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Old 11-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #581
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Ok so Slow_Sc3 got my shifter fixed it was loose, the reverse lights wired up, and fluids in the trans and diff. I got my coupler in today so that will give me somthing to do tomorrow evening along with getting my front springs in, bleeding the brakes and maybe a short drive.

Now I wanted to know if anyone know witch coolant temp sensor on the factory miata controls the temp gauge. I am trying to get all my gauges to work and I figure the best way is to use the factory mazda sending unit to the gauge. I need to know if it is the sensor on the front or back of the block as well as where in the harness it is normally attached if anyone can help me on either of these it would be great.
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It's either 2L or 2Q...
This one says 2Q: http://innovatemotorsports.com/resou...azda_Miata.php
And this one says 2L... : http://neomiata.com/garage/Wiring%20...20Diagrams.pdf

I think that one goes to the ecu, and the other goes to the gauge or something. More info here:http://forum.miata.net/vb/printthread.php?t=320944
Not sure which year they are referring to though in that thread.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #583
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Ok thanks that thread was very helpful now I think I am also gonna run a gm single wire fan switch it will make everything easy and I wont have to hear the fan running all the time.
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I wouldn't be concerned about clearance with a 2jz with a FFIM. How long till we get some videos of this beast driving?
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:38 PM   #585
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I wouldn't be concerned about clearance with a 2jz with a FFIM. How long till we get some videos of this beast driving?
For real, the blue ***** are killing me.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #586
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Ok so I put my new spring in the front last night so I can drive it and they jacked the car up like 3 inches I am going to have to trim them down to get the ride height I want. I installed a pair od 2.5"X 7" 450# springs and they feel really stiff even with the big motor so I am going to get some 400# springs at some point. I hope to drive the car this weekend and post a short vid.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:26 PM   #587
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i have some 7.9" 390 lb springs... probably a wash.
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Braineack =Those would probally work to I mean the front end is back to stock height lol.How much do you want for them I need them. lol
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I want to get the fenders about an inch to an inch and a half off the tire. I will consider that a good stance.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #590
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measure your springs length now with the car on the ground and we can determine if these will acutally lower it.
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Ok will do. I have not had much experience with suspension tuning its always been more of fly by night if one thing does not work try something else.
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OMFG....wow.
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Yea...... That just happened. lol
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Ok I could really use some help with getting my tach to work. I want to use the stock tach but the miata uses a coil pack and the supra uses a distributor any ideas on what I could do. I was thinking about a tach driver but I am not sure this will do what I need.
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Ok I got my SAFC in the mail yesterday will be installing that next week and continue on getting the gauge to work.

Also I have a decission to make I have the oportunity to buy a spec miata cage real cheap and then I can sell my roll bar and get some money back. The question would be is it worth it to have a cage in a street car. I drove it up the street the other day and with no tune and no boost I can already say this thing is going to be scary fast.

Cage or no cage that is the question?
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:41 AM   #596
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If you're going to wear a helmet 24/7 then sure go for the cage on the street. It would suck to hit one the tubes with your head without one

Btw I saw the vids on youtube. Geez that car has a sexy spool . I can't wait to see it at WOT.
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Well I am going to get some racing seats and because it is a street car I am going to pad the hell out of the bars anywhere near my head or the passengers. I do not want to hurt my self trying to protecting myself. I was thinking about not using the "NASCAR" style door bars and just use one door bar but I am thinking the stiffness and the saftey if I roll the car would be comforting.
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High density roll bar padding is designed to be hit by a helmet , not your head. Full cages are meant for use with racing seats, and fully restrained drivers(5 point harness) wearing helmets.

I would pass on a full cage, if you plan on driving your beast on the street more than the track. Based on the small radiator, it doesn't look like you plan to track the car much.
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No there is deff no plans for lots of track time and I have full racing seats for it and the 5 point harnesses. I am thinking of the advantages of chassis stiffness is the huge benifit.
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i was told by a bird that it was doing burnouts on the street!
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