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nealb

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    DFW Texas
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    NC2 for track and STR

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  1. Did the Park Place event last weekend and we got to walk and be driven in pickups/golf karts/etc (slowly) around the new section Really Miata friendly, lots more elevation change than imagined, and the straight into 11 will be really fast since you enter carrying more speed. Can't wait to run the whole track and especially going CW Tire wear is very minimal. Surprised everyone. Grip isn't there yet, but lots of fun.
  2. SOLD Kurgo Tire Totes
  3. Four Bridgestone Pole Position S04 tires for an NC MX-5 Miata. Date code is 0716. Size 215/45 x 17 (original size was 205). https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...PPXL&tab=Specs Two of the tires have 8/32” (out of 10/32”) and two of them have 5/32.” They are all evenly worn, no cupping or more wear on inside or outside. They are mounted on OEM 17 x 7 55mm wheels. The wheels have been black PlastiDipped including the centercaps. The PlastiDip is coming off here and there. The wheels don’t have curb rash or other problems. The wheels have functioning TPMS for an NC miata (2009-2015 for sure, don’t know about 2006-08). https://photos.app.goo.gl/AhKT8vuzmxovGrX99 All four wheels/tires for $350 cash face-to-face meeting. I'm not far from MSR-C
  4. nealb

    New Spec NC

    Madza Speed is at it again https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/2019/08/21/spec-mx-5-the-kit-and-the-why/
  5. A few years ago, a good autocross friend and I bought exactly the same torque wrench and air pressure gauges. At one event he mentioned that his lugs seemed to loosen some at every event. He said they felt tight with a breaker bar, but the wrench clicked with little effort We did the simple thing of using both wrenches on my car. Very different clicking points on the same lug. Obviously we had them both recalibrated, and we continue to do the simple both wrenches on one lug to see if there is an obvious problem We do the same with the air gauges. At one point we found that there was a 5 psi difference between them, So we compared to other gauges at the event to see which one had apparently died.
  6. MER shop at Cresson has a running Ecotech swapped car they started with a track toy NA I guess it is for sale
  7. There will be a bunch of DFW people there. Track Dog always brings a contingent. And several of us will be in "Race Port" #12. Stop by and say Hi http://www.hallettracing.net/track/rent-a-raceport/ We try to do a group dinner (for DFW folks, open to all) Thurs and Fri nites and several of us trailer up Thursday afternoon meet in Ardmore if you are interested
  8. yes, but we all hope that once they open, they're open for good call Brad and talk to him about schedule
  9. PCA has two scheduled http://mav.pca.org/Events/DE/ and a new organization just popped up, Park Place Experience Academy, Sept 2 and Oct 5-6 https://www.parkplaceexperience.com/ and SCCA TT in Nov https://www.texasscca.org/trials/ probably others I don't know about yet
  10. I think that dates back several years to when the Arkansas Miata club hosted the event. For the last several years, Friday has been CW and Saturday CCW. Call Connie and talk to her about your experience level. Offer up that you'll do a check ride with someone she knows. But enter. It is a fun event. Last year there were a few Minis, but almost all were in Novice group. The one seriously prepared Mini broke early
  11. several events scheduled there in Sept and Oct PCA for one
  12. I haven't put the toll tag on the car yet and don't think I will. If I drive it through a toll reader, my plate will trigger the lower price toll. And I'll just cover the tag when trailering. Just stupid to get charged for a vehicle that isn't touching the road.
  13. So here’s another thing (of many) that doesn’t make sense. I got a toll tag for my new to me street legal Miata but haven’t put in on yet. Called NTTA and asked if I have the Miata on my open car hauler trailer and go through a toll booth, do I get charged for all three? Meaning truck, trailer and Miata. Answer was yes. They claim state law says any vehicle going thru a toll reader must pay. I said even if not on its own power or touching the road? Answer was yes. I trailered my previous track only Miata often. It never had a license tag or a toll tag. Never got anything saying I owed for the mystery car on the trailer. I’ve googled some trying to research the state law thing but so far haven't found anything Saw this on NTTA site and it doesn't mention what is on a trailer just that presence of a towed trailer doubles the normal rate https://www.texpresslanes.com/pricing/vehicle-classification-shapes Going to cover the license tag when towing and see how that works. Anyone ever been charged for a licensed car on a trailer? Three times for one pass thru a toll reader?
  14. I think Matt93SE is correct about how much Mueller will do. Don't think their contractor will do the interior walls etc but ask them. I'd bet one of their approved metal contractor guys has someone else who would do the inside. Or you could get a "normal" residential contractor who would sub out the metal building stuff and do all the rest. One thing to note is my building has eaves and residential gutters because my wife insisted on that look rather than the normal metal building. If you care about that it would likely be a special deal for Mueller. I'll PM you my "normal" builder buddy who does high end stuff in Roanoak and surrounding areas and whose wife did the layout. Talk to Mueller about whether they only have standard size buildings or will custom size something.
  15. https://photos.app.goo.gl/npM4urEYaod7s7BM8 I had it built by a guy who is no longer in the area. Talked to Mueller buildings but at the time they only sold metal and you were on your own for construction. Now they have builders as part of a package. The wife of an autocross buddy (who is a builder in DFW area) did the design. Can give their info. All welded construction. Thicker choice of exterior panels. Lantham super windows. SEER 15. I’m 25 miles SW of MSR-C in a development where everyone has 20 acres. Hydromulched yard with native flowers and grasses. Mow 2X a year when everything goes to seed or is dead. Property taxes are based on a barn. I’m over 65 so frozen at $2270 per year for it all. Pro is much cheaper to build than conventional, energy efficiency, no exterior maintenance. Con is must find the right person to sell to. The living area is stud walls with drywall and blown in insulation. Exterior walls wind up being 7.5” thick. Spray foam sealed it so much (including top of ceiling drywall and wall between living and garage) that had to do a commercial style AC that will introduce fresh air into the system. Garage is split into a 3 car and 2 car with smaller heated/cooled by a thru the wall unit. Room for at least 5 cars, especially if Miatas. Only have 4 right now. Garage ceiling is 11-3, house 10. Stained concrete floors, crown molding, granite kitchen. 400’ of concrete driveway down a steep hill. Long view to the West.
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