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Old 12-16-2014, 01:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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What a great thread. I love the story behind it; growing up and deciding to change both the user name and the car to match. I'm really enjoying the build so far too. Very clean, and classic looks but with modern touches (all those LEDs!). My '90 is now jealous. It's 8+ year old Earl Scheib paint job has been peeling worse and worse and I've thought about taking it down to metal too, before a really solid repaint.

Great job, thanks for sharing!
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Yeah! I think we discussed GV setups through PMs at one point. I wouldn't mind meeting up at all.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:55 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Today and yesterday were a couple of satisfyingly accomplishing days. I managed to replace my 24 year old alignment bolts with the new design which 949 Racing sent me out. They had been creaking pretty badly so out they went.



Activate hover mode first.







Out with the old...











In with the new!



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949 included a sticker in the bag too. Can you spot it?







While I had the wheels off, I snapped a pic of my spacer setup for those of you curious about running spacers and wondering about long term use. They're H&R 20mms and holding up fine after a year of use. You can see here I initially had to cut my OEM studs down a few threads, but I don't see myself swapping out my Chaparrals for a very long time - I love them.







Before I took it in for an alignment today, I bought a new set of tires. 205/50/15 Kumho Ecsta ASTs. TONS of rubber compared to the worn out 195 Hankooks. Sidewall's a tad soft, but they fit my budget, suit DD duty, and look pretty mean. Can't complain!











Then the alignment tech applied FM's alignment specs, slightly tweaked because the new 205 tires scrubbed a little. The tech is an older guy who runs autox and really knows his stuff. It was a painless alignment, as opposed to previous ones ("you're gonna need a camber kit, so I can't do this," etc. ).







Their 24 Hours of Lemans car was in the shop's showroom too, complete with a beer can catch can!















Later this afternoon I got around to some much needed maintenance. New spark plugs went in and I cleaned the ground to my tach so it didn't bounce around so much. Feelsgood.jpg







I love how my dad always has some abstract tool to make life easier. It's nice when I get to come to my folks' house to work on things.







Also, I grabbed a picture of the new muffler peeking out. Unfortunately the rear hanger ripped already so it hangs much lower than it would usually... for now anyways. It'll be tucked up about three inches here in a few days.







Happy Miata is happy!







Until next time.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:09 AM   #35 (permalink)
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they show up as thumbnails, but great work man
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:48 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I'm in the middle of some progress as of late, and I've got some bad insomnia (winter break from student teaching has my sleep schedule all out of whack) so I figured I'd share where I'm at right now.

Not too long ago I replaced my heater core. I finished that job last month but finally got my interior buttoned back together. I would post pics of the interior now, but I'll be picking up a roll bar and some sweet Mazdaspeed seats with the red inserts next week, so I'll hold off for now. I am so excited for those seats and the roll bar though!!

The heater core swap was straightforward, but a pain taking out the dash...

The old core was leaking hot coolant onto my feet and was looking pretty nasty.



I reinforced the solder on the new core with red RTV silicone just because I'd rather not do this job again for a while.



I also reconfigured my audio system while I was at it. I originally had two Aura bass shakers, one behind each seat and the amp in the trunk. I moved the amp behind the passenger seat and stole that bass shaker, moving it behind the driver seat so I can have two shakers working in tandem. This way I can have everything and the passenger has nothing! Ha!





I had some help from my buddy Snoopy too.



So like I said, I managed to finally get everything put back together but I'm waiting on the new goodies before I snap some pics. I actually have a whole interior overhaul in the works and the seats/rollbar are just two pieces of the puzzle.

Tomorrow though I get to drop in this header I have laying around. I'm not sure of the brand; I picked it up locally in pretty rough shape so I've been doing some work on it lately.

How I originally got it...



I then sanded off the surface rust before getting this nasty little leak welded up.





Then it got treated with high temp header paint...



