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Old 01-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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do anything with this 1990 miata thats been sitting in storage for the last 2 years (with a complete begi s2 turbo kit and MS partly in the trunk and the passenger seat (that's currently in the for sale section)). Had a dream, 2 years ago, of autocrossing it, blah blah blah, and since then have lost all desire to do anything with it in which i have no idea even runs (thanks to not getting past page 11 of the install manual (the page where you drill into the oil pan and realize you've made a huge mistake if your hearts not in it.)

I now need a beater, considering my v8 isnt practical for 22mile/day trips to work, and have been staring at this faded red go-kart of a vehicle asking myself "WTF?!?!?"

What would you do?
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first welcome to the site, second find someone in your area with a turbo'd miata and drive it. theres nothing like it ( my dad owns a 06 mustang gt, and a 67 cobra replica) i have much more fun driving the miata. that being said, if your hearts not in it by all means dont start. but i think you might change your mind after a bit of seat time in one. and you can still easily get good gas milage if you keep your foot out of it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the encouragement.

Though, whats on my mind now is the fact that i've confirmed with the girlfriend it'd be out of the garage by march 1st, the $ for misc components (jack stands, exhaust system, band-aids, etc...) and with any other previous 4 banger i've owned, rear seats.

I have a few weeks to make the ultimate decision, and until then, will hunt down one of the boosted miata owners on base.
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Hey, thanks for the encouragement.

Though, whats on my mind now is the fact that i've confirmed with the girlfriend it'd be out of the garage by march 1st, the $ for misc components (jack stands, exhaust system, band-aids, etc...) and with any other previous 4 banger i've owned, rear seats.

I have a few weeks to make the ultimate decision, and until then, will hunt down one of the boosted miata owners on base.
you have been warned: Boost is addicting

Check out miataturbo.net youll be able to find someone local more than likely.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hey, thanks for the encouragement.

Though, whats on my mind now is the fact that i've confirmed with the girlfriend it'd be out of the garage by march 1st, the $ for misc components (jack stands, exhaust system, band-aids, etc...) and with any other previous 4 banger i've owned, rear seats.

I have a few weeks to make the ultimate decision, and until then, will hunt down one of the boosted miata owners on base.
eh, its a girlfriend. what does she know?

Otherwise, I think Tadd got it right man. Try a boosted miata out and see how you like it, I have never driven one, but riding in it (even with a broken 3rd gear) was amazing.
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Definitely will do before I make that decision. Walked out to the garage 10 minutes, stared at the rust bucket for 5, and thought, "hmm, maybe."
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I know how you feel. I love my car but the sight of rust on it (passenger rocker panel on mine is beginning to develop) is enough to ruin a nice morning. I want to fix it early this year.. then decided my next mod is a hardtop to keep water from getting into my draining system.
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start practicing your sheet metal work and make a small project of fixing it. and please ride in one before you sell your turbo kit and kick yourself in the *** for selling it.
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I know how you feel. I love my car but the sight of rust on it (passenger rocker panel on mine is beginning to develop) is enough to ruin a nice morning. I want to fix it early this year.. then decided my next mod is a hardtop to keep water from getting into my draining system.
We can fix it. We have the technology. We can make it better. Stronger. Shiner.
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We can fix it. We have the technology. We can make it better. Stronger. Shiner.
lol. queue 6 million dollar man theme
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