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PostPosted: February 11, 2017, 7:17 pm 
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Anybody in the DFW area have tire scales? I'm dying to get and actual number before making some body decisions.


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PostPosted: February 25, 2017, 12:50 am 
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Here it is, the first start video!!! It sounds fantastic and deep in person, sorry the video sound is so weak.
https://youtu.be/wxJBLQF9ZDI


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PostPosted: February 25, 2017, 7:36 am 
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IT LIVES!!!
Congratulations! Sounds good, too!
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PostPosted: April 14, 2017, 3:57 pm 
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I stick my nose up at all your fancy stainless steel exhaust!
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PostPosted: April 14, 2017, 10:55 pm 
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^serioisly, I butchered the crap outta that^


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PostPosted: April 14, 2017, 10:58 pm 
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Body laying on it. I'm getting real close to first drive. Just need an accelerator pedal and drive shaft.


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PostPosted: April 16, 2017, 8:11 am 
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If that picture accurately captures your front end alignment, I'd say the car will turn left like a sumbich. Right turns, not so much... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: April 16, 2017, 9:59 am 
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Yeah I need to figure out how to do a basic alignment in my garage.


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PostPosted: April 16, 2017, 11:33 am 
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Here's a page I found that gives a pretty good walkthrough of how to do an alignment.
http://www.quadesl.com/miata_alignment.html
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PostPosted: April 16, 2017, 5:12 pm 
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I love the looks!


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PostPosted: April 22, 2017, 9:57 am 
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Goal today is a working e brake. Don't want to do first drive without one. Ive got a leaky rear brake line and want to know I can stop. Routing these thick cables is a serious pain!


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PostPosted: April 28, 2017, 6:47 pm 
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Hand brake is working, throttle cable is working, just got my shift linkage rebuild, and ordered my driveshaft today! Look for a first drive video within the week!


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TRX wrote:
"Muriatic acid" from the hardware store will remove the zinc. It will also remove cadmium plating.

The fumes are pretty nasty, so you'd want to do it outside.

Pool acid (hydrochloric) + zinc = hydrogen gas, so watch it with sparks or open flame.

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PostPosted: April 30, 2017, 9:36 pm 
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How do you make your to do lists?


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PostPosted: April 30, 2017, 9:59 pm 
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I use the outline feature of a word processor. I have it already. It allows you to re-order, expand, contract, and of course, add & delete to a list. I copy & paste major items from my over-all plan, which I laid out using the chapters in the "Book" & the "Haynes Roadster" book by Gibbs several years ago. I use that to add detail to items. You can out in pictures or scanned sketches too, so that helps add detail.

I try to keep my "Immediate To-Do List" to one page, or it seems overwhelming. Also, I can reproduce it easily if it's lost or damaged. It's just one approach. It works for me anyway.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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