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Old 09-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi All,
I recently picked up my first LS Miata from a buddy at work. This is my 4th Miata but my first engine swapped car. I purchased it from the original builder who built it for a friend 8 years ago. There is a build thread here:
Swaptastic - Nathan Sumner

I am planning to use this as a fair weather DD and weekend HPDE toy. It has been to Gingerman this summer already and might make it to Grattan by the end of the season.

I am currently struggling with ergonomics issues as I am a big guy with a long torso. Trying to pass the broomstick test has been the focus of most of my effort so far.

I moved from Arizona where I went to ASU a few years ago to work for GM here in Detroit. I have seen a few LS miatas running around locally so hopefully there will be active members on here that I can meet in person.

Attached are some pictures. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:48 AM   #2
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Welcome! I'd love to see it sometime, I'm over in Farmington Hills. I'm about 70% done with mine, and have gotten caught up with too much stuff this summer to work on it. Hopefully it'll be ready after winter. My friend also has a black LS swapped NA that's in the area.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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Welcome! I'd love to see it sometime, I'm over in Farmington Hills. I'm about 70% done with mine, and have gotten caught up with too much stuff this summer to work on it. Hopefully it'll be ready after winter. My friend also has a black LS swapped NA that's in the area.
Awesome! Absolutely! I met a guy with a gutted NA LS1 car with some home made aero at Gingerman. Does that describe your friend's car?
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Yeah, sounds like Curt. He's out there quite a bit.
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Thanks for posting.
It is great to see an earlier swap still on the road and being enjoyed.
When planning my LS swap I printed out and have referenced all of Nathan's builds that were on his website.
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Thanks for posting.
It is great to see an earlier swap still on the road and being enjoyed.
When planning my LS swap I printed out and have referenced all of Nathan's builds that were on his website.
Nathan absolutely is a wealth of knowledge. The car is still in good shape and being enjoyed for sure.
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Gorgeous car and yep Nathan was very helpful to me as well!!!
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Gorgeous car and yep Nathan was very helpful to me as well!!!
Thank you! Looking forward to getting use to the car and making it my own.
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Ahhh, 10AE eh? They are the fastest miatas!
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Ahhh, 10AE eh? They are the fastest miatas!
Boy Howdy,,,, that is some rose colored glasses colored with a bit of wishful thinking.
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Gotta love it!
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FYI, Miata meet this weekend.

For some reason I can't link to the Facebook event, it's at Fab9 Tuning (850 N Rochester Rd, Clawson, MI) at 10 AM this Saturday.
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FYI, Miata meet this weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/3720..._history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22bookmarks%22%2C%22surface% 22%3A%22bookmarks_menu%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22m echanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22extra_ data%22%3A%22%22%7D]%2C%22ref%22%3A46%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D

If you can't see the Facebook event, it's at Fab9 Tuning (850 N Rochester Rd, Clawson, MI) at 10 AM this Saturday.
Thank you! I am planning on attending!
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Awesome! I'll probably be there Miata-less, I'll make sure to find you and say hi.
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Please do!
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