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    Today, 07:03 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Miata Parking Brake in Roadster
    Looks great. Pls update us as to how it works once you get on the road.
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    Today, 06:59 AM
    Yep my weights are way high. The pressure gauge stays at about 80-100 w/ no weight on it. I need to order a new gauge. It was reacting to changes...
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    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    Guys don't get too excited by the wear numbers on tires. I don't know why but, if they translated directly to performance, the Sumi HTRZs that no one...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Car cover in Roadster
    Me too. Each store has it's own line it seems but they usually have 3-4 grades of fabric. A Miata top fits fine as it is shaped to cover the top.
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    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    If you put a simulated driver weight in your driver seat the car will always be left heavy. It is also always rear heavy w/ or w/o driver weight. For...
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    08-17-2017, 06:52 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Rocker arm noise in Roadster
    Unless you have solid lifters where you need to adjust the clearance, your valve train should be silent.
    8 replies | 373 view(s)
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    08-17-2017, 06:50 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Sun shade in Roadster
    If you get a soft or hard top that the rear window is removable, you have a sun shade and a top. My APE top is always on. Windows on or out depending...
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    08-17-2017, 06:47 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Bulb Seal VS Foam tape in Roadster
    I agree. There is some bulb seal on mine that is 10 yrs old and still in good shape.
    8 replies | 401 view(s)
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    08-14-2017, 03:52 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Ball joint leaking in Roadster
    Wipe it off and forget about for a while. Ball joints always leak a little. I grease mine until grease comes out and wipe it off. That usually blows...
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    08-14-2017, 06:17 AM
    Something like this would be your best bet. Most of the sound is from the elephant ears behind the tires. My guess is the lowest 12-15 inches. Years...
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    08-13-2017, 03:06 PM
    Nearly every first generation all electric power steering got bad reviews for feel. The OE systems are now getting much better reviews. Some even get...
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    08-13-2017, 02:53 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Engine Mount Torque Specs in Roadster
    1/2 drive impact wrench, 12-18 inch extension, about 2 seconds of trigger after it stops rotating. If you use the FFR supplied deformed metallic...
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    08-12-2017, 04:10 PM
    In another thread a poster suggested a safety thread and I thought that was a great idea. That thread was about aluminum sheet fabricating but let's...
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    08-12-2017, 03:55 PM
    Great idea. I will start one.
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    08-12-2017, 03:51 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Softer ride? in Roadster
    Yes Jeff is correct as usual but....are you autocrossing your car? If not, handling balance really isn't too important. If you are driving fast...
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    08-12-2017, 03:39 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Upper front control arm in Roadster
    Just to get things at a somewhat normal state assuming you have wheels and tires and can drop the car down on the floor. If no to either of those...
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    08-11-2017, 04:03 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Starter issues in Roadster
    Yes. that diagram is actually from an official Ford Tech Bulletin. It was written for people upgrading their Mustang. So the idea was to make minimal...
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    08-11-2017, 03:53 PM
    OK, I wasn't aware of your pin drive and trigos set up. I know the MkIVs actually have a tighter fender clearance than the older cars (WTH FFR?) but...
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    08-11-2017, 03:50 PM
    No I do not. Back maybe 3-4 years ago there were several posters who had them and were very happy so I just remember that. Also, I do have the MT...
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    08-11-2017, 03:46 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Mustang Donor IRS ?'s in Roadster
    I don't understand your reasoning here. A salvage rear complete w/ brakes will be less than the cost of the parts so why buy parts and then hope your...
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    08-11-2017, 03:41 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Softer ride? in Roadster
    Change to 250# rear springs. This used to be the standard FFR rear spring but was changed to 350 when they came out w/ their Konis. Back in the day...
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    08-11-2017, 06:35 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Starter issues in Roadster
    One other thought I just had. I sure don't remember the actual numbers but when I came across the info I was surprised. I believe there are two...
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    08-11-2017, 06:26 AM
    David I am curious what width and back space your front wheels are. Why 235s, pretty much the narrowest tire anyone runs, stick out so far.
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    08-10-2017, 07:03 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Inventory Frustrations in Roadster
    Another option is don't worry about it. All the threads I have read over the years indicate FFR is pretty good at filling any back orders you may...
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    08-10-2017, 07:01 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Front brakes in Roadster
    Do the grinding. The calipers move slightly as the pads wear so they could clear by a knats nut now and not later.
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    08-10-2017, 06:59 AM
    Consider these also 26x10 front and 26x12 rear http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/street/sportsman-sr/
    41 replies | 1779 view(s)
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    08-10-2017, 06:56 AM
    I think I'd keep until next May or so. See how you feel about over the winter, see how anxious you are to get it out on the first nice spring day....
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    08-10-2017, 06:48 AM
    Check these out. Kind of the low end of the quality scale but...scroll down to the 'frequently bought together'...
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    08-08-2017, 06:59 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Starter issues in Roadster
    If your starter is the old style like this...
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    08-08-2017, 06:47 AM
    I wonder if you could adapt something w/ longer bolts and springs so the joint seals but can move. See the first jpeg in the second post here;...
    23 replies | 791 view(s)
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