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    Your Weekend Car or Project Car

    Well I'm thinking about taking on my first project car, nothing big do to my budget, I was thinking Mazda Miata and turning into a track car because I want to start attending track days.

    Anyways that made me curious about what kind of project cars and fun/weekend cars members on this forum are driving or working on.
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    my summertime ride

    2006 MX5 touring model in black.

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    I have a Caterham 7 Superlight R
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    check out the spec e30 series

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    I'd love to do an BMW E30, I love older BMW's and Porsche's, but I think build/tracking one would be to costly. I haven't settle on the Miata, still looking at other possibility's.

    That Caterham 7 Superlight is a sweet ride, did you get it as a kit or built?

    Feel free to post pics
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    4 years ago when I bought my Jeep



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    Weekend project car... Mazda miata.... track days...

    This is all sounding very familiar... (OK well I don't own it)
    For the better part of a year and a half to two years I have been crewing/building/repairing a miata for/with an amateur race team.

    If you can get past the whole "chick" thing (which I am betting you can... as you wear spandex) they are really phenomenal cars for the task. Tons of support, tons of knowledge and tons of places to race.

    They do pretty well at a verity of levels in NASA racing, and if nothing else spec miata will give you a huge community to race with if your willing to restrict yourself to their prep level.


    *cough* http://www.facebook.com/rj.racing *cough*
    Its been a great car... Other then finishing off a few very old, very worn transmission this season reliability has been great. We routinely put it through three hour races and last December it finished the 25 hours of thunderhill first in class with almost no issues through out the whole 25 hours of abuse.

    Having said that I loves me some 7. Do that :P Look up the stalker kits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTex_BMC View Post
    I'd love to do an BMW E30, I love older BMW's and Porsche's, but I think build/tracking one would be to costly. I haven't settle on the Miata, still looking at other possibility's.

    That Caterham 7 Superlight is a sweet ride, did you get it as a kit or built?

    Feel free to post pics

    Here is a recent snap shot



    I bought it already built, but do my own wrenching on it

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    2000 C5 Corvette, 6sp Manual, basically stock, 28k Mi

    Not doing much working or driving currently, as it is under wraps in a garage, waiting for spring.



    Toying with the notion of upgrading the suspension next summer, along with a new air intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
    Here is a recent snap shot

    I bought it already built, but do my own wrenching on it

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    I heart these--I tried to talk my Dad into buying one that was in pieces back in the day and build it up as a father-son project--it was an original Lotus super 7 with the Cosworth ford motor--somehow Dad didn't bite.

    I think he may have been right and I probably would have wrecked, but hardly a day doesn't go by without me having regrets that we didn't get a chance to do a car together....
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    Just about ready to put this body back on the chassis. Been working on it since 2006. It's been a long road but I've finally started to reassemble the car. I hope to have it drivable by this summer. It's going to be Garnet Red with a black top and interior.

    I've upgraded the suspension with adjustable rear upper control arms, corrected the geometry of the front suspension with a kit from SC&C, new crate 350 (330 hp, 410 lb/ft), close ratio steering, Pontiac nodular 3.55 limited slip rear, 4 speed auto with overdrive, etc etc. Should be a very fun












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    I don't have one, but I want one.

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    Remember the twice rule on projects like this- "It will actually take twice as long and cost twice as much as you budgeted for"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    Remember the twice rule on projects like this- "It will actually take twice as long and cost twice as much as you budgeted for"
    :noway:

    from a guy who has done this before, it's closer to 3x
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    1974 mgb

    I have a 1974 MGB. I love it. Daily driver when weather is good. Old cars need to be driven.

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    These are my two "project" vehicles. Kinda getting bored with the Jeep and wanting something more streetable these days for towing the boat on longer distance trips. I burned 80 dollars in fuel getting about 14 MPG towing the boat to the coast a couple of weekends ago. It's not stellar but not bad for an old truck with a vacuum leak somewhere.

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    1936 chevy coupe. when i got it 6 years ago it was just a body. custom frame, front and rear suspension, 289 V-8 with 350 turbo trani, rear end out of a 1989 suburban, custom mustang 2 front end. not drivable yet but one day it will be sweet!!!!. 3x for me is not true its more like holy crap i no wonder i have no money this thing takes it all. but cant wait to show it off one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman89 View Post
    1936 chevy coupe. when i got it 6 years ago it was just a body. custom frame, front and rear suspension, 289 V-8 with 350 turbo trani, rear end out of a 1989 suburban, custom mustang 2 front end. not drivable yet but one day it will be sweet!!!!. 3x for me is not true its more like holy crap i no wonder i have no money this thing takes it all. but cant wait to show it off one day
    I hear ya. I've had to revamp my plans a bit (like, do I really need the $1300 aftermarket AC?). I've taken to refurbing a lot of parts I would normally replace to save money. I spent a good amount of time over the holiday break sanding the scratches out of the plastic lenses on the car and repairing and recoating the aluminum trim. My labor is free.
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    My track toy and the first "thing" I sacraficed for the benifit of another.


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    My labor is free.
    man i dont even want to think about how many 1,000s of dollars i would have in labor if someone else was working on mine.
    heres a pic of where im at after 6 years
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    My weekend "car" is a sportbike, because dollar for dollar you can't approach the speed or acceleration of a crotch rocket with most production cars.
    Track days are fun, no matter what the ride. I'd love to do a track day with a fast car sometime.
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    This is my Daddy Wagon. The plan is to convert to 5.0 5 spd mustang powertrain along with Cobra mustang brakes & suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman89 View Post
    man i dont even want to think about how many 1,000s of dollars i would have in labor if someone else was working on mine.
    heres a pic of where im at after 6 years
    keep plugging away, you'll get there soon enough.

    ya, I feel for these guys who don't do their own work. they get seriously ripped. I have probably 10k+ in metalwork if I had taken it to a body shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelzbikes View Post
    This is my Daddy Wagon. The plan is to convert to 5.0 5 spd mustang powertrain along with Cobra mustang brakes & suspension.
    now THAT would be a cool ride.
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