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Old 03-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Been putting off the introduction till I was ready to actually spend some time doing somewhat of a build thread as well. I picked up a black 97 Miata with matching hardtop just shy of a year ago. I had been looking for a Miata for quite some time and made a few adjustments to jump on this one. Found my 97 Miata on craigslist with 42,000 miles and absolutely zero rust; A victory for anyone in New Hampshire. After the test drive and price was settled, I justified selling my 09 MS3 and daily-ing my Civic for a change.
I picked up the miata for $5,000 with the hard top/carrier, miscellanies covers, every piece of documentation and even the 1997 dealer catalogue! The throw-out bearing was the only weary sound emitting from the car and I couldn't be happier about the purchase to this day. Especially since 6k later, the throw out bearing is just fine. Quick recent car history would be my 93 sentry 4-door with a SR20DET and LSD. This was my daily that put down 242 @8PSI, great car but times change so on it went. Picked up a 09 MS3 new and put on every bolt-on as it came available and realized it was not the platform I was looking for by any means. Was a great car for having fun and driving cross country though!
I actually just sold my stock 96 civic hatchback to finish up my turbo build, which has always been my hands-down favorite car for all the right economical reasons. I'll dive into that one later. Time to start a build thread I guess. Appreciate any comments guys.
This web-site has been an enormous wealth of knowledge for me and I must express my thanks on that. It's been a long year of gathering parts, scouring the forums and even hating the fact that I'm doing this build. This is by far my most thought out endeavor for a car that will serve as my DD for the foreseeable future. I even bought a Honda Ruckus for downtime and sadly turned my never-fail civic into a FM 3" downpipe back exhaust and C3M's wrapped in R1R's(RS3's are all on backorder)...

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Hey guys,
Been putting off the introduction till I was ready to actually spend some time doing somewhat of a build thread as well. I picked up a black 97 Miata with matching hardtop just shy of a year ago. I had been looking for a Miata for quite some time and made a few adjustments to jump on this one. Found my 97 Miata on craigslist with 42,000 miles and absolutely zero rust; A victory for anyone in New Hampshire. After the test drive and price was settled, I justified selling my 09 MS3 and daily-ing my Civic for a change. I picked up the miata for $5,000 with the hard top/carrier, miscellanies covers, every piece of documentation and even the 1997 dealer catalogue! The throw-out bearing was the only weary sound emitting from the car and I couldn't be happier about the purchase to this day. Especially since 6k later, the throw out bearing is just fine. Quick recent car history would be my 93 sentry 4-door with a SR20DET and LSD. This was my daily that put down 242 @8PSI, great car but times change so on it went. Picked up a 09 MS3 new and put on every bolt-on as it came available and realized it was not the platform I was looking for by any means. Was a great car for having fun and driving cross country though! I actually just sold my stock 96 civic hatchback to finish up my turbo build, which has always been my hands-down favorite car for all the right economical reasons. I'll dive into that one later. Time to start a build thread I guess. Appreciate any comments guys. This web-site has been an enormous wealth of knowledge for me and I must express my thanks on that. It's been a long year of gathering parts, scouring the forums and even hating the fact that I'm doing this build. This is by far my most thought out endeavor for a car that will serve as my DD for the foreseeable future. I even bought a Honda Ruckus for downtime and sadly turned my never-fail civic into a FM 3" downpipe back exhaust and C3M's wrapped in R1R's(RS3's are all on backorder)...
I do not mean to criticize right off the bat, but I am quoting this so you can see what I mean. Do yourself and us a favor and use paragraphs.

Anyways, I hope you get a lot out of this forum. Good info here. Good luck on your new project.
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congrats on joining miatakeith hope you enjoy your NA. looking forward to seeing the progress
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i hate when people use "i" to try to sound grammatically correct, but fail.
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This web-site has been an enormous wealth of knowledge for me and I must express my thanks on that. It's been a long year of gathering parts, scouring the forums and even hating the fact that I'm doing this build.
That's what I enjoyed most about your introduction. You actually used the site for what it was meant to be (well it's meant to be more, but you get my point).

Welcome, good luck with your setup, post some pics!
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Thanks for the replies. Using the phone on public transportation doesn't yield the best grammatical-correctness. Should be a bit better from here on. I blame our schools though. Here's a couple pics.
The MS3

This was the day I grabbed the car.

Will get some of the Sentra pics up. It was a great sleeper prior to the fmic.
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