RomPirate's new-new-new car

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RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by RomPirate » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:04 am

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To be continued.
97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by theholycow » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:25 am

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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by potownrob » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:04 am

took me 4 tries on 3 internet devices to actually see the pic... my only question: 3 or 6??
FÜR DIE FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Post by potownrob » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:00 am

Le Bump!! Pics or it didn't happen Rom!!!! :o
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Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 1:36 pm

Jeeze! Its been a while.

Yep, I bought a 2004 MSM!!

Here it is the day I bought it:

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Not a big fan of the wheels... but I got a pretty good deal (I think). 130K miles, 2nd owner who has had it for the last 100k mi, windows didn't roll down, most of the body in good shape (front bumper had been resprayed, a few dents on the driver side door) and overall dirty. It had just been smogged (necessary for registration) but would get a CEL at high RPMs. I picked it up for a mere $3600. :mrgreen: Needed a bit of work but... I couldn't resist.
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
05 RX8

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Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Here is the front bumper from the image the seller sent me

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Back in my garage however...
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I'll stay in the sunlight....


An honest engine bay, all stock:
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Free spiders included...
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Interior is dirty. Crappy floor mats and ripped leather seats.
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
05 RX8

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Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Time to get to work...

Trunk before (no after)
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Interior before (potato)
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Interior After: (Moss miata mats)
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Wife helped me clean up the interior too: (before, no after)
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
05 RX8

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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 2:04 pm

Rebuilt the shifier, since the boots were mangled (Moss miata)

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Replaced window guides with Moss miata delrin replalcements, since they swell up and jam up in the guide rails. (Common problem)
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My cat:
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
05 RX8

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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 2:07 pm

Car goes up on jackstands:

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I still love the rabbit. So practical. Off to trade the wheels.
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Hey, an aftermarket exhaust! Not sure which one, but it makes the car sound beefy
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
05 RX8

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Post by RomPirate » Fri May 06, 2016 2:17 pm

Old spark plugs come out!

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New ones go in!
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New wires:
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NEW BLOOD
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New PCV valve and PCV gasket, wires:
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Not pictured: Coolant replaced, air filter, MTF (unicorn blood), differential fulid
97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata (Sold!)
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Post by potownrob » Mon May 09, 2016 12:35 am

NICE!!!! gotta admit i was disappointed when you first revealed it was a miata and not an MS6 (or MS3), but that must be a hell of a car, once it's back in shape at least.
FÜR DIE FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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