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by Jamie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: 12/28 @ Lakeland - The autocross at the end of the decade.
Replies: 17
Views: 593

12/28 @ Lakeland - The autocross at the end of the decade.

Really interesting course...had some serious challenges both in positioning the car and dealing with the pavement. I wouldn't mind seeing that again in another year.

Meanwhile...so close!
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by Jamie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Major Miata Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Major Miata Maintenance

I did notice my rear brakes are getting a bit thin...ordered new bits last night. Hoping to put everything else off until 300k, which will probably arrive mid-summer, when least convenient.
by Jamie
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Major Miata Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Major Miata Maintenance

I found it amusing that I was rapidly alternating between 4 different products to complete that work. Pipe compound on the pipe threads, anti-seize on some of the more rust-prone bolts (water pump), RTV sealant on the gasketed surfaces, and blue Loctite on the critical bolts. Better be sure you did...
by Jamie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Classic - SUNDAY, Dec 1 - Venice
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

FAST Classic - SUNDAY, Dec 1 - Venice

I was gonna post it Saturday night, but way too much going on. I guess I could do it now. Or, I could make you wait. Back in my day, we didn't haaaave course maps. The event chairman threw a course together on-the-fly on event day... and we liked it! :wise: Don't anyone laugh...I remember events (n...
by Jamie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - Nov 16 - Lakeland
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

FAST Open Autocross - Nov 16 - Lakeland

Evil MS3 wrote:I just looked at my tires. That yeah day at the FIRM did quite the number on them. I'm not expecting much.
No excuses...I'm giving you a bye this month. Make the most of it!
by Jamie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

It's not a complex part -- it either works or it doesn't. Pop a decent-brand OE replacement in there -- there's a good chance it's the same as "factory" anyhow -- and run with it. If it proves unreliable, you can still go down the custom route...unless you're looking to turn this into a project....
by Jamie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Oct 12 Classic - Venice
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Oct 12 Classic - Venice

AScoda wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Left was the fastest
If you think right was quicker
You came in second
Also good!
Even if factually incorrect. :rolling:
M2 results say:
Right path changes blue to red
By point oh eight six
:read:
by Jamie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

Sunshine on my roof
Fall breeze could blow through my car
If window rolls down
by Jamie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

Now I have no cooling fans and no AC. AC...who needs AC?! Roll down the windows! I think either the main relay or main fuse have been known to keep Miatas stranded, as well. I'm just gonna spend the money and replace a bunch of that stuff. I've been through so many main relays that I just keep a sp...
by Jamie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

Loren wrote:Epiphany: This is not a project. It's a RESTORATION! :bangwall:
Potato, patahto….
Evil MS3 wrote:Loren, i have a complete passenger door with all the window stuff in it. You can have it if you get it out of my garage lol
That's the one with the leaded window in it, right? :)
by Jamie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: September 28 Points Event
Replies: 31
Views: 3202

September 28 Points Event

Loren wrote:Miatas aren't supposed to do this:
Not unheard of, given the way the pavement ripples. Maybe confirmation that your front end is too stiff. But why are you braking there (looks like mid-way through the last slalom, shot from station 3)?
by Jamie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

BTDT. A little fiberglass patch on the carpet where the pedal contacts it cures the problem.
by Jamie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Sep 7 Pointless Lakeland event
Replies: 42
Views: 4067

Sep 7 Pointless Lakeland event

This is why flag holders have to be vigorous and energetic with the flags. Waving casually typically won't get seen quickly. Drivers are focusing on their line. This. Fresh corner captains are often too timid about committing to their flag. Eventually, most of them get it. Takes time and sometimes ...
by Jamie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: "Kart" cars in M0?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

"Kart" cars in M0?

If y'all are planning on keeping this car in M0, it needs to be made street legal. Otherwise, it should be in R1, with anything else that's a non-road legal race car. R1 says, "Any streetable car on race tires...." Need to fix that if you want to push non-street legal stuff into R1. And strictly sp...
by Jamie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland
Replies: 33
Views: 3718

FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland

C'mon, Randy, the PM group means you can sleep in and still make the event. :)
by Jamie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 86
Views: 8994

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

But, it's still "not a project!" Think of it more as a "minor restoration" and "setting it up the way I want it". I don't consider it a real "project" because the scope is limited (even though it has crept, and it might not seem like it's limited). I'm doing JUST what I need to do to make the car w...
by Jamie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: Lightweight Miata Flywheel & Clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Lightweight Miata Flywheel & Clutch

Custom paint, swapped transmission, lightweight clutch, probable diff swap coming, and he hasn't pulled the shocks yet, so there's no guarantee the springs will remain stock. But it's not a project. :)
by Jamie
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: Gear Ratios and You
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Gear Ratios and You

Loren wrote:4.3 with a 5-speed would still give a longer 2nd gear than the 6-speed with a 3.9.
That was the point...if you decide to swap diffs anyhow, and you're not regularly running long courses, 4.3s are just as easy to find as NA 4.1s.
by Jamie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: Gear Ratios and You
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Gear Ratios and You

Joe, I like the 4.1 and 5-speed combination. But, I happen to HAVE a 3.9 diff in the car. So, I'll go with that. If it really sucks, I can always swap it for a 4.1 later. FWIW, the stock LSD on 5-speed NBs is a 4.3:1. On the other hand, our rules say you can't modify the ENGINE internals...doesn't ...
by Jamie
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland
Replies: 33
Views: 3718

FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland

No doubt the course will be good, but I remember back at TBD we had a course where a bunch of people kept getting lost. The course map just gave me flash backs. I don't remember this course, but it's even easier to follow than the upcoming one. I see one place in the back where it's possible to get...

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