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Old 12-05-2016, 06:04 PM
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"Spend $20k+ on a 1990 Miata?! You are a selfish, idiotic.......!"

-My ex

Now that she's out of the way, I'm looking to dive into this head first.

I'm considering either a Monster Miata DIY build or buying a Miata that someone already completed.

Unfortunately my budget does not allow for commissioning Flyin Miata or Monster Miata to build a new car.

I've been lurking on this forum for a long time, reading other members' build threads and getting inspiration for those of you that are extremely motivated and talented. If anything, thanks to everyone here for posting all this information and allowing others to benefit from your collective hard work.

If anyone can recommend a built Miata, please let me know!

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Old 12-06-2016, 08:11 AM
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Welcome! Keep your eyes on the classifieds here and CL. They come up once in a while.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:38 AM
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Since you are in California, your choices for a "legal" car might be limited. I would suggest talking to Martin at Monster Miata to find out what you are up against as far as getting one of these cars registered. I know that in my county (in Georgia) the car only has to pass a visual inspection to determine if it has a catalyst in place, a gas cap vacuum test, & a tailpipe emissions test in order to get a tag. These tests are required yearly until the vehicle reaches 25 years old. Good luck in your search!
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:28 AM
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Welcome to the forum

I sadly cannot help you with advice about california regulation. Here in southern illinois, we don't have any kind of inspection so I had a very easy time putting my car together and as far as any governing body is concerned, I have 99 4cyl miata.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by crispy View Post
Welcome! Keep your eyes on the classifieds here and CL. They come up once in a while.
Thanks! I've been looking on CL, eBay, and the classifieds here. I wish I could've gotten MRM331's Miata when it was resold on eBay. Looked like a steal at 15k.

I've had a hard time finding California cars though... Not many around.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by stng_96 View Post
Welcome to the forum

I sadly cannot help you with advice about california regulation. Here in southern illinois, we don't have any kind of inspection so I had a very easy time putting my car together and as far as any governing body is concerned, I have 99 4cyl miata.
Haha nice. Wish CA was as easy
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Mike, I have been debating the sale of my 5.0 Miata. If you have interest let me know.

I am ready to move on to another exciting project!
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by V8MiataMike View Post
Mike, I have been debating the sale of my 5.0 Miata. If you have interest let me know.

I am ready to move on to another exciting project!
Hi thanks PM sent
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:09 PM
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Two years later and still looking for a California legal v8 Miata... Anyone want to sell their Cali plated car???

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I suggest that you move from Commi-Fornia.
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