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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    As She Sits


    Well, I haven't made any progress- But what I know for sure is the entire front end body (bumper, hood, fenders, flares) are done as well for the intercooler and my ducting system.

    Aside from a slightly cocked wheel, I think the chassis is just fine- I will take it in to be inspected some time in the future, but for now she will just have to sit; I will be graduating soon and I am currently working with Hotwheels design studio so time has definitely become short for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by artcentermiata View Post
    As She Sits


    Well, I haven't made any progress- But what I know for sure is the entire front end body (bumper, hood, fenders, flares) are done as well for the intercooler and my ducting system.

    Aside from a slightly cocked wheel, I think the chassis is just fine- I will take it in to be inspected some time in the future, but for now she will just have to sit; I will be graduating soon and I am currently working with Hotwheels design studio so time has definitely become short for me.

    I want her to be back to normal ;____;
    `89 NA build: 二回目 My (defunct) `92 NA build: Ruckkehr

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    Its Been a Time


    Well, My internship has been fruitful- and now i am beginning my final term at Art Center. I really haven't made much progress in repairing, but i have at least obtained a new OEM bumper and replacement front fenders (luckily i had a spare set of flares). Im not entirely sure what ill be doing for a lip yet.

    KINOD at Grange Motor-Circuit

    Before i set in to making alterations to the car- I had planned a KINOD only track day at Grange for my Father who had been visiting at them time. Nothing serious, just pure fun! We had grip and drift sessions- but near the end of the day, we were just going on and off track as we pleased.

    My day was cut short after an alternator failure- luckily i got a few sessions in with my Father and friends.





    Beginnings of Ridiculous

    What began as a silly quick Photoshop, led to reality- I've been toying with the idea of a Long Tail for a while. Blackbird Fabworx agreed to help me using the same design as his Creampuff build- in which i will alter a few aspect to fit my fastback (including remolding the trunk).

    It shall be a lengthy endeavor- but i will be moving this car into LM territory over time.





    We gave Moti's a quick test fit to my car and i could see the vision working- in due time. I will be going wingless for my build- despite how well it would function. I will be paint matching the tail to the rest of the vehicle, i would like this to stay out of the realm of "Race Livery".





    Other Matters

    Began to clean up the front of the car in prep to remount the new fenders after paint- While down in the area, i added a set of Garagestar Fender Braces. While i have not tested them- i cant wait to feel the change.





    Cleaned the bay a bit.



    Even trimmed the rear bumper sides to allow the tail to fit overtop- so i can retain the GVs and mounts



    This is all for now- It looks like ill be missing Miatas Race Laguna Seca because of schooling, but soon again she will have her glory!

    Thanks for always staying tuned!

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    Thanks for the update Jeremy. Nice reminder that I'm behind and that outside KINOD, it's always worthwhile sharing what we're up to on MR.net!!

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    Looks like Photobucket ruined my build thread... Sorry guys, but i really have no enthusiasm to start over AGAIN...

    Join me on Instagram for now, until i finally care enough to rebuild a thread...

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    This Could Be the End


    She is for sale-

    A fully composed- completely versatile track and street weapon ready for any situation you can throw at it, reliably and confidently.

    As seen on Speedhunters -
    http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/05/...t-mazda-miata/

    And The Smoking Tire's One Take
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnCfqRtk39Y

    This Miata has a pedigree- with popularity and the performance / looks to match (features on this car can also be found in Autoweek, Motortrend, and PEN magazine japan)
    http://autoweek.com/article/car-life...ta-never-rests
    (Also featured in their printed magazine)

    You can track every stage of this car through my build thread in full transparency (Picture links are currently missing because Photobucket is terrible… but I have the full catalog available if you are interested)
    http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....uiser-Journal&

    You can also check out detailed story pieces of my car on my Instagram: artcentermiata

    I also have a full log of required and performance maintenance from day 1 of my purchase at 20,000 miles that covers every part I've touched over the span of 8 years’ ownership.

    An extensive list of modifications

    Body:
    -Autokonexion full double sided (has oem interior layer) fastback hardtop (built with 3 layers of fiberglass for vibration reduction and increased rigidity). Completely finished professionally inside and out with 3 stage double clear-coat / textured interior / blacked and smoothed quarter windows. I also replaced the supplied windows with a much higher quality polarized and scratch resistant 1/4" polycarbonate with blacked edge masking.
    -Autokonexion NB V1 flares
    -Authentic Garage Vary nostalgic tail light kit
    -APR carbon fiber mirrors on Slick Auto mounts

    *Available as an extra – Blackbird Fabworx aerodynamic long tail system

    -Group4 PAG compo wheels | 15x9fr and 10r (these are their double lipped versions built for road rally by Compomotive; incredibly strong, built to order)
    -Brand new! Toyo R888R 205/50fr 225/50r

    Chassis:
    -Blackbird Fabworx GT3 full X brace roll bar w/ harness bar
    -Hard Dog door bars
    -Carbing front cowl tri-brace
    -Garagestar front chassis fender braces

    Suspension:
    -XIDA AST adjustable coil-overs with secondary spring helper system
    -Full Energy Suspension poly bushing master kit (every moving chassis component covered)
    -Flyin'Miata Fr and R sway bars
    -949racing adjustable end-links

    Brakes:
    -APR extended studs
    -Russel stainless braided brake lines
    -Hawk HP plus brake pads
    -DBA slotted / vented gold level rotors
    -Carbing master-cylinder brace
    -Skunk2 aluminum lug nuts (in a rare titanium anodized coating)

    Powertrain:
    65,000 original miles / perfect health / stable compression
    Torsen LSD with 4.3 gearing
    NB2 6-Speed Transmission

    -Rotrex C30-74 intercooled supercharger (self-contained oil-cooled centrifugal unit)
    -Megasquirt PNP V1 with Braineack options controller (enables flat shift, launch control, fan controls, a/c control, VICs control)
    -Mazdaspeed Miata exhaust cam installed
    -Setrab thermostat equipped oil cooler system
    -Koyo 37mm radiator and dual fan kit / shroud
    -Protomodel intercooler-to-radiator aluminum box ducting (seals airway to radiator for maximum cooling)
    -Turbosmart recirculating valve
    -HPS silicone hoses
    -HKS filter kit

    -Racing Beat header and mid-pipe

    Tuned by Churches for optimal all use reliability. Cold start, A/C stability, Temp control, Idle management all in check

    Accessories:
    -Rare white leather Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel
    -Garage5 billet gauge rings and needle caps
    -Protomodel vent rings
    -Revlimiter OEM+ rotated tach gauges
    -Speedhut stepper motor boost/vac gauge with adjustable warning system
    -Protomodel delrin adjustable shifter and e-brake handle
    -ProjectG leather shifter and e-brake boot
    -Protomodel door-card blanking kit (retains functional power-windows)
    -ProjectG vented triangle windows
    -ProjectG spark plug cover kit
    -ProjectG oil dipstick
    -HKS oil cap
    -Circuitsports aluminum overflow

    -Speedhunters Featured gel-label (that's priceless!)

    *Extras:
    -Blackbird Fabworx racing poly drop engine mount system
    -949racing Q-Max coolant reroute and crossflow supermiata radiator
    -Speedhut digital aluminum ringed water temp gauge to match boost
    -DOME SW-2 Japanese Rare classic modern steering wheel
    -Car Make Corns Japanese suede bucket seats with green contrast stitch
    -GarageVary authentic front lip
    -Daikei Horn plate button
    -Jet Stream oem texture shorty center console and trunk/gas lever cover
    -Beatrush PPF brace
    -Circuitsports slim QR and billet short steering hub
    -Garagestar 75mm steering spacer
    -Garagestar radiator cooling plate
    -Spare water pump / brake pads / belts / gaskets / plug wires / fender flares / fastback trunk lid
    __________________________________________________ __________

    Full disclaimer - this NB was spun at Buttonwillow Raceway last year. I snap over-steered into the main straight and slid against the tire cushion. The front bumper was damaged and the front fenders were distorted from the flares catching onto the bumper.

    I have had Indotech Motorsports do a complete inspection of both the chassis components, suspension, and power-train. Everything has a clean bill of health, in full alignment, free of structural damage. Nothing to hide.

    A new set of OEM front fender, OEM replacement bumper, and Autokonexion NB V1 flares have been fitted properly and installed, but not painted.
    __________________________________________________ ___________

    This car is capable of anything you will encounter on the road or tackling the canyons / track. The entire chassis / power-train / body is meticulously maintained, monitored, obsessively clean.

    Over the course of my ownership i have wrinkled out every tiny detail you can think of- and every step has been taken with care and safety.

    This car is reliable, fun, intimidating, predictable, and beautiful!

    Feel free to take a look at it in action.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZdSd4Yg3A&t=125s
    __________________________________________________ __________

    This car is being sold as a complete package- but there are options

    Asking-
    $10,500 for car as-is with no *extras listed above
    $12,000 for car with *extras, excluding the Blackbird Fabworx long tail system
    $13,500 for total car buyout with entire offering of extras including specialty tools and copies of print features / organized document system of work

    +Included in the total buy option is my MRLS 2017: Miatas at Laguna Seca track hot lap sessions spot in B-Class!

    This NB was built and tuned specifically to be a stable and reliable platform that works as a whole; changing or removing any component would compromise such a ready demeanor. I am not looking to part out large components for separate sales- I will negotiate removal of parts for pricing deals- but I don’t want to tear the car apart.

    I will not talk about negotiation until you have seen the car in person, and experienced a drive to understand what you are buying into.

    This is not a play toy, a fashion accessory, an insta-famous slap together, entry-level, what is the lowest you'll go Miata.

    If the price doesn't agree with your idea of a fully prepared and fully equipped performance ready Miata, then this vehicle is not what you are looking for. Budget is not the definition of this cars recognition.


















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    Man, talk about your extreme reactions to the Photobucket fiasco... hehe.


    But really, GLWS.

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    Man .... sad to see this one get sold off.

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    If only this were last year.....

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    Please please some enthusiast buy this and keep making it awesome.


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    Really sad news as Kimochi is a major inspiration for mine. Price is really good though, hope someone buys it amd makes it even better (albeit hard to do)

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    Turning this into a part out- Check out my ad in the class. section

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone artcentermiata's Avatar
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    Entire car has sold- End of my story with her.

    Lots of memories shared here- its a shame the photos are gone, wish you could all remember with me.

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    Glad to see her gone in one piece; to someone that will take good care of her! And the photos are not gone... try installing this if you use Google Chrome

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...fegnfnflicjjgj

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    Congrats Jeremy! I am sure it is happy/sad all at the same time. I just hope the new owner takes care of her.
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