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May 22, 2018 - 8:51 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098130 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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I drive on I4 for work, that qualifies. The bike cancels out the -10hp (and cool, obv) lost by...GASP...the "autotragic."

May 22, 2018 - 12:27 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098124 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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I can see the merit of an auto daily but it could not be a sole option for me.

May 15, 2018 - 8:29 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098006 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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BA as usual.

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097976 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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Keep the 'bird and buy a beater NA for a grand.

May 9, 2018 - 10:42 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097904 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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May 6, 2018 - 12:09 PM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1097865 · Replies: 13 · Views: 198
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May 5, 2018 - 1:13 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097844 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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I used to be afraid of dogs too as a kid, mostly the bigger ones. Now I see that cars and dogs are similar in the sense that if you grab them by the scruff of the neck and slide them around, they tend to obey if they're good. Miata likes wagging its tail a lot.

May 2, 2018 - 12:51 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097749 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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I'm surprised the Miata forum hasn't picked that up, they froth for T6. When I was only changing the Celica's oil I used GTX exclusively, it just felt good for some reason. Then I got cheap and went for a good deal.

May 2, 2018 - 12:27 AM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1097738 · Replies: 13 · Views: 198
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I believe mine is an add-on as the switch is not in the factory location. It only tilts as well. A gear seems to blame but I'm not bothered enough to tear into it.

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:17 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097621 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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They always felt a little loose to me, Stook excepted. Vague pick-up point in the clutch too.

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:16 PM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1097620 · Replies: 6 · Views: 116
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My idle is fine with the blower on, but does dip somewhat when the amp is running and I hold the brake. It does have a new alt and battery, to add to the discussion like Dan said, so I suspect grounds for myself as well.

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1097606 · Replies: 6 · Views: 116
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Questionable grounds?

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:46 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097605 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 25, 2018 - 9:30 PM) *
He let it idle around the mall parking lot in D for HOURS to get that average up.


Got to work the D to get to bewbs.

Finished rebuilding the drums a couple days ago, fun times. Probably will never use that knowledge again. Also replaced the OG alternator.

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1097306 · Replies: 113 · Views: 22,467
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What did you do to drop a whole second on the last lap? Well done.

Apr 5, 2018 - 1:44 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097154 · Replies: 634 · Views: 1,994,234
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I have metal knobs in the Celica and my Miata and it's not a problem with a sunshade.

Apr 5, 2018 - 1:41 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1097153 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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SWEET! I sometimes wish for a 250 street bike. A light bike is absolutely a great starter. I love my little Eliminator and don't regret going for it at all. Any more details?

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:23 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096830 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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This is getting weird, and I watch a lot of Adult Swim.

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:50 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1096760 · Replies: 17 · Views: 421
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QUOTE (97Celica @ Mar 19, 2018 - 7:18 AM) *
I bought my 98 convertible for $250 and put about $1,000 into it to make it near mint. I bought a 97 Liftback for $600 and had to put maybe $300 into it to make it near mint...

No one is being is being rude on here by saying 4k for a car with damage,rust and missing parts is too much, they're being honest with you.

It's a ST instead of a GT also so if anyone wants to motor swap it to a 3sgte they have to do more work...

It's the little things...when I sell cars on the side (which I do as a hobby and to make extra $ having 3 kids) I make sure the car has ever last part that it can have to get top dollar. Not having the shift boot....which is a $9 part is super lazy and people won't like that food/dry skin/dust have fallen down into the cables,etc.


Thanks for you input. I have a shift boot, but not the manual shifter surround since this was an auto. Again, I don't actually want to sell this car so the price is high but open for someone to make a cheeky offer. If I said 4k firm I could see the point. To quote Barbossa - "They're more like guidelines."

Thanks all.

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:27 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096727 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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I'll do a test drive for anyone interested.

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:42 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096708 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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+1 for Nautilus, I have one in the LE. If you say you want more power in an NA or NB then you are frankly missing the point, however, we all know that. Although even an auto NC1 does start to have "adequate" power, the NC is not really a Miata.

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:55 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096698 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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Well, you say that, but I'm actually still happy with less than half of that. Then again, I like Miatas because they are underpowered.

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096679 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Mar 14, 2018 - 9:07 PM) *
I use the 1 gallon fluid evacuator at work with a bit of rubber tube on the end. I build some suction with the bleeder open and if it won't pull fluid I just pump the pedal and it'll bleed it out that way with on person. The key is to NEVER do full strokes to the floor with an older car, you might run the C shaped seals inside the master over some rough areas inside the bore that haven't seen a seal in 20 years. When that happens it can flip the seal or damage it's edges and cause issues with poor pedal.


Good to know. The LE's master is original AFAIK and she's getting SS lines soon, so I must remember that. The Celica got a new master when the pedal went to the floor under hard braking, not fun. On that note, the bleed was a breeze with the bottle elevated, but the pedal still isn't firm. Turns out the puddle of Liquid Wrench under the pax drum grew after the bleed and...it's pissing fluid out of the drum. So TIL correct bleeding procedure and that brake cylinders are a thing, which I will be replacing if I can manage to fight the drum cover off. Shame I had to spend on a MC but at least it's one less thing to fail.

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:43 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096667 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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QUOTE (narly_charley @ Mar 14, 2018 - 12:54 PM) *
No problem! It does NOT need to be air tight. You just need to make sure that the tubing bend goes ABOVE the bleeder so that the air goes up at the top. I drilled mine to be almost exactly the same outside diameter of the tubing so that the tube didn't fly out of the bottle every time I moved it. Watch this video (link will take you to where you need to start). I really like this ChrisFix guy, he does a VERY good job at showing how to do things.

https://youtu.be/n1NvtUwfRJc?t=6m35s


You are not the hero I deserve, but the one I need. Great video and thank you for the sage advice. Have an e-round.


Mar 14, 2018 - 10:54 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096655 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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QUOTE (narly_charley @ Mar 14, 2018 - 9:01 AM) *
I don't. I use the "one person" method by putting a 1/4" vinyl tube over the bleeder and run the hose up above the bleeder. The other end of the tube goes into a bottle with a hole drilled in the top of the cap to run the tube through. You just throw some brake fluid in the bottom of the bottle (can be old or opened brake fluid so you don't waste the new). You then open up the bleeder and then go press on the brakes until all of the air or old fluid (if you're flushing) comes out into the bottle. I don't have a vacuum system to use, so this works just great if you don't have an extra leg handy.


Well...sh!t...thank you...I was doing something similar with the exception of using a non-sealed container, keeping the end of the tube in fluid. I was, I guess wrongly, under the impression that the pedal must be pumped while the bleeder valve is opened and closed until no more bubbles appear. I didn't know this could be done alone if the container/bottle is air-tight, which is what I think you are saying. I usually put the container on the floor because I couldn't find a way to elevate it. The learning continues...

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:14 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1096651 · Replies: 6066 · Views: 1,026,920
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Do you guys use power bleeders? I always dread doing brake or clutch fluid as I can never find help in a decent timeframe.

In other sad news, broke a t-stat housing bolt in my Miata. Off to buy better vise grips, and maybe a drill. In brief research it seems easy-out bits may fail?

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