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  1. Thread: I did a thing.

    by SigmaX
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    Nice to meet you out there! According to my...

    Nice to meet you out there!

    According to my datalogger, I managed a 128MPH top speed (with a very good draft) and a 117MPH top speed without a draft. Best time of 1:41, with average laptime in the...
  2. 30 year old rubber is 30 year old rubber....

    30 year old rubber is 30 year old rubber. Definitely replace.
  3. 12300

    12300
  4. You're not the first person to suggest that!...

    You're not the first person to suggest that! However, it changes the shear forces being experienced by the mounting hardware; I've got an e-mail in to the vendor about changing up the mounting method.
  5. This Friday was my birthday. That means I had...

    This Friday was my birthday. That means I had THREE days to slack off on working on the car. Unfortunately I wasn't able to bring myself to spend the entire weekend of mid-70s temps sitting inside in...
  6. My comments from 2018: And a couple of...

    My comments from 2018:


    And a couple of external videos of sessions:

    MBTG1


    MBTG2
  7. Two weeks ago: Finally (?), an update! Work's...

    Two weeks ago:
    Finally (?), an update! Work's been hard, guys. In the past 10 weeks I've had three weekends to myself.

    A bunch of parts came in. Including my new-for-2019 Penske Spec Miata...
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum.
  9. Been a while since I updated my build thread...

    Been a while since I updated my build thread here.

    Before the holiday timeframe, my new jackstands came in and I put it up in the air. I also removed both front fenders (which had been damaged by...
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    I'm pretty sure that the guy could have put them...

    I'm pretty sure that the guy could have put them up on BAT and gotten more than the cost of a new Miata out of 'em...

    And he got a 3-year old example.
  11. Can confirm.

    Can confirm.
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    Sorry for the crappy photos. I'm NOT a...

    Sorry for the crappy photos. I'm NOT a photographer.

    The new dropped floor is low. It extends lower than the pinch weld.
    https://i.imgur.com/teXqkM4.jpg

    Floor-to-cage distance is right around...
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    I had an acquaintance come by this past weekend...

    I had an acquaintance come by this past weekend to try sitting in the Miata with the dropped floor pan and race seat. He has 36 inch inseam and is around 6'3". He fit with several inches of headroom...
  14. It really seems like you're trying to get people...

    It really seems like you're trying to get people to confirm that the BBFW bar is the right choice rather than asking for opinions. I'm going to give you an opinion with more points than what I posted...
  15. The harness bar is bolt-in. Why are you looking...

    The harness bar is bolt-in. Why are you looking for a harness bar, anyways? Unless you're replacing the stock seats with an actual racing seat, harnesses are less safe.

    My vote is the Hard Dog. If...
  16. Thread: 2019 Mazda3 ???

    by SigmaX
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    Yeah, everyone wants a twist-beam rear...

    Yeah, everyone wants a twist-beam rear suspension. Bravo, "zoom zoom" company.
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    Sticky: Long Road Racing out of Statesville, NC (near...

    Long Road Racing out of Statesville, NC (near Charlotte). I had them do some race fab work for me; rollcage, dropped floor pan, seat mount, interior paintwork. They specialize in race-prep and fab...
  18. NA Bushings: Prothane Urethane Complete Bushing Set ("red")

    Contains: Front and rear sway bar bushings (for use on the stock sway bars only), front sway bar retaining clamps, front and rear endlink bushings, rear differential mounting bushings, and front and...
  19. Alright, having to work 5pm to 4am sucked, but I...

    Alright, having to work 5pm to 4am sucked, but I rested up and decided to get some work done this Saturday. Let me just go out to the garage with my new vac bleeder, and...

    ...
  20. And that brings us to today. Or yesterday, I...

    And that brings us to today. Or yesterday, I guess; it hasn't moved since I got it home Wednesday afternoon.

    https://i.imgur.com/pHT7emr.jpg
    We'll start at the back. Here's the freshly-painted...
  21. Yep. The car that had REALLY made me fall in love...

    Yep. The car that had REALLY made me fall in love with driving, the car that had introduced me to car control and motorsports, the car that I had a tendency to think about when thinking about what...
  22. And now, building for something a little different...

    Preface: Feel free to skip the first post. It's just a story, and I'm not a writer.

    In 2005, having recently totaled my Integra by picking a fight with a tree, I started searching for a new car. I...
  23. Thread: 2019 Mazda3 ???

    by SigmaX
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    Sure, but that doesn't matter to automakers...

    Sure, but that doesn't matter to automakers anymore. All cars have to come with a backup/rear-view camera as of May 2018.
  24. NB Nice to meet ya! Hope to see you out at VIR next...

    Nice to meet ya! Hope to see you out at VIR next season.

    Now I've just got the Deuce to sell.
  25. NB Tell you what I will do. Your choice. You can...

    Tell you what I will do. Your choice. You can have $50 off my already-fairly-low asking price, or you can have me come meet you partway, up to $50 worth of gas. Figure 24 MPG from Morrisville, NC.
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