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Old 09-03-2008, 11:19 PM   #121
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I still have to elongate the 2 holes for the retention spring, clean up the welds a bit more, and of course paint it, but you get the idea. I thought about this for a long time, and I think this is going to work out great- It certainly will be strong enough that's for sure. This weekend I'm going to start really putting things back together now. Right now the last bit of fab work is going to be the exhaust, which i need everything basically back in the car so I know how much room I have to play with. I'm hoping to stuff a 3" turbo-back in there somehow.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:23 AM   #122
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Clutch fork looks good. If it doesn't work you can send it to me collect freight.
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MightyMouse, I hate to call you out, but have you sent my fuel pump yet? Its been well over a month( I paid you for it on 07-14-2008 ), and I've reminded you several times.
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Clutch fork should work. I'd do it that way if I had to do it again!
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:46 AM   #125
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MightyMouse, I hate to call you out, but have you sent my fuel pump yet? Its been well over a month( I paid you for it on 07-14-2008 ), and I've reminded you several times.
Not a problem at all, I'll send you the tracking number in a PM later tonight (I'm at work and I left it at home)
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:02 AM   #126
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Clutch fork looks good. If it doesn't work you can send it to me collect freight.

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Clutch fork should work. I'd do it that way if I had to do it again!
Nice! That makes me feel better that you two guys who have been down this road before approve of my work. Thank you! I still am going to smooth the weld where the TOB sits as it's just lightly touching right now so it doesn't sit flat. The clutch fork metal is very hard. I started cutting with the sawzall, but after 10 minutes I had barely scratched it. Thanks m2cupcar once again for your pictures in my other thread- they helped quite a bit in the brainstorming process.

Here's a question off on a side tangent. For my oil return line, I have some -10an fittings and a length of steel braided hose with a plastic "hose" inside instead of rubber "hose". Would this be alright to use, or should I get one with rubber inside? I got the hose free so if I have to buy one it's not a big deal.
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If you're not sure that hose is "oil safe" then don't use it. Too much invested don't ya think?
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:50 PM   #128
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If you're not sure that hose is "oil safe" then don't use it. Too much invested don't ya think?
It's oil safe, it's just not very flexible, and I can see a slight kink in the plastic....I just answered my own question didn't I...
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #129
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I started a mild wire tuck. I'm not 100% impressed with how it came out, but it'll stay for now. Eventually I'm going to go back and hide everything (hard lines included).

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I'm going to run the fan, power steering pump, and t-stat temp sensor wires through here. This is the initial fit.
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they'll go down here between the block and ps bracket, and follow the lower rad hose
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driver's side
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I forgot to take more pics of the wiring, I finished up at 3:30 am so I was a little tired.

Got the rear rotors back from the machine shop
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I had to make a cut to the dust shield for the calipers to fit with the new brackets.
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Then I installed my calipers. (old ones were a little iffy so I just got new ones. Better safe than sorry.

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and the bling bling driver's side (no idea why this one is gold)
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I'm using porterfield r4s pads all around.

Next, I installed the new clutch fork. and slave cylinder
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Then I fought with the tranny and finally got it in and bolted down.
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then I installed the fuel injectors, dual feed fuel rail, fuel lines, injector wiring harness, and intake manifold. I'm not 100% sure where I'm going to mount the section of fuel rail holding the fpr yet

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More to come this weekend.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #131
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Did you consider putting any kind of bushing material between the diff housing and your mounting plate that's mounted to the subframe? I'd think it would be advantageous to reducing any driveline noise/vibration tranferring to the chassis since the mounting plate is the connection between the diff and the subframe (which is bolted directly to the chassis).
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Did you consider putting any kind of bushing material between the diff housing and your mounting plate that's mounted to the subframe? I'd think it would be advantageous to reducing any driveline noise/vibration tranferring to the chassis since the mounting plate is the connection between the diff and the subframe (which is bolted directly to the chassis).

I did think about it, but no I didn't put anything in. I'm going to try it out and if it needs to be changed, I can enlarge the holes and put in some bushings or whatever. That's something that can be done after it's running though.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:00 PM   #133
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Nothing new to report on the car just yet, but I thought I'd give an update anyways. I got 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my right hand on New Year's Eve from a big firework exploding accidentially in my hand (long story, no I didn't light it, and no I don't feel like typing it all out ) so I can't do the things I would like to be able to. Ive been taking it easy for a while to let it heal, but I just went last night and picked up the bumpers and fenders and a couple other misc. pieces that I'm going to prep and paint. I'm going nuts from not doing anything productive anymore. I figure I should be able to do this with only 1 hand (i'm left handed so at least I have that going for me). I am planning on starting tongiht after work, so hopefully I will have more to report.
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Injury photos always tell a story much better than words anyway.
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Injury photos always tell a story much better than words anyway.
Yeah, yeah, yeah
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #136
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Very small update:

The car is back on the ground, after being on jack stands for over a year! It will be going right back up on them once I am finished with the lift/axles for my jeep though #-o . I had to move it to make room for my jeep in the garage. I did take a few pics though. This will most likely end up being the ride height. It's a little hard to see without fenders, bumpers, etc., but damn does it look good! Please hold all of the "your tires are too small" comments. Yes I know they are too small and they will be replaced, but not for the time being. When my bank account stops getting beaten I'll replace them.

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I fell in love with it all over again seeing it for the first time on the ground with the wheels on it.

Here's a shot showing how wide the rims are

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wow man looks great. I feel your pain, my car is just about to come off the jacks after nearly 6 months of work.

The wire tuck looks really clean. Would you care to explain how you did it a little more?
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I've always been tempted to do at least a mild wire tuck on the miata as well. This is one of my inspirations to do it
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #139
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wow man looks great. I feel your pain, my car is just about to come off the jacks after nearly 6 months of work.

The wire tuck looks really clean. Would you care to explain how you did it a little more?
What do you want to know? I didn't tuck the main harness for the engine/fuse box, just haven't got around to it. I might just leave them there for now and concentrate on getting the car running once I'm done working on my jeep.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:07 AM   #140
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I just read this whole thread. Amazing build, I can't wait to see the end result!

High hp Miata with Fender Flares (Love fender flares), done without cutting corners is something I would like to do someday.
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