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Old 04-09-2008, 05:51 PM
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I really haven't decided if I'm using the FPR yet, but it's brand new and I got a great deal on it, so if i don't use it I can always get my money back. I have a dual feel rail that doesn't allow the stock fpr to be bolted to it, so that was my original thought as to using an external fpr, but we'll see. Yes, I'm going to be using Megasquirt most likely. The head was done by a shop out near Bighamton NY, I'll have to check on the name again, if you're really interested, but I forget off the top of my head now. I'm still waiting on the Mazdaspeed diff mounts to arrive so I can start on the TII rear...
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:32 PM
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More parts, this time, carbon goods

Autokonexion came through big time for me with a trunk- what a work of art!!!! I'm so impressed with the work that went into it. It is absolutely perfect.
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Nice shot of the integrated duckbill wing (oh I'm in love \/ )
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I had this hiding in storage, but I thought I would bust it out, I was in the carbon fiber mood

Axis Power Racing license plate trim:
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:10 AM
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No 3rd brake light?
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Originally Posted by miataz View Post
No 3rd brake light?
= extra weight
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i just looked at their site, their prices are something ill never be able to afford
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM
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No 3rd brake light?
Nope. If I run into trouble, I'm going to make an LED one, but we'll see.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:12 AM
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Got a little bit done, blew up the transfer case in my jeep so that ate up a lot of my time.

The turbo arrived. GT2871R, .60in, .63 ex
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My friend with the buggy also got it all finished, we went for a victory lap in his backyard...here's a pic:
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he's been working on that for the past 2 years, this is dope.

Installed my carbon fiber trunk...
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and the hood too
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Neither one are bolted down completely, and I will have to tweak the mounts to get them to sit properly, the hood was hitting the bump stops, and I don't think it was latched in the pictures either. I'm very happy with them though, they are great products.

I went to install my new fuel pump (walbro 255) and realized that the lower bar of my cage was in the way. There was no way in hell I was going to take that out again, so I just got the sawzall and cut it. I'm going to make some slip joints and bolt it back in place in case I ever have to get to the fuel pump again. Here's a pic of the cut, I forget to take pics during the fuel pump install, but that's not exciting anyways
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That's it for now, it was a very lazy build day, I'll admit it.
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all you had to do was drop the fuel tank
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by m2cupcar View Post
all you had to do was drop the fuel tank
yeah I thought of that after I had already started cutting, oh well.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:18 AM
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with the diff in the way and everything, I woulda cut the rollbar too, much easyer.
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Sick, slick build. Very nice. All in a garage too, I'm impressed.
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cool. Any pics of that hood with better lighting?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by cardriverx View Post
with the diff in the way and everything, I woulda cut the rollbar too, much easyer.
exactly. Plus it's much easier to jsut cut the bar than get under the car and unbolt everything

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cool. Any pics of that hood with better lighting?
I'll try and take some more this weekend, and if I get to it, I'll actually bolt it down and adjust it too this time.

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Sick, slick build. Very nice. All in a garage too, I'm impressed.
Most of the work was done outside in my driveway, it's up in this garage now for the welding.

Thanks for all the compliments!
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very cool, 'scribed!
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What sort of spool characteristics do you expect out of the 2871r?

I have a 2871r .64 out of a 240 project I had a while back that I'm thinking about implementing.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:01 PM
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wow, im speechless at how great this project is going...congrats man, very impressive...and i think i just fell in love with the turbo you're using as well as the trunk....both were on the "to get" list for my future miata, but now are on the "must have" list
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I know it's not much of an update, but I have been getting things done. I haven't remembered the camera the past few weekends I've been working on the car...my apologies. BUT, I do have a few pics for you. My rear wheels just came in today and I am so impressed with them that I just had to share....









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Work Equip 01s! They are 15x11 0 offset

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Tires are Falken 225/50/15s- the stretch looks sick

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Another big thanks goes out to Autokonexion =D>
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Ehhh stretch looks terrible imo.
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yeah I woulda gone with flares and 255 tires.
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hate hate hate! Tires were on the rims and I got a smokin deal. I'm going to run them until it's time for an upgrade- No sense in replacing something brand new

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I have flares.
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