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4/24/22 3:27 p.m.

HMMM?!

now Clifford weighs 15000lbs...

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4/29/22 12:40 p.m.

I still haven't even unloaded the new problem child ... it's been a busy week!

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Dork
4/29/22 2:34 p.m.

 

So the bare v8 block on the stand? laugh Whats up with that?

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4/30/22 5:11 p.m.

In reply to Bent-Valve :

A long and sad story that hopefully ends with vroom vroom noises ;)

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5/6/22 10:48 a.m.

Well, I'm still plugging away at the V8 car, but for now I went bananas on the new kid!

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Dork
5/6/22 12:14 p.m.

 

I see poor handling and noisy brakes laying there....

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5/16/22 4:45 p.m.

In reply to Bent-Valve :

lol, yeah, it was - I'm assuming - original equipment. The car isn't too rusty underneath honestly, just a few trouble spots.

I did a lot of work on it lately, suspension and brakes upgraded, all poly pushing installed, VVT engine and a transmission I found locally with <1000 miles on it. My back has been acting up so I haven't finished buttoning up, but it's been started with the VVT engine in it - so good new there!









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5/16/22 6:33 p.m.
TAC_Rx
TAC_Rx New Reader
5/17/22 9:08 a.m.

You are sure moving on it a lot faster than I did! I'm glad to see it coming together and getting back out on the road!

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5/17/22 9:22 a.m.

In reply to TAC_Rx :

It's going to be a good little car when it's done! You made it easy, I was very happy the rear parts were already all on and broken loose. I had a few fights with the ball-joints/tie rods, but nothing an abrasive wrench couldn't handle ;) 

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Dork
5/17/22 10:43 a.m.

 

So is this going to be the backup / primary track car for a while?

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5/18/22 12:01 a.m.

In reply to Bent-Valve :

Just a Miata to do Miata things in!

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5/20/22 2:57 p.m.

Throttle cable and new steering wheel in

 

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5/24/22 1:57 a.m.

I was hoping to avoid it, but ended up tearing into the rear diff, removing the subframe, etc 

 

All back together now!

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Dork
5/24/22 2:19 a.m.

 

And why are you up at this time of the morning?

Me? Uh, well, mmm.

Stubby Bob clone email alert....

 

And this is worse! Yet it calls to me....

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5/24/22 3:46 p.m.

In reply to Bent-Valve :

That stubby almost bob would make a killer ramp truck!

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5/30/22 2:44 p.m.

We've come a long way in a short time! You can't look too close or the illusion is broken, but we're getting there!

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6/16/22 7:42 p.m.

Well, the little guy survived his first track shakedown. I'll do a full write up soon, but it really did a great job!

TAC_Rx
TAC_Rx New Reader
6/16/22 10:22 p.m.

Aweome! It's getting used properly - looks great. 

I'm glad you're still rocking the "peace frog" sticker! - It was there when I got it and I think it really fitted the car's vibe. hahaha

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6/17/22 9:03 a.m.

In reply to TAC_Rx :

Lol, the frog's staying as long as he can hang in there! 

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Dork
6/17/22 5:28 p.m.

Some real questions --

 

1) Can you really sense a Miata hidden 4 kilometer's away?

2) You disassemble and reassemble a 1.8 in your sleep instead of sleep walking?

3) Are your eyes are really calibrated to check for the proper caster angle from 200 feet?

 

laugh

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6/17/22 8:24 p.m.

In reply to Bent-Valve :

Lol! I have a nack for Miata shaped objects at this point! :D

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6/29/22 8:58 a.m.

Haha! Sometimes you just gotta wiggle the wheel a bit?

 

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