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About IanIsInGarage

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    Track Freak

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  • Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Track Vehicle
    '95 Turbo Miata, C6 Vette, '99 Miata
  • Interests
    Working on clients cars on side and simulation VR track racing.

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  1. Keep us posted on your maintenance and experience. I have a Porsche to buy in future and this was #1 on my list; next to '15 base 911. Yours looks mint!
  2. Same price and same owner. Still Bill. Just did a time attack comp on their L1. Super fun. Rumor has it their converting to private in near future so if you wanted to check out track you may be on limited time to do so.
  3. Holy cow how did I miss this. Talk about some awesome work over my favorite subject on my favorite sport. Woot woot woot!
  4. Also I've been dying to compare my turbo powered Miata to other cars. '04 S2000 with BC Cam and standalone ECU. Pull about a cars length by 4th gear. '20 Audi S7. Pulled a car length by 3rd, but then Audi I could tell was reeling me in very slowly. Newer Audi S5. Pulled a car length by 3rd. Also important to note, my C6 Corvette only get's street race invitations on highway, while Miata only gets race initiations from dig. Wonder why hehe. And to the full disclosure, all 3 of those S2000's above beat me at time attack. I was within a second of all but Cody in the yellow one. But Cody's on another level skill wise and project build. I'm the mechanic for the black and yellow S2000's and both of them are going boosted next year. So not sure Miata's life after December, might be time to get a chassis that handles a little more speed and easily fits my 6ft 1in body.
  5. Great news. Armed with facemask's I showed up with a S2000 crew of friends for a Time Attack competition at Driveway Austin Motorsports on L1. I won most improved of day award. Super happy about that. First time I've really felt the Miata was dialed in. It was so hot my Defi ZD gauge kept shutting down. I kept jumping into friends S2000's with AC inbetween heats. Toyo R888r 225 tires did as I would expect and E85 kept car spooling smooth.
  6. '12 Porsche Boxster wheels. Text . And no that's not another Elon child's name.
  7. Taking me back to my german mechanic days. Quite the packed engine bay, but fairly reliable engine. Talk about smooth idle.
  8. Yah! I am stoked on the new season; I just dipped in with several friends. I've never felt competition so close.
  9. Forget worrying about the hood. Your first diagnosis is to make sure your providing all the air upfront into the multiple radiators you have and not allowing any air to escape on the sides. Also on your tune (what ECU), almost all tunes allow a boost control on coolant temps i'm pretty sure. I'd think anything above 230F coolant should bring it back down to 6psi to help extend your session. Obviously the tune isn't a "fix", but it will help you stay on track a little longer.
  10. Ah man what a fun build and props for keeping it so clean. Still makes my eyes pop to see this modern head exhaust systems. Talk about proper for tight packaging. Hell I bet even I could build a turbo manifold.
  11. Alright I was able to kick some S2000's out of my garage for a hot weekend to take down Miata for upgrades. I replaced the missing driver A pillar with a treasure coast one. Replaced both door belts (trim) with treasure coast aftermarket ones and what a difference that makes on a car. Also installed K Miata reinforcement to rear diff and installed a locally sourced 4.1 Torsen Type I. Figured why not play with paint and restore at same time. The only big hold up was I stopped on 4 stripped diff 12mm bolts and after two nights rest I realized I was using 12 point sockets and hadn't tried a 6 point. On with the picture.... After all this I picked up enough acceleration that I finally think my Miata can pull on my Vette. First gear is till utterly hopeless. I really like the 5 speed, so I think i'll swap gears this upcoming summer and fix speedo to match.
  12. Alright little update. Met Randy here in town and picked up 2x 5spd's and 1x torsen. Last night met up with a S2000 friend Louie so he could show me some good touge roads. After enlightening him on turbo miata's true mastery, corners; I think I saw part of his life flash before his eyes. Quickly popped hood to a turbo S2000 day sha vu; except this time without blown engine. Nice glowing manifold. Also I've lowered car 1in all the way around, still need to play with height before I finalize alignment. After a spirited run at night. 44F outside. New height. Need to remeasure, align blah blah.
  13. Anyone recognize those seats? Not often you see a adjustable seat in a Miata that allows a harness.
  14. Little updates. Drove the car at Harris Hill Raceway and discovered cooling was no where near adequate for track duty. Picked up a Flyin Miata V1 under body brace with butterfly. I ended up destroying my Hydra ECU patch harness. During downtime battled mentally for what seemed like a month on oil cooler kit I wanted; decided on Track Dog Racing's kit; which bonus points I live 5 miles from those great guys. Skip forward a month and harness is replaced, oil cooler kit installed/modified. Unfortunately I wasn't able to bring Miata to my race track wedding; but driving off in a Lambo was almost as cool. The boosted Miata is back though, and I've promised again to her I wouldn't take her down for mods.
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