@mazdaspeedmiata - Brandon Matthews

2004 Mazdaspeed Mx5 素子 Professional nerd and enthusiast of just about everything Main account 👇
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Typical on these cars.  Heard a loud exhaust leak and lo and behold the rear lower exhaust stud had sheared nearly clean off.  Bought lots of parts and got to work.  Managed to pull this without yanking the whole engine at least.  Now to wait for parts. Hard to see in the pics but the manifold is definitely warped a lil bit so gotta get it machined flat.  Tons of gaskets and studs, etc coming in in the next week.  Not how I imagined my spring break but guess that's what happens when she scoots too well for her own good.  Tbh I baby the tits off of this car so kind of clueless to why this happened but oh whale 
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Typical on these cars. Heard a loud exhaust leak and lo and behold the rear lower exhaust stud had sheared nearly clean off. Bought lots of parts and got to work. Managed to pull this without yanking the whole engine at least. Now to wait for par

Peach County, Georgia
Not seen in this picture is me spinning second and third gear leaving this meet 
Shout out to @basic_brz for the pic!
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#生きがい  #素子 #ロードスター  #松田 #maxxecu #maxxtuningab #tuner #e85 #mazdaspeedmiata#miata #averagesquad #mazdaspeed #mazda#longlivetheroadster #flyinmiata #949racing #supermiata #blackbirdfabworx #hankook #turbo #moneypit #daily #mx5 #30yearsofmiata #mazdausa
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Not seen in this picture is me spinning second and third gear leaving this meet Shout out to @basic_brz for the pic! • • • #生きがい   #素子 #ロードスター   #松田 #maxxecu #maxxtuningab #tuner #e85 #mazdaspeedmiata #miata #averagesquad #mazdaspeed #mazda #longlivethe

Georgia
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These pictures are not nice or cinematic in any way, but the original purpose for this secondary IG account was to track my build progress so for that sake, here is a dump of pics from the past week of work.
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#miata #mazdaspeed #turbo #clean #clutch #builtnotbought #e85 #maxxecu #trackcar #daily #miatagang #topmiata #averagesquad #4banger #hairdresser #longlivetheroadster
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These pictures are not nice or cinematic in any way, but the original purpose for this secondary IG account was to track my build progress so for that sake, here is a dump of pics from the past week of work. • #miata #mazdaspeed #turbo #clean #clutch

Peach County, Georgia
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Well, it was fun while it lasted.  Some type of bottom end noise going on.  Sending her off to be diagnosed by someone who knows more than I. Since the new ecu has been put it, I haven't taken her above 4k rpm or above 40% throttle. We're thinking what's happened is some bearing damage from too much gas in the oil, but even that doesn't make much sense as the oil didn't have that much gas in it.  I don't think it's just a coincidence, has to be something I've done in the past week. RIP.
Oh whale, as much as this upsets/frustrates me I've just gotta keep going. Grab a new motor and swap her out.
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#miatamerch #miatagang

#thisissosadalexaplaydespacito 
#sadreactonly
#selfloathing
#stressedout
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Well, it was fun while it lasted. Some type of bottom end noise going on. Sending her off to be diagnosed by someone who knows more than I. Since the new ecu has been put it, I haven't taken her above 4k rpm or above 40% throttle. We're thinking wh

Georgia
1 year anniversary today!  Huge thanks to @andycarterphoto for this solid shot.  She's come a real long way since I first got her, and the progress isn't stopping anytime soon!  Full steam ahead to the e85 station!
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#miatamerch #miatagang #bbrmiata #turbo #turbro #1year #moneypit #daily #mx5
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1 year anniversary today! Huge thanks to @andycarterphoto for this solid shot. She's come a real long way since I first got her, and the progress isn't stopping anytime soon! Full steam ahead to the e85 station! • • • #素子 #ロードスター   #松田 #mazdaspeedm

Macon, Georgia
Horrible picture but I don't have my SLR here in Augusta with me.  First time using a self-serve carwash.  Not bad!  Definitely missing home though, missing my garage, my tools, my foam cannon, and yes my parents. You really don't know what you have til you have to go without. 
On a side note, this wax I got shines like nobody's business. Loving it.
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#miatamerch #miatagang
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Horrible picture but I don't have my SLR here in Augusta with me. First time using a self-serve carwash. Not bad! Definitely missing home though, missing my garage, my tools, my foam cannon, and yes my parents. You really don't know what you have

Augusta, Georgia
Got to drive my first RHD car yesterday, @hughjzx chaser!  Such a blast!
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#1jz #jdm #jdmaf #risingsun #1jznoshit #rhd #import #chaser #toyota #twinturbskies #driftmissile
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Got to drive my first RHD car yesterday, @hughjzx chaser! Such a blast! • • • #1jz #jdm #jdmaf #risingsun #1jznoshit #rhd #import #chaser #toyota #twinturbskies #driftmissile

Byron, Georgia
I need to get a hardtop or something so I can stop taking pictures of these wheels... They just look so good!
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#miatamerch #miatagang 
#e85comingsoon
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I need to get a hardtop or something so I can stop taking pictures of these wheels... They just look so good! • • • #素子 #ロードスター   #松田 #mazdaspeedmiata #miata #averagesquad #mazdaspeed #mazda #longlivetheroadster #flyinmiata #949racing #supermiata #bla

Macon, Georgia