In the interests of full disclosure, I feel the need to warn you that I’ve just gone through a pound of rootbeer fudge and as such my mind is on a different plane of existence from yours. I’m not sure if communication is possible under these circumstances, but I have to try. My message must be heard!
Listed my 91 Miata SE on craigslist in effort to secure funds for the Autozam. Any oppos interested in a rust free NA? I’ll give the oppo discount like I did on my FB RX7.
I decided it was time to clean my garage some, and flip around the project so that it is facing the right way to get going on the 13B installation and also be easy to back out for welding and body panel skin modifications.
My MX-5 (pronounced MEE-AH-TAH) was running like crap. Plus, I needed an excuse for my terrible laptimes down at the track. I didn’t really think anything was wrong, I just assumed the car was old since it’d done almost 400,000 km. After all, there was no check engine light lit up on the dash or anything.
Note: Author is in Australia, where prices for everything are wildly different and we call Miatas MX-5s.
I drove the Miata down to the selling dealer’s other branch yesterday to change out the now year-old oil and address some minor quibbles/issues. This is a big chain dealer, so I expected it to be quick and painless.
My fellow motorist did ask the question. “Fuel economy is why I rev it so!” I did answer. My MR2 likes to idle high (2k rpm or higher) if I don’t give the engine lots of revs, and it’s become worse lately. I’ve signed up for autocross this coming month but I’m not sure how to diagnose/fix the throttle issues.
A friend of mine has a ‘95 NA Miata. It simply needs the exhaust system re-attached and it’ll be roadworthy again. We’re calling on Oppo for some advice on how to go about it.
The neighborhood cat
who owns me is using my Miata as furniture. I’ve got a whole mess of cat hair on the top to go with the paw prints on the trunk.
Here’s a quick rundown of how much money it took to get my safety equipment (seats/bar/harnesses/etc.) set up properly.
I sold the FB to a commenter on here, made him wait long enough so I could get it in good working order. My intention was to be thinning the herd of cars and projects. The plan was to get a ride home from my dad after the sale. Then this happened:
So you’ve decided you’re ready to derail your financial security and upset your significant other with a project car. You’ve got five grand to your name, and you daydream of bombing down back roads, banging gears and relieving some stress. You want a fun car that’s reasonably reliable, attractive, tuner friendly and…
Back at it again with the car shopping, which would oppo buy?
Well, it was 10th place exactly and I could have taken a few of the corners a little better, but considering that there were 154 participants, 20th was my best to date at this venue, and I managed to catch up to the pair of E36 M3 drivers in my class that I mentioned previously (0.125 slower than one, 0.02 faster than…
STEEL. FIRE. GRUNTING. ALL OF THESE THINGS AND MORE, TO BUILD A BAR CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OVER 100 POUNDS OF FORCE FOR THIS PHOTO, EXCEPT IT BENT A LITTLE, NOT A LOT! SUCH STRENGTH. MANY SAFETY. BUY BUY BUY!!!
I finally got Forza Horizon 3 and plan on playing the hell out of it now. Add me and let’s race.
I wrote a little piece about the various cars I’ve owned over the years, way down here in this land of Oz.
Those are my Miata’s compression numbers...
1990 Miata with a rod through the block. A bunch aftermarket parts on it too.
I was out of town this weekend for a wedding Saturday and a picnic Sunday; this morning before heading home I stopped at the local mall (they still have a JC Penny!) and came out to find about 15 Miatas of all ages accumulating in the parking lot.