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Old 12-25-2015, 12:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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believe me when i tell you it's a lot more exciting than the usual cookie cutting shit seen nowadays. This is quite refreshing.
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^^^Agreed, great work so far! RPF1's are such a "timeless" look, i want to pick up a set one day. Really like the 330mm deep corn Nardi as well, many do not like smaller steering wheels but i really like my 320mm Momo.
Thanks! I think the 330mm wheel is the perfect size in a miata. The car came with a smaller NRG and it felt too small.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:57 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I got a set of reproduction mud guards for Christmas. I already had a used set of OEM rears, so I just installed the fronts today. I'll hold on to the repro rears for spares. I am sure there are differing opinions on these, but I have always liked the look.

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I am no photographer, but I tried to get a few good pics of the car in downtown today.

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Old 12-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Also got a new helmet!
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:08 PM   #35 (permalink)
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When I bought the car I was told the engine had been rebuilt and had about 40k miles on it. The oil pan leaks so I plan to pull the motor soon and reseal any leaks that I find. However, I found today that I will also need to go ahead and put on new rings also. So it looks like a more extensive rebuild is in store. I will probably build the bottom end with stock specs/parts and give the head a big .060 Quinn shave along with cams, etc.

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#1 - 170
#2 - 170
#3 - 150
#4 - 180
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
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In those photos it looks like either 1. Your rims are too small 2. You have too much tire. I hope you dicide to go wit a thinner profile tire in the future. Like, 55 max. Personally, I think a 15" rim is the only size that fits on NA/NB. I don't know what it is, it just works. Too bad rpf1s are so dang expensive.


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Old 01-01-2016, 01:06 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Wheels are 14's. Tires are 195/60. To each his own, but I like the combo and the look. I personally think the front needs to come down about 1/2". That will help I think. Take a look at the first pictures in the thread when the car was slammed. It looks completely different with the same tire/wheel combo.
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I love the 14x7 RPF1's with RT615K's combo, looks great! I was actually looking at getting the exact same setup recently but when i showed my wife back to back pics of another 97M with 14" rpf1's and RT615k's and then pics of my current setup, my wife said she likes the current because of the wide tires. 14" RPF1's look good on NB's too!
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:57 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I love the 14x7 RPF1's with RT615K's combo, looks great! I was actually looking at getting the exact same setup recently but when i showed my wife back to back pics of another 97M with 14" rpf1's and RT615k's and then pics of my current setup, my wife said she likes the current because of the wide tires. 14" RPF1's look good on NB's too!
Thanks!! How could you not like this?!

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Old 01-06-2016, 09:24 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Small update. Over the holidays I swapped the passenger door with the 93 manual window door I picked up as a set earlier. The door was in better shape (besides the clear coat) and now my mirrors match. I also put in a new regulator since the center rollers were destroyed. And replaced the destroyed rear rollers with delrin rollers from Moss Miata. Both doors work like new now.

New tail light seals going in tomorrow. Maybe my trunk won't leak when it rains after that!
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:42 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Cluster swap today.

96 Cluster. Old and faded.



91 Cluster. OLDER and NOT faded. Real Oil PSI also once I get the correct sending unit.

I plan to run the 91 cluster up to 100k and swap back to the faded 96 cluster. Once I build a motor for the car, I'll put the 91 100k cluster back in. I don't really know the accurate true milage of the car anyway so I'm not really concerned about the discrepency.
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Out with the old in with the new. Now maybe my trunk will stay dry!

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Old 01-10-2016, 09:16 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I found some really nice body panels today at a pullapart! I picked up both fenders, the hood, right pop-up lid (left was gone) and some other misc parts. The car was a 90, not wrecked. I don't know why it ended up in a junkyard, it should have been fixed. Ohh well, at least I scored some nice stuff!



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was that Harry's pick & pull in PA?
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:40 PM   #45 (permalink)
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No, This is a yard in Atlanta, GA
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The fenders I picked up had some rust on the inside bottom so I removed as much as I could, treated with rust reformer and painted the area before installing the fenders.




I always feel the need to take a picture when the car is apart. I don't know why.


Fenders, Hood and right headlight cover installed. Paint on the front end looks MUCH better now! I just need to go get those doors now and I could put off a paint job or a little while longer!
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I couldn't stand knowing that the set of doors at pullapart in Atlanta were in better shape than the ones on my car. So last Friday I went and snagged the doors also.

I bolted on the "new" doors and polished and waxed the whole car. It looks good enough that I can put off a paint job for a while and focus on other things I want to do to the car.






Next up...color sanding and re-clearcoating the left headlight lid and trunk lid.
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You're lucky to have found a miata in halfway decent condition that matched your car well enough. I'm pretty jealous but this thing is pretty awesome so far!
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You're lucky to have found a miata in halfway decent condition that matched your car well enough. I'm pretty jealous but this thing is pretty awesome so far!
Thanks! It's getting there. I am happy with it so far. I have a lot of future plans for it!
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I finished refurbing my left headlight lid today.

It started off looking like this. The PO sanded it before plastidipping it black.


After sanding with 600grit, spraying three coats of clear, sanding with 1000 grit, 2000 grit, polishing compound and finally a coat of wax it looks like this. Much better!!


Trunk lid is next!
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Picked up some oil-based Sharpies!


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Nice build! Car looks great and its nice to see you fixing and improving it.
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I have that same helmet. Easily one of the best bangs for your buck.



Your car is coming along nicely. Every think about going up to the 15x8 rpf1's to get a better tire?
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Cool stuff! For my tire lettering I've created a template on a word document with a 15" circle partially on the page, then input any text I would like for the actual lettering.

Usually the letters are 1.75-2 inches tall.

Its as simple as;
1) print the doc out
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3) translate over to thin cardboard so paint doesn't make the paper soggy
4) spray with white paint.

It tends to last a lot longer than a sharpie in my experience. Plus I think the bulky nature looks a litter more aggressive.

Here is a BFGoodrich template I have for example.

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Your car is coming along nicely. Every think about going up to the 15x8 rpf1's to get a better tire?
Thanks!

I'll probably get a set of 15's some day, but it will probably be something other than the RPF1. It's a small difference, but I like the look of the straight spokes on the 14" vs the curved spoke on the 15". There are some better tire options for 14"s out there, but the Falken fit my budget at the time.
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the 15x8 rpf1's are straight spoked. I don't blame you for wanting to change it up though
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:03 PM   #57 (permalink)
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the 15x8 rpf1's are straight spoked. I don't blame you for wanting to change it up though
I mean the face of the 14" is flat, the 15" curves out if that makes sense.

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Like I said, very small difference hardly noticeable. When I get ready to buy a set of 15"s the RPF1 will be on the list to consider, but I'll probably do something different and have a set of dedicated track tires on one set and a set of daily tires on the other.
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The 15x7 have the curved faces, 15x8 have flat faces.




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I didn't realize the 15x8 have the flat face also! Nice!
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This car is coming along nicely!
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