Ok, finally read the posting photos for morons thread. Let's see if flickr will play...
My Evo 9 MR, which I miss very dearly:
My 2001 B5 S4, which I don't miss at all:
You can also see my '91 rat-trap in the background. Somebody's got that in NM. Probably building a race car out of it.
Perfect time on the '01 Miata to grab the camera. (huh-huh </Butthead>)
Example of first owner's (hereafter referred to as FFO) $hitty wiring job:
All to install this piece of crap:
Supposedly this rolls up the windows when you hit the lock button. Probably what caused my passenger window to roll up when I started the car.
Examples of poor fitment/design on the FM crossflow rad and associated shroud:
Nothing difficult to fix, just annoying. Especially with two parts "designed" to work together.
Then the kicker - brand new rad leaking:
On the positive side, Griffin turned the radiator around in just over a week. Haven't installed it yet to make sure it's fixed. And, yes, that's my finger in the photo...
The upskirt shots:
Some crappy brackets I made to secure the IC to the rad. You know, for when the rad is actually there and not out getting fixed:
Towards the top of the pic you can see where I cut the rad support bracket to fit the AWR swaybar mounts. Also, for future reference, don't use a dremel to drill out the spot welds, get a proper spot weld removal bit. That sucked.
Pic of the retardedly cluttered drivers front corner:
Let's see; compressor outlet hose, lower rad hose, turbo coolant lines, AC and PS. Hmmm, what else can I stuff in there? This is what makes me want to kill people.
The compressor outlet hose and lower rad hose spooning each other:
FM's instructions say they "might" make contact. Uh, yeah, definitely might...
IC to TB hose contacting the swaybar:
If I adjusted things back to prevent rubbing, it'd push the hose into the accessory belt. Probably not a good thing.
This Link piggyback mess also makes me want to kill:
What's not shown is the crappy wiring job the FFO did to the ignition wiring harness. I'm not even sure I can fix it since he decided to put the splices right up against the coil connectors.
Making progress, running out of parts to install, should be less things to have go wrong now. Right? Oh wait, what's this?
The BPV bung on the intake hose is pointed right at the AC line bracket. F'n great!
And that's where I'm at right now. Re-install the rad, figure out the BPV hose routing, secure all the lines, put the front end back together (with new air guide and undertray since the FFO butchered them), and whatever other stuff I forgot...
Let me know if anyone wants some specific pics.