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MPR22
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I got that idea from some of your older threads. Thanks for the advice.

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Michael Ross

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Wierd. What happened to the first post in this thread? I know I posted in response to someone else.

Edit: Even wierder. It came back.

[ 02-16-2009, 01:03 PM: Message edited by: Ara ]

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Its official I am a Newbie!!! I bit the bullet and purchased a 92 donor car with a hard top. Yea!!! I am stripping it down now. I should be ready for the cage in about 2 weeks. When is the next race weekend so I can come out and visit and start learning what I don't know?

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Michael Ross

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You can find schedules for both sanctioning bodies here
http://www.sowdivscca.org/calendar.aspx
and here
http://www.nasatxracing.com/

What part of our little Division are you in? Lots of resources to be found in DFW, Austin, and Houston.

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If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's got electrical problems.

Kent Carter Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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be sure to sign up at
http://www.mazdamotorsports.com

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

Steven Holloway Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
be sure to sign up at
http://www.mazdamotorsports.com

And the best advice I can give is, except for the above, DON'T LISTEN TO KENT!!

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If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's got electrical problems.

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And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

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quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

...and turn away if he tells you he sat on some gum.

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quote:
Originally posted by Antonio Garza:
quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

...and turn away if he tells you he sat on some gum.
I feel a bit ill....

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

MPR22
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Kent,
Thanks for the schedules, I singed up for the mazdaspeed motorsports program on Monday. I am located south of Houston.

Steven,
Thanks for the warning about Kent.

Antonio,
Thanks for the warning about Steven's gummy butt problem.

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Michael Ross

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quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
quote:
Originally posted by Antonio Garza:
quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

...and turn away if he tells you he sat on some gum.
I feel a bit ill....
You don't look so well either.... [rolling on floor laughin]

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If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's got electrical problems.

Steven Holloway Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by Antonio Garza:
quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

...and turn away if he tells you he sat on some gum.
Dammit Antonio! I was saving that!!

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If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's got electrical problems.

Kent Carter Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Holloway:
quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
quote:
Originally posted by Antonio Garza:
quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
And don't drive like Hollywood Holloway.

...and turn away if he tells you he sat on some gum.
I feel a bit ill....
You don't look so well either.... [rolling on floor laughin]
Hey... I washed the back of my car so it would look good for you!

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

MPR22
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I have the car gutted and have the main hoop, seat brace, cross brace and rear down tubes in after a long weekend of grinding and welding. I have concluded that I might need to fabricate the seat mounts unless you gentlemen know of a great mount for an Ultra Shield SM seat. Let me know what you think might work or else this weekend I will be making the mounts from scratch.

On another note is there a known addiction for buying donor Mitatas? My father gets a little manic and has in three weeks purchase 3 additional donar miatas. I keep telling him, he needs to get the first one built and wrecked before he starts on number 2 much less on number 3 but as usual I was ignored.

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Michael Ross

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Most of us cut the rear set of seat mounts from the floor using a spotweld cutter bit and then mount the seat directly to the floor using the front factory mount for angle and support. Use the search function, you'll find a LOT of discussion on this.

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

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I am having trouble finding the appropriate phrasing to get the exact mount I want. I keep getting threads that talk about the Sparco mounts. I will keep working the problem, thanks for your advice.

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Michael Ross

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How tall are you?

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Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?

Steven Holloway Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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What Kent means is using the factory cross brace that the stock seat mounts too. You don't need a mount, just a drill and a couple of nuts and bolts. There you go, listening to Kent, I warned you....

The height question is bait, be afraid! [duck]

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6'1 with short legs and a long torso. I hadn't made enough progress though the GCR to determine if we could rip out the rear mount. Ironically i purchased a spot weld cutting bit Friday so i have what I need. i assume I need to either use large washers on the underside of the body or weld a plate on the bottom to prevent a catastrophic failure on impact.

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Michael Ross

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You can remove the rear ones, I'd leave the front one as it adds alot of stiffness.
Large washers or plates would be best on both sides of the seat/car.

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quote:
Originally posted by MPR22:
6'1 with short legs and a long torso. I hadn't made enough progress though the GCR to determine if we could rip out the rear mount. Ironically i purchased a spot weld cutting bit Friday so i have what I need. i assume I need to either use large washers on the underside of the body or weld a plate on the bottom to prevent a catastrophic failure on impact.

You will definitely want to remove the rear mounts and bolt the seat to the floor pan the way Hollywood mentioned. As he mentioned, the front brace is useful... try to keep it if you can.

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Is there any place locally to buy wheels and tires??

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Michael Ross

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Wow! This is the most hijacked thread in history. [Smile]

MPR22, Check your PM's.

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