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Old 04-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I am new to cars (just got my P plates this year) and the Miata.

I am currently driving a family car and am saving to get a 1.8l NA Miata as it is within my reach.

Just want to get some pointers on what to read up first and also the best way to improve my own motoring DIY skills.

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Welcome to the forum Dom. Start reading the stickies in the DIY section.
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Thanks for joining, Tyreshredder!
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My username is a joke too, except mine was forced on me.

In Australia do they ban young drivers from having cars with more then X amount of power, or am I thinking of somewhere else?
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My username is a joke too, except mine was forced on me.

In Australia do they ban young drivers from having cars with more then X amount of power, or am I thinking of somewhere else?
Hey Shearhead and thanks for the greetings. It differs from each state but in Victoria where I live you need to hold a probationary license for four years after you get your initial Probationary license which is possible when you're 18.

Then for the next four years you have these rules applied to you:

you can't drive :
A vehicle that:

has an engine with eight cylinders or more, or
has an engine that is turbocharged or supercharged (except those listed in the probationary vehicle database). There are also some lower powered turbocharged or supercharged vehicles which have been exempted and can be operated by a probationary driver who has been given an exemption by VicRoads. Refer to lower performance turbocharged or supercharged vehicles and the probationary vehicle database for more information
has an engine that has been modified to increase the vehicle's performance (other than a modification made by the manufacturer in the course of the manufacture of the vehicle, or
a nominated high performance six cylinder engine (refer to the probationary vehicle database).
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Can they drive an S2000? It's only got 4 cylinders and not turbo.

How about a liter bike? Many are lower power than most 4-cylinder cars.
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Cant ride a bike over 250cc, except for some exceptions.

S2000 is on the ban list as far as I know.

OP: Have a look here: http://mx5cartalk.com/forum/viewtopi...7747&start=465

This is a recent build of mine on a local forum, If you read a few pages back you would see that I fabricated the manifold, 3" dump pipe, 3"exhaust etc et.
This forum is much better in every way except that there arent a lot of aussies here.

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