Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS! - Page 29 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2014, 05:40 PM   #561
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,782
Total Cats: 205
Default

For aggressive driving you'll want to forgo the pads completely anyway. Just take them out. That won't solve the flex problem but it will get you bolted to the car as tight as you're going to get.

If the seat is at all close to the right size/shape for you, when truly driven aggressively their will be no discomfort due to lack of pads. If your *** gets sore, you need to drive harder. That sentence has a lot of potential on this forum.
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #562
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,812
Total Cats: 554
Default

A picture of the passenger side!!! That's progress.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #563
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,812
Total Cats: 554
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
If your *** gets sore, you need to drive harder. That sentence has a lot of potential on this forum.
Going into my sig as we speak!
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 06:04 PM   #564
Elite Member
 
Jeffbucc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 946
Default

I enjoy my buddy club racing seat but I better keep the weight off or I won't be able to fit in it anymore. 32" waist required. Also, I think I would need the shoulders/lats of a woman or a prepubescent boy if I wanted to be comfy in it.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 06:48 PM   #565
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

lol... I get what you're saying Richard but I really like driving with padding in my seat. Not a fan of padless seats! I think I will get some thinner padding, this is just much thicker than necessary.

Jeff, I felt exactly that way in my Recaro. This seat does fit me perfectly. It's quite wonderful as far as that goes.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 05:12 PM   #566
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Small update.











Attached Thumbnails
Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140716_081211643_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-like-boss-1024x1024.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140716_081228935_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-waitaminute.png   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140716_081238742_hdr.jpg  

Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-1051982-fffffuuuuuuuuuuuu.jpg  
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 05:47 PM   #567
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #568
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Moar JB weld. Hope it sticks. Leak was much much slower, didn't actually bother to drain the oil this time.... I'm such a lazy... ***? Hehe...

Here's hoping that's that.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #569
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (24)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 11,638
Total Cats: 463
Default

Wow Ed, hopefully this leak is solved though.

On to the heater core replacement, and coolant leak solving.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 07:45 PM   #570
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

For the coolant leak, I put money on the thermostat housing. When I first put it together, it had been kinda cross threaded and was a bear to tighten. I think I'm going to get a 180 thermostat and a new housing.

Any recommendations other than the normal M-tuned one?

Edit: this looks good... Simple piece, shouldn't be a problem at eBay, no?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Meziere-WN00...15b73a&vxp=mtr
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 04:01 AM   #571
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Cleaned him up today. (Yes, my car is a male. I know that's gay, but Miata).







Taking a trip to the coast tomorrow.
Attached Thumbnails
Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201635943_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201647182_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201656352_hdr.jpg  
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 04:01 AM   #572
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default



Double post
Attached Thumbnails
Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201635943_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201647182_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140717_201656352_hdr.jpg  
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #573
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (24)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 11,638
Total Cats: 463
Default

I'm keeping your double post cause it's funny.

Can we see pics of the trunk? I wanna see how bad these stripes are.

To fill others in: instead of dealing with removing the spoiler, we swapped entire trunk/spoiler assemblies to fix his broken one. As a bonus he got rid of a small dent. The stripes are apparently still visible after the above buff job.

Two questions:

1. Anyone know how to get rid of the stripes? Or is the paint just different colors and they'll always be there?

2. Anyone know how to safely remove the adhesive so we can swap trunk lids only?


Also: I have an offer for you Ed. We swap hoods. Mobius wants it, but he'll take yours instead. Then you'll have ghost stripes down your entire car, which would look bitchin.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 12:04 PM   #574
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

pretty sure the difference in paint under stripes is from the sun, and is permanent
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #575
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curly View Post
As a bonus he got rid of a small dent.
and picked up a long scratch about 10 inches long that had previously been mostly hidden by the racing stripe. Ouchies.


Quote:
Originally Posted by curly
Also: I have an offer for you Ed. We swap hoods. Mobius wants it, but he'll take yours instead. Then you'll have ghost stripes down your entire car, which would look bitchin.


Yup the stripes are going to be there long time. I will get a pic today to show you.

I think I'm figuring out what I'm going to do. I think I'm going to be putting my driver's door back in and swapping back to my door cards. Yeah that'll require a small refund but you'll get more out of those cards and my seat is going to destroy this one once I lower it some more, so I won't lower it until I get my door cards back in. Aside from that, in the pics of the driver side above you can see that the paint doesn't match. Aside from that, my door still has paint on the front edge I'll do all the work, now that I've seen how the doors come on and off it should only take me about three times as long as it takes you, instead of 5 times as long. Then I'll just get some tint on my driver windows that were in my car already and I'll be good to go.

If you need access to a pickup truck to scrap stuff, I am sure I can obtain one.

All of this will probably happen...... hopefully some evening next week. I'd like to do the swapping at your house again just cuz that's where all the parts are, but I don't expect you to work on it.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 05:37 PM   #576
I take big bites
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Coast trip was a huge success. Lots of fun. Forgot to take pics of the trunk and didn't drive it today, so will get some tomorrow.

I'm told my car belches black smoke under acceleration. I think I need to move the re-tune up to a higher priority, despite the fact that the car drives fantastic.

Took some pics. I'm a sucky photog and took the pics with my cell phone but whatever. Enjoy.









CRINGE NOW.


And one more for old time's sake. From the original FS ad.


Opinion: The FFD's look better than those black 6UL's.
Attached Thumbnails
Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140718_202713760_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140718_202745284_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140718_202840584_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140718_202948302_hdr.jpg   Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-img_20140718_203035869_hdr.jpg  

Rebuild all the salvage Miatas! ASS!-35786886567363408790im1main565x421_a562x421.jpg  
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 01:34 AM   #577
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,782
Total Cats: 205
Default

I am fine with hood swap. Ghost stripes are tres bitchon'
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 03:11 AM   #578
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 683
Total Cats: 27
Default

Möbius is gonna vent zee hood!! Ed get it tuned!!! I want dyno numbers. I swear if laz is tuned and dynoed before you I will slap you
greddygalant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #579
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,812
Total Cats: 554
Default

IN for slap vids.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #580
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (24)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 11,638
Total Cats: 463
Default

Looks great Ed. Swap on hood, I'm sure it's in better shape than yours anyways
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM
First Miata Rhidell Meet and Greet 1 09-27-2015 10:42 AM


Tags
arborist, ass yo, can your honda do this, dat dent do, drift king, hoonigan, mad torque steer, putty in our hands, raced srt-4...lost, squirrel!, ti curse, tis but a scratch!, tokyo drift, turbo spooled, vtek kicked in (again) yo, vtek kicked in yo, wtf is wrong with me?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 PM.