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    Re: Gearheads Random Ongoing Chat (GROC) 2017+

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver;61 603
    Got back Monday after 6 days at Miatas at the Gap XXIII. 730 Miatae registered by Saturday evening at the raffle/beer swap. Drove the Dragon maybe 10 times,mostly unimpeded. 4,000 to 5,500 RPM in second and third gear, frantic! This was my third time and I have my reservation for next year, August 6th to August 9th. Living in flat Florida, I consider MATG to be a mental health week for me. Drove the Snake, Diamondback, Devil's Triangle, Cherohala Skyway, Back of the Dragon, Moonshiner and Gambler. This is bucket list stuff, and for a Miata driver, mandatory!
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    I have been driving those roads since 2011. Was there at a smaller event called June@Boone this year and drove all those roads and then some. Not familiar with the Devils Triangle, but might also be known as The Devils Whip & Devils Staircase. Love those long sweeping curves on the Cherohala Skyway. Pushed my car even harder at 5500 rpm to 6200 rpm and even hit my rev-limiter a couple of times. I guess you've seen the light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdexta View Post
    ^ Awww man, you know where all the good roads are! I'm looking those up now.

    I need to find some good backroads just North of Knoxville, I know there out there, it's just tough to try and put a route together.
    That high revving S2000 would be awesome on those roads. A lot more fun than drag racing on Fort Myers streets.

    The tech savvy guys at June@Boone had the routes to those roads downloaded to their GPS's via Bluetooth and they were the leaders. We moved in multiple groups no larger than 5-6 cars and we all had radios. it was awesome.
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    No doubt. Can’t wait to hear that motor at 9000rpm.

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    I’ve been watching some great NFL pre-season football between the Dolphins and Falcons! Neck to neck! This is going to be a great season!

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    I saw the light 2017, 2018 and now! Kept the revs under 6K because 120K miles with original timing belt (to be replaced in September). Some drives were frantic and some were flowing. 200TW tires and butterfly and car did everything right. 2100 miles, used about 4 ozs. of oil. 360 days and a wake-up.
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    GearHeads, you have to see this youtube video! It is the tear down of the New Supra engine, Toyota and BMW have produce one very new inline 6 cylinder engine

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    Read an article and will have to find it. Some private company is gearing up to provide a manual transmission for this car. They will take a new car and make the conversion. Need to do this for the new Corvette.
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    Rear of engine mounted timing chain....whoa! Will never complain about the MX5 again. Have to pull the engine to change it. Another rich mans toy.

    I think there should be a market for a simpler performance car that is much easier and inexpensive to work on for us shade tree mechanics. This is getting way too complex.
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    Now, that is an engine I’ll never touch! You can tell it’s BMW designed. Probably have to pull the motor and remove the intake manifold just to get to the oil dipstick.

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    I am impressed by how much innovation and engineering improvements to make the engine bullet proof. The gasoline combustion engine isn't dead just yet. MM you are correct it is a rich man's car. If you buy this car you are married to the dealer for life.
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