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Old 01-22-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hi, not exactly new to the forums. I've been lurking around mt.net taking posts and references here and there. The miata is my first car. Just wanted to turbo my 90' just for fun and the learning experience. I'm going to go the unconventional way and boost first, HP data after. Bought a T3 50 trim, custom manifold flanged to T3, and intercooler off a member. Slowly pieced together parts senior year of high school and finally putting everything together 6 months later. About less than a week into the project and taking a break because spring classes started at sjsu. Coming back home this weekend and expecting to at least get it up and running. So far this is what I've got:
-T3 50 trim
-2.25" steel dp to the cat made by local muffler shop ($180 )
-welded on nut for O2 bung
-$10 autozone online "exhaust gaskets" (not quite sure how those are going to hold up)
-12:1 vortech fmu
-36" SS oil feed -4AN on one side, 1/8" NPT on the other
-picking up a M10x1.5 to 1/8" NPT tomorrow
--4AN turbo oil feed flange 3mm restricted
-Removed complete A/C system
-waayyy oversized intercooler and 2.5" aluminum piping all the way

Here's what I need to do:
-wait for my ATP oil return line set up and drill/tap oil pan
-drill/tap intercooler piping for a threaded 5/8 heater hose nipple with teflon tape. I know you're supposed to weld it, but I don't have access to a welder.
-^same for stock evo8 BOV fitting. BOV donated to me

Planning to buy MSPNP maybe a few years into college but I don't have the money for it yet. I'm probably going to stick with 5 psi just to get it running so hopefully I won't be needing any timing retard devices or bigger injectors yet. I might go 8 degrees just in case. Sorry for the long *** post. Open to any criticisms and suggestions. Wouldn't want my engine blowing up when i start it. Remember, I am doing this only by myself but have access to a lift and standard shop tools. Thanks in advance. I don't have a camera but will take pictures when i get the chance.

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Good luck. Post your location under your name and list your car info in your sig so that locals might be able to assist and people will know your yr. model and mods if you ask questions.

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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welcome man
looks like you're about an hour away from me
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:49 PM   #4
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Very local to me, let me know if you need any help i would be happy to lend a hand.

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