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Old 03-26-2014, 10:38 AM   #1801
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Oof, that seems overboard. Naivete' caused me to spend as much as I did on the Moroso catch can, but I got mine for a good(relative I know) price. Spending 300+ on one is crazy unless, as FAB said, application needs it.

Also the tags of this thread are killing me, I never noticed them before.
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For whatever it's worth, their single can setup is pretty reasonably priced compared to the Mishi units.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #1803
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Jeff in true plant-the-seed fashion - Linky

That dual catch can is where it's at - although most "dual" can setups are linked to each other so that the second can catches anything that get's by your first can. Way better setup for road race cars that spend time in corners and might suffer from spillage back into the system.
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Jeff in true plant-the-seed fashion
That dual catch can is where it's at - although most "dual" can setups are linked to each other so that the second can catches anything that get's by your first can. Way better setup for road race cars that spend time in corners and might suffer from spillage back into the system.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:26 AM   #1805
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Also the tags of this thread are killing me, I never noticed them before.
We luv u Jeff.

BTW, just to be contrarian, I don't run a catch can and am glad I don't. I lost a ring on #2 last Friday. I knew something was up immediately when I popped the hood to cool off coming off track. Normally, there is just a bit of oil around the breather to wipe up after a 30 minute session. This time there was a lot more. That led to a compression check . . . 185/100/175/185.

If I were running a catch can, would I have caught it this quickly?

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You put that in there just for me didn't you!
The product description is indeed tailored to twist your rubber arm.
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If you're going to spend a dickload of money on a catch can setup, there is no substitute:


Universal Dual Catch Can Kit


This is very true my buddy has their single can model it is one of the highest quality catch cans i have ever seen. The thing that impressed me the most was the threads which often people neglect to notice.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:57 PM   #1808
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I love you Levrimiter

They look so good, as Walter says, "It really ties the room together."

******' Aye Walter

I hate taking photos of reflective surfaces, makes me wish I had a polarized filter for my camera.





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Old 03-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #1809
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I see a dust spec. No really, the boost gauge is pointing right at it!
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:34 AM   #1810
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I see a dust spec. No really, the boost gauge is pointing right at it!
Reflections and lens flare a la JJ Abrams!

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:24 AM   #1811
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Throttle body wire brushed and cleaned up. I took a file to the IAT ports to help take the rust/jagged edges off it after the photo.

99 1.8 next to the Old & huge 1.6 throttle body



Lots of wire wheeling. I really should have bought a bench wire wheel a long time a go.



On. Need to do the wiring tonight. It dawned on me that I don't have any female connectors for the 99 so I am hoping I can find a connector on the spare CO car harness to scavenge.

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Old 03-27-2014, 03:45 AM   #1812
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Just a little help for your wiring,
for my 1996 car wth VVT engine I made some small PNP adapter harnesses for IAT and TPS

Here is a little wiring scheme (also applies to the 99-00 TPS/IAT) with all the part numbers for the connectors (Ballenger should have them in stock)

TPS


my adapter:


For the IAC I wanted to do the same - but I realized that I just need a different connector housing as both the NA as well as the NB connetors are AMP SSC parts with just different keyways
(read here: https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...3/#post1047691

Below that was the original plan - but try to get the correct housing and just swap the housings...
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:04 AM   #1813
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I'm just annoyed that the connectors are just BARELY different from other 2&3 pin connectors on the NA harness. They are so close to just working perfectly. Now I get to wait another week for connectors...Not sure why I didn't consider this when I ordered it. Oh well!
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:20 AM   #1814
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Finished up some wiring last night.

New Vic's connector and proper wiring



Actually having the right crimp tool is holy hell amazing.



EBC mounted. I was going to route the IWG hose closer to the turbo but decided to play it safe and route it farther away.



Friends don't let friends use electrical tape rather than heat shrink. Took me almost 45 minutes to strip it all off. It was about 10 layers thick. This is just the injector harness tape!



I'm no pro but this looks a little sketchy for your injectors.



So I'm going to try to finish up cleaning up this harness correctly today.
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You've got the tools... i'd just rebuild that entire harness from scratch.
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You've got the tools... i'd just rebuild that entire harness from scratch.
Seriously this. Ballenger has all the connectors you need on their Miata page. I'm in the process of doing something similar right now, but my harness isn't nearly as trashed as yours. For legit automotive grade GXL wire in multi color and gauge packs of sensible lengths, check out WireBarn.com. I ordered a bunch of wire from them and its worked out great for a bunch of projects.
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Those are some ugly coolant tubes on that TB. What's up with that?
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I noticed that too. My spare TB looks like that but the one that came with my car is perfect.
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Jeff you need to set your gauge needles
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You've got the tools... i'd just rebuild that entire harness from scratch.
That's the plan Sam! Sorry if I didn't make that clear. In no way, is any part of that harness staying in the car.

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Those are some ugly coolant tubes on that TB. What's up with that?
No clue, fo the price of the TB, I ignored it.

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Jeff you need to set your gauge needles
I thought AEM gauges self centered? If not, I do!
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