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by Curt Thompson
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: NB 1999 Mazda Miata $1500 (sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: FS: NB 1999 Mazda Miata $1500

I don't mind at all, thanks!
by Curt Thompson
Fri May 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: NB 1999 Mazda Miata $1500 (sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 627

FS: NB 1999 Mazda Miata $1500 (sold)

1999 Mazda Miata, Silver $1500 ~190k Miles Clean Title (in hand) Passed Smog Reg good until September The good: Boss Frog Clearview Roll Bar 2001 Header Swap (Original Exhaust Manifold Included) Tokico Illumina Shocks (adjustable hardness) Flyin’ Miata Springs (Original Springs Included) JVC CD/MP3 ...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Single Enkei PF01 17" Wheel Rim
Replies: 0
Views: 655

FS: Single Enkei PF01 17" Wheel Rim

Just in case someone happens to need ONE: Wrong rim was sent to the shop, and they mounted it without noticing it was different from all the rest. It was driven for about 2 weeks while waiting for the correct rim to arrive. The wheel couldn't be returned since it had been mounted. Enkei PF01 Black p...
by Curt Thompson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB/Advice: NB Miata Soft Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: WTB/Advice: NB Miata Soft Top

Thanks a lot for all the advice. I think I'll be grabbing one of those Robbins Cloth+Glass tops and asking that young fellow from Craigslist to do the job most likely.
by Curt Thompson
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB/Advice: NB Miata Soft Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

WTB/Advice: NB Miata Soft Top

Hi everyone, my soft top is almost in tatters at this point, and I'm looking for advice as far as which soft top to buy and where might be a good place to get it installed. I have a glass window with defroster that's in decent condition, but it's mostly separated from the top and now rests on the ro...
by Curt Thompson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Miata woes (p0421 & valve cover gasket)
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Miata woes (p0421 & valve cover gasket)

May I suggest contacting Steve Lepper at Gearhead's garage - he is the guru of the Miata. Thanks for responding. Sure, I'll give that a go. I have started considering bringing it to the dealer and shelling out the 'big bucks' to at least get some good diagnostic results but I'll see what Steve has ...
by Curt Thompson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Miata woes (p0421 & valve cover gasket)
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Miata woes (p0421 & valve cover gasket)

So I've been having these problems for quite a while now - once in a while I get one solved for a few weeks and it comes back... It's a 1999 Miata (base, California exhaust) with a bit over 170k miles 1. Leaky Valve Cover Gasket - aftermarket, OEM, torque to low end of spec, middle of spec, high end...
by Curt Thompson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Re: Karen Zaterman
Replies: 78
Views: 15560

Re: Karen Zaterman

So sorry to hear about this. I hope the treatment goes well, I gather that Karen's a great person from the few times we've met.
by Curt Thompson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mar 10, 2013 AutoX Sunday Video and Photo Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4974

Re: Mar 10, 2013 AutoX Sunday Video and Photo Thread

Final and fastest run:

http://youtu.be/rabBOlJbG7M

71.180 in CSM

EDIT: Wow it looks like that time was good enough for first place in CSM, yay! The bad news is I also got last place since nobody else competed in that class =P
by Curt Thompson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1023
Views: 276610

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

What are the class options for my 1999 Miata, which has aftermarket shocks and springs, and Dunlop Direzza Star Specs? I have usually ran CST just because I didn't have to worry about the class much. It runs fairly early this time, though. I basically just want to run some time after the lunch break...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: DIY Alignment Question

Curt, if I recall from my Mazda days, you only have to show the results from two events in the past year to get on the program. I also recall that even without event results, a bit of schmoozing goes a long way. Oh, good to know! I think I only technically competed in one event last year, the other...
by Curt Thompson
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What am I a member of?
Replies: 5
Views: 9928

Re: What am I a member of?

So last year I ran a couple events with no club. This year, when I sign up for the points card, I have to pick a club, right? Then, when my club hosts an event, I'm expected to show up and help out with gate or reg or whatever... is that all correct? Is there any reason to pick one club over another?
by Curt Thompson
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: DIY Alignment Question

Curt, if I recall from my Mazda days, you only have to show the results from two events in the past year to get on the program. I also recall that even without event results, a bit of schmoozing goes a long way. Oh, good to know! I think I only technically competed in one event last year, the other...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: DIY Alignment Question

(wow Rosenthal Mazda ships fast!), Btw, for racers Mazdaspeed Motorsports is faster and cheaper than generic Mazda dealers like Rosenthal (Mazda dealers buy the parts at the same price you would buy directly from Mazda and then resell to you for profit) The regional Mazda warehouse is in Ontario so...
by Curt Thompson
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: DIY Alignment Question

My suggestion Curt, take the car to Darren, tell him what you want the car to do, he'll get you to a great starting point. Before leaving, you'll test drive the car before paying. If you're not satisfied, he'll fix it before you leave or give you a detailed explanation of what your car needs to mak...
by Curt Thompson
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: DIY Alignment Question

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoKp8Hv7wG4HBbYwAR8GB0FQdKpsGt9qJdOXMrhKQzdQxTStWqeVWnHS7vcg the graduation marks are the little lines etched into the eccentric bolt washer. There should be another mark on the subframe. There's play in those adjusters of varying amounts. How much moving th...
by Curt Thompson
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

DIY Alignment Question

Background info (not necessary, perhaps): So, you may have noticed in my post asking about tires that I said I had Island Tires do my alignment. For all my complaining about the off-center wheel, at least they had the car driving almost perfectly straight. When I got the new tires, something must ha...
by Curt Thompson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

I said I'd let everyone know what I thought of them, so here's a little review: The Star Specs are really nice. I was surprised how comfortable they were.. I guess because they're so much softer than my old tires. Even with my suspension set at full stiff it's more comfortable than mid-stiff setting...
by Curt Thompson
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

I pretty much do all my tire shopping using Tire Rack whether for Autocross or DD...their prices are quite competitive and they ship immediately in most cases out of Reno. I ordered them from TireRack Wednesday night and they arrived at the installer in Pasadena today (Friday). Can't get much bette...
by Curt Thompson
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

A lot of people just starting out the sport obsess over the car. The thing to focus on is your driving for a year or two. Anything you spend on the car is pretty much wasted until driving basics are under control. I just go to have fun anyway. I'd drive anything out there. :) I'm trying to get my f...
by Curt Thompson
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new

They're not likely to fit my car Curt. This was a little nudge to James that the model and size would be helpful in his ad.


Well, now that you mention it, that makes a lot of sense... :oops:
by Curt Thompson
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new

I'm selling a set of brand new tires for 15% off what they normally go for (use Tire Rack's prices as reference). Please PM pr email me any questions/offers. I will NOT be reponding to any posts to this thread. Thanks Will they fit a Formula Ford? :P Please PM pr email me any questions/offers. I wi...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

In a few days I'll have some junk tires if you want to make tire swings or something :lol: Out of a 14" Miata tire? For who, my miniture poodle? Parent's tip; use trailer tires for tire swings, no steel wire in them. Jay W Haha, yeah I knew they were too small -- part of my joke :lol: I didn't...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

They went on a closeout sale today so... You will receive an order confirmation with an order number by email. You will also be notified once your order has been shipped. UPS GroundEstimated Delivery Date: 11/09/2012 185/60R14 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec for 1999 Mazda Miata In Stock 4 $122.00...
by Curt Thompson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 4148

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

I read this (or similar) in a couple other forums discussing the best tire sizes for NBs. There are several people over at the miata.net forums who seem to have a fetish for light weight tires & wheels, to the exclusion of thinking about how any other parameter might have some influence. Maybe ...

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