Alright so, I’ve been losing brain cells to this all day and I need to find out from you guys, this is a long story so I try to make it a bit funny, this is a whole book on about only 2 days of Miata.
My name is Alex, 13-year-old car enthusiast and Iike miatas.
Yesterday, Me and my dad bid and win a “quote - MAZDA EUNOS AUTOMATIC ROADSTER Ltd California Edition” 1990, Japan Import, Sorn for 18 months, the car was left to a friend, so obviously he had no info, the owner, ‘couldn’t talk’. so we had a look, some rust here and there nearly all around, doesn’t run, no battery. apparently needs a starter motor to start.
so we came back home from the visit, talked about it and liked it, ended up winning, and i don’t know if you caught up with all the clues, but personally, I think they’re sus, the next day when we came to pick it up in a rental flatbed, the guy said he left for London, so we were alone, in a muddy garden, trying to pull a banana. as soon as we pulled it, bang, the front left wheel is seized, jack it up, bang, front sill collapses of rust, so, we’re a bit concerned, but I’m saying to myself "hey, it’s been left for 18 months with a guy who knows nothing but how to play music, they couldn’t know these problems’ so we tried to load it and obviously it was harder. first, the truck got stuck in the mud so we had to use its own winch wrapped around a tree to free the truck (smart dad), then we tried to load the banana, backwards. and it wasn’t straight so once and we had to use the winch, attach it to a (this time) weaker tree and bend the bananas wheels. so after we got it load and completely ruined this guy’s backyard. we tried our best to reverse the truck to speed thru the mud, then you can guess what happened. I had to stand outside like a lost child but luckily a maintenance truck came along and I wagged my wiggly hands, and he just drove away , but then he obviously turned around and stopped, I told him the situation and he got us out, rest of the day was fine apart from ruining our other project trying to use it to push the banana. THE NEXT DAY CHAPTER 2 I and my dad woke up at 9 and came down to the car to take the seized wheel off, took it off fine, the problem was the brake pads have just ya know, it’s been sitting there for 18 months, so we tried everything from spanners, to hammers, to jacking up the car and putting a great hole in it, to my dad nearly breaking his head, fast forward 3 hours, my dad sneakily came back to the car after our tea break and I tagged along. magically the calliper came off! well, after jamming a screwdriver in between everything, getting it stuck, and destroying the pads, but anyways! the wheels moved so now we could move it, then I just cleaned my shed where I store the car and cleaned the car itself a bit.
LAST CHAPTER - THE MOST IMPORTANT
The actual car itself. see my dad was sus about if it was a Cali, you can always (Somehow) get a 117/300 badge and spray it yellow, but the other side of me thought them guys were too lazy to do that.
so I tried checking the VIN Number, from what I saw the number was only 11 digits which doesn’t help as i need 17 for the major sites to expose my car to me. so I was on Reddit for ages posting about my banana car and asking questions, when a guy found out, the car is a japan import, the car is 1991(instead of 1990 - actually I’m still not sure as California’s were made in 1995) so the VIN would be only 11 digits, and that VIN would be actually just the chassis Number, so I searched it, and it came out as something completely different, a ‘Quote - Mazda Eunos Roadster V Special 1990-11 Manual’ and I’m pretty sure a banana shouldn’t look like that, mine is yellow, apparently a California and its automatic. so that is very confusing to me.
I can give some info for help, I don’t know if I can post my VIN and Reg number but it’s for help and research so hopefully, I can. I need help with this car, I still don’t know what it actually is apart from taking for granted it’s a Cali, so I need your guy’s help, that would be very much appreciated.
VIN: NA6CE-135063. REG: H596 TEP PAINT CODE?- 3L(I’d of thought it would be yellow but no)
thanks for reading if you did, and to be honest, there is so much ‘special editions’ out there it’s not really special anymore, as long as I got my yellow banana and my 117/300 Cali badge I can call it my Caliata and get on with working on it, sure the owners lied a bit but at least I got the car, gotta try to start it now.