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    https://media1.giphy.com/media/cMVlFT1YyfmoyR9oQv/...

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    Is it on the ground under its own wheels?

    Is it on the ground under its own wheels?
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    That pacer probably gets more attention than your...

    That pacer probably gets more attention than your stilted Vette.
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    If we had received the 1-series hatchback like...

    If we had received the 1-series hatchback like most of the world, I probably would have one already.

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    I did a thing.

    I DDíd 3 manuals in my time living in LA, only the NA with 8# flywheel and ACT ďextremeĒ clutch was tiresome.

    The nice thing about all the BMWs Iíve owned, the torque down low and manual...
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    I did a thing.

    Recent career changes will have me commuting to downtown Atlanta. Itís a little over 20 miles each way.

    While I would love to take the train, itís not a feasible option because I live a bit too...
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    May be time to set this car free soon. I am...

    May be time to set this car free soon. I am actively looking at another make & model for purchase.
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    If you can, look into converting to a coil on...

    If you can, look into converting to a coil on plug ignition. If your midpipe gasket blew out and you are misfiring, there is a good chance your car sent a backfire through the exhaust and it may mean...
  9. This is a good rolling how-to video....

    This is a good rolling how-to video.
  10. A little bit to unpack, but here are the...

    A little bit to unpack, but here are the considerations for rolling/not rolling:



    Ride height
    Alignment
    Tire sizing
    Model (NA vs NB)
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    Great job! Glad to see you back in the saddle...

    Great job! Glad to see you back in the saddle again, moving forward!
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    Never been a fan of the butterfly brace. Use...

    Never been a fan of the butterfly brace.

    Use whatever fluids are available to you and fit the requirements of the car. Unless you are using the car outside usual parameters, not much need for...
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    I like restoring cars similarly.

    I like restoring cars similarly.
  14. Gorgeous!

    Gorgeous!
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    The silver sleeze

    I see you are in TN by the license plates. I know this interior swap routine. ;) You can see what I did in my build thread.

    When you pull the dash, I highly recommend replacing the heater core and...
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    That SE was supposed to come with a picnic basket...

    That SE was supposed to come with a picnic basket set. A friend bought one new and he had it.
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    I have a theory on the TPS plug. It likely sees...

    I have a theory on the TPS plug. It likely sees more abuse from NVH. The TB is perched out on the far corner of the engine, very far (relatively) from the engine mount. Considering the TB failures a...
  18. Honestly, the best time for me to do a correction...

    Honestly, the best time for me to do a correction is over a long holiday, usually that down time between Christmas and New Year or sometime around Easter. The weather is still cool, not much is going...
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    Maybe recalibrate your WBO2. Otherwise, keep an...

    Maybe recalibrate your WBO2. Otherwise, keep an eye on the AFR/surging. If it correlates to strange or erratic idle, you may have a circuit controlling relay sticking.
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    There are a lot of Miatas on original hubs....

    There are a lot of Miatas on original hubs. People who do extracurricular activities with theirs usually consider hours on-track to mileage.

    For daily driving, they can last a long time,...
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    I did a thing.

    Meh.
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    Good to see Mike still in that car. :)

    Good to see Mike still in that car. :)
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    Spring has arrived. Took the hardtop off and went...

    Spring has arrived. Took the hardtop off and went for a drive this evening.

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  24. I remember reading about electronically...

    I remember reading about electronically controlled valvetrains in the late 80s or early 90s. I think I read it in Wardís or an engineering magazine. Alpha or Fiat used piezoelectronic valves, IIRC....
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    Iím considering not installing a rollbar. Have...

    Iím considering not installing a rollbar.

    Have to wait and see how the prices shake out, they are getting very affordable.
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