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  • Mark Gilbert 8:55am on Thursday, May 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2019 ND,   

    2019 ND Owners Manual 

    For those interested, here is the link to review the 2019 ND Owners Manual. There will be quite a few changes least of all the increased horsepower and back up camera. One disappointing fact is there will not be any body refresh for this model year and probably no bright colors added to the palette. Also, with the laws requiring back up cameras in all new vehicles, Mazda stuck the camera on the new ND in the middle of the bumper, not where the license plate area is to somewhat hide it. Not a very flattering look.
    One other note, Mazda will be releasing a 30th Anniversary Edition later in the model year and rumor has it that it will be a brand new color. Hopefully a vibrant one!

    ⚠ warning – clicking on this link will download a 544 page PDF file

    2019 Owners Manual – https://s3.amazonaws.com/tsd.mazdausa.com/Mazda_Owners_Manuals/2019/2019_MX5_OM.pdf

     

     
  • Mark Gilbert 6:11pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cruise control, , ,   

    Mazda Service Letter – Dead Battery on RF 

    For those members who own a 2017 RF, you should be receiving a letter from Mazda North America soon detailing the service fix for the dead battery issue because of the cruise control draining of the battery. Attached is the letter you will receive.

     

    RF Dead Battery Page 1RF Dead Battery Page 2

     
  • Mark Gilbert 11:02am on Monday, April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2019,   

    Road & Track Article On 2019 Miata Changes 

    Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and some of the insiders at Miata.net, we now know quite a bit more about how the new 2019 Miata will make its power, as well as a few other pieces of information that will make some buyers hold onto their money and send others rushing to the dealership for a 2018 model.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a19717774/theres-more-to-the-2019-miata-than-a-more-powerful-engine/

    Let’s start with the engine. The power figures are impressive–181hp at an as-yet-unspecified engine speed and 151 lb-feet of torque. These are improvements of 26 hp and 3 lb-feet respectively. The only way to increase horsepower that much without increasing torque? You have to spin the engine harder. The current car has come in for some criticism because its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documentation provided to dealers refers to the “increased rev capacity” of the revised engine.

    “Ultra-light” pistons, lighter connecting rods, and a new crankshaft are just part of it. The 2019 engine will have larger intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have higher flow and there is a new throttle body. These are the kind of changes that racers have been making on Miatas for twenty-plus years now, but the new ND2 Miata will have them from the factory.

     
  • Mark Gilbert 7:36pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Club News, meetings,   

    Road Trips 

    We hope everyone enjoys the great road trips that are planned each month for our club members. We try to have a variety of venues included so each member can plan to attend as often as possible during the year. In speaking with other Miata owners who are club members throughout the world, we are one of the few clubs that have both monthly meetings and road trips planned each month throughout the year for our members to enjoy. We hope everyone appreciates the time and efforts put in to make this such a great club. Looking forward to the next meet up down the road.

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  • Robert Burr 10:57am on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Everglades City, , seafood festival   

    Easy Route to Rod and Gun Club 

    For those attending the annual Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City Saturday morning, we’re going to attempt to park together in front of — or near — the Everglades Rod and Gun Club property.

    When you reach Everglades City, take a right on Begonia Street to avoid the traffic congestion on Collier Avenue. This will take you to the west side of the town, then south to the Rod and Gun Club. The map shows the best route.

    The diagonal Begonia Street becomes Copeland Avenue. You’ll find Storter Avenue just west of Copeland Avenue. Take it south to the Rod and Gun Club, which will be on your right.

    Don’t park inside the Rod and Gun Club parking lot, but rather just outside the property on the side of the street.

    Everglades City route map to Rod and Gun Club

     

     
    • John Morris 11:11am on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Rob

  • Mark Gilbert 5:32am on Monday, January 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Evergaldes, , ,   

    February Road Trip 

    Sending out an early reminder to save the date, February 10th, for our monthly road trip. We will be traveling across the state to the southwest coast to Everglades City for their annual Seafood Festival.

    If you like to eat, specifically seafood and Cajun type foods, this event is made just for you. Besides the mountains of various types of foods available, there will be arts and crafts vendors and live music throughout the day. It is definitely a fun day and an event not to be missed.