...and then wrapped in some good quality header wrap. Can't remember the name brand at the moment, but I got it from the parts store.





Should be fun trying to wrestle that thing in. Heard it can be tough. We shall see!

Also bought a stubby antenna off of eBay. Wouldn't normally mention this sort of thing, but I lost my old antenna during the repaint and it has kinda been an eyesore ever since.



One final thing - I always tell myself I'll never paint the tire letters on every new set of tires I buy. But then I do it anyways.



Also got the exhaust hanger fixed - just a simple S hook was all it needed. Now the muffler's nicely tucked in there instead of hanging down and swinging around.



Thanks for reading - until next time!


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The other day was a bad day. I couldn't get the header to fit thanks to a rounded off bolt holding a bracket to the bell housing, meaning I couldn't get the bracket out of the way. Then I got word that the MSM seats had been sold. I guess that's life though. Still guaranteed the roll bar so that makes me happy. I'll be picking that up soon.

On the other hand, I managed to pull off the old purpley tint and redo the windows, so it wasn't a total loss. I might take a stab at tinting the hardtop window when I have a free day. Here's a couple pics of the fresh tint from yesterday evening.





I miss my splitter. It's still bent up. :/
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The tint looks nice! You made the splitter out of polymetal, right? I was thinking of doing the same, because we've got some scraps at work. I can point you to a supplier that has it in a couple different thicknesses if you want something more sturdy or different material. Also, those AST's should last you a while. That's what I always ran on the NB, and they lasted forever despite my lack of alignment
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What are you majoring in? I saw you said student teaching.
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The tint looks nice! You made the splitter out of polymetal, right? I was thinking of doing the same, because we've got some scraps at work. I can point you to a supplier that has it in a couple different thicknesses if you want something more sturdy or different material. Also, those AST's should last you a while. That's what I always ran on the NB, and they lasted forever despite my lack of alignment

Yep, polymetal. Good stuff, and durable even at the 1/8" thickness. I think I'll be able to salvage the old one though, as the bend isn't tooooo bad. But I'll keep your supplier in mind, I might actually have a need for a 1x5' sheet soon!

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Nice, I'm a HS engineering teacher, thought that maybe you were a CTE teacher because of your know-how. Wish I had more like you at my school!
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Ah thanks man, that's cool to hear. I actually really want to teach astronomy of all things (given that I am an amateur astronomer in my free time) but it'd be tough convincing the district to fund an entirely new class. I'm thinking of a club of sorts for after school, and the principals I've talked to are on board with that, but it's just a matter of having the time to do so - and I'm not fooling myself, first year is gonna be tough on time.
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Well I had a few setbacks with the roll bar and header I was intending to put in, but I still managed to get some odds and ends buttoned back up.

The roll bar turned out to be a bust, as my measurements indicated that it wouldn’t fit with the glass window soft top I have on the car. I thought about deleting the soft top, but I like the versatility of being able to raise it and I unfortunately don’t have a garage to house a topless Miata in.

The header almost fit, but I couldn’t get the bracket off of the transmission that held on the OEM header due to seized/rounded bolts and frustration. It was that dang one inch of space occupied by the bracket that prevented me from wrestling the header in, so I wound up selling it to a local guy for what I paid for it. Kind of a bummer knowing that I tackled the notorious cat bolts without a hitch but a random bracket was my Achilles heel, but I’ll be doing a supercharger the future anyways so I’m not worried over two horsepower.

Oh and on top of all this, my wheel bearings, ball joint, and misc. other suspension parts all died on me in succession so I missed out on some good deals in the meantime. Ah well, adapt and overcome right?

