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Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 6:23 a.m.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 7:08 a.m.

That car photographs SOOO well. Too bad all i can see is flaws in person. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 7:53 a.m.

Yesterday we had clunk in the rear that seemed to get worse through the day. This morning while switching to drag tires I checked things out.

That's not good. 

Kurt next door had a perfect sized bolt.

Test drive confirms 100% less clunk. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 8:08 a.m.

Yall remind me to nylock that one this time. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Yall remind me to nylock that one this time. 

Nylock everything.

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
10/24/20 9:16 a.m.

Shamelessly stolen from the streaming thread.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 9:32 a.m.

full second quicker than last year

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 10:41 a.m.

12th dynamic. On used up sm7, poor ergonomics with the aluminum seat, and a hail Mary last minute prep.

 

Im really,  really good with that!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 11:19 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

That's a pretty decent 60'

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
10/24/20 11:22 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

That's a pretty decent 60'

Agreed.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 1:18 p.m.
Indy "Nub" Guy said:

Shamelessly stolen from the streaming thread.

I felt bad lining up against Shaun. 

 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 1:20 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

That's a pretty decent 60'

I was going against Jonathan's turbo LS RX7 on that one. Once I saw I had him at the 60 I said to myself don't berk up this one. Best run of the day although he walked me with hp right before the 1/8th. 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/24/20 1:45 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

That run wasn't me. It was my dad. Either way, it's a guaranteed way to win even if the diff breaks. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/24/20 6:02 p.m.

We're home.  I can't say enough thanks to Michael.  I was honored to run his car and honored to call him a friend.  He and I talked about things that could be improved but on the drive home I was thinking that's just chasing the last 1 percent.  It's a great car for what he build it and how he uses it.  Lil Stampie can now say that he's driven a fast berking Miata even if it was in a totally empty parking lot in first gear and he was afraid of going over 10 mph.  

This car just puts a smile on your face.  Before we loaded up I did a 1500 to 6000 rpm pull in second gear.  It just hits you like a ton of bricks.  I think any more power and it would lose that perfect Miata balance.  This is now my standard to compare other Miatae to.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/24/20 6:04 p.m.

Looked good, ran well, what more can you ask for? 

infinitenexus
infinitenexus GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/24/20 7:39 p.m.

It was really a great car to see!  The paint looked great and the car really leaped forward on the drag strip.  It really looked like a blast to drive.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/20 7:21 a.m.

Here's a video of the best drag run. Obviously there's a bog on launch that I don't remember. Probably needed about another 200 in rpm. But still got a 1.89 60. 

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/28/20 7:43 a.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Holy crap it hooked!

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/20 7:43 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Well it had a good builder. 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/28/20 7:45 a.m.

Hooked HARD

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/28/20 8:05 a.m.

With how hard it hooked I would be going for another round. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/20 8:10 a.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

That was after about 10 runs. It's a car that's difficult to do everything perfect and everything needs to be perfect for a good run. I might have gotten another 1/10 but I was happy at that point. Plus I wanted to get in concours before everyone else. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/29/20 8:02 a.m.

So. Car comes back tomorrow. Id like to say that its done with the challenge as it has proven to be consistent bottom of the top 10, and that the changes needed to make it top five would kill it being what I want to own  because that is true  

However,  development with an eye towards buget legality is still a plan. This fall and winter will be spent making it a better street car, and enjoying nice days with the top down. 

List as of today: 

Reinstall hvac. And make it functional. 

3500 upper intake and bigger tb swap for belt clearance and more power

Trying a different ecm to see if i can finally get the o2 to read

Stereo upgrades 

Reinstall street equipment 

Better lighting 

Exhaust that doesn't hit everything and drone like a mofo

Paint rfp1 knockoffs silver. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/20 9:04 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Are you missing your baby? 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/29/20 9:22 a.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Actually,  not really! Dropped the neon off at my buddy the detailer last night,  waiting for the weather to break to paint the big truck, and going through crap to put in your truck.  Making plans and generally trying to get organized. 

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