    Please refer to the event page on our web site for further information and to sign up to attend. We look forward to seeing all of you join us for this great trip.

    http://www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org/

    Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 9-11, 2018

    Also, please take note. We are always searching out new and exciting venues for our monthly road trips. If you have any suggestions, please bring them up at our monthly meetings or share your thoughts on our web site on the home page/updates. We appreciate everyone’s input on this.

     
  • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 12:26pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , pet walk, picnic   

    2 new events 

    U of M Life Alliance picnic at Lion Country Safari is February 24, 2018. Cost is $15.00, includes lunch if you get there by 12N and parking. If interested, contact Roz Scherf, 954-922-5828

    March 3, 2018 March for the Animals pet walk, if you get there by 9:00Am, free pancakes; Walk starts at 10A, it is an easy walk. Lots of freebies for pets and people.

    Call Roz or Robyn for more details.

     
  • Mark Gilbert 2:09pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: members, profile,   

    Members Profile Pages 

    Please Update Your Members Profile Pages

    In reviewing our members list, I notice many of you have not uploaded the pictures of yourself or your cars to the web site. I know we are all very proud of our cars and not sure why you wouldn’t want to show it off under your profile page unless you are having difficulty navigating the web site. For that reason, I will give a step by step tutorial to help you add your photos. If you still have problems, Rob can certainly help get them uploaded for you.

    Click on Members to access the sub-menu choices
    To start, once you log in to the web site, you will see at the top of the page under the header a list of tabs. You will move the arrow to the members tab and in the drop-down menu, click on the profile tab.

    Once you are on your profile page, you will see “Change Profile Photo” and “Change Cover Image.” The profile image is a picture of yourself that will be seen on all your posts. This image should be in a square form, at least 300 x 300 pixels.

    The cover image is a picture of your car or anything else if you so choose and should be in a rectangle form of at least 632 x 225 pixels. Once you’ve chosen your pictures and uploaded them to your computer, you are ready to go.

    Click on the change profile tab, then click on “select your file.” Upload your chosen picture, adjust to fill the square box and save. You are done.
    To upload your cover photo, follow the same steps. Hopefully these instructions are clear and we will see many more of your smiling faces and cars on our web site soon.

    Again, if you have any issues, see the web site Help Page.

     
  • Mark Gilbert 1:39pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: links, web sites   

    Miata Web Sites 

    Miata Club ResourcesSince we have gotten many new members over the past few months, I thought I’d upload a list of great web sites that you can join to learn more about your cars and interact with fellow Miata lovers from around the world.

    The folks on these sites are very helpful with information about your cars or with help trouble shooting any problems that might arise. A lot of wonderful information can be obtained from members on these sites.

    You might also want to save a bookmark to the club’s resources web page.

    Enjoy!

     
  • Mark Gilbert 11:33am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: member profile   

    New Years Request – Update Your Member Profile 

    In reviewing our members list, I notice many of you have not uploaded the pictures of yourself or your cars to the web site. I know we are all very proud of our cars and not sure why you wouldn’t want to show it off under your profile page unless you are having difficulty navigating the web site. For that reason, I will give a step by step tutorial to help you add your photos. If you still have problems, Rob can certainly help get them uploaded for you.

    Member Profile

    click on Members to access the sub-menu choices

    To start, once you log in to the web site, you will see at the top of the page under the header a list of tabs. You will move the arrow to the members tab and in the dropdown menu, click on the profile tab.

    Once you are on your profile page, you will see “Change Profile Photo” and “Change Cover Image.” The profile image is a picture of yourself that will be seen on all your posts. This image should be in a square form, at least 300 x 300 pixels.

    The cover image is a picture of your car or anything else if you so choose and should be in a rectangle form of at least 632 x 225 pixels. Once you’ve chosen your pictures and uploaded them to your computer, you are ready to go.

    Click on the change profile tab, then click on “select your file.” Upload your chosen picture, adjust to fill the square box and save. You are done.

    To upload your cover photo, follow the same steps. Hopefully these instructions are clear and we will see many more of your smiling faces and cars on our web site soon.

    Again, if you have any issues, see the web site Help Page. Hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow to start off a great 2018.

     
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