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Old 10-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #961
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Yeah driving up there sucked because a) 600 miles b) Buick Roadmaster tow vehicle without 3rd gear -or- heat.

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #962
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Is there any other way to get to a LeMons race?

Also love the '404 gears not found'.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #963
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You made the trek all the way up here? Cool stuff. I had friends on two or three teams there. The team with the wambulance daytona that won organizers choice and the Halloween themed POS trans am guys who had no idea what they were doing and and did most of the work for the car in the school's motorsports garage. And I'm not sure if Bill Goodale was there with his toaterhome (that likely out values the entire field of cars) and his lemons car.
Is this trans am, btw? Because it's amazing.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #964
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^That looks like the exhaust made out of an cherry bomb and aluminum tubing. They put some of the roof back on and added a few finishing touches since I saw it wednesday.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #965
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Is there any other way to get to a LeMons race?

Also love the '404 gears not found'.
It looks pretty awesome but sucks to drive. Well... actually I don't know, it was my first time driving anything with a trailer.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #966
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Another vidya

side-by-side. I drive my car slower than my friend does
Yes, but i am a hack!
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Thanks!
I need to tune boost control some more. Right now with quick shifts it only spools to like 20psi. But if I do a pull from 2500 rpm it spools to 25psi. Need to play with EBC parameters.

Also is it wrong that I kind of want to paint my car brown? Macadamia Metallic to be exact.

That would be an awesome color with your white wheels! plus, you could then ask UPS to be your sponsor...
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #968
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videos of 2 different drivers - in second one he forgets to turn off the starter and it melts, shorting the electrical system and blowing a fuse :(


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So, two questions on this build (so far, I'm only like 400 posts in or something silly)....

What's this two stage dual wastegate whatever thing?

You mentioned a bad batch of BW's? I suspected when the market was devoid of them for a while (also, they built a new factory, never a good sign for the first few off the line)... Anyway, is that what happened to you? I guess no one knows, but I wonder if the other sizes they are not yet making will have the same issues......

...Oh, and more reading makes that seem a certainty. Wow.

How was boost creep? Looks like you were able to hold low boosts?

So, you mention your warranties getting turned down, then free speed sensors - but nothing in the middle like "if you're thinking of blowing your $1600 wad on a BW, it's cool, they'll eventually come around and honor their warranty", or not. How did that pan out?

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Uh.. I'm a developer myself. Would be a good time to dick around with MS code anyways.
Why would you do that to yourself? That is some ugly code....


P.S. Lemons is a riot. Everyone should have to do it.

Thanks for all the info so far, it's super helpful. Considering my VVT head, valve work.... It would appear that once I dump the FM ex mani, 350 won't be even slightly difficult with a little care - no need for stupid big turbo.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #970
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What dual wastegate thing?
Borg Warner sells different wastegate actuators with different springs - low, mid, high. I think the springs correspond to like 5, 12 and 17psi.

The bad batch was for EFR series only and they have all been fixed now. Mine got replaced for free. And yes, it took a while.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #971
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Saturday we finally cut apart the "rusty miata"
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So a friend of mine came over to fix his exhaust leak. Apparently 94 midpipe from JDM ebay motor is exactly same as 1.6 midpipe but with a o2 bung.

Then we cleaned the garage and pulled the motor. This afternoon I started stripping and cleaning the donor car. I'll clean up some more tonight but basically making good progress. Also dragged the old shell out to the driveway. I have a leet mazda car cover so neighbors won't be scared by the ugliness of the old shell.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #972
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Did you section that like the road racers do so you can sell them as crash repairs to SM guys? It didn't look very rust.
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Did you section that like the road racers do so you can sell them as crash repairs to SM guys? It didn't look very rust.
No we didn't even think about that. And yeah its awfully rusty. Frame rails were almost rusted through on driver side. We junked it for scrap cost. I kept the windshield frame + windshield and going to try to sell that on craigslist.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #974
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The frame rails or the pinch welds? I almost put a jack stand through one of my pinch weld areas. Thats going to need to get cutout and have some new metal welded in when I do the rocker repair.
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Ah, I love the sound of sawzall in the morning!
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Why did you not have the expert FailFlora there teaching you guys the was of the sawzall.
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Cool pics.

Any pictures of the new shell? That always made me cringe about your setup. 400whp dyno video with holes in the rockers. **** yea, glad to see you upgrading.
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Cool pics.

Any pictures of the new shell? That always made me cringe about your setup. 400whp dyno video with holes in the rockers. **** yea, glad to see you upgrading.
uh, the holes in rockers IS the new shell
the old one had fist sized holes, the new one has quarter sized holes. it's a improvement.

I'll fix the rust one day, but it's hardly a priority.
We just got a new lemons car -
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uh, the holes in rockers IS the new shell
Damn salty roads. How hard is it to find an actual clean shell over there?

Edit: neat b13, what are the plans for that? What motor/trans does it have?
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Damn salty roads. How hard is it to find an actual clean shell over there?

Edit: sick b13, what are the plans for that? What motor/trans does it have?
As easy as a trip down south to pick one up. At least for miatas in new england rot free cars dont exist at this point, and if they do they're not for sale, or insanely priced. Soviet is more south so I bet he's got a better chance to get one. Mine car's nothing a weekend with the grinder, welder, some sheet metal, the rocker repair panels, and paint wouldnt solve. Soviet's looks like he could get away with just the rocker repair panels and some grinding and use the chassis weld epoxy rather than actual welding.
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