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    Think I may have finally figured out the cause of my slow coolant leak. Since there was a lot of steam around the top, seems the Mazdaspeed radiator cap may not have been sealing well enough so topped up the fluids and put on the original radiator cap from FM. Finished up all the last prep to ensure everything was in order ahead of the Spirit Road/ Nico’s 30th anniversary cruise.


    While the hood was up remembered I hadn’t taken a picture of the shiny suspension top mounts. Small detail but nice to have shiny new nuts (but look how many more there are to replace!!!).


    Also decided while I was at it I might as well put the KINOD/ MRLS magnetic door numbers on for a change and then parked up Benny before heading out to dinner.


    The plan the next morning was to meet for Ramen in DTLA then make our way to Mullholland Highway for the drive. When Mrs. R and I showed up in the parking lot a section was already full with Miata’s spilling over onto other floors. Thankfully the rain didn’t damned anyone’s enthusiasm.




    Before heading to Mulholland we made a short detour to stop by the Toretto House and Bob’s market for a little Fast & Furious nostalgia.



    That was the last pic I took since it started pouring buckets. Enjoyed the twisties which were taken at very conservative speeds given the pools of water probably weren’t best suited for R888’s.

    All in all great to be back in the swing of Miata things…

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Great pics as usual, Pete, jelly of all the cruises. How do the R888s do in the wet and or cold(30s-40s)?
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    You guys have such an active (and nice) community there! I was wondering, since the roundels are originally destined to make car number more visible by providing a contrasting background, wouldn't it be nice re-making the KINOD/ MRLS magnetic door numbers round so to fit over the roundels themselves? Not that they look bad as is...

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    Supporting Member oldgrayleather's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Great pics as usual, Pete, jelly of all the cruises. How do the R888s do in the wet and or cold(30s-40s)?
    Well its fair to say they probably aren't the ideal tires for these conditions ;). R888's + the FM kit makes it easy to spin tires in 1st, 2nd and 3rd but that's never my M.O. on the street. This cruise was also taken at a very leisurely pace bolstered by the fact I always take it extra easy when my wife is co-piloting. Her family rolled down a hill end over end in their Jeep Cherokee when she was a kid which inherently gives her more anxiety when driving, especially up on Mulholland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    You guys have such an active (and nice) community there! I was wondering, since the roundels are originally destined to make car number more visible by providing a contrasting background, wouldn't it be nice re-making the KINOD/ MRLS magnetic door numbers round so to fit over the roundels themselves? Not that they look bad as is...
    I truly feel very lucky to have so many active and interested Roadster nuts close by. It's a great addition to the fantastic people I've gotten to know here but am too far away from geographically.

    Totally agree on the magnetic door cards vs utilizing the roundels. The magnets only had one size and were part of an MRLS group buy before I added the roundels. I plan on doing something better/ integrated for this year. I don't think I will go with magnets though since they really don't hold on their own and don't want to try and hold them in place with electrical tape since doing it in a circle would take forever to look decent.

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