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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
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    And another decal for the toolbox!



    I like em!

    ah man not a single MazdaRoadster.net sticker on the toolbox or rollbar.........................

    fixing that RIGHT NOW Tracking number sent to your email!

    ill send you a separate care package for the B4MATG event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    ah man not a single MazdaRoadster.net sticker on the toolbox or rollbar.........................

    fixing that RIGHT NOW Tracking number sent to your email!

    ill send you a separate care package for the B4MATG event
    Email shipping notice received! Thank you!

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    So, I got bored tonight after walking the fellas. What started out as,maybe Ill just start prepping for installing the rollbar, soon became,one more bolt.

    Working solo I made it this far in about 2-2.5 hours. I have the 12 through bolts to drill and install, but Im a lot farther ahead then I originally planned.


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    I love my garage and some classic 80s music so I can identify. The problem is the stupid sun seems to come up right in the middle of my stride.
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    Ha! Yeah, Ive borrowing my wifes BT speaker and playing music from my phone. A random string of some good jams just helped keep me going.

    When I get the broad strokes of this install done, I can focus on getting the details right for finishing the interior bits correctly.

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    It does feel pretty awesome to install the roll bar solo. AND annoying at the same time. I liked that at one point...I was able to take it apart and put it back on (don't ask why) in an hour or so. . Already forgot the reason why I took it apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    installing the rollbar
    Which version from Hard Dog is that, and why did you choose that?

    \\Stian

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    Well shoot. Now I have to read through this entire post (after work.)

    It seems that I also did a thing around the same timeframe. That thing is almost the exact same thing as you...

    So now I have my red NA and a white NB1 with black interior.
    2012: Purchased Miata, Laid off 3 days later. 4th place overall (default!), NWOR SCCA (RTR)
    2013: Budget RTR build, massive increase in participation, 3rd place overall, NWOR SCCA (RTR)
    2014: Suspension and more active competition in STS. 3rd place overall, NWOR SCCA
    2015: Time for some "form" and vintage styling (while still racing NWOR, of course).


    Check out my Miata Journal: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....-miata-journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slampen View Post
    Which version from Hard Dog is that, and why did you choose that?

    \\Stian
    Harddog Hard Core Hard Top, Double Diagonals.

    I chose that one for a few reasons:

    Familiarity
    Maximized seat travel for comfort
    Fits under a hard top
    DIagonals for strength (doubles for rearward vision)
    Hard Core for track/sanctioning body compliance.

    I was going to go with a Blackbird bar. I know Moti, his work is second to none, and he is a genuinely great person. Shipping was killer. Also, I wanted the possibility to add a bolt in harness bar later, but make street/track configurations easier to accomplish. In other words, I didnt want my harnesses baking in the sun when Im not using them.

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    I did a thing.

    Rollbar install complete! This was the most tedious installs Ive done. It was mainly because I wanted to do it as cleanly as possible. I will likely get a spare interior cover for the passenger side and re-trim because I cut too much. I have installed around 10-15 rollbars over the years and usually leave the interior trimming to the owner.

    Everything else went very well! I did a few extra things I normally dont. I bought some self-adhesive rubber C channel to trim out the edges of plastic I cut and the parcel shelf cuts. That worked better than I thought! It eliminates sharp edges that could fray my harnesses and helps isolate the tins to prevent vibrations.

    I also added sound/heat mat leftover from the carpet install on the parcel tins. This is to try to insulate some road noise coming from behind. Im pretty pleased with this one.






























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    Oh, yeah...tires arrived! I caught the UPS guy making car noises as he rollled them up the driveway. Its good to see someone having fun with their job.

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    Nicely done!

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    Making phenomenal progress, my friend. I need some of your motivation!

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    I did a thing.

    No rest for the wicked, I moved on to engine maintenance reset: TB/WP. The seals were toast, oil and gunk all over the front. I started late, so I was just taking my time. I cleaned off a lot of grime, scraped old gasket material off, sanded off light surface rust, sanded mating surfaces flat, etc.





    The pulley boss was stuck. I chipped the skirt while trying to gently pry on it. I was able to get the woodruff out cleanly, then I used a chisel and a mallet to spin the boss, breaking the light corrosion bond. It slid right off after that.





    Fortunately, I found clean spares while sorting through my parts bins earlier this week (thank Xenu!).







    I cleaned up the crank snout easily.



    Installed the WP, idlers, seals, etc.





    It was 5p by now and my wife was hungry. I stopped for the day. Im glad I did this now. I was going to wait until April or May. I dont think the seals would have liked a track day. I know fo sho the main coolant hoses would NOT have survived. I found a NIB tertiary coolant hose and installed it. I will replace the others a little later. Ill wrap this up tomorrow, install the new radiator, bleed the system and more!

    Doing work, getting shit done!

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    Great work! Looks like you'll definitely be ready by next month!

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