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Old 10-31-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have a 1995 Miata that I got earlier this year that I really enjoy. It's still got pretty low mileage (around 73k) and is in nice shape. So far I've done all the prerequisite maintenance, some chassis stiffening and suspension work, so my mind is now on power. I honestly have no idea what route I'm going to go with FI, but I'm here to observe and learn...keeping my mouth shut and ears open for a while. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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Welcome!!!
Harrisburg is about 1 hour from me.
73k is low mileage for a car that is 16 years old, especially a miata.
If you want to discuss a few things/ get some great ideas about the direction you want to take with your car, send me a PM and we'll meet up. Hell, I'll even let you drive my car. I guarantee you'll want to turbo your car within a week.
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Welcome. Check out lvmoc.net if you like wine, cheese, & club runs.
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Hey Tim, do you go on those runs? I always thought about cruising with them cause they're so local to me.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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I haven't in a few years, since gas got silly expensive, we got other hobbies, and the other locals stopped being involved as much. We used to at least do the Pocono Run and the drive to survive. Back then, it was a nice variety of people & personalities.
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I never did any runs with them, but I think they went right past my house. One day I was mowing my lawn and I saw about 40 Miata's go past my house. I live on a very popular scenic road to cruise on. In the summer time, it is a Harley/ crotch rocket/ vette cruisers hot spot.
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Thanks all!

Thirdgen: I'll definitely take you up on that offer! We're currently in the processing of moving into the the state and trying to close on some property here in the next month. Once the dust settles on that I would love to experience what you've got going on with your setup. I might try to avoid that oil usage, though So far my only experience with turbo miatas have been limited to taking a few minute ride in FM's Igor around their track in Colorado. That's not enough to tell me if I like a turbo or supercharger (I know, that's a dirty word around here) better for my "needs".

Turbotim: Thanks for the heads up on the local club. Fun runs are nice, but I'll be especially interested if they do technical events too.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #9
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I'm sure they do. There's a few turbo, supercharged, and V8 guys there, and they do track events too in addition to the wine runs. The old FM guy, Ken Hill/Oracle Tuning, is also a member.
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have you ever been to Centralia?
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Yep.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:39 AM   #12
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What did you see Centralia on the history or discovery channel? Centralia is right near where I hill climb (dirtbikes), and about 40 minutes from my house.
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nah, my buddy went to Duquesne and he'd go to that area to find wild mushrooms.
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Its kind of a spooky place to visit. Another place worth going in the area is known as whaleback. Its a really neat geologic formation that's worth a visit if you're into that sort of thing.
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Wild Mushrooms near me usually grow in cow ****.
I never heard of whaleback. Some landmarks near me include: the bake oven ****, the pinnacle, the mahanoy city wind farm, numidia drag way. I'm right smack dab in the middle of all that noise.
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So it says that the whaleback is on private property in one of those links, how angry do the owners get if people go climb on it? If i ever went to check it out, i would have to go walk on it and see.
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I was there years ago so I don't remember the specifics, but I don't recall any sort of barrier or even posted signs. It's pretty well traveled by many different folks. It's owned by a mining company so I don't think they care as much as an individual landowner.

The pictures don't do it justice. The scale is pretty amazing when you're there in person.
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