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Posted: 4/24/2016 3:11:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 3:17:51 AM EDT by Smitty908]
OK, my basement dwelling internet friends...

Bash my manhood! Step on my cubes! Tell me how "metro" I am! Slap some sense into me!


I am .mil, SWAT Team, I like chicks, I have NFA toys, like to fish and hunt, can arm wrestle a grizzly bear,.....and ...

I now own a Miata.



I bought this thing to replace my VTX that I bought for my wife to ride on with me (she wont do the backseat of my sport bike) and she still wasnt that comfortable on the VTX. Sold the road couch and picked up this little NB Miata.

It needed a little TLC (throwout bearing, dented trunk, pinhole radiator leak, and a new top, specifically) so I got a pretty good deal.

I brought it back, and joined m.net, where I had my eyes opened to all the little stuff I needed to do to get it up to par.

I stuck it on jack stands, and dove right in!

This really is a neat little car, and simple to work on. I'm pretty sure I could dis-assemble the whole thing with a 10,12,14, and 17 socket, lol.

I performed the following in the next couple of months..

Removed stock wheels and dry rotted tires
Drained coolant, oil, trans, and diff
Replaced radiator
Replaced timing belt
Replaced clutch and both bearings
Replaced slave cylinder with OEM
Installed FM Stainless clutch line, and clutch switch override clip
Rebuilt shifter
Filled trans with Redline MTL and Diff with Redline 75w90
Fixed broken window switch
Had rust soda blasted off brake rotors, and painted center portion to prevent rust
Spruced up my calipers and valve cover with some red caliper paint
New plugs / wires
Installed FM VMaxx Coilovers
Installed Advanti Storm S2 15x7 Wheels with Dunlop Direzza Star Specs (195/55/15)
Four wheel alignment to FM Specs
Installed new Alpine head unit and Kicker door speakers
Installed new battery
Painted and installed replacement trunk lid (Dupli color rattle can, until I can paint the car in Sept)
Replaced broken taillight
Had headlights restored and UV coated

Took her out for the first time today, taking the wife to anniversary dinner. It drives like a new car! Had a blast, and we are taking it to the mountains in Tenn next week.


Anyway...

Started with this...







And...ended with this...









-Tim
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:12:49 AM EDT
So where was the lug key?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:15:47 AM EDT
Do it.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:18:54 AM EDT
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HHnnnngggg...

I wish.

Dont have that kind of monies to lay out for this project...

-Tim
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:20:35 AM EDT
Nice! Miatas are sweet. Those who make fun of them are just insecure in their sexuality.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:22:54 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maccrage:
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Previous owners purse?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:25:17 AM EDT
looks fun
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:30:10 AM EDT
FPNI, nice ride.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:42:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Smitty908:



HHnnnngggg...

I wish.

Dont have that kind of monies to lay out for this project...

-Tim
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Originally Posted By Smitty908:



HHnnnngggg...

I wish.

Dont have that kind of monies to lay out for this project...

-Tim


Less than 10K i think.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:46:58 AM EDT
I heard Subnet is selling his.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 3:57:33 AM EDT
Well done.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:19:28 AM EDT
Can't look straight driving those... Even if you're wearing a bearskin you tore off the bear with your own bare hands and getting a blowjob from two chicks in the passenger seat.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 4:53:05 AM EDT
Coming out thread?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 6:36:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Can't look straight driving those... Even if you're wearing a bearskin you tore off the bear with your own bare hands and getting a blowjob from two chicks in the passenger seat.
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Hey!! go easy. They are good little cars, my 15 year old daughter even wants one.
Besides who are you to judge, after all his `wife' is cool with it.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:00:02 AM EDT
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Can't look straight driving those... Even if you're wearing a bearskin you tore off the bear with your own bare hands and getting a blowjob from two chicks in the passenger seat.
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Dont care if I am having fun, and there is no dick in my ass, I dont care how it looks!

Speed

ETA, or mouth, good for you OP, I think I want a NA instead of a NB, but both cars should be a blast, the only problem is the possibility of a LS swap and the cost thereof.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:12:33 AM EDT
Favorite MLP episode?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:21:15 AM EDT
Do you lose the PPF with the LS conversion?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:02:51 AM EDT
I wish I had cash.... I want one BAD.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:17:05 AM EDT
What is your favorite song to jam when riding in it.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:21:56 AM EDT
Funny, I don't hear about any gay comments about British sports cars, and that's what the Miata is based on.

Then again, everyone knows what a PITA it is to keep one running.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:24:42 AM EDT
In Before Subnet

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:36:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Smitty908:


I am .mil, SWAT Team, I like chicks, I have NFA toys, like to fish and hunt, can arm wrestle a grizzly bear,.....and ...


