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    fwdtamiya Tries to Ruin Another NA

    If I had to name it I think it's going to be hatchi-go. Maybe I can rename it Hatchin one day, but as it stands I've pretty much decided on Hachi-go, since the car probably only makes 85hp and doesn't have the larger engine or chassis bracing of the 1.8 I owned before.

    So, I've been looking for a BRG for a while now, a few of you probably know. I've actually been looking for one much longer than I had a WTB thread up. I saw one pop up for sale on the San Diego area CL, I was pretty excited because all of the decent looking ones with hardtops I found were pretty far, not worth checking out, or got snatched in mere moments. The same things happened to my San Diego car. 2 hours after the post went up I spotted it and emailed, then texted the seller. He told me I was second it line to check it out, I had high hopes. The car sold to the first buyer. I was grief stricken again, having another BRG slip through my fingers and considered asking the seller if he would give up contact info on the buyer, so that I might offer more cash to them. I decided it too rude and began looking again, only, looking at other color cars now. I decided to make a WTB thread on another forum for better coverage. I saw a thread titled "WTB $2K Miata in SOCAL" while I was browsing, with a few replies, in the same forum and decided to see what was being offered. I came across a familiar description, it read "I might have a 91 brg with susspension, sway bars, rollbar and a good soft top for 2200. It does had some front fender damage." I knew the fender damage well, without even seeing the car. I had just seen it sold to the first buyer on craigslist, the only thing missing from this ad seemed to be a hardtop, I knew exactly what this was. After talking with the new owner we worked out a deal for the car with hardtop for $3000, a bit more than he paid for it obviously, life is a money making business. I test drove it and have made some mental and physical notes, I'll try to update this tomorrow with pictures. For now:

    Flippers grabbing it





    Home with me, runabouts installed instantly

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    Inspiration is everywhere in this forum and modern internet age. More recently, I've been staring at the this car quite a lot. I've got some work to do.


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    Whoop! I'm excited.

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    Nice! Can't wait to see how this goes.

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    Love the BRGs, my first NA was #2673.
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    Congratulations, and welcome to the distinguished "British Racing Green Gentleman's Club".



    I'm happy you got the car, and a great story... so far.

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    This is such a classic color combo, and I know that with your collection of rare parts, and all former history / knowledge of these cars it will turn out to be a truly inspiration Miata!! I'm super excited for you Garrett !!!!

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    Nice! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the car

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! riefdaddy's Avatar
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    Someday I too wish to join the distinguished "British Racing Green Gentleman's Club". Congrats on the purchase and can't wait to see it progress!

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    can't wait to see, i always see the beautiful parts you pick up. itll be a great build!
    wut

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    Congrats on finding the right car!

    Will be following your build

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    Thanks everyone! I'm happy to be a part of the "British Racing Green Gentleman's Club"

    I'll pulled some parts from the closet this morning to see what I can install today. The wheels will have to wait, I need tires and unfortunatly I just saw some Azenis go for $330 shipped yesterday I should have jumped on them. Once I get the car washed (today?) I'll post some pictures. Hardtop is just off because I went for a drive last night.


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    such a teaser shot

    show us the goods man!!!

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    nice.

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    Awesome purchase. I too love BRG's but that, to me, is like an elusive unicorn.

    Plus I think 1.6's are too slow, lol.

    Can't wait to see your vision come to life. You always post up the awesome parts + magazine scans+ all that gangster roadster shit for me to drool over.

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