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Old 01-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #801
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So many things I did at 18 or 19 fall into the category of never again.

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #802
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Updates on the intercooler front: Got the intercooler mocked up and the tabs welded on. The area where the core support needed to be modified is complete.











Iíll get everything welded up tonight and the proper bungs attached. My synapse valve also needs to be welded up and we should be good to go.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #803
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Synapse valve welded up? You mean the bung for it? Which bov are you going with?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #804
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Props for the high quality pics! I can't wait to see your ducting and how this intercooler fits into the nose of the car.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:00 PM   #805
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What tig welder?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:37 PM   #806
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miller syncrowave 300
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #807
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Looks great as always.

I just suggest wearing gloves and long sleeves when you weld. Ultraviolet light is a powerful mutagen and even though our genomes are robust and have failsafes, the wrong set of mutations in a single cell can drastically increase the likelihood of cancer in the future.
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Looks great as always.

I just suggest wearing gloves and long sleeves when you weld. Ultraviolet light is a powerful mutagen and even though our genomes are robust and have failsafes, the wrong set of mutations in a single cell can drastically increase the likelihood of cancer in the future.
And that ****'s hot. Sometimes I even lay a spare mig glove or jacket over the part where I rest my arm/hand because the tig glove/jacket isnt thick enough.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #809
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Are you sunburn now??
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Looks great as always.

I just suggest wearing gloves and long sleeves when you weld. Ultraviolet light is a powerful mutagen and even though our genomes are robust and have failsafes, the wrong set of mutations in a single cell can drastically increase the likelihood of cancer in the future.
Or maybe you gain super powers? I would happily take a little cancer in my latter years if i could fly and see through walls and gain ***** length at will...
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:50 AM   #811
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Or maybe you gain super powers? I would happily take a little cancer in my latter years if i could fly and see through walls and gain ***** length at will...

Men do have one superpower, and it is this. You have reached adulthood with uninterrupted flaccidity? Here's hoping you come into your powers soon, padawan.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:54 AM   #812
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On another note.. lol Figured I'd update you kids with some of the progress on the intercooler. I took apart my whole front end to clean everything up and maker sure I properly coated the areas that I had to cut into.

Here are the reinforced tabs on the intercooler:




Here are some pictures of the completed pipes. The less couplers the better:





The IC mounted up.. she fits perfectly and you can use a 17mm ratchet wrench to take it off in 30 seconds.



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Old 02-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #813
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Sweet Ride!
Wish I had the time to do something like you are doing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #814
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What an awesome and inspiring build dem. I am a new member on here but have been reading the forums here for a a couple years now for ideas and to learn things. What a beautiful car and an amazing job. Keep it up, cannot wait to see new updates.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:48 AM   #815
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Here are some updates of the intercooler installed. My Miata has some new teeth..



Also managed to knock out some fender wiring. Decided to go through and trim any material, relays or connectors that weren’t in use.

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In effort to consolidate my gauge situation I picked up the AEM Wideband Failsafe setup. This not only will display both my boost and AFR on the same gauge face, it can be setup to activate trigger outputs when my fuel ratios step out of line.

Just like the methanol failsafe gauge I installed – It will log internally allowing me to connect my laptop to view the logged data. It will log RPM, BOOST and AFR.

The idea is to have your car tuned and functioning as usual – data log this normal activity and create thresholds. If for whatever reason my car steps outside of these parameters I will be notified and the gauge can trigger something externally to make sure everything is safe. Example: Wastegate solenoid, secondary fuel map, secondary ignition map or even a simple LED on my dash to notify me there has been a problem.

As usual with AEM, the gauge is complete with everything you need. Nice looking setup.




I wanted to keep things clean so I removed my previous UEGO gauge and my digital boost gauge. The previous routing was clean so I’ll stick with the defrost vent.




The wire coloring was the same so I basically snipped the previous harness and resoldered my connections.




The gauge has a full color display in the middle and the led band around the outside. This is all configurable in the software.




Overall a great looking piece and certainly will help. It’s not like I could ever keep my eye on the UEGO gauge while ripping through gears so the Failsafe gauge really makes more sense.
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I envy the way you wire things, and the way you work on your car. Very impressive and top quality stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #818
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Just some teaser shots. It's almost back in one piece:


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Looking hardcore.

Can you snap a good head-on front end picture when the bumper is back on?
I want to see now much of the mouth the intercooler takes up and how it looks doing so.
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Your bumper supports look like Madonna from the 90's.
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