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Claims all that and then posts pics of a teenage girl car............. forgive me if I have a hard time believing your manlyness.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:53:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NikolaFermi:
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"All the single ladies" by Beyonce


Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:11:36 AM EDT
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Needs moar roll cage, and moar power!

You thinking 13b swap or turbo?


Miatas are only a girl car because they are convertibles, so strip off the soft top and and go topless all the time!

But it's hard to make fun of a miata after you have really driven one and thrown it into impossible corners and smiled like an idiot when the car pulled it off almost effortlessly.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:15:33 AM EDT
This isn't how I meant to do this thread................. (manual trans thread OMG)
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:16:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
Funny, I don't hear about any gay comments about British sports cars, and that's what the Miata is based on.

Then again, everyone knows what a PITA it is to keep one running.
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Haha, that because your spending each weekend wrenching it. Like a man!
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:17:18 AM EDT

I'm about to sell my Triumph and pick up a Miata.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:17:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 9:19:32 AM EDT by RaisedByWolves]
Double slap.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:18:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Htown156:


"All the single ladies" by Beyonce


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Originally Posted By NikolaFermi:
What is your favorite song to jam when riding in it.


"All the single ladies" by Beyonce







I was going to say "girls just wanna have fun" but that works too

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:18:41 AM EDT
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In Before Subnet

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Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:19:00 AM EDT
They are probably fun cars. I heard you can order a factory track car now or soon
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:21:40 AM EDT
Find one near you and improve your skills, nice little hot rod !

http://www.scca.com/pages/i-want-to-autocross
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:41:53 AM EDT
So which public bathroom will you use?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:46:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 9:46:43 AM EDT by ScottsGT]
I'm so glad there are guys here an arf.com that own/drive these. Takes the pressure off us Mustang guys
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:46:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maccrage:
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First post!

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:54:59 PM EDT
Yep, that's how I expected this would go...


I would have to ask my 5yr old who my favorite pony would be, she usually assigns one to me, I have little say in the matter.

Favorite song...

Been rocking some Rick Astley on the new speakers, just because it feels like I should..

Told my wife, I don't want to wear a hat, and ride with the top down.. people will think I'm balding with a mid life crisis... I'm only 32, damnit!

-Tim
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:57:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Idaholandho:

Previous owners purse?
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Originally Posted By Maccrage:
So where was the lug key?

Previous owners purse?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:57:27 PM EDT
hey I just seen your thread on m.net

i just bought one a few weeks ago also.

i too partially blame subnet.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:08:59 PM EDT
My gaydar is pinged solid red.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:16:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NikolaFermi:
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Something something Scissor Sisters, Indigo Girls, Melissa Ethridge, etc.

J/K Nice ride.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:18:22 PM EDT
I've been very tempted to go take a look at the new ones, they look like a hell of a lot of fun.

Congratz on the new car, should be a lot of fun!
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:28:30 PM EDT
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And there we have it, OP.



Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:29:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:31:30 PM EDT
Anyone who shits on a Miata has never experienced the awesomeness of how much fun a lightweight rwd car can be.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:33:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
And there we have it, OP.





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Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By BigPony:
My gaydar is pinged solid red.
And there we have it, OP.








Well, that's it.. guess I'm off to buy a whole new wardrobe..

-Tim
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:38:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 1:38:36 PM EDT by Badseed]
...fat girls, mopeds and miatas all have something in common
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:51:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 1:52:26 PM EDT by Qweevox]
I don't understand why people are so negative about Miatas.

I like them, but then I like the traditional sports car, which they remind me of. I was also a fan of the 60's Shelby Cobra's which were nothing more than a british sports car, with American horsepower added.

...and they handled like shit, and didn't have an all weather top.

The Miatas can be enjoyed in their factory configurations, or if someone wants an insane version they could do a Monster Miata Ford, or one of the Chevy LS conversions. Which is very much like what Carroll Shelby did to those british sports cars back in the 60's.

I think they're pretty cool.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:52:37 PM EDT
Personally I don't give a rat's ass what kind of car other people drive, but anyone who drives a convertible with the top down and the side windows up drops in my estimation to the same level as child molesters and people who talk in the theater.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:54:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Proto3:
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I am (in a few months), but I'll buy another one when I get to Texas.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:56:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Smitty908:



Well, that's it.. guess I'm off to buy a whole new wardrobe..

-Tim
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Originally Posted By Smitty908:
Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By BigPony:
My gaydar is pinged solid red.
And there we have it, OP.








Well, that's it.. guess I'm off to buy a whole new wardrobe..

-Tim


Stay fabulous and enjoy the ride
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 2:05:37 PM EDT
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Lol coming from you.
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