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Old 07-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. My name is Neal from Bremerton, WA.

New to Miatas, new to the forums, pretty new to doing car stuff in general. I was into racing bikes but had to stop (for now) due to injury so I had to find something else to spend my energy and money on.

Got a high mileage, but good condition, 1995 Miata M Edition recently. I haven't done much in the ways of modifications, but it came with a Jackson Racing CAI and of course the ever popular BBS 15" wheels. I plan to get into AutoX, maybe real racing someday. From what I can tell, there is a lot of racing and whatnot in these parts.



Planned upgrades:
- FM Stage 1 clutch and lightweight flywheel Happy Meal (clutch died on a road trip, already bought)
- 2.5" cat back exhaust (already bought)
- Tires
- FM VMaxx coilovers (currently sitting HIGH at 14.5")
- Proper alignment
- MSPNP Pro
- PNP Injectors at least 400cc
- (if high mileage 1.8 dies) swap in 2001+ VVT motor
- FM DIY turbo kit

I want to get around 200whp to start with on the turbo, and we'll see where it goes from there.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #2
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Thanks for joining, Itty!
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:15 AM   #3
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Hey, welcome. I'm in Black Diamond, so if you ever want a hand wrenching, let me know. Always fun to meet locals with the same Miata hobby.
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Thanks, Dann0. I may have to take you up on that offer, as I've never done a clutch job before. I would, of course, supply the beer.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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From Tacoma here, though I am getting ready to leave. Haha.
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Today I replaced my clutch master and slave cylinders and installed the curly Q delete hose from Emilio.





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Lots of Miata people in your neck of the woods, lots of racing and runs. Have fun!
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Welcome!

Yes there are lots of us in Oregon and Washington, mostly the PDX/Vancouver and Seattle areas.

I've dealt with one JR CAI, it shattered when you looked at it, and destroyed a 1.6 after the AFM nut backed out and the engine ate it.
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Yikes. Yeah so far it's been a pain in the *** to work with/around, but I'll probably leave it in until I get a turbo.
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I'll have to double check to make sure those bolts are tight too. Don't want to feed my engine any metal.
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Welcome. Lots of PNW folks. Im up north near Everett.
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<p>Are you in the PDX lounge on clubchoadster?</p>
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Nah.
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<p>That's the only reason I joined over there. that thread is where most of the PNW guys hang out.</p><p>Anyway, welcome. Car looks fantastic.</p>
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</p><p>Its like my thread, but with more dick swinging.</p>
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By the way, I'll be posting all of the "work" done on my car in this thread, so if the mods care a bunch about thread categories, feel free to move me on over to the build section. I try to take pictures of everything I do, but sometimes I forget.
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The force is strong in this one.
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welcome. solid start. once you do more stuff I can move it over to the build thread section no problem
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I can move it eventually. Everyone's still saying hi.
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