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Old 05-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hey, my name is Ian and this is my miata, as it sits


this is what it looked like when I got it minus the black finish panel,


then I found a bunch of rust, and this happened


no pics of the passenger side, but wouldve made your butt hole clench.

so yeah thats my miata. nothing super special and its rusty as all ****. has rice land currently, but i just ordered a set of tein super streets and megan ruca's. looking to go turbo as soon as i can figure out why i burn oil and fix that.
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cool, welcome! looks like your car is in pretty decent shape overall
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i wish that was the case. it looks ok from the exterior, but the rockers are shot, the quarters are not in the best condition and the fenders have chipping from improper rolling and the mounting points at the front of the rocker panels is all ate up.

I could go on and on about how shitty the car is but I just enjoy it. the way it is now, it could use a few small things to make it better. but im not worried. i just scooped a bunch of parts from NAPA last week so, with any luck, it wont leak oil any more after im done.
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so, its an oil leak, and not burning oil?
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Plans? From your name and choice of suspension, I assume the end-goal is to back it into a guardrail.
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no it burns, but it also leaks from the front of the motor, so i bought an oil pump, front main, vc gasket and other associated gaskets.

i dont really know where this build will end up, to be entirely honest. I have another project im currently trying to sell and im about to graduate so some things will have to wait.
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Welcome noob. I like your fog-lights.
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thanks man, i like them too. someone told me they werent factory and I didnt even know. i like em, might go with some better bulbs though, and go with H4 conversion for the head lamps because they both blow.
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You can't turbo if it is burning oil because burning oil causes detonation. You've got to fix it first. Welcome.
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welcome!
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You can't turbo if it is burning oil because burning oil causes detonation. You've got to fix it first. Welcome.
i never said id turbo it before fix. progression will be

buy stuff
fix (everything)
buy stuff
turbo + proper control (thinking MS3 maybe pnp but well see what kind of time I have)
maybe big motor swap somewhere down the line.
and then maybe profit. we shall see about that one.

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there may be hope for this guy after all.
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Ian, you need to stop being lazy and buy some parts from me...like my rear end! Welcome noob, come back up north soon honey.
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hobbsy poo ill be home in a week or two, graduation is comin up. and plus i gotta stay down here where i can make moneys to buy your rear end.

im probably going to need new floor pans. anyone have a parts car that can donate?
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What year? Mileage? and Engine shots?
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I hope that was sarcasm. Those posts are automatic.
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sarcasm is lost to the internet. oh well.

engine shot, nothing special all stock.


also today i got the time to dry my interior out and clean it up a bit, going to wash the carpets and the car. its graduation this week so look for a bunch of stuff coming in thanks to my incredibly generous and well off family.
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