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La Bamba's Restaurant and Holiday Fantasy of Lights 12/14/14

Posted by Lou Marett on December 15, 2014 at 4:50pm 0 Comments

Jack & Dawn Studevant, Tom Larkin & Diane & Lou Marett had a great dinner at La Bamba's Mexican Restaurant and enjoyed a leisurely drive through the Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.  The evening was full of food, friendship and fun, a typical South Florida Miata's event.

Auto Repair shop

Posted by Karl Johnson on December 5, 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments

found a shop in Sunrise, owner Ryan Kaufman mechanical engineer &  certified AUTO mechanic his passion and expertise “THE MIATA" EVERYTHING FROM FABRICATION, welding, race car builds, engine,tranny switch out,to regular repairs. 754 244 1755

December Dinner Reminder BLUE ANCHOR PUB ( Dec 6 )

Posted by John Morris on November 22, 2014 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

NEW PLACE!!!!!!!  December 6 th at 6  PM at the Blue Anchor Pub Delray.There is parking at the back across the way and, if you valet park in the back you can get it stamped and it will be free.You asked for a different Venue Lou and I are delivering.:)See More

Mzda Service Bulletin 09-046/10 Pluged soft top drains MX5 2006-2009

Posted by John Morris on November 19, 2014 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Thi applies to most 2006-2009 MX5 Miatas.

Check your Vin number with your local Mazda Dealer. Kits are available for about $75.00.

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Hi, I'm somewhat new to the region and was seeking some advice.  I've been using my dad's Miata ('99) and the rain rail needs to be replaced.  I took it to the Mazda dealer and he said it would be at least $1,000 to replace the rail.  I thought that was kind of high considering the posts I've read said it is fairly simple.  Does anyone have any advice on replacing the rain rail?  Or do you have a go-to person?  I would like to get it fixed sooner because the poor trunk is taking a beating.

Thanks-

 

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Comment by Ali on December 13, 2013 at 5:58pm
Rain rails are very delicate. Even a slight bend will cause your soft top to leak. It's not impossible, you just need to know what you're doing. Also, try going to an upholstery place that specializes on soft tops for a quote on replacing the rain rails. Most likely the price will be much cheaper than the dealer. For 1000$ consider buying yourself a hardtop instead!

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