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Old 03-30-2008, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by supersaiyan93 View Post
So far so good.

Quick questions:

1.) Are you worried about the clearance between the front hoop of the cage and the steering wheel? Looks kinda close.

2.) Are you going to fabricate a cover for the driver's side cutout on the transmission bell-housing? I would think you wouldn't want to leave that open to the elements (dirt, grease, gravel, etc.)

3.) Take out that rear subframe and PAINT IT. lol. Good lord I'm glad I don't live where there's snow. lol.

1. it's just the angle of the camera, there's plenty of room.

2. most likely yes, but I'm going to wait to get the downpipe before I do anything. I have a few ideas but I don't want to make something and then find out it needs to come off to fit the downpipe.

3. Going to clean it up when I start on the rear diff bracket
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by patsmx5 View Post
I bet you wore that camera out! Nice build man.
I am trying to take as many pictures as possible, as there aren't many pics for the TII swap process to help everyone who goes down this road in the future. The only ones I have found are the ones on crash's site.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:29 PM
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wow!
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mighty mouse View Post
I am trying to take as many pictures as possible, as there aren't many pics for the TII swap process to help everyone who goes down this road in the future. The only ones I have found are the ones on crash's.
Thank you. Looks likes a fun build.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:36 PM
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Holy crap man, you are insane! Great build!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:55 PM
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nice job mouse
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:49 PM
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g'dang Thats crazy.What are you building the car for?
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:00 AM
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That car will handle a ton of power, dude I wish I could help you with the build that so cool.
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great build thread so far, keep all the pics comin!
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:47 AM
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sweet build so far, thanks for taking pics.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:00 AM
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great build
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:33 AM
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This build is ******* sick.

keep up the good work, thanks for the documentation.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:56 AM
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thanks for all the compliments! It's always nice to see my hard work appreciated. I'll be back at it next weekend, so I won't have much to report until then unfortunatly.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:55 AM
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Great work so far. And a stellar idea documenting the TII swap.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:14 PM
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Not much done to my car this weekend, although we got my buddy Tom's buggy started which was a huge accomplishment. The last time it ran it was a 1989 toyota pickup truck, and it was 2 years ago. We stripped the harness down to bare necessities, and after a pesky grounding issue with the afm/fuel pump, and a bad connection with the starter solenoid, it fired right up! I forgot the camera, so no pictures :( . I know, I'm slacking....

I did manage to install my rear coilovers though. I've been stockpiling parts, so I'll post a few of the recent arrivals .

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ETS intercooler (22x8x3" core), Apexi BOV, Flyin Miata intake elbow
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I'm going to have to port the manifold flange to match the ports on the motor- can't have those weenie holes!

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Jesus christ. Why can't all noobz be like you <3
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Jesus christ. Why can't all noobz be like you <3

hahahahha I love it!
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why do you need fpr when you have those injectors?
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thats one hell of a build! who did your head?
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yep, those injectors are beefy. What are you going to use to drive them? Megasquirt? If so, like mentioned, you shouldn't need that FMU.
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