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    Phatmiata's Roadster Story & Projects

    Didn't realize I was without a Build/Story thread, anyhow this is more of a "my Miata history".

    Here is my Miata story.

    This is/was my first Miata

    the 1992 Special Edition

    Here is a photo of it "before" I modified it.............




    ...............and here is how she looked right before I sold her.






    I really liked that car but wanted to start a new project with the 1.8L Motor, so it was time to find a slightly newer NA model.

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    1991 Miata A-package (my inner rice stage)

    Here is "Booger" the 1991 Beater that I had wanted to do a ton of stuff too, however it had the bent/crank issue, a strange electrical bug, the infamous crystal white flaking paint problem, and too many other issues for me to keep dumping money at it. I got a Garage Vary Kit (pre-fast and furious era) and put that kit on, and some nice SSR Type-X wheels, but the guy that re-painted the car did a horrible job, so this car just ended up pissing me off, it was later parted out and then I sold the car to a SpecMiata driver that had a motor but needed a new car.

    The original GV bodykit is still here in Florida 30 minutes from me along with some widebody flares it will be getting. (waiting for that owner to get a New NA so he can create a build already)


    So I was on the hunt again for another White Miata.


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    Here is the car I bought to replace the other two Miatas (insurance on 3 Miatas was nuts)


    1996 Chaste White Miata http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatmia...th/3891571534/




    Ended up modding this one for several years, here it was before I parted it out and sold it.

    WAY too much to list as this car saw a TON of changes to it.

    you can read more about it on my cardomain page http://www.cardomain.com/ride/133278...ta-mx-5/page-1






    changed the engine up a bit before I sold it


    Always loved the St. May Shotgun exhaust I had on this car

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    Then after that Miata was sold off (yes i know im slightly crazy) I ended up with this car in the fall of 2010

    1995 M-Edition Merlot http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatmia...7625400898604/






    Engine Bay is CLEAN as hell!! WoW!




    Came with some goodies:

    *Only 40K Miles
    *Matching Hardtop
    *Jackson Racing Header
    *Jackson Racing Cat
    *Jackson Racing Exhaust
    *AGX 8-way Adjustable Shocks
    *Racing Beat Springs
    *Racing Beat Front & Rear Sway Bars
    *Red Brake pads? (Possible ERB Red's?)

    Stuff I need to fix:

    *Needs a new slave cylinder
    *Rear finish Panel minor clearcoat fading
    *Section of right rear quarter panel has clearcoat fading.

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    Can't wait to see how your current project turns out!

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    the "other" one

    another 1995 M-Edition I bought in Jan 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatmia...7626537527651/

    I got another wild hair up my bum and bought this 1995M you see, it was a garage queen and needed nothing!

    I got a good price on it and being 100% original seemed better for a build, I like a blank canvas.



    BUT...... this one was SOLD off because my heart belonged to another............

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    About time you posted up a thread, looking forward to updates!
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! The Driver's Avatar
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    Phat's opening line when you meet him:


    "Hello, my name is Phat, and I'm a Miataholic"...
    96 Montego, replacing a 95M... I miss: My running peeps in Tampa, running barefoot @ Clearwater Beach and First Choice BBQ, in Brandon. In So Cal I miss: The Malibu Canyons, CA 33 and In & Out Burgers ! I'm from Tampa, if I was from Tampa Bay, I'd be a fish!

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift I<3flippyheadlights's Avatar
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    Why don't we have pictures of the new one? Better yet, why haven't you done anything to the new one yet? If you're lazy let me go at it for a day with all the parts you have!
    1990 Miata, she was red but now she is Spirit Green!

    http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....d-a-love-story <--- build thread!

    Also check out the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/IHeartFlippyHeadlights !!! Its a facebook page dedicated to the awesomeness which is flippyheadlights! Not me, but the actual headlights! High time someone noticed how awesome these things are; check it out!

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    So I still have the first "slightly modded" 1995 M-edition, have not figured what im gonna do with it.

    But this is what I sold the other one for...................


    1993 Limited Edition http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatmia...th/7536262902/



    Quote Originally Posted by Sellers Description

    1993 LE Miata with 8,800 Miles. Supercharged by Mazda Dealership and One Owner car!


    Original paint, panels, soft top. Original Bilstein suspension, BBS wheels. Has the full red tonneau cover, red boot and some swag (key chain, owners letter and books). Oh yeah.... original Bridgestone tires as well (ha!). Hand washed only. Okay, so for the purists, its not unadulterated but it does move out quite a bit better than stock. Sebring Supercharger AND to really tweak the fundamentalists, it has a pin stripe. Its vinyl, so easily removable. Everything else is stock and working. Cold R12 AC, quick windows, fast working power antenna, all back lights on MSSS work (CD has been checked and works), cruise control works, power mirrors work like new, etc..

    As time permits Ill be upgrading the 1995-M and enjoying 1993LE, or maybe Ill just sell one but what a toss up, have not figured out what to do yet?

    I have a TON of cool parts I want to install but just have not had time with the kids.

    Here it is when i picked it up early this year. Nice thing to wake up to in the morning eh?

    crappy cell phone picture.



    So far the only thing I have done with the 1993 LE was install some new tires.

    Falcon Azenis 615K's 195/60 -14's got these from a friend in the local club who had them less than a month and upgraded to 15" wheels/tires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I<3flippyheadlights View Post
    Why don't we have pictures of the new one? Better yet, why haven't you done anything to the new one yet? If you're lazy let me go at it for a day with all the parts you have!

    Raise your hand now if you are as confused as I am!!!!

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    Oooh. I want a ride in the s/c LE!

    Phat, I thought you had all the mods planned out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc2112 View Post
    Oooh. I want a ride in the s/c LE!

    Phat, I thought you had all the mods planned out?
    Come out to one of the east-side meets, ill give you a ride, it feels great man, you would love it!

    Pretty much do have everything planned out, just waiting on a few more items from Japan.

    That and I need TIME, when you have 2 kids and a fulltime job there is not enough time in the day for the car hobby.

    But Ive been sneaking in more time for the Miata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc2112 View Post
    Oooh. I want a ride in the s/c LE!

    Phat, I thought you had all the mods planned out?
    Sure he does, just like he already figure out which car to keep...
    96 Montego, replacing a 95M... I miss: My running peeps in Tampa, running barefoot @ Clearwater Beach and First Choice BBQ, in Brandon. In So Cal I miss: The Malibu Canyons, CA 33 and In & Out Burgers ! I'm from Tampa, if I was from Tampa Bay, I'd be a fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
    Sure he does, just like he already figure out which car to keep...
    That's just it, im kinda "stuck" if you will, Im in LOVE with the Merlot paint, but I also am in LOVE with the red interior!!!!

    Maybe I could combine them into one car?

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