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Old 03-21-2014, 01:38 PM   #1741
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All of the proper wiring should be there. What TPS are you using now?
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I believe the current build thread title is "blonde young beefcake with skimpy shorts named rocky"
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All of the proper wiring should be there. What TPS are you using now?



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Jeff, I'm nervous about your use of ABS that close to the turbo. There's a radiation path past the CHRA to the inlet box. I hope the aluminum tape is enough, but keep an eye on it. OTOH, if the ABS gets soft, then you may not have to worry about intake movement so much. LOL.
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Jeff, I'm nervous about your use of ABS that close to the turbo. There's a radiation path past the CHRA to the inlet box. I hope the aluminum tape is enough, but keep an eye on it. OTOH, if the ABS gets soft, then you may not have to worry about intake movement so much. LOL.
The tape is just until I can get some more transmission tunnel koolmat type sheets to put on top of it. Should be fine, if not an old employee's husband is a welder and can make me one out of aluminum.
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Gracias.

I also picked up a 99 throttle body off a guy in Arizona for dirt cheap, so I should get that in the next week. Now I need to look up what wiring changes are necessary to make it work.
Check out my build thread when i dropped the 99 motor into my 90, i wired up the TPS/iac to my oem 90 harness and it worked like a charm with my MS.
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Ooooooooh dem is fab?
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Ooooooooh dem is fab?
I (Bryan) was working part time with Fab9 to get the company started last year. They weren't the most motivated gentlemen so I left my job and made a major investment to take it over full time at the end of last year. So yes as of about 5 months ago, Dem is officially Fab

Hence the major website changes and forum sponsorship in the recent timeline .
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I (Bryan) was working part time with Fab9 to get the company started last year. They weren't the most motivated gentlemen so I left my job and made a major investment to take it over full time at the end of last year. So yes as of about 5 months ago, Dem is officially Fab

Hence the major website changes and forum sponsorship in the recent timeline .
In that case.. I'll buy one of your FMIC when you update your build thread with 400whp dyno results.

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^ lol

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AEM faces are in the mail today. I'm really looking forward to seeing them installed. I need to buy some of my own.

I don't check this thread for a few days, 3 pages go past. lol
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #1752
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In that case.. I'll buy one of your FMIC when you update your build thread with 400whp dyno results.

Baahaha... Before the car was parked for the winter we hit 440 wheel on the local mustang dyno and realized VVT was not working. Since then I've resolved VVT and spent a little time re-tuning the drivability that VVT had changed.

I honestly don't even have time to think about the car I spend 4-5 hours a day building COP wiring harnesses/welding intercoolers and the rest shipping/responding to emails. Meanwhile trying to work on what's next for us and building our website. At some point when I feel like it will not effect my ability to deliver good customer service, I'll dust off the NB and move forward.
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At some point when I feel like it will not effect my ability to deliver good customer service, I'll dust off the NB and move forward.
Very wise choice. Happy to hear the business is growing and looking forward to seeing your car going again when you can.
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Drama Llama detects the beginning of drama! This thread is a place of happy-happy-joy-joy and feel goods!




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Finished up the air box. Trimmed an extra 1/4" off the hole and then added a rubber grommet for abrasion as per y'all's suggestion.



trimmed an 1" off the elbow and it gave me the perfect fit.



Cut off the extra aluminum tape off the back and then used an extra firewall seal and cut it down the middle for the top. Turned out great!





Next project is to remake this bracket to pull the coolant drain/feed lines to the turbo down lower. Currently the blue silicone lines are pretty taught, so I'd like to lessen the tension up a bit.

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Hmm, I think you may have to cut a bigger hole in that air box, just to be on the safe side. The rubber rim pretty much canceled out the 1/4".
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I just love everything about this build and it's trillion pages.
+ the good news about FAB
+ the fact that you're a baker and I love donuts.

Basicly +1 for everything in this thread and everyone in it.
Sick *** miata.
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Seems to me that ABS plastic, etc won't be a problem for rubbing. Just my 2 cents.
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Plus it has a certain degree of flexibility that metal doesn't. We'll see how it works out. You guys know me, if it doesn't work, then I have no problem doing it a different way.
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The intake shield looks great.

What was the thickness of the ABS sheet and where did you get the rubber trim used on the top? I'm in the process of making one as well using ABS but I think I mine is too thick - went with .125" thick sheet and seems too bulky at first glance. Thanks.
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The intake shield looks great.

What was the thickness of the ABS sheet and where did you get the rubber trim used on the top? I'm in the process of making one as well using ABS but I think I mine is too thick - went with .125" thick sheet and seems too bulky at first glance. Thanks.
Thank Flyin' Miata for the heat shield, my brain was to stupid to remember Yezzir could make me one. The ABS is 1/8" and the rubber trim was the top firewall seal.

Honestly, thicker would be better for this, just harder to make using the heat bending method.

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Ok I don't know why this coolant line setup is bothering me so bad. It just seems so unnecessarily cluttered. There has GOT to be a cleaner/more refined way to do it right???

I was going to just make the bracket longer so that they sat lower, but this causes the braided lines to rub on the lower radiator hose. The only sturdy, some what logical place to put it is right in front of the air box I just made.

Directly left of the headlight motor on the little shelf.




Or is there a better solution that I can't come up with because I've been staring at it for too long.

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