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Recent content by JamesCH

  1. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Driving the rain is the best! All your mistakes happen at slower speeds, everything runs cooler, and other drivers are super cautious/slow/still in the trailer. My favorite track driving has always been in the rain.
  2. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Well... any material is going to yield or crack (ductile vs brittle failure)... so if it failed it likely did at least one of those things! I've seen Delrin do both, depending on the circumstances. Braaap that shit in the rain son!
  3. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    .. I've observed nearly the same symptoms on two different cars: hard time starting, started with cracking the throttle, sounded like they were only running on 1-2 cylinders, mostly wet spark plugs, and they 'came to life' when the throttle was opened (as the intake pressure approached what...
  4. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    I bet that you have a disconnected MAP sensor. If you open the throttle when idling does it start to sound better?
  5. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Those are compelling reasons. I look forward to watching your build evolve!
  6. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Right, my bad! Why the K swap instead of a Mazda engine?
  7. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    And that's right where it should stay, on the ground! Are you really going from prepared to Xmod?
  8. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Woo! Nice work Andrew! I got to bang out 15ish laps in an ND at Canaan Motorsports Club. Such a nice car... had an absolute riot. Helped the car's owner knock almost 4s off his lap time! I also got to drive an NSX... holy shit... if you ever have the chance, don't pass it up! One of the most...
  9. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Wow, that course is so open... Great driving. I must admit that I giggle every time I see the 8-ball shift knob. :D
  10. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Water wetter, or something comparable, is a must for engine longevity. Nearly-pure water is superior to 50:50 for heat transfer capacity, but you need a little lubrication and corrosion inhibition to have it last! My FSAE team, and Lemons team, both transitioned from pure water to water +...
  11. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    +1 to the magic funnel kit. It is just the best.
  12. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    I do appreciate a good blooper reel! Too many people try to put on the face that they're perfect. Lots of standing water on that course, must have been fun/challenging to get a good time!
  13. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Pretty!
  14. J

    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Gross!
  15. J

    What have you done to your MS3 today?

    I've sold mine as well, in favor of a Lexus GX470. Growing family and the opportunity for offroading/overland camping drive me to an SUV for daily driving. I still have my RX8 for the summer though!
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