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    Thanks Steve! I really appreciate all the input you've given over the course of this project. Will be looking for those tools soon. When putting everything back in the engine bay I realized the usefulness of the flare wrenches, but didnt note which we used.

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    I was happy to help! I hope it was useful.

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    Nothing new done to the car since it's in storage, but I have been majorly planning the trip to CA/ Laguna Seca for October. 16 or 17 day trip. approx. 7500 miles.
    I'd be open to having anyone join me, either in their car, or as a passenger/co-driver in mine.
    tentative itinerary:

    Date weekdayDay Stop Miles Total Miles
    4-OctFri 1. dubois PA 495. 495
    5-OctSat 2. Springfield OH 329. 824
    6-OctSun 3 Kansas City, MO 609. 1433
    7-Octmon 4. Fowler CO 566. 1999
    8-Octtues 5Kayenta az 444. 2443
    9-Octwed 6. vegas via
    GC and Zion 507. 2950
    10-Octthur 7. Ventura/AgH 294. 3244
    11-OctFri 8. laguna seca 312. 3556
    12-Octsat 9 0 3556
    13-Octsun 10. Blythe, Ca 536. 4092
    14-Octmon 11. el paso tx 580. 4672
    15-Octtues 12. seguin tx 586. 5258
    16-Octwed 13. new orleans LA 507. 5765
    17-Octthur 14 atlanta ga via
    stop at Naval Aviation museum 532. 6297
    18-Octfri 15. daleville va 486. 6783
    19-Oct. sat 16. nh 672. 7455
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    Oct 20, staging HPDE at Atlanta Motorsports Park north of Atlanta.

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    Laguna Seca video for inspiration at the link

    https://vimeo.com/251603632?fbclid=I...2KjDzBGC_UKqxI

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Oct 20, staging HPDE at Atlanta Motorsports Park north of Atlanta.
    Now Steve that's just mean! I've got to be back to work on the 21st! No real way for me to make that one work! I do hope to be able to say hi when I'm in the area though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiataQuest View Post
    Laguna Seca video for inspiration at the link

    https://vimeo.com/251603632?fbclid=I...2KjDzBGC_UKqxI
    I was there that year but had just gotten my miata. No idea of what shape she was in so I wasnt going to chance a long trip like that. I flew out to la and then drove up with KINOD and the ohio guys including the maker of this video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I was there that year but had just gotten my miata. No idea of what shape she was in so I wasnt going to chance a long trip like that. I flew ok it to la and then drove up with KINOD and the ohio guys including the maker of this video.
    Awesome that you went!
    Your planned trip is even more awesome!
    I can't say awesome enough.

    Keep us updated during your trip, eh.

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    A few things have come in the mail with some additional ones in the works. Type 1 Garagestar license plate bracket, since NH sucks. Jass door pull blanks, since my current pulls just have screws, and the last item is the Garagestar wiper cowl cover. Having recieved a preview of the parts outstanding I'll only say I'm sure they will be the usual fantastic execution and quality associated with this vendor.
    Of course the car is still in storage, so the parts just sit here... taunting me. Auuugh!

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    Updates! Installed Garagestar wiper cowl and Revlimiter front badge and Jass blanks with Revlimiter badges. Adam did such a great job on these. Have yet to do the GS plate bracket.

    Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk

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    This looks so awesome!

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    So happy for you Charlie! The car came together fantastic!

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    I haven't been happy with the OEM seats, they don't have wonderful lumbar support, and just not terribly comfortable on long drives (IE- over 2 hours) I had considered Bride Exas III's due to my experience in a friends car, 6 hours in the seat in one day, and no issues) but they're just too expensive. tried RSX seats, too wide for the car, looked for C5 and c6 seats, but nothing reasonably priced, and though rx8 seats probably would've fit, they cut down on leg room since they wouldn't go back all the way.

    Today, success! I found a listing on craigslist for these.

    seat front.jpgseat under.jpg

    The downside? they were 3 hours away,but the upside more than made up for it.
    Price?
    $100!!!???
    The seller was an older couple who now had a nice low mileage copper red/tan NC2, and didn't need these anymore.
    7 hours after leaving my house this morning, Wildcat now looks like this:

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    Awesome price on a super clean pair of surfboards!

    They are my favorite stock seats, but the NA seats are easier to customize. Adding lumbar support to them is pretty easy.

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    after my drive tomorrow, I'll see what i need comfort wise, and when they get recovered in the future, I'll have any additional lumbar support put in, as well as having the seat bottom foam redone on the drivers side. I sat in it briefly tonight, and discovered I sit higher. For most people that may be a bad thing. Me, I'm good with that, LOL!

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