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Old 01-20-2011, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been lurking for quite a while. I spent about a year and a half actively searching for a Miata in the tri-state area. I was in the mind set of dropping everything when I saw one on craigslist or anything, but working 9-5 I'd always get beaten to the punch. While eating dinner one Friday night and refreshing eBay motors, I found one in New Jersey and was lucky enough to be the first caller. I showed up the next morning and took it for a spin. It had some dents and the soft-top window was basically ripped out, but it was mechanically great. Only two owners with tons of records and about 98,000 miles. It is a 1993 Black and Tan. The previous owner got a few dings, dents and scratches with it. i don't really mind since I didn't want a great one since I live in a condo with no garage and no hose access for washing it.

One of the questions I keep getting is "is this your first Miata"? I get that, since now that I have one I'll always want one. I don't have much plans for this one. It is going to be driven about 75% of the year which is why I picked up a hardtop. All I really have in mind for it are some good shocks and springs, front sway, and am thinking about Chaparrals or Kosei K1's to keep it cheap and simple. I plan to do some autocross when the opportunity arises.

In the not-too-distant future I'd like to get a cleaner NA or NB and try some forced induction. In the distant future, I'd like to build a Seven/Locost with BP derived drive-train.

I've been having fun lurking and seeing what you're all up to with your cars and hope to be around for a while.

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First car wash. by Mark of Bethel, on Flickr

January drive with hardtop. by Mark of Bethel, on Flickr
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to CR. Sounds like you need to get a place with a big garage with all those plans.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! Shes very clean, other than that nasty door crease. You've got some good plans for the future!
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