Originally Posted by localtech
Do you have anybody close to you with ANY experience regarding turbo miata's or any car for that matter? a lot of these issues could be fixed in about 30 min's by someone that knows what they are doing.
Good luck with these issues man...
My thoughts exact!
I know one person with a turboed miata and they bought it done so they dont know much about turboing them. Turboed miatas are no where near as big in the UK as the US.
The manifold has been welded but it hasnt altered the angle of the manifold etc. The downpipe does look like it will be quite close but I dont think it wont fit. I did think I might have to attach the downpipe then put the turbo on as the length of the studs coming out the turbo might be close.
It did come off a car from a turboed miata over here so it will work. Problem is the level of work required to make it fit.
Im in the process of buying a downpipe off ARtech so I could possibly get Abe to make it thinner at the neck of the downpipe if needed.
I have clocked the water pipe and im getting my dad to tap a hole in the top near the widest neck for the turbo water return. That was the only pipe I was having problems getting back on as when you clock the pipe the part in question was near to te turbo presenting a few problems.
A spacer plate would be possible and might be the solution I have a large chunk of aluminium if that will be suitable.
Do you think a space is the solution?
What about sealing it eg gaskets. I have 1 steel gasket for the turbo to flange. But if I put a spacer in, unless its welded which would be a nightmare, I would need to seal the other side of the spacer.