Anyways, a long time ago a local stance kid gave me a set of no name (assuming eBay) feed style side skirts for free since he hit a raccoon with them. Instead of fixing them he just bought a new set and I won out. I figured these would match my splitter quite nicely so I set out to get to work. They had been sitting in storage for about two years, so first I sanded off all the old splotchy rattlecan paint that was on them from the PO:



I then tackled the wavy bacon syndrome common to the knockoff side skirts by affixing a four foot length of aluminum to the bottom using four countersunk bolts. The aluminum I bought was bent into a U shape with two 90 degree angles, so there was no flex at all. I sandwiched 20-pound 3M double sided tape between the aluminum and splitter to even the mounting stress created by the bolts. I then painted the underside black to hide it all.



Then I mounted the front of the side splitter to the car by utilizing the fender bolts already under the car. I ran another strip of 20-pound double sided tape on the top of the splitter, and using a jack, I smushed it down to the bottom of the car after cleaning everything with brake parts cleaner. I wasn’t a fan of using self-tapping screws on the bottom of the rocker, but everyone swears up and down by this method so I used stainless hardware to combat rust and only inserted one in the middle and one on the rear end. I figure the thick tape between the splitter and rocker keeps out moisture since it essentially surrounds the screw’s threads, and I put a layer of silicone on the screw head for good measure.

I was able to straighten out my bent front splitter and re-mount everything the following day.

Excuse the “cool guy” headlights, but this picture really shows how well all the (dare I say) aero goes together.



And here’s some pictures just for fun. I miss working on this thing sometimes, but I know my priorities are in the right place with graduation coming so soon. Can’t say I’m not excited!





And of course, the obligatory IG picture.



Until next time!
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This is one dapper roadster!
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Well. I know this is a little late but.. I love you. and your car.
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You do know he isn't in Washington state right? j/k
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If he actually was. I would've made it my life goal to take photos of his car
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I can't say that doesn't feel good to hear.
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Beautiful car, man. That exhaust is intriguing...
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So what all in the exhaust is custom?
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So what all in the exhaust is custom?
Everything is stock up until the cat. Past the cat I have the RB resonated PP midpipe bolted on, and then RB sells a universal muffler (here) that I had welded on after the resonator. From there it's just a shiny double tip. Everything flows really well, but it's pretty quiet, almost too quiet. That's why I'm taking out the resonator to try and liven it up a bit.
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Everything is stock up until the cat. Past the cat I have the RB resonated PP midpipe bolted on, and then RB sells a universal muffler (here) that I had welded on after the resonator. From there it's just a shiny double tip. Everything flows really well, but it's pretty quiet, almost too quiet. That's why I'm taking out the resonator to try and liven it up a bit.
Did you buy your own 2.5" tubing?

EDIT: Now that I think about it, an NB owner would only need a flange to attach to the muffler, as the exhaust system on NB's comes stock with a separate connecting/mid- pipe that is resonated.
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Ah whoops, forgot to mention I took the car down to my local muffler guy and he did all the welding, cutting, and tubing etcetera. Because of the way the muffler needed to be positioned under the car, he had to cut off the second flange and weld some piping straight between the resonator and the muffler.
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Ah whoops, forgot to mention I took the car down to my local muffler guy and he did all the welding, cutting, and tubing etcetera. Because of the way the muffler needed to be positioned under the car, he had to cut off the second flange and weld some piping straight between the resonator and the muffler.
Wouldn't surprise me if the stock NB pipe would have to be cut up a bit, too, because the stock NB exhaust is basically an axle-back.
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Yep, I'm lucky enough to have a reputable exhaust guy within walking distance of my apartment though so I'm pretty covered as far as exhaust experiments go.
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Great looking retro Miata, really nice to see the progress as you matured.
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Love your car! Especially those foglights! Might steal that idea!
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Love your car! Especially those foglights! Might steal that idea!

No problem amigo, go right ahead. I borrowed the idea from lp_yang but I don't think he posts here anymore. If you need any help, let me know and I'll give you as much help as you need.

Quick rundown: I used plastic weld epoxy and held the bezel to the bumper for a week with duct tape while it was off the car. I also took the paint off the bumper on the bonding area for a better bond but I was amidst a repaint anyways.
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