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Old 05-21-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default New guy from Detroit area that hates NOOB posts

That said, obviously its the way you guys operate, so I'll oblige...

Anyway, I just wound up with a '90 Miata with some suspension mods (Konis, unknown springs, and a BossFrog double hoop are the ones I know about anyway) from a deal selling my E46 M3 to a friend. My current day job is at a well known turbocharger manufacturer, so I figure I eventually need to get this thing running some boost. The powertrain is painfully stock, down to the air filter.

A little about me, I'm 35, married, first kid is on the way. I'm a mechanical engineer, and I've worked with cars pretty much my whole life. I have over a decade working in the auto industry designing OEM parts/systems both chassis and powertrain stuff, and I also have quite a bit of experience working on a professional road race team as well. I'm also no stranger to demanding car forums, where stupidity/arrogance/insolence and above all, bad tech, isn't tolerated, lol.

Basically I'm here to learn what I can that is specific to the Miata, and offer up any of my knowledge and experience I can share when it is relevant. I'm hoping that as time and budget allow, I can give my new little toy a little more hp to match the chassis a little better.
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You will do well here. Welcome. Too bad you joined on the day the world will end.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #4
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Private school?
Actually, yes. But I got in trouble there for improper sentance structure as well. It's good to see some things never change.

Fwiw, in Detroit public schools, I think they are ecstatic if the students just show up. They have taken to handing out cash to students on the day the count is taken to determine state funding...
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Alright, another metro D miata! Now we need to start a club or some ****.
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Welcome... You will fit in just fine here. Cheers! Hmmm... Work for a Turbo charger manufacturer huh? This could be interesting.
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I'm new around here too.... nice to see more people from the D! Hope to see you guys out on the road.
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finally, someone that will be able to cite Heywood.
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finally, someone that will be able to cite Heywood.
The irony is, most of the other forums I'm on are chassis-centric, so I find myself quoting Milliken and Milliken more often than Heywood...

I do find myself quoting Mr. Bell quite a bit when explaining turbocharger basics to people though, lol.
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