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Old 05-02-2011, 07:43 PM   #461
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Long time, but a few updates. I've been slowly assembling all the an lines for vac and fuel. I decided to respray the bay too, as the black was too difficult to spot leaks/dropped hardware, plus I wasn't all that in love with it. I'd say it's a 100% improvement over the black.



Also stripped, prepped, and painted some of the misc. pieces going back on so everything will be nice and fresh



Also gonna try some VHT high temp paint out on the mani and turbo. It's allegedly good up to 2000 degrees, so we'll see:

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Long time, but a few updates. I've been slowly assembling all the an lines for vac and fuel. I decided to respray the bay too, as the black was too difficult to spot leaks/dropped hardware, plus I wasn't all that in love with it. I'd say it's a 100% improvement over the black.

Holy **** I like how you welded the head intake ports shut and are now sucking air in through the spark plug holes. Ingenious!
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #463
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #464
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ha, going Vin Diesel style all the way!
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Color looks familiar.

good **** man!
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Color looks familiar.

good **** man!
Not going to lie- I got the idea from you!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #467
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Looks good man. Nice to see you makin' progress again! Where'd you get the VHT from? I am needing some for my hot side.
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Looks good man. Nice to see you makin' progress again! Where'd you get the VHT from? I am needing some for my hot side.
Autozone- they had a wide range of colors (way more than napa I might add)

Have you used it before? I'm wondering how it will hold up on the turbo
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I haven't but I think my manifold is painted with the ****. If so it has withstood 1500 degrees of exhaust gasses.
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I haven't but I think my manifold is painted with the ****. If so it has withstood 1500 degrees of exhaust gasses.
I hit 1600* when I was out fetching groceries just now.
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Awesome build thread!! just read through 24 pages, Do you remember a ball park figure of what you were charged for four IC piping and/or exhaust work?
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Awesome build thread!! just read through 24 pages, Do you remember a ball park figure of what you were charged for four IC piping and/or exhaust work?
I paid $734 all said and done for the exhaust and intercooler pipes. DP is 2.5" stainless, the rest of the exhaust is 3" stainless. The intercooler pipes are all 2.5" stainless.
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Utterly amzing! I just read the whole thread and can't wait for more. I'd be jealous of anybody else with that car, but you earned it. Beautiful work.
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Thanks man, appreciate it.

Update:

I finished assembling all my fuel lines, mounted the catch can, and assembled those lines as well. I also swapped out the factory harmonic damper for an ATI Super Damper.

Breaking news!

Also, after some investigating, I have located a rubber plug that fits in the firewall holes for the engine harness! The plug is for a hole 2 7/8" in diameter, from an unknown Toyota, and can be bought from this vendor on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...IF%3AUS%3A1123

They took close to a month to get here, but they fit perfect and look right at home on the firewall. I'll post some pictures of my work and these firewall plugs tonight.
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Did a little more work on the car last night as well as took some pictures.

ATI Super Damper and Flyin Miata oil cooler setup:


The more or less completed fuel lines and the wiring harness going to the front of the motor:


And now for the firewall grommets! I also took about the wiper motor apart and painted it.


Driver's side grommet:


Here's where I will be mounting my catch can:


And a pic with the intake, and the fuel system all bolted back together:


I routed all my fuel lines so that they don't come in direct contact with anything. The catch can and it's respective lines clear everything as well. I'm going to be running a drain line to a valve tucked somewhere hidden that I can easily access.
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Looks good dude!

i will be stealing that space for my catch can too.
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Looks good dude!

i will be stealing that space for my catch can too.
haha nice! It was one of the few spots out of the way that would still leave access to the drain at the bottom. I actually didn't even need to drill any holes. The bracket for the catch can lined up perfectly with some existing holes already in there.
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Damn dude, that's where my catch can is also! BTW the threaded hole that is there is the original hole for the fuel line bracket/spacer.
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