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Old 01-21-2014, 05:05 PM   #901
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Did you miss the part where I said I didn't think the Miata is the right platform for such a business?
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #902
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Do not lead this guy to financial ruin. There is no way he could make a living out of restoring Miatas to this level for other people. He might do 2-3. Ever.

Give him his props and spread the love, but let's leave it at that.
Oh I'm crazy but believe me I wouldn't even attempt to open a business. Fun to think about, but I'll stick to making bread for a living and cars for my hobby.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:35 PM   #903
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It has worked out well so far.

NOW BACK TO WORK!
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #904
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Who wants to help me put my car in Jeff's garage in the middle of the night? The ol' switch-a-roo.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:02 AM   #905
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This was a really good thread to stumble upon especially for a first post. The MLV and dynamat job really made me giddy.

Absolutely can't wait to compulsively check this daily.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #906
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So my powdercoaters are finishing up the parts tomorrow and I had a question

The plastic piece on the outside of the butterfly valves....will this melt in the fiery inferno of powdercoating it?

How do you remove the butterfly valves to ensure no damage? Or how do you remove the plastic piece?
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #907
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Butterfly valves? Do you have a VICs head?

And yes, it'll melt. Anything plastic or rubber will. Bondo too, if that matters.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:03 PM   #908
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Butterfly valves? Do you have a VICs head?

And yes, it'll melt. Anything plastic or rubber will. Bondo too, if that matters.
99 miata intake manifold with active VICs controlled by the megasquirt computer.

So yes. I read the screws are stamped at the end so you cant remove it...
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Insane restoration. I'm blown away.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #910
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Bad photos but I decided to paint my rotor hubs to avoid the nasty looking rust you get from unfinished rotors. Doesn't look perfect, but taping a circle is hard when you don't have the right tape. It's only rotors though so who cares!



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Fun little tip: Next time just buy Centric premium rotors. They come with the hat painted already, and they're still cheap.
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Fun little tip: Next time just buy Centric premium rotors. They come with the hat painted already, and they're still cheap.
These were like $15 a rotor shipped from Amazon so I'll take the savings!
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:29 PM   #913
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Powder coating is all done





Oh
My
Flying
Spaghetti
Monster

They turned out so damn good. Thank you, dear bastards, for making me spend more money.

Dashboard Brace, gonna have to dremmel off the 2 ground locations.



Misc covers for fuel filter etc etc



Alternator housing/brackets/pulley, these turned out really really good



Rear Subframe Brace Dashboard part and the removed butterfly valves(obviously not powder coated)



Hard/soft top brackets. I had an extra set done if someone wants to buy them.



Upper intake manifold Decided to clear coat it to keep the raw look, which was the right choice, it looks most....choice!





Lower Intake Manifold





Rear Subframe turned out just as hot as the front.



I have every part for the car now so all it is going to take is getting the wiring harness finished, dashboard put back in, full interior put back in, and then I'll assemble the subframe and engine and put it all together.
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sounds so simple when you condense it down to a paragraph!
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:39 PM   #914
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Looks great. I am neck deep into a bushing install & suspension resto right now. I decided not to powder coat my subframe because I can't fit it in the oven at work, but seeing yours makes me think twice! I only sanded & POR 15'ed it. I just did my lower and upper rear control arms & the hubs. They came out pretty decent with the eastwood kit. I love powder coat !!!
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Looks great. I am neck deep into a bushing install & suspension resto right now. I decided not to powder coat my subframe because I can't fit it in the oven at work, but seeing yours makes me think twice! I only sanded & POR 15'ed it. I just did my lower and upper rear control arms & the hubs. They came out pretty decent with the eastwood kit. I love powder coat !!!
POR15 is probably just as good as powder coating from what I have heard.

I probably could have powder coated it all myself in my bread oven at my bakery(huge *** oven), but I wouldn't want OSHA/health inspectors all over my *** for that one!
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This is so sick and twisted. I love it.
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Woops! Forgot a picture.

Door sill plates. Need to track down a sticker to put in there. I know Revlimiter is contemplating making some in the future so maybe I will just wait for him to start producing some.

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Measure the opening, post the size. You'll be flooded with all sorts of stickers in the mail.
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Measure the opening, post the size. You'll be flooded with all sorts of stickers in the mail.
Wow, you rock if you are offering to do so, if not for those that are interested...

7 and 3/8 inches long
1 and 3/8 inches wide
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Another small update

Bill from Miataroadster had these Moss Low-pro headlights for sale that he had originally planned to put on his car, but last minute decided to go another route.

Normal Moss headlights but Bill added:

(2) Moss upper buckets powder coated wrinkle black
(2) stock lower brackets (that the motors mount to) shaved of tabs for the stock hood prop and powder coated wrinkle black
(2) new NA01-51-SA5 retractor rods
(4) new KA01-51-SD7 hinge bolts for bucket pivots

and still it was cheaper than buying the kit new! I love the look of them especially after talking to Revlimiter about them.

Before I installed them though I decided to clean up the motors a little. Wire brushed the aluminum, steam cleaned it, and laid down some fresh paint on the motor housing to give it a nice fresh look.



Pretty easy install, just need to figure out the wiring for it.







Also worked on getting the brackets for the wiring all installed

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