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Old 05-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #481
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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.
ah you are right! I remembered unbolting something from there way back when, but couldn't remember exactly what it was.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #482
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Just read all 25 Pages of this thread and it ******* rules.

Unknowingly I've done quite a few of the same things you have to your car and I'm just beginning my TII diff swap but going to stick with the miata trans after seeing all the work you did to make the TII trans work.

Keep this **** going!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #483
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Just read all 25 Pages of this thread and it ******* rules.

Unknowingly I've done quite a few of the same things you have to your car and I'm just beginning my TII diff swap but going to stick with the miata trans after seeing all the work you did to make the TII trans work.

Keep this **** going!!!!!
The adapter plate and shift fork are the only difficult things, and they aren't all that bad. Just time consuming. If you can weld, or have access to a welder i'd say go for it! Haven't done much to the car recently, been doing stuff around the house and getting the garden ready for planting.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:26 AM   #484
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rusty car into clean boosted monster! your welds look clean! great job!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:15 PM   #485
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I wish I could take credit for the welds, but I had a friend burn them in.

Couple pics:

I will be wrapping the vac lines in Techflex. The main vac line off the intake runs to a 6an bulkhead fitting, and then over to the brake booster.



The wiring on the passenger side is complete and all ready to be bolted down for the final time. Here's a shot of the routing under the passenger headlight:



I forgot to take a shot of the harness running up the fender, will do that next time I'm out there.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:53 PM   #486
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Got the exhaust manifold, downpipe, and turbo back on the motor. I also drilled and tapped the mixing manifold and the thermostat neck to accept a 6an fitting to eliminate the need for a short section of hose. Most of the lines are now bolted down, although I took the following pic during the install, so they might not be in their final locations. It's starting to look like a car again!

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Looks awesome, man! I love that ETD shorty, I want one so bad.

Any idea on when you'll be driving it again?
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Looks awesome, man! I love that ETD shorty, I want one so bad.

Any idea on when you'll be driving it again?
I'm hoping to get it back on the road in July, haven't had much time lately to devote to it, but I'm slowly picking away at it. June is another busy month so we'll see.
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Man seeing this great work makes me want to start the other half of the plans i have for my car. Paint, body work, wire tuck, and good clean up.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #490
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Dropped a few things off to get powdercoated with a local powdercoater. I had them match the color I painted the roll cage (a dark bronze) with, and then go over it with layer of clear. Excuse the dust.

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Looks good man, great choice for a vc! On another note I am probably going to copy you with the stb
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Looks good man, great choice for a vc! On another note I am probably going to copy you with the stb
Nothing wrong with that, do it up!



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GOD. DAMN. That is so clean.

I vote to ditch the headlights and install PIAA lights in the turn signals. Those barn doors are a ******* eye soar in that engine bay, they don't deserve to be there.
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GOD. DAMN. That is so clean.

I vote to ditch the headlights and install PIAA lights in the turn signals. Those barn doors are a ******* eye soar in that engine bay, they don't deserve to be there.
While that may be true, I enjoy them on the miata. Not many cars around these days that have them.
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crappy iPhone pic (I'll take a better one I promise), but the engine bay is all set minus fluids. Couple more terminations with the dash I need to finish, put the interior back in, and I should be back in action. Trying to get it ready for next weekend.

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This makes me happy.
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Damn dude, lookin good. What did you use as a check valve for your brake booster line?

Also I don't think my car is on the same level as yours but I think we should do a shoot with both our cars. Especially seeing how I am hoping to have mine moving under its own power on thursday and the work I did last night and today looks like the same stuff you did over the past few days (radiator, intercooler, piping, hoses, water lines).
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Check my build thread for an idea of how to clean up your intake....3" 45 degree elbowso the filter sits far forward sitting pretty much ON the frame rail next to the headlight motor.
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Check my build thread for an idea of how to clean up your intake....3" 45 degree elbowso the filter sits far forward sitting pretty much ON the frame rail next to the headlight motor.
oh I've already saved that picture...haha. For now this will do, but I think when I'm bored down the road I will revisit it.
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Damn dude, lookin good. What did you use as a check valve for your brake booster line?

Also I don't think my car is on the same level as yours but I think we should do a shoot with both our cars. Especially seeing how I am hoping to have mine moving under its own power on thursday and the work I did last night and today looks like the same stuff you did over the past few days (radiator, intercooler, piping, hoses, water lines).
I just cut down the stock check valve rubber line and wrapped it in techflex .

I'm down for a shoot, too, we'll have to plan something.
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