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Old 01-18-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default How do i put those flip open doorz on my car? you know the ones the lamboogini have

Now that I got your attention, I will introduce myself, My names Trent and I have been addicted to Miata's for 2 years...ahah on to the serious. I am introducing myself so you guys don't think I'm some sort of newfag. I have always loved Miata's for a while now and finally have enough money saved up to purchase one within the next month. (1990 White hopefully 1.6l) I currently own a 2004 vw R32, Which will be my dd while i build my turbo miata which will be for later posting. Anyways just introducing myself so i can become less !
p.s I know how to use google and search so you won't be getting any How do i threads from me...
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Oh man. I about **** bricks when I saw this thread title. Thank god you were kidding. Welcome to the forum, I think you'll fit in fine with the rest of us smart-asses! Nice R32, those are pretty much the only VW I've ever actually wanted, save for the HPA 'Rocco.
Any reason why you want a 1.6L Miata? Or for that matter a 1990? Those have the short nose crank (look into it if you don't know why that matters).
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Any reason why you want a 1.6L Miata? Or for that matter a 1990? Those have the short nose crank (look into it if you don't know why that matters).
Why does that matter?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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Why does that matter?
Just makes me a little bit nervous that my crank pulley key could shear for basically no reason
http://www.miata.net/garage/crankshaft.html
Granted it's unlikely, but I'm just saying I wouldn't confine my search to a 1990

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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Welcome Love the R32.

BTW where the hell was that first pic taken? The amount of amazing cars in that pic is insane.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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Just makes me a little bit nervous that my crank pulley key could shear for basically no reason
Going on 7 years with a SNC 1.6 and no issues what-so-ever. Then again, the very first thing I did to the car was a timing belt and water pump replacement, so I did the recommended Loctite fix as well. Boosted for most of those years too. Lots of talk about failing short nose crank motors, but not a lot of actual failures.

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Welcome to the board. I had the short nose failure 2 months after I bought my 1990 in 2002. That sucked. But motors are so cheap and easy to swap out I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
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Welcome. Good thing you were kidding, lol.

Now, look at the link in my sig.
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Good first post. Just came in to see the flaming session and well...
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Nice R32 and good luck on your journey!

You got friends with a R8, carrera, and Bimmer???
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Nice R32 and good luck on your journey!

You got friends with a R8, carrera, Bimmer, and Exige???
Fixed...
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Excellent first post thread title. This one shows promise.
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I like the part where you said "I have always loved Miatas for a while now".

So which one is it, have you always loved it? Or have you loved it for a while now?

Just giving you a hard time, welcome.
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Great title. Welcome to the forum. Take it from someone who has had 3 1.6L motors with crank problems get a car with a 1.8l or be prepared to swap one in to save yourself the headache. You could also put a 2jz in it for fun!!
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Going on 7 years with a SNC 1.6 and no issues what-so-ever. Then again, the very first thing I did to the car was a timing belt and water pump replacement, so I did the recommended Loctite fix as well. Boosted for most of those years too. Lots of talk about failing short nose crank motors, but not a lot of actual failures.

BTW.....Welcome to the party queer.
Plenty of vids of short nose tragedy on youtube. Search for

miata crank wobble

If you are wondering why I was searching for that stuff look at my avatar.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #18
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Plenty of vids of short nose tragedy on youtube. Search for

miata crank wobble

If you are wondering why I was searching for that stuff look at my avatar.
I was more or less being a wiseguy in reference to someone suggesting to stay away from the 1.6 motors. I was reading about the SNC issue back in 2004 bro. Hence why I mentioned I did the Loctite fix....back in 2004.

Its true there's problem motors out there, but out of 100 early 1.6 motors how many get crank wobble? If I had it to do over again I probably would have went for a 1.8 motor, but I wouldn't say the 1.6 is a sure timebomb. Having 3 of them fail is just user error or super bad luck. Both which aren't the norm.
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I'm not saying that they all are junk I was just noting personal experience. I can also say that it was not user error it was a bunch of weird events more than anything. The first got crank walk at 140K, the second had a balancer fall apart and then destroy the bearings, thethird, broke the key way and destroyed the end of the crank witch I jb welded back until I could get a 1.8L. They stay together most of the time just in my personal experience I would rather have a 1.8 over a 1.6 any day.
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Just makes me a little bit nervous that my crank pulley key could shear for basically no reason
http://www.miata.net/garage/crankshaft.html
Granted it's unlikely, but I'm just saying I wouldn't confine my search to a 1990
The long nose also fails due to improper torque when tightening it after a timing belt replacement. Thats what happened with my 96. The keyway had chewed up the crank. Ended up welding it and trading it in at the dealership.
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