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Old 07-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #1961
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Holy crap, missed that in the static on the last page, sorry to hear that Ed. Good to hear hes up and moving though. If he's on a monitor they'll sort it out soon enough.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #1962
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Hailey guessed low blood pressure and just locked his knees out or something. Hope its nothing big.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #1963
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<p>Thanks guys.</p><p><br />yeah, the second time he fainted, he was sitting down at the kitchen table. Super weird stuff.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I think I'm going to push for an MRI or CT scan of the head area. Ugh. Hopefully we can get him on disability. Can't exactly drive a truck with sporadic losses of consciousness....</p>
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:37 PM   #1964
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Speaking of chassis braces, did you see this: MX-5 Miata Forum - View Single Post - Puzzled By The Ride Quality (yes I'm sending you to m.net, but its an Emilio comment)
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:51 PM   #1965
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<p>Thanks for posting. Hugely helpful.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I love reading posts where Emilio or Andrew really just sit down and put experience to keyboard. I also love how he sells versions of every stiffening product he listed, but just listed them by product type (roll bars, fender braces, frame rail braces) rather than by brand.</p>
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #1966
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So the fancy brace that's always in the way is last?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:52 PM   #1967
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Thanks for posting that, looks like a few things are listed that I can justify on my street / weekend track car.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:02 PM   #1968
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If he's on a monitor they'll sort it out soon enough.
Only if he faints again!

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I think I'm going to push for an MRI or CT scan of the head area.
Why? Very small chance it's a brain tumor/met, most likely heart related, heads got nothing to do with that, syncopal episode most likely just a secondary symptom of zero blood to the brain.
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<p>He did experience a spat of elevated heart rate, flushing, and light-headedness yesterday evening after we got him home again, so hopefully that gives them the info they need.</p>
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Cardiovascular system is like any fluid pump. If you have no volume, the heart will pump faster to try to compensate. Eventually your blood pressure will fall and you'll faint. Water=blood. Keep him hydrated.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:56 AM   #1972
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Good lord that's gonna be amazing when you finish it.

Congrats man. I hope this one stays nice forever.
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awwww girlllll

you lookin so fineeee
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Those pictures make it look like a Suzuki X90 haha. This car is going to look oh so wonderful when youre done. Cant wait for more progress!
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:03 PM   #1975
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<p>Don't know what came over me, but after burning the rubber off these things had become seriously rusty and ugly. Hit them with a sanding wheel and a few coats of paint.</p><p><img src="http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150727_131749949_hdr_85607c4543478e77a3bf477 7bb8cda66bbeee690.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />Lubed the bushings up good. Tightened the bolt til the bushings squished a bit, then stopped. I've heard that's how others did it. Used blue loctite (actually harbor freight brand blue loctite, but whatever). Should be good right?</p><p><img src="http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/576x1024/80-img_20150727_142453550_141c8a4deb4efe0e53400ee5110 ae952436347c9.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />Installed the passenger axle and xida...</p><p><img src="http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150727_142414475_hdr_1dcbe5b8bc8223f2248fb12 c170d139ce8536cc2.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />These poly bushings have gotten STIFF. Quite difficult to move the control arms, but after a few conversations with others, I expect them to loosen up so I'm not going to worry about it for now.</p><p>Couldn't resist... threw the rotor and wheel on, then put the jack under it til it was bearing the weight of that corner. Pic dump:</p><p><img src="http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150727_142850769_6b5c9a66588051bbda5bb29540e 973c344034cda.jpg" title="" /></p><p><img src="http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150727_142903934_hdr_d6ab57f3b98b480982b3915 e6f651b1ea8ae646f.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150727_142912971_hdr_9b0ccf4967a6687707344c1 a47eddb27bf872a9c.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img alt="" src="http://www.miataturbo.net/images/smilies/drooling.gif" title="Drool" /> I'm feeling very happy and motivated here.</p><p>Didn't get near as much time to work on it as I'd&nbsp;hoped. Sunday was well-spent at Packwood Autox with Aidan and my buddy Jancarlo (yellowspecvnismo on here, drives a 350z). But Monday only had a few hours because of Dad.&nbsp;</p><p>Dad's heart monitor results were pretty crazy&nbsp;-- during the 48 hours he wore the monitor, his heart stopped 3 times, for almost 3 seconds each. He also had some extremely slow heart rate moments, all the way down to 23 bpm... and some crazy high moments, up to 187 bpm, despite no rigorous physical activity during that time. He was in the ER again yesterday&nbsp;waiting to get a pacemaker put in, and it went in today. Thankfully all is fine so far, surgery went well.</p><p>Reassembly is going to take me a minute. I just haven't done this enough times, so it's fairly slow going. Got the driver side rear seat humps out, gotta come up with a good solution to mount the seat (and accidentally poked a hole in the floor trying to drill out the spot welds).</p><p>Anyway... Yeah.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p>
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Eegads, I've seen you mount a seat, maybe wait for someone more experienced? Fairly important part of the car...

Also, those diff mounts do have a torque spec...
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<p>Hey now.</p><p>And I read somewhere that the diff mounts have a torque spec, but that it's difficult to reach it since the bushing squishes. I do plan to get under there and torque everything to spec. I bought a HF torque wrench that's a POS, can't feel the click.</p><p>P.S. I did have an expert's help on the seat mount, remember? hehe... that bracket bent horribly in the accident BTW. Oi. I'm doing things right this time around though. All legit stuff, done right. c'mon now.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And hey... The S2k is working fine, and I did all the mechanical side of it myself!</p>
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Jeffbucc approves of the diff bushing cups!

That is all.
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I'm interested in what you mean by stiff in the control arms. I have just replaced all my oem ones for es poly and they seem stiffer to move than I was expecting. Do they loosen up a bit once you drive on them a bit?
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Should've zinc plated the diff cups, just sayin'!

I can't recall, do you have zerk fittings in your control arms? A quick shot of some Amsoil Dominator makes them move like buttah.
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