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About joesurf79

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    track withdrawl
  • Birthday June 19

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    League City TX
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    the midnight gospel

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  1. Cope - Can I baby sit it for you until you grow said appropriate stache' ?
  2. Also, just to be clear, these engines are free to anyone who wants to pick them up. Otherwise they're getting scrapped 😆
  3. I cleaned out my garage-shop room to make a gym for a wife, and now everything that was in it is taking up a garage bay that I need back! Come get this stuff, or it's going to the recycler for beer money 😁 Two 1.8L Miata short blocks. One had spun a bearing, and had it's reciprocating parts placed in it's oil pan un-ceremoniously, post necropsy. BUT it's all there and the main bearings looked in good shape when it came apart, so the shrapnel damage was not spread through the system. If someone wants to polish a crank and slap it together with some new bearings for a spare, it's a candidat
  4. joesurf79

    New Spec NC

    Appreciate the assessment of their popularity in the wild Matt!
  5. joesurf79

    New Spec NC

    So looking around and dreaming, post COVID, Post Microprocessor shortage (cue Alec Baldwin voice from The Departed: "Mi-crow-praw-ses-sahs"), what do the more seasoned miata racing junkies see one the horizon for the Spec MX5 series? Prices from what I can see for NC donors seem all over the map atm, but then again there's lots going on in the world so not sure where things might stabilize... thoughts? The car could jump straight to st5 from that the powerpoint said, and powerpoint is basically law, sooo...
  6. Thanks Max! If nothing else this provides leverage for another Miata to track sometime soon ahahahaha!
  7. Thanks man! Yeaaappp - pretty much back to normal with the exception of sleeping - have to be careful which way I rotate at night. And not lifting heavy stuff over head yet. But other than that, doing alright for the most part.
  8. All the gear, all the time... You cant ever reduce the risk to 0, but you can reduce it to some degree. All the body parts protected by top-shelf safety gear were 100% fine, and the neck collar was precautionary at that point. Like so many on track incidents, it started as a fairly benign event that ended up with more serious results. Apparently the injury I have is actually pretty common too. Several people at work have it as a result of playing softball, or mountain biking, or from anything where that area of the shoulder takes a blow in the right direction. Don't need a surgical repai
  9. Rumor has it I rode it for the first time 3 weekends ago and it came back to me like riding...a bike. But this is not a bike - it is a flame throwing dragon of mayhem upon wings of rpm covered in spacetime warping torque feathers. And I'm in love with it. Went riding the weekend after that. And was on my lid and thus on the way to the ER less than a lap in haha! AC joint grade 3 separation in the rt shoulder. Someqhere between 30 and 39 i lost all of my ability to "bounce"...and i fell onto super soft ground and the shoulder dug in hard. Traded the Acromio-clavicular ligaments for an int
  10. Just going to set this here. Before 4 wheels, I was a long time addict on 2 wheels. I call this one "Relapse".
  12. The struggle was real keeping this data to myself haha! It even comes in yellow...possible new daily ride in my sights next year?
  13. With a crude pipeline control center full of controllers, I came in all week to downtown Houston to make sure that we stayed full uptime to respond in case of emergency. Couldn't stay in the hotel where we staged controllers because wife a 2 tiny kids at home needed lots of help too. 12 year old 2wd silverado for the win! Didn't see all the Diesel F250 platinum 4x4 Fx4 crew cab guys trekking through to the office like in the commercials haha! Total failure to plan for the impacts here regarding food for a crew of mandatory employees. I asked about the food plan, and was told "tell the c
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