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Old 07-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #521
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wonder if you could pull the shock, run a die on the threads backwards, then weld on a piece of round and run the die back off and cut the threads as you go..
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #522
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wonder if you could pull the shock, run a die on the threads backwards, then weld on a piece of round and run the die back off and cut the threads as you go..
Yeah i'm sure there is a way around it. If there isn't a simple solution readily available (IE and adapter kit), then I'm going to forget it and revisit it this winter.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #523
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Also, to update my "blowing oil out of the valve cover" issue i was having, I went to drain my catch can last night after having run 2 tanks of fuel through the car, and not a single drop came out- it's bone dry. This confirms that the only reason it was leaking in the first place was the poor job I did sealing the baffles on the old valve cover.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:23 PM   #524
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Couple pics a friend took from our little cruise last Friday. I haven't gone through the pics I took yet, but I'll post a few once I upload them.







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Old 07-27-2011, 12:00 AM   #525
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Put some heat shielding on the underside of the hood, as well as on 2/3s of the brake reservoir (Thanks Revlimiter for the link!!). I left the section facing the fender open so I can still check the fluid level.



Went for a spin after work and took a few pics with my phone. I'll post one for now...

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:48 AM   #526
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Looks so sick. Im loving that kit. Whats the heat shield link? looks like some good stuff.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:01 AM   #527
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Looks so sick. Im loving that kit. Whats the heat shield link? looks like some good stuff.
It was dirt cheap: http://www.competitionproducts.com/F...nfo/CPXSH1203/

I bought 8 sheets. I did the hood, and I plan on lining the trans tunnel as it gets pretty hot in the cabin after a long drive (go figure)
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:26 AM   #528
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Few more pics from my drive last night. Sorry for the poor quality, I used my phone.









This last one was from a previous day, but still a neat picture:
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Looks great man. Sorry I haven't sent that stuff. I have been so busy I have hardly had a chance to work on my car, but I am going to make a point to send it today.
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Looks great man. Sorry I haven't sent that stuff. I have been so busy I have hardly had a chance to work on my car, but I am going to make a point to send it today.

No worries at all, I'm in no rush.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:26 PM   #531
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Did some trimming and lowered the car a bunch. Crappy iphone, poorly lit, garage pics until tomorrow when I can actually have room to take some halfway decent ones. Ignore the dust all over the car, I'm going to wash it tomorrow







Again, sorry for the poor quality.
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Looks much better mang. Get that wrap yet?
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Looks much better mang. Get that wrap yet?
yup, thanks again it's gonna work out perfect
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #534
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more crappy shots, but at least I can get the whole car in view



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Wide Miata is wide. Those tires look pretty stretched, are they 205's?
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Wide Miata is wide. Those tires look pretty stretched, are they 205's?
On the fronts yes. I don't particularly care for them, but they were free with the wheels.
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yup, thanks again it's gonna work out perfect
Sweet. Glad it'll work for ya.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:36 PM   #538
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Couple pics I snapped of my friends MSM and my miata:



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Just made my dyno appointment to finish the last of the tuning. I'll be going Wed @ 10am. Can't wait to see what this car can really do!
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Can't wait to see what this car can really do!
mt.net is waiting for ripper vids
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