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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/23 2:25 p.m.

Good question, right? So, have we been loving on our cars? Well, let’s just say that our Garage Rescue Miata has been sitting a bit. How long? Two months, maybe?

Don’t worry, the car is okay. Blame things that have just kept the car indoors: poor weather, conflicting events and a few short weeks on the D.L.

But this past …

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Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/29/23 2:33 p.m.

No. sad

The Bentley is collecting dust due to a leaking AC compressor I haven't had time to change. 

The Mustang has been forced into DD duties by my middle son while he goes through the valve train in his Fiero.

The XJ needs to spend time on the lift finding a driveline vibration but I haven't had time to replace the concrete under the lift. 

Too much to do and too little time. 


6/29/23 2:38 p.m.


Hitting some shows that require a good long drive in order to arrive. Car seems to get better the more I drive it.



buzzboy SuperDork
6/29/23 2:47 p.m.

After a 53 week long headgasket(then it turned out to be head, then the replacement head was bad, then...) replacement I have my M3Ti back from the shop. It's 10 months out of inspection but I chanced it and drove it down to the dentist for a filling this morning.

z31maniac MegaDork
6/29/23 3:03 p.m.

OEM Audio+ setup goes into the BRZ a week from Monday. 

Replaces the 1" and 4" speakers in the dash on both sides, 6.5" drivers in the doors, and puts a quad-coil 8" in the trunk. I think total system power is around 450 watts. 

preach GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/29/23 3:04 p.m.

No. I've just been 7800 miles from my cars for a month...

This weekend though, WOOT!

BenB HalfDork
6/29/23 3:47 p.m.

No. I need to get the Miata ready to sell and change the oil on the BRZ, but life keeps interfering. 

DjGreggieP Dork
6/29/23 3:50 p.m.

I haven't for awhile BUT this weekend I plan on attempting to get a bunch done on Sunday on at least 3 of them.

scardeal SuperDork
6/29/23 4:03 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

OOh, I'd love to get a review of the OEM Audio Plus when you install it.

kanaric SuperDork
6/29/23 4:23 p.m.

I had my front bumper refinished lol. Fiber glass cracked. 


j_tso Dork
6/29/23 4:37 p.m.

Don't know why I waited until it was hot as heck, but finally did my brake/wheel/hub/axle swap the past couple of weekends.

Just received the final piece, a spacer for the brake booster made by SendCutSend.

Received 6 days from ordering, not bad.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/23 4:45 p.m.

Sorta glad to see I’m not the only one.

And, yes, I backed in to the spot at Waffle House to get that photo. 

z31maniac MegaDork
6/29/23 6:02 p.m.
scardeal said:

In reply to z31maniac :

OOh, I'd love to get a review of the OEM Audio Plus when you install it.

Will do. I hope it lives up to the price point. crying

j_tso Dork
6/29/23 6:10 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

#carsofwafflehouse ?

I think it's the colors and more plentiful lighting but 7-11 somehow works.

superfund Reader
6/29/23 6:35 p.m.

No, I just went out and had the driver's door lock break again. At least it started after sitting for a while. 

Ranger50 MegaDork
6/29/23 6:49 p.m.


Ranch wagon needs a new holley fuel pump.

Galaxie well.... everything from a headliner to mouse removal to suspension and alignment.

Mustang needs exhaust but that requires money. Just driving it prn.

Avalanche just gets driven.

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/29/23 6:54 p.m.

I got these for my Corvette about three weeks ago.

But it's 109 degrees here in Texas and I just don't feel like getting under the car right now. 

759NRNG PowerDork
6/29/23 7:08 p.m.
NOHOME said:


Hitting some shows that require a good long drive in order to arrive. Car seems to get better the more I drive it.



So much so that SWMBO may never get behind the wheel.....wink

Cadman5 Reader
6/29/23 7:17 p.m.

YES! Just replumbed the single master cylinder in the A100 pickup to a dual, new water pump, radiator, all new insulation in the doghouse between the seats, cleaned out 57 years of munge from the rear floor, pressure washed 57 years of oil/dirt coating from eng/trans. 

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6/29/23 7:21 p.m.

759NRNG PowerDork
6/29/23 7:31 p.m.

Does this require pulling both seats and.......?????



Cadman5 Reader
6/29/23 7:45 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

It's possible to do entirely from underneath, but I had the seats and doghouse out anyway. One of those" while I'm here", 3-4 times over for the various things I did. Started with a wiggly, but not yet leaking water pump. And the seats remove with just 2 quick release pins. Not the safest vehicle all around. 

wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/29/23 7:58 p.m.

Yep.  Drove the RX3.9 to work today and started doing some work on it.  I even ordered an AC fitting crimper so I can have AC in challenge budget!

6/29/23 8:20 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

To be honest, I should have left the Miata engine in place for the Mrs to enjoy the car. My bad. 

On the other hand, since she does not want to drive the car, I "Could" consider if, maybe, perhaps, somehow, the L33 in the corner might fit in the engine bay?   With a TKO 5 speed gearbox. Not saying I gonna, just that I could.

Tom1200 PowerDork
6/29/23 8:44 p.m.

I've been showing the Datsun how much I love it by not taking it apart.

I have a cylinder head with larger valves that I could install but I will not becuase the car is running sweetly and I am appreciating it the way it is.

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