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    MX5/Miata Thread

    go with the GStar one, or you can do what I did, I just hacked up the stock mount with some pliers and used a couple of large washers and a bolt or 2, easy peezy.
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    Ownership Verified: Giggles: altoid's 2004 Miata

    When is this top install planned? I'm sure all of us are busy this weekend, we can either try this at my place, or I'm sure I can find a house in the Azusa area that will let us use that area for work space
  3. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    This is actually one reason why I like Mazda so much. I love how so many people jumped on board with this and were "OMG this is my next MOD!" I actually regret not having my nozzles removed and filled before paint. I want something that I can make work from the base of the windshield and...
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    Miata in imminent danger of bed-shitting

    Me? I tried to tell you it was a damn ignition issue.
  5. thedguy

    Ownership Verified: Giggles: altoid's 2004 Miata

    ^^^^ Cam and crank seals, timing belt, water pump, thermostat, and timing belt tensioner, spark plugs and maybe motor mounts. The last of which didn't feel bad, but throw the mazda comp units. They're both idiots. People pay good money for the factory mud flaps, plus they help keep the lower...
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    MX5/Miata Thread

    Does your part of the world allow you to do a "non operational" registration? Here in California for about $40 a year you can pay to park your car. This keeps the registration and license plate but means you don't have to deal with all the other requirements of keeping a car registered (smog)...
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    Miata in imminent danger of bed-shitting

    Well #4 cylinders have a repuation for running hot. I wonder if by chance you have either A) a coil pack failure happening (common on the 99/00 IIRC) or b) ther eare some fuel delivery issues. Fuel filter could be clogged up. Spark plugs could be due for replacement. You know when they were...
  8. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    Knowing how steve makes things, probably not, but if you want it to not show any threads you can do that. Or just use a pair of wire cutters to break the brittle plastic some more above the flange.
  9. thedguy

    Awesome Thread... [Automotive Edition]

    I'm sitting here doing the same thing. My e30 is one of the cheapest cars owned by myself or anyone I know. I've only recently broke the "I have more in it that it is worth" point. Everyone else is making payments every month on a car that are above my yearly fees on this car.
  10. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    Alright, I have to preface this with the fact that I know the owners of this shop quite well. However... I know most of you guys have, or are in danger of having, a broken Dipstick handle. My good buddies at Project-G came up with an ingeniously sexy solution. They have a group buy happening...
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    Miata in imminent danger of bed-shitting

    For American model cars made 96 and newer the CEL light will be triggered by a myriad of sensors. All of it is related to emissions but has the by product of being surprisingly useful at actually diagnosing running issues. Exactly what would cause that? I had a few cars in my life that have...
  12. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    You have the benefit of being around a large community in that area. We have a large miata community down here as well. If you are going to street drive it, and you're not too tall, I would recommend going with the hard top clearing bar. As you can see from mine, it sits back a bit more (the...
  13. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    *Clears throat* If my head can heat the roll bar, I'm pretty sure trip to the hospital was going to be short lived before that even happened... I will agree on style bars. My friends and I have actually gone so far to rip someones style bar out of their car for them when they came to our...
  14. thedguy

    MX5/Miata Thread

    That's exactly what happened. This is why you NEVER turn when you go off (obviously he didn't have control over that fact). you want to just go strait and let it happen and try and get the car to stop.
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