Yes................another Miata

Discussion about automotive projects
Post Reply
User avatar
Niburu
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:10 am
Location: Malta, NY

Yes................another Miata

Post by Niburu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 am

New guy here, it looks like I'll being moving up to VT in the next couple of months and I'm bring this with me;1990 Miata
5spd
open diff
160K miles
no AC, no stereo, non power mirrors, no ABS
Enkei wheels RSF-2

in the beginning
Image
Image
Image


Corksport front strut brace - I'm not sure this does anything other than look pretty
ImageImage

949 Racing chassis braces - these made a noticeable difference
Image


Major Maintenance Accomplished so far:
Timing Belt - the dreaded keyway wobble had begun, fortunately it was caught in time
a little locktite and some JBweld it's back in super tight with new main pulley, harmonic balancer, tensioner pulley, water pump, thermostat housing (which actally broke when removed) & thermostat
New el cheapo radiator - this was ridiculously easy to replace
stub axle - always make sure you have the correct sized circlip, apparently bigger is not always better
2011 Forester - DD//1990 Miata - Beater//1983 porsche 911 Targa - Moneypit

MX5 Driver
SCCV Webmaster
SCCV Webmaster
Posts: 1591
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:37 pm
Location: Vermont

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by MX5 Driver » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:43 am

Welcome,
You can never have enough Miata owners in the group.
Tim W.
SCCV #72

User avatar
Niburu
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:10 am
Location: Malta, NY

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by Niburu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:47 am

So a few years after those pics were taken I got tired of being nearly run off the road by soccer moms on their cell phones in their giant SUV's not seing my primer Miata.
sooooo;

THIS
Image

+

THIS
Image

=

THIS
Image
Image
2011 Forester - DD//1990 Miata - Beater//1983 porsche 911 Targa - Moneypit

User avatar
sachilles
SCCV Board Advisor
SCCV Board Advisor
Posts: 2666
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:11 pm
Location: Waitsfield, VT

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by sachilles » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:58 am

Welcome.

What brings you to our fair state? Aside from the super mega awesome car club that is SCCV?
Sachilles
02 Subaru impreza sedan made from spare parts (Scrappy)
05 Subaru Legacy GT (Rosie)
02 Subaru impreza Wagon (Mr. the King)
96 Chevy Conversion van (Vango)

User avatar
Niburu
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:10 am
Location: Malta, NY

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by Niburu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:22 pm

The company my wife works for is about to implode, she's found a position with one of the local Burlington tech companies.
2011 Forester - DD//1990 Miata - Beater//1983 porsche 911 Targa - Moneypit

User avatar
sachilles
SCCV Board Advisor
SCCV Board Advisor
Posts: 2666
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:11 pm
Location: Waitsfield, VT

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by sachilles » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:37 pm

Well if that tech company is IBM or IDX, our members are some of their employees.
If you need anything during your move, just speak up on the forums, and we'll help you out.
Once you figure out where you want to live, if you decide to buy a place, Ryed is a real estate broker(and miata owner).

We occasionally cross the border to Montreal for go-karting, so make sure your passport is up to date.

As you might expect there is a fair amount of club activity in new england, so we'll give you the hook up for all events not just the ones we run.

Our club meets monthly in South Burlington. We have some food and adult beverages and talk car stuff.
Sachilles
02 Subaru impreza sedan made from spare parts (Scrappy)
05 Subaru Legacy GT (Rosie)
02 Subaru impreza Wagon (Mr. the King)
96 Chevy Conversion van (Vango)

User avatar
Niburu
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:10 am
Location: Malta, NY

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by Niburu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 pm

you guys are awesome! :D
2011 Forester - DD//1990 Miata - Beater//1983 porsche 911 Targa - Moneypit

User avatar
sachilles
SCCV Board Advisor
SCCV Board Advisor
Posts: 2666
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:11 pm
Location: Waitsfield, VT

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by sachilles » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:52 pm

aw shucks,
Did I mention we are on facebook and twitter?

Also check out our sister site www.hillclimb.org, we are one of three clubs that form the New England Hillclimb Association(NEHA).


Steve, Nick and Tim have done a good job documenting our events with photos over on www.vermontracing.com.
Sachilles
02 Subaru impreza sedan made from spare parts (Scrappy)
05 Subaru Legacy GT (Rosie)
02 Subaru impreza Wagon (Mr. the King)
96 Chevy Conversion van (Vango)

User avatar
ryed
SCCV Board Advisor
SCCV Board Advisor
Posts: 617
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:13 pm
Location: Warren, VT

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by ryed » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Thanks for the plug Seth! Yes, glad to help with anyone's real estate related needs. And yes, I am Miata friendly!

Welcome to VT, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for your move to VT!
1991 Alpine White GTI VRT "Polar Express"
2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost "Tullibee"
2017 VW Alltrack "Betty White"
"Never run out of real estate, traction and ideas at the same time" - Unknown

User avatar
Niburu
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:10 am
Location: Malta, NY

Re: Yes................another Miata

Post by Niburu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:01 pm

I'll let you all know exactly where and when, when we know for sure.
It'll be mostly about where to find good daycare as we have a 1 and 3 year old.
Also I'll add were not originally from VA, my wife grew up in the Albany area and I'm from the eastend of Long Island.

It shouldn't be to hard to spot the Miata once we're up there.
2011 Forester - DD//1990 Miata - Beater//1983 porsche 911 Targa - Moneypit

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests