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    97 Miata

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  1. It ran flawlessly all weekend, but needs an intercooler (duh). Was hitting 195f intake temps, which was the same as my coolant 😄 Was throwing a bunch of fuel in and dumping timing to compensate, but the DIY redneck remote mount system I designed works as intended and I love the noises it makes!
  2. I have them on Miata and they were A+ street/track tires. Very good for shenanigans, fairly grippy and nice progressive slidey bois.
  3. Keeping it simple: Finish building racecar. Race said racecar.
  4. While the picture looks bad, I'd say the stock hoops did their job in that case keeping in mind you're in a 3 point belt so upper body is free to move around a bit. And also illiustrates that safety is a full system. Put harnesses in a car with those stock hoops and you're in bad shape. As soon as you start changing the system away from full OEM, you need to go all in on proper roll bar, seat, harness, etc. Personally, and I'm pretty throw caution to the wind kinda person, I don't much like the idea of tracking any OEM vehicle. After suddenly finding myself stationary in a racecar I appr
  5. I got no money's for buying stuff to really move this project along just yet, so knocking out simple stuff. Got my seat reinstalled today, but need to redrill it and move it forward a bit. At current position/layback it's hitting the cage plus I'm reaching for clutch and 5th gear shifts anyways. So, gonna have to move that. Also went ahead and removed remaining A/C lines and some emissions equipment (EGR and charcoal canister). I'll probably go ahead and delete washer bottle and do a lazy wire tuck too because why not. Even if I had more turbo stuff to move along with it wouldn't QUITE be time
  6. Time for party mode. This thing is tiny (T3 50 trim), 35lbs doggo for scale.
  7. Started working on the dash today and it's down to nothing but a hacked up skin. Going to have to get creative with getting it securely mounted along with the gauge pod. Will do some final trimming to clean it up then flock it because racecar. Think I'll move the ECU to top of trans tunnel under the now "floating" dash.
  8. And after just a few short weeks, she's home! This is a "ST4" cage from TC Design. Went with straight dash bar, x brace back, and cutout the OEM seat belt towers for some extra room. Need to do a lot of cleaning up wiring and mount the dash skin to the new dash bar as the oem dash bar can't go back in.
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