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Hi roadster types, a friend linked me here since i've been looking to buy my first NB. I've been on the lookout for a Twilight Blue with Tan, '99 or '00 with a 5 speed.

In the meantime I've got a JDM sweet (tm) Subaru Legacy that I originally bought just for the G/F to learn to drive. So far the only bits that are actually from j-town are the Bilsteins from a GT-B. Otherwise it's got WRX brakes, GT wheels and 80hp of slushbox fury!





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Other stuff about me. I'm 24, just moved to nashville, TN from Pittsburgh. I work for dell now, which is a heck of a lot better than living with my parents and delivering auto parts. I've been autocrossing since 2000, I helped publish a performance book for Dodge Neons, and I love anime!
 

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Re: Noob that doesn't quite have a roadster yet from Middle TN

Welcome to ClubRoadster.net!!

You obviously know that you don't need a lot of HP to have fun!

Good luck in finding your future Miata! There's a lot of good info shared here on the site!
 

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Awesome! 80hp isn't a lot but you've got to start somewhere. I've always loved the BH. One day I will own a GT-B tricked out with all sorts of STi parts.
 

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Welcome, man! Love your dyno graph. Just showed it to Jason so he could laugh at the eighty. EIGHTY! horsepower the Neopreza has. :p
 

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Re: Noob that doesn't quite have a roadster yet from Middle TN

There's a dark blue and tan for sale on the www.dfwmiata.com classified, seemed like a good price. I can't give you a link due to firewalls at work.
That one was on miata.net and it looks like it's sold as of monday. :(
 

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So this followed me home on Tuesday, should I keep it?

if it ever comes up in conversation, point at the car and say to your gf, "it followed me all the way home! can we keep it? i promise to feed and take care of it!"
 

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Re: Noob that doesn't quite have a roadster yet from Middle TN ***or does he?

Wow! After two years, you resurrected your thread!

Great to have you back...and finally in a Roadster!
 

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Re: Noob that doesn't quite have a roadster yet from Middle TN ***or does he?

Ok, so clearly i need to post an update after 2 years!

Since posting this, i've proposed to Charlotte (reenacted in manga):


I bought a basket case B13 Sentra 1.6, rehabbed it for way to much money, and sucked my way through a season and a half of ill-handling miserty. Did some cool stuff with it though. Tail of the dragon, Trackday at nashville superspeedway, couple autocrosses, etc. I recently sold it to fund the roadster purchase.






Poor Subaru got hit by a guy without insurance, our insurance covered it and he's been ok:


Adopted Majo the kitten:


We bought a house!


And we got married!


Charlotte bought an '05 Civic:


And as of 8-12 I have my roadster ^_^


It's a '90 A Pkg, totally stock. 5-speed 197k Hardtop, new softtop w/ glass.
Some minor stuff wrong, driver's window regulator, alternator/battery, etc.






So far I have
Drove it home with almost no headlights due to a dead battery
Replaced the battery
Removed about 500lbs of junk from the glove box, console, trunk, etc.
Recovered $2.17
Drove it home with almost no headlights due to a dead battery
Bench tested the alternator - tested good
Reinstalled alternator
Fixed nonfunctional temp gauge, sensor at back of head was unplugged
Fixed broken wiring to 3rd brake light
Jump started it with the subaru a total of [strike:038212b6c0]4[/strike:038212b6c0] [strike:038212b6c0]5[/strike:038212b6c0] 6 times now
Drove it home with almost no headlights due to a dead battery
Loved every minute!
 
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