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Everything posted by IanIsInGarage

  1. Couple of my price possessions for sale/trade. Ideally I'd offload all 3 to same buyer as package for cash or trade for a Honda S2000. If your serious shoot me a cash offer or S2000 to trade and I'll unload the 30 pages of documentation for Miata on you to drool over. $10,000 '95 Miata. 71k miles $22k in parts alone. Beautiful interior. Receipts on everything. Hard top is OE with glass/defroster. $2,500 '01 Ford Sport Trac. 173k miles. Tows rig perfectly w/ 12mpg 75mph. $3,100 '13 Kearney trailer 16ft with dovetail. No issues and comes with removable winch setup. You can see pics and mods in the following thread listed below. If you have cash/S2000 offers I can let you know anything you want. On order of selling separately the only catch is I will not sell truck before trailer. Otherwise don't care on order sold.
  2. 2021 Goals: 1. Buy first home in Denver. 2. Get wife pregnant. 3. Get track membership at High Plains Raceway 4. Figure out how to lower driver seat in Miata with 3 point, or cage swap AGAIN! for better belt placement. 5. Rebuild S2000 client base in new location. 6. Learn to MIG a perfect cube from square tubing with no warping.
  3. Just got this bad boy in my garage. So it's a F-Con V Pro (gold box) and appears to be piggy back to a Toyota 1jz-gt a/t ECU. The car is standard. The HKS Knock amp is saying AF is lean under idle (all conditions). Wiring seems good and I'm getting 12v for heating of sensor. Dang sensor is $256 if you can even find one. I'm about to have a money talk with my brother. I think it's best to dump all these crazy Japanese hack jobs and get on a modern full stand alone.
  4. Good question, I'm getting some pics today to help see what it's running. Forgot about them and they did great work on my buddies S2000 w/ AEM.
  5. I have a tuner in Dallas I like for my track Miata, PRT Performance. My younger brother has a 1jz turbo swapped Toyota Supra with HKS Fcon for tuning. Want a Austin dyno shop to dyno tune it for Austin since it came from up North. Many years back I used MZM International for a Turbo S2000, but open to other shops. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
  6. I looked on their Facebook and no pictures at all; just memes. Anyone finds this post it up. It's still my "home track" and can't wait to get back on some changes.
  7. Has anyone have a map of what the changes will be? Buddy hit me with following, but unsure date. I believe the back right side out of frame was were the real changes were coming. And then I see parts in the middle of this picture with more wear than I remember and I feel lost to the changes. I'll just throw it out there, I miss my membership there many years back now.
  8. Hmmmmmn. Only other difference I can think of is E85 (which should drop temps), and I'm at 250whp 14psi. Also driving habits on track, I tend to murder my cars on the bleeding edge and give them no cares. Also the day in question at HH was very hot, but I've since made changes to ducting and undertray. Extending the undertray? Do you have more details on this. Also I was considering removing the FM fans and finding 1 stock fan. The car is 100% track duty now. Might change tune and make her at 220whp; seems like Magic number. Side note after last track day I pulled plugs and checked compression. Compression is so good it brought a tear to eye; within 2%. Plugs looked very clean with good ground straps.
  9. Thanks for suggestions. For ducting i've gone fairly extensive in sealing all gaps, but have not start cutting up anything to allow more air flow. For oil cooler I did the Track Dog Racing kit that puts it infront of passenger fender. It allows for clean air. Before oil cooler I could hit 230F in 2 laps at Harris Hill. Now I"m doing 10+min at COTA before temps start getting high. Even then I still push until 235F or above 275F oil. I really do think ideally I need to drop fans completely and V mount. I've also entertained the idea of doubling the size of oil cooler and retesting. But next event should be cooler temps so I'm curious how ambient affects it as well. For suspension I still lack sway bars which you'll see I still could use for sure.
  10. So I aligned my own car with Paco Motorsports hub stands. Second product from them I've not been happy with my purchase. I do think it's a good idea on hub stands and feel in better hands results would be far superior. I went to a Miata track alignment specialist; Texas Track Works. Here's where I landed. Spent a weekend repainting my trailer. Tow rig in heat performed perfect and I loved being able to jump in truck idling with AC. Even though I was chugging water all day I got multiple migraines. This event is my favorite all year around. Goes from 4pm to 11pm. Night is for experienced people only and late late most people are going home for bed. So night run is usually with only 2-3 other cars and you get to really hone your night driving skills. I ran on gopro 2:43.720. I was .2 seconds from one of my friends top times. So next projects to help drop times are as follows. 1. Drop temps somehow just a little more; Lap 6 in day 95F I was getting coolant to 235F and Oil 275F. Need to think hard on which to increase cooling capacity on. 2. Get a proper driver seat so I stay planted. 3. Sway bars because stock didn't do great at COTA even with coilovers. 4. Possibly raise front as it was rubbing here and there. But I think sway bars may resolve this. Day run. https://youtu.be/KR4kQEawG-c Night run and yes visibility is just like video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9W0sMuIUcg I have some on track photos coming in next week or two.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. Holy cow how did I miss this. Talk about some awesome work over my favorite subject on my favorite sport. Woot woot woot!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. '12 Porsche Boxster wheels. Text . And no that's not another Elon child's name.
  17. Taking me back to my german mechanic days. Quite the packed engine bay, but fairly reliable engine. Talk about smooth idle.
  18. Yah! I am stoked on the new season; I just dipped in with several friends. I've never felt competition so close.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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