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Old 11-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Hi all, new to turbonet, already on Mnet. I have an '01 BRG SE that I've been driving as a DD for 2yrs. now and have put 45Kmi. on it in that time. It's pretty well stock and I've run one AutoX in it on all season tires

My stock radiator blew on the way home from work and I picked up a used alum. one that was in good shape, no issues so far. I changed all the fluids when I got it and adjusted a few things (throttle cable, top latches, etc.)

I'm hoping my first upgrade will be a set of MSM shocks/springs to replace the probably shot stockers and lower it ~1" I'm hoping.

Next up will be maintenance - rear wheel bearings (wobble hum), trans seals (front 6sp leak), window glide kit, speakers and headunit, etc.

It's nice to have a DD that's fun on the way home at least.
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Tell me about a cool cocktail lounge and/or excellent food spot that only locals know (primarily by word of mouth) in Nashville. Live music a plus; synchronized dancing a negative.

I'll be visiting there soon.
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Hi Scrappy, not a local myself unfortunately. When I do get downtown I stroll Broad Street (the main drag) and just listen to the music as I stroll past the open door clubs. I can usually find a different one each time as there is a different type band playing. I've got a neighbor that is a former singer and I know she regulars at a couple clubs, I'll ask her favorites.
For breakfast the Pancake House near Vanderbilt will fill you to the hilt and they are good, lots of varieties and the wait staff have been there for >10yrs most of them. I'll see if I can get some good examples for meals. Our club cruises back roads to eat all around the outlying areas so we don't eat much in downtown.
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Welcome to the board. There are a few lurking Nashvillian's here.
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Welcome as well. I'm out Lebanon's way so PM me if you need help. When are these cruises you speak of? Don't get out much myself and need to explore more.
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Next up: Pictures of your Miata, your Mustang(s), and/or your wife.



Choose wisely.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #10
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Welcome as well. I'm out Lebanon's way so PM me if you need help. When are these cruises you speak of? Don't get out much myself and need to explore more.
Hey TZ, it's the local Music City Miata Club. They are an older group mostly, some 30's/40's/50's no one in their 20's that I've seen. They don't do cruise ins or shows, they only drive backroads as well as eat and drink while out.

Here is there list of activities, took the wife on a few and she enjoyed, they don't drive old and slow I can say. They go to unique places and take the twistiest ways there they can find. They also do the Dragon, opentrack, out of state trips, etc.
http://www.musiccitymiataclub.com/p7.htm

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Old 11-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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Next up: Pictures of your Miata, your Mustang(s), and/or your wife.
Choose wisely.
Ok, how about the wife driving the M for the first time? Top up of course so her and friends hair wouldn't get messed up...
You can see gods house at the end of the street, he's such a show off with the sun always lighting up his house.... really aggravating but the neighbors are afraid to say anything.



Even the dog thinks this is a bad idea:



Picked it up with 68K on odo in 12/11, now pushing 115K. Interior was in good shape but my seats are now cracking.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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BRG SEs are my favoritest miata. So jealous.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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Here's the Mustang stable. The '67 is near the end of a 4yr. 'while I'm at it'. Here is what it looked like pre teardown for a chipped flywheel:



This is about the stage it's at now:



Original 289 stroked to 333ci, AOD and 9" added with some other stuff along the way. I'm old school and like the fat 15" tires and stockish look.

Here's the wife's '09, it's a Warriors in Pink edition, found out from Ford they only made 199 and this one has the special order glass roof. Wife is a survivor and she wanted a sporty car when her hair grew back in post chemo/radiation in '09 so I bought her this for getting through it. She gets recognized a lot in it, gotten a few awards at shows, etc. It's only a V6 but she's on her 2nd speeding ticket....

The day I surprised her with it, still sporting her soft 'bunny hair' that came in post chemo, her normal hair came back a few months later.



Glass roof



Parade laps at Nashville SuperSpeedWay (now closed :(



Glamour shot, one thing is people don't miss her coming at them. Luckily the stripes are a rose pink vs. pepto bismol:



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Parade laps at Nashville SuperSpeedWay (now closed :(

I miss the speedway & the mustang club.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #15
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Hey Michael, yes it was the BRG color/package that sold me on getting a Miata.
I'm still in the Mustang club and Miata club, both are MCMC. Looking forward to going to the Mustang 50th in Charlotte NC next April.

Trying to pick up some MSM Bilstein's to show the Miata some luv. Other items little by little, I feel like I'm stealing from the other car each time I buy something for one of them.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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Any locals who want to do a meet & greet I'm usually downing coffee (SB) or beer locally in Smyrna (BWW) and elsewhere.
I work in Gallatin and stop off there after work sometimes.
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I'm early 30's so that might work. Also in Gallatin every day for classes. Also down coffee like an addict. ?
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Cool, I'll PM you my number. I'm late 40's, hey wait a minute this isn't match.com is it??
We could bs cars at SB @hwy 109 one evening if you're up for it. Heading to Buff. WW now for .50 wing night...
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I'd be up for a little BS session sometime.
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Yep. I was going to the meets at the Belk complex in Murfreesboro over summer off and on. Was something to do. Flat black beat up w/ tan top '97 is my daily if you see it around.
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