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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Corifto's Avatar
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    Lobo

    As much as I intended on keeping it under wraps until it was roadworthy, I just can't do it.

    I'm too excited.

    I own a Miata again.


    Against someone wise's advice, I did not buy a stockety stock perfect base car. While that would be great to start with a fresh slate, for some reason I actually prefer starting with something abused and set aside. Maybe it's a personal relation with my upbringing, and wanting to take something people shove aside or look past and make it something people can't miss. My first Miata did that, but in a flashy, "LOOK AT ME" way. This car will not do that. This car will be more refined. A roadster.




    I bought a BRG yesterday. It's not pretty, it needs a lot of love, but it has potential. I initially decided to buy it for the deal, and potential flip value. I didn't want a NA6 chassis, even though I wanted a NA6 dash. But it's growing on me.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Corifto's Avatar
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    Funny thing is, I bought another one today.


    So make that two BRGs.

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    So here's pictures I guess.



    2nd owner BRG that was owned originally by the seller's brother.

    136k
    Many warranty records
    Runs great
    Hardtop
    Soft Top Boot
    Tonneau
    Hardtop Cart
    AC
    Cruise










    Also came with two goodies in the trunk, still in leather bags.




    Will be fixing and selling the other BRG car. This one is mine to keep.

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    So updates today. We were bored, and aren't doing the trans until tomorrow on the car, so we decided to put the wheels on the car to put the daisies on the other BRG.


    I had a feeling they would look ridiculously stupid on the car at stock ride height. I was wrong. I mean, they do look dumb. But they also look amazing. I can not wait for my coilovers to come. They've been ordered, but now it's a waiting game.







    Oh, by the way, are these stock, or do I have Koni yellows? I was too hot and in a hurry to inspect further. I just remember my OEM was black on my Smurf.





    Oh, and here's a picture or two of the wheels monster truckin'.








    PS. I need to figure out the hub size for hubcentric rings, and I also need short mud guards.

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    I also got a nice box in the mail. The box inside was better than the box outside.




    What could be inside?

    Hmm, that's interesting.






    That's a damn beautiful wheel.


    Then I decided to pick it up and look it over.

    Uhoh.



    I spoke to the retailer, who has already sent me a shipping label. It's going back tomorrow, and I will be awaiting his new shipment from Italy to provide me with another Nardi.


    Until then, I bought a Momo from Bogaut because I'd been wanting a reason to buy that wheel.........So I bought it.

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    Today was a good day.

    I sold some parts off the parts car, and bought some for the keeper.

    I also painted my tach needle yellow so it doesn't get washed out by the white of the moon. It turned out amazing.



    And take into account my crappy camera, but here's the gauges at night. I am in love.




    I may or may not have a matching HVAC panel in the works thanks to Adam.






    I also had the fenders rolled today. I took it to some guys I know that are well known for their abilities. They started the rears with the roller, but after it wasn't playing along, they decided to go old school. I was a little worried watching them take a metal body hammer to the car, but they did an amazing job, and now I won't have any clearance issues when my coils come in.

    Also, after seeing that technosports rear subframe brace for sale, and thinking how interesting it was, oddly enough when I looked under my car, I found out I actually have one.


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    Oh, and about those parts I bought.

    Picked up some brand new Zoom side markers from PhatMiata


    And then I bought something else. Little backstory; I've decided that I plan to take a page out of Sharka's book by removing every mention of "Miata" off of this car, and replace it with Roadster. I was looking at KG Works' website at cluster panels when I came across the third brake light covers. I thought they were cool, but couldn't understand why they only made two, one with their logo, and one with Miata. And then two days later, I see another PhatMiata sale, and sure enough, it's a rare discontinued Roadster brake light cover. I immediately claimed it.


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    That BRG looks great!!! I need to check it out at the next meet. I was tied up with the kids today.

    Glad my parts are staying in Florida for change.

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    Appreciate it! I have big plans for it.

    Yep, these parts are staying with me, or on this car, and I have no plans of getting rid of it.

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    Thank you! It's just gonna keep going.

    Installed my KG Works Roadster cover. I love it. Thanks Randy! Now I need a LED third brake light.





    Lit up

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    actually if you do an LED it would be too bright and you would not be able to make out the word "Roadster"

    I would say use the stock bulb or even a slightly lower brightness bulb to get a better effect at night.

    If you want to use LED then maybe put them in your outer most taillights instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    actually if you do an LED it would be too bright and you would not be able to make out the word "Roadster"

    I would say use the stock bulb or even a slightly lower brightness bulb to get a better effect at night.

    If you want to use LED then maybe put them in your outer most taillights instead.
    Good point! I was looking at it in the day, so I'm sure it will be brighter at night.

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    So this odd shaped package showed up at my door.


    Oh look, a Momo. And conveniently placed short hub and quick release.


    Down to the clockspring.


    So I don't have the before picture, but I removed the brass(?) grounding ring in the back of the hub, in order to not delete the clockspring, and I decided to route the horn wire through the hole of the hub. Poke a small screwdriver or pick through the wheel holes, apply pressure, and it will pop off.


    Pic of the hub attached with the horn wire coming through. Attach a female blade connector, and attach it to the quick release side that gets bolted down.




    Connected like so.


    Short hub attached. Don't mind the alignment. It's turned all to the right from tightening the hub bolt.



    And done! Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the grounding ring and hooking up the horn to work, but the horn does work. Any questions, feel free to ask. When I get my Nardi, I will take pictures.



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