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TBone1209

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  1. All that time that could have been better spent driving!
  2. Looks like a neat build. I've got a Lima powered (turbo'd) Haynes book built so I've done a little research on the guys that specialize in performance parts. Those Esslinger parts aren't cheap.. Especially that head! The other place that's quite helpful is Bopart. Super nice and willing to help. There's also a couple forums where you can find out much more on the motors and mods. The motors are tough, if a bit heavy and though yours sounds NA, I know the turbo versions can take big boost on the stock bottom ends. Best of luck with your 7! Mine is also my first and it's been an absolute blast and fun learning experience.
  3. I saw them running at the Velocity Invitational a couple weeks back. They ran a few laps of Laguna for the final. Pretty fun watching them wring them out on on the straight.
  4. Just spoke with Ultrashield about the spec Miata seat they have. Pretty remarkable that they will customize it within bounds for little to no additional costs. Custom width for no additional costs. Move the harness holes up or down by an inch for no cost and potentially remove 3-4 inches from the top for free. Pretty amazing. I'll have to wait until January but everything has a wait time these days...
  5. I saw those after looking on the spec Miata sites. I believe that's the Rally seat? The only issue is shipping from the UK. Based on the dimensions they look to be a good fit for the 17.5" space I'm dealing with. I'll see if I can find a dealer stateside...
  6. @kayentaskier-that's fantastic! Given your size and the limited space that's definitely an interesting option. I'm 6ft and 185 so a "normal" seat is probably a lot easier for me... Especially on resale at some point. Thanks for the input.
  7. Yea, that's great for a track car but in most respects this is a nice looking street car and the idea was keeping it that way if possible. Pics added in earlier post because everyone likes pictures... Having said that, I agree, bead seats are great for track mobiles...
  8. I've got a 7 clone with 17.5" from the tunnel to the external frame. I'd like to change my seating situation. With such a limited space (and budget) I wanted to query the collective genius of this August group to see what others may be using....outside of the $1200 Tillet B6's. Something like 400-500 bucks would be OK. This is for a street car with spirited driving but minimal track work. The Tillett W1i looks OK but with the internal frame it's $900 per seat... Anything else out there that's narrow, good support and decently priced?
  9. I have a heater in my clone. It works fairly well under 60 mph but I've found a 12v heated vest that I plug into the cigarette outlet works really well for chilly mornings at extended hwy speeds...
  10. - I've got a Haynes built clone that I'd like some better seats for. Nothing super fancy. Just seeing what someone might have. I'm in the San Francisco area.
  11. Couple weeks back at the Breakfast club rally that happens once a month in the North Bay area. That's an Evora behind...
  12. I spoke with Rich and saw some additional pics. Looks like a very nice car that's had a fair amount of knowledgeable fettling done by Rich along the way to make a well sorted/handling drive... Very tempted.
  13. Intriqued but things just seem off. If you watch the driving video on the other page, the smallish steering wheel sits right on top of his legs with no room at all. You'd think there would be more room with the motor sitting forward and high. Good base parts but it looks like you'd have to make some semi-serious changes to get it all relatively normal. Probably why he's only put 60 miles on it. I've got a turbo 7 clone and I'll do 250 miles in a day in it!
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