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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 0 Comments

Thi applies to most 2006-2009 MX5 Miatas.

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

Selling the 1990 Custom

Posted by Don Novak on November 10, 2014 at 8:56am 1 Comment

It pains me to sell this 1st gen, but I'm building a new faster car and need the extra cash to finish.  This car is awesome!

Rebuilt 1993 long nose with 36K miles.  $2800 for the motor, $600 in a recent timing belt/service from Mazda - comes with a 12mth/12K mile timing belt transferable warranty from the manufacturer. New tires with road hazard (less than 2K), new alternator, brakes and master cylinder. Inspection from Mazda showed green/no issues in all areas.

Car was painted…

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Monthly meeting

Posted by Andrew Katz on October 7, 2014 at 6:54pm 0 Comments

As a new member, I was wondering if there will be an October monthly meeting? Thanks.

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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.

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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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