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    I appreciate the sentiment, Martin. I may be getting one from Alex, aka Scratch 'n Sniff. My friend has gone over to Alex's and I told him to check for a good one for me.

    So, today was a good day. Saw some cool cars at the Morrisville C&C, saw some familiar faces from the forums, saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2, overall a good time.

    But (always one, right?), on the way there this morning I heard what sounded like a rock smacking the hell out of my windshield. I looked and didn't see anything, so I thought I got lucky. Nope.



    Saw that on my way back east after leaving the Southpoint mall after lunch. A crack in the windshield around 4" long. FML. So either it happened when what hit the glass made contact, or cracked laterafter the C&C.

    Already stopped by the local Mazda dealer to get a printed quote for a new OEM windshield, $600+. Plan to call State Farm Monday.

    On the brighter side of things, I had a V8 body guard detail today thanks to some friends.

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    I've seen others post a mod list, and have been compiling mine for a bit.

    Here's Betty's Mod List as it currently stands.


    OEM Options:

    PZ Brilliant Black paint
    Tan leather interior
    1.8L BP engine
    5 speed manual transmission
    4.10 Torsen differential
    Power windows/mirrors/antenna/brakes/steering
    Cruise control
    A/C

    Interior:

    M Edition sill plates
    Rev 9 1002 replica pedal covers
    Nardi 5-spd weighted wooden knob
    Nardi 360mm Classico wood steering wheel
    Nardi wooden handbrake handle
    Joyfast handbrake button
    Daikei Plug 'n Play steering hub adapter
    Tan shifter boot
    Tan handbrake boot
    OEM V Special floor mats
    RS Products meter panel
    Retro Modern needle caps
    Retro Modern HVAC knobs
    Retro Modern cigar plug
    R-Speed vent rings
    KG Works door handles
    Saizare dress-up kit (glove box & center console key holes and trip meter reset button)
    Saizare ignition cover
    Revlimiter retro flush mount black plate window switches
    Revlimiter retro black plate hazard switches
    Revlimiter gauges, modded Jazz Stirlings
    Revlimiter HVAC overlay, modded Striling
    Revlimiter HVAC panel, black w/ trim ring
    Revlimiter sill plate inserts Type-R
    MiataRoadster delrin window bushings
    Pioneer DEH-6300 head unit
    OEM dash pocket B02A-66-9M0A
    I.L. Motorsports foot well lights
    DIY acrylic windblocker

    Exterior/Wheels & Tires:

    R-Speed 15x7 +38 Chaparral wheels
    BFG Sport Comp 2 tires 195/55/15
    3mm wheel spacers
    Garage Vary tail light panel
    Mazda Porter Cab tail lights
    Garage Woolery GV trim rings
    JASS Performance lowpro headlights
    OEM Round Eunos "V" nose badge
    OEM "Eunos" 800 rear badge
    Zoom retro fuel lid
    Runabout M2 mirrors
    OEM front & rear short mudflaps
    OEM R-package front lip
    OEM R-package rear spoiler
    OEM Hard Top w/defrost
    Robbins NB tan soft top w/non-defrost glass
    Project-G Bikini top in tan
    Garage Star R2-Limited "Eunos" Side Stripes
    Mazda Tribute windshield washer nozzles

    Brakes/Suspension/Steering/Chassis:

    Garage Star brake master cylinder brace
    Garage Star frame rails
    Garage Star fender braces
    Garage Star delrin door bushings
    Hard Dog M2 Sport double diagonal roll bar
    Hard Dog roll bar padding & leather padding cover
    Hard Dog hidden hitch
    DIY driver's side trunk protection panel
    Thermo-Tec adhesive backed aluminized heat barrier on trans tunnel
    Centric Premium rotors
    G-Loc GS-1 brake pads
    Techna-fit stainless brake lines
    NB front subframe
    NB Power steering rack
    NB Power steering pump + pressure line
    '90-'95 Powet steering cooler line + reservoir
    '93LE/R-package tie rods
    I.L. Motorsports control arm bushings
    Racing Beat 1" solid front sway bar
    MSM 14mm rear sway bar
    949 Racing clutch interlock bypass
    949 Racing endlinks
    949 Racing Xida coilovers 550/350
    Ride height: F: 4-1/2" R: 4-3/4"

    Engine/Transmission:

    949 Racing stainless clutch line
    Daikin/Exedy clutch slave cylinder
    Daikin/Exedy clutch master cylinder
    Exedy Stage 1 OEM organic clutch
    OEM BPR7 flywheel resurfaced
    '96 ECU
    NGK BKR6EIX-11 spark plugs
    NGK ZE21 (9160) plug wires
    Koyo OEM-style replacement radiator
    OEM intake brace removed
    OEM chrome acorn valve cover bolts
    OEM chrome breather cross over tube
    RetroModern simplicity oil cap
    Wrinkle black w/ polished letters cam cover
    Garage Star cowl panel in wrinkle black
    Garage Star radiator panel in wrinkle black
    Racing Beat cruise control relocation kit
    Monsterflow NA8 Intake
    Thermo-Tec pipe shield 2'x6" downpipe to cat
    Goodwin Racing Roadster Sport 3 cat-back

    Maintenance:

    Mobil 1 10w40 high mileage engine oil
    Mobil 1 M108 oil filter
    Redline MT-90 gear oil in transmission
    Redline 75-90 gear oil in differential
    O'Reilly Auto Parts Super Start battery part# MIATA
    Gates timing belt
    Gates water pump
    Gates accessory belts
    Prestone antifreeze/distilled water 50/50 mix
    Viton CAS o-ring seal
    OEM front & rear crank seals
    OEM cam seals
    OEM cam cover gasket
    OEM PCV valve
    OEM front & rear trans seals
    OEM shifter rebuild
    OEM bypass hoses
    OEM heater hoses
    OEM radiator hoses
    OEM alignment bolts
    OEM lower ball joints
    Moog upper ball joints k500210
    Exedy pilot bearing
    Exedy throwout bearing

    Waiting Installation:

    Revlimiter Eunos "V" nose badge
    Suzuki Cappuccino washer bottle
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    New windshield was installed this morning.

    Last night I preped the lower windshield area by removing the wipers, wiper cowl panel, and GS panel. I didn't want to take any chances with the wiper cowl panel since it's still in exceptional condition, and I know they have a tendacy to crack/break relatively easily.

    Pics from this morning.

    Here's the crack, it had grown about 2" since it happened last week. I actual heard it every time it grew, even saw it happen a time or two. Glad I took care of it ASAP, makes me feel as if it would've been at least half way across the windshield within a couple of months otherwise.



    Original, cracked, and pitted windshield out.



    New OEM windshield and reveal molding installed, as well as the wiper cowl panel and wipers.



    Mmmm, JIS Nippon goodness, yum.


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    Got around to swapping in a new to me MAF. Friend of mine went through SnS's stock of parts to get me the best condition one he could. It looks like new.

    So that meant fabbing another bracket.



    Will get around to painting it this weekend.

    While out grabbing some light bulbs for the garage and hobby room today, I grabbed lunch from the fil-a of Chick.


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