. Nobody needs more red. Ugh. So bad.
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I tend to agree with you about red cars, but I'm talking about Rick's red track car specifically. So good.
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By the way, sorry to threadjack OP. Any plans on parting out that bum turbo kit you bought?
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Thanks guys!
Monk: I'm Looking to sell some parts, Mainly the ECU. Were you interested in something?
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Not personally, but I bet there are quite a few people who would be interested in that down pipe.
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I'm going to try to make it work but if it doesn't work out I will definitely keep that in mind.
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