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Old 12-06-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Old dog looking for some new tricks

Hello, My name is Eric Reitnauer and I am a in the world of Miatas! I have been tweaking on things since my formative years, and I am ready to get to work on my newest project! Pics are worth a thousand words, and I'm a newbie here so here's a little trip through my past!

I wanted to build from the beginning
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The jeep was my first car. I bought it when I was 15, and immediately started messing with it. I built the roll cage and some of the suspension in a high school welding class, and that's when I started getting into fab. The black wrx was my girlfriends when I owned my pride and joy, a 2004 world rally blue sti
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This is my lady, Ashley (Ashmo)
we have been together for 8 years and are engaged to be married next Aug!
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This is her current whip, some sti bits!
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This is my dog Austin, he sometimes makes the same faces as i do..
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This is my set up when I moved to SD from Reno NV, we came down here so ash could complete a graduate program to become a Cardiac Sonographer.
By this time I had sold my sti, and bought her wrx. It underwent major surgery, and is now a full swapped wrx, with a built sti long block and 2004 sti drive train
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sometimes I get pulled over...
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This is my Best friend and his miata. He sparked my interest in these wonderful vehicles!
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Lastly, a pic of my car! I don't have it in my possession yet, but it is waiting for me in my buddies garage. Ill be picking it up over Christmas! ill throw in some of my friends car too, im sure you're sick of seeing a lack of miata on a maita specific forum!
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this is mine^

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Thanks for reading, and ill keep you guys posted as the car makes progress I'm going to be looking for parts ASAP!
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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Welcome! Nice thread! What would you like your car to be able to do?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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Nice, thorough intro.
Welcome to mt.net.
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Very entertaining first post. I LOVE the Jeep.


Welcome to the site. It hope you get a kick out of it and find all the answers you are looking for. Miatas are fun cars once you start making some power.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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Welcome, slidewaysdreamin. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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I wanted to build from the beginning
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This is my lady, Ashley (Ashmo)
we have been together for 8 years and are engaged to be married next Aug!
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This is her current whip, some sti bits!
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This is my dog Austin, he sometimes makes the same faces as i do..
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sometimes I get pulled over...
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This is my Best friend and his miata. He sparked my interest in these wonderful vehicles!
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this is mine^

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Welcome, slidewaysdreamin. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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Need moar pix of Ashley!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome guys!
I am buying this car to daily for a year or so, as driving my Wrx as a DD has become a chore. I appreciate it a lot more as a weekend car. I don't have a garage in SD so both the jeep, and Wrx are in a garage back home in NV. My plans for the miata are a down and dirty detail, a hard top, nardi steering wheel (the leather on mine is worn out) a racing beat exhaust manifold (ceramic coated) and cbe, 15" wheels/tires, (current 14" don't have many tire options) intake, rx7 injectors, e85 safe fuel pump(still researching brands and size) a mega squirt ecu and possibly a stronger rear end. Ill most likely keep the car n/a until it is no longer my daily. LMK if I overlooked something important or if you have any insight, or parts that I need for that matter

Thanks guys!
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Welcome, slidewaysdreamin. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
Sorry man, no pics yet. I'll be sure to throw some up after I pick up the car over Xmas!
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Welcome to the forum. Any plans to do some track days?
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Welcome to the forum. Any plans to do some track days?
Im not sure, I will see where I end up in a few months, but i have a tendency beat the hell out of my cars in the street. I have learned however that Cali puts up with it even less than the power hungry NV highway patrol so I guess ill just have to see how it goes
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