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Old 08-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #601
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Before dropping in the engine, I wanted to tackle the subframe paint. Scuffed it up really well and hit it with black frame paint.


The next job was the tunnel heat shield. Hit up the firewall too.


Engine went in relatively easily. Looking really clean.
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Looks like a mess actually, although I'm sure you'll turn that around.

What're your plans for the valve cover? I'm sure you've got something special in mind.
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Looks like a mess actually, although I'm sure you'll turn that around.

What're your plans for the valve cover? I'm sure you've got something special in mind.
I though that making it nice and shiny like the intake and turbo would be sweet. But it might be to much. Wrinkle black to bring contrast to the bay looks good.
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I though that making it nice and shiny like the intake and turbo would be sweet. But it might be to much. Wrinkle black to bring contrast to the bay looks good.
Wrinkle black it will be. I've still got to weld on my AN fittings and stuff the factory baffles but it will get powder coated wrinkle black again.
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What did you use for heat shielding? Been looking into doing it since my engine is out at the moment. Also now you made me want to clean up my bay more.
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What did you use for heat shielding? Been looking into doing it since my engine is out at the moment. Also now you made me want to clean up my bay more.
Looks like this: Thermo-Tec 13590 - Thermo-Tec Adhesive Backed Heat Barriers - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Or any other heat shielding product you can get from Summit
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Looks like this: Thermo-Tec 13590 - Thermo-Tec Adhesive Backed Heat Barriers - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Or any other heat shielding product you can get from Summit
Very similar -
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So I'm looking for some type of heat extractor. Back in my fabrication days I was one of the first people to install this "Exit scoop" on a Mini Cooper S by M7 Tuning. It didn't come with installation instructions and it was a slow day so I called them to ask if they would like for me to make them an installation manual. They were pretty excited so I slapped this together:

http://www.m7tuning.com/techinfo/ins...-exitscoop.pdf

I'm looking for a similar item for my car... Anyone?
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I think the stock cooper scooper is prettier. That one looks like a stretched triangle, I prefer the stock mini oval shape.

My opinion is a little bias though.

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I've been happy with my ebay boat vents. They're cheap, highly functional, and have a nice utilitarian look.






The carbontrix vent might be more your style, though. Well, if it were moulded into the hood and painted. 18x10 Carbon Fiber Hood Vent [18x10 Carbon Fiber Hood Vent] - $169.00 : Road Race Motorsports, Mitsubishi Suzuki Fiat Hyundia Performance Parts
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I really wanted something similar to the 2013 Mustang heat extractors. Flush, mounted on one side.

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Shelby GT500 SuperSnake Hood Vents (2007-2012)

Vents tend to be more effective when they have a protrusion at the leading edge to generate more of a pressure differential but these flush vents should still move plenty of air if you position them properly.

edit: I have a pressure differential gauge sitting around. You're welcome to borrow it.
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Hmm, i was going to make a thread about this. I'm going to pick up a second hood today, one that i can cut into. But i'm not sure weather to go just behind the radiator in front of the engine to pull air up like an EVO hood. Or, vent style on either side almost above the turbo (heat may melt plastic??) might use metal vents. Not sure yet.

I'm looking forward to see what you come up with, i might copy it. Still might make a thread too.
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I don't know if you have plans for it or not, but from your pics it seems like your currently not running a coolant reroute? if so you might as well do that while you are putting in the engine and you've got the whole bay apart. Begi has one: Coolant Re-Routes - BEGi
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I don't know if you have plans for it or not, but from your pics it seems like your currently not running a coolant reroute? if so you might as well do that while you are putting in the engine and you've got the whole bay apart. Begi has one: Coolant Re-Routes - BEGi
Already got that covered - purchased last week - Should be here tomorrow actually. Good looking out though.
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Sweet deal. By the way, very impressive build
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I have an ~05-07 GT500 vent going on my car. Those 2013 vents are probably really cheap at the Ford dealer.
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I hope you put a 94-99 Headgasket in there if you plan to use begis' re-route, otherwise failaids
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I hope you put a 94-99 Headgasket in there if you plan to use begis' re-route, otherwise failaids
Faaack. I don't remember what head gasket I used. It's a 94 bottom end though.

Well looking back - you can see my head gasket.. Looks like a 99 to me.

Take a look:
https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...t-60308/page4/

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Oil cooler mounted and lines made/installed with sandwich plate.



I ended up bending a wheel before I brought the car in for "build round 2". Just dropped it off yesterday to my wheel peeps:

ReStock Wheels - Southfield Michigan. Very professional setup and great people.

It actually took a pretty hard hit to make this happen. Let's just say the Hankooks aren't sticky unless they are warm...



Also: On the topic of head gaskets - Looks like mine is the 01+ version. From what I'm reading the only disastrous combination is when you use an 01+ gasket on a 99 or older head. I think the re-route still offers a benefit of cooling in all areas, just uneven when used with my gasket